Michael Sandler is best known as the author of Barefoot Running, a book as much about getting in touch with nature as the how-to’s of barefoot running. Last week, I sat down with Michael to discuss the accident and healing process that lead him to barefoot running. Below, I share his story and some of the photos he took as… Read more →
Could this be the ultimate backpacking rucksack? Finding a good rucksack can be an absolute minefield, but I stumbled across a winner when I discovered Karrimor Special Forces As soon as I ripped open the packaging of the new Karrimor SF Sabre 80-130 I could see and feel that it was totally different from any other rucksacks that I’ve used before. It felt… Read more →
Epic Bill Bradley believes adventures should be epic. Once one challenge has been accomplished he sees no need to go back and do it again unless there is a way of upping the ante. Sometimes this means failure, as in his 4 attempts at the English Channel and 2 attempts at Arrowhead 135, but sometimes it means utter and complete… Read more →
In an attempt to figure out what I really wanted out of life, one day I sat down and wrote two versions of my obituary. The first was the one that I wanted. I thought of the obituaries that I enjoyed reading, about adventurers and risk-takers, people who had tried lots of things, some successful, some spectacular failures, but at least they’d had the guts to try. They had made an impact, left a legacy.
The MDS for me is above survival, It is only 8 days but, metaphorically, it is a biblical 40 day test. To live the rest of my life to my potential my Neuronet will need to be reconditioned, the MDS is the terrain for this training.
It is Monday and my son came downstairs early to see me. He is 7 and something didn’t look right in his face. He walked into my library where I was quietly sitting. He asked me, “Dad can you take me into the woods on an adventure to the fort we made? Can you also bring the knife with you so I can make some spears?” Arrghhh I thought why couldn’t have asked me this yesterday, Sunday?
Mirinda Carfrae wrestled with doubts, and thinking about the expectation that she should “go to university” where she could get her university degree and get a real job.