Sunday, 31 May 2015

Ready Set Go!

As you may have heard (at least I hope you have!) the 30 Days Wild Challenge starts tomorrow! The Wildlife Trust is challenging you to do something wild every day for a whole month! Are you ready to take on the challenge? Please check out my post here for the introductory post I wrote.

I just wanted to take a moment to remind you that this is happening! And I dare you to take the challenge!

You can sign up right HERE!
And you can check out the video HERE!

Oh, and did I mention that this is the first ever 30 Days Wild challenge? Well yeah, it is! And I am so looking forward to taking part in this! (Honestly, so much excitement!) Not only am I doing something wild every day for June, but I will also be blogging the experience as an official blogger with The Wildlife Trust!!! So please, whether you're already a nature geek, or if you just want an opportunity to include the outdoors into your daily life, then I urge you to sign up and get started!

All my love,
The Wilderness Warrior

Thursday, 28 May 2015

The Art of Geocaching

You'll never forget your first one. The pounding in your chest as you spot it. The moment of euphoria as the realisation hits you. Your first find.

And yes, it is that thrilling.

Geocaching is an activity that is sweeping the nation, engrossing it's players into a global game of treasure hunt. Warning: yes, it is addictive. So please, read on with caution.

Essentially, players follow set co-ordinates on a GPS unit, which will take you to a location in which a Cache is hidden.And that's the easy part. Many caches involve working out a rhyme, riddle or clue to find the caches specific whereabouts, and some range from large trunks to tiny pots (and don't even get me start on micro-caches!)

There are approximately 2.5 Million of these little buggers hidden worldwide, and counting.

To help you, I have searched and accumulated a list of key terms to help you better understand:

 Geocache - a hidden container, that will contain a log book for searchers to find, but may also contains other goodies! (read on for more information!)

Swag - these are trade items that are left in caches for other player, I have heard that the rule here is that if you wish to take an item, then you must swap if with an item of equal or greater value. (Pretty exciting huh?)

Travel Bug - These are trackable items that players can add to caches, in the hope that other players will take it, and drop it in another cache, letting it explore the world!

If you're looking for ways to be creative and have fun outdoors, then I really would give Geocaching a shot! You are guaranteed to explore and stumble upon new places and brand new adventures.

Take a look! 

All the best explorers!
The Wilderness Warrior 

Sunday, 24 May 2015

30 Days Wild.

Now I'm all about Random Acts of Kindness! But what about Random Acts of Wilderness? Hell Yeah! Now that is something I could get behind, and I did!

Want to know what I'm rambling about? Then go check out 30 Days Wild, it is a challenge set up by the The Wildlife Trust. Essentially, it challenges you to get outdoors and do something in nature for all 30 days of June. (So don't worry, you've got 7 days to get yourself together!)

It can be something as simple as taking a quick walk and listening to the birds, or as adventurous as volunteering your day to help conserve a reserve near you!

I've accepted the challenge, and I will be blogging about it, as well as posting about my experiences on my instagram! (Which you may feel free to follow!)

If you are participating, please spread the word to family and friends, and share the adventures!

Calling All Nature Geeks!

Everyone's got a passion. Sometimes it takes a little while to figure it out. But everyone does, eventually. And I am happy to say that my passion is nature. Being wildly in love with the outdoors is my thing.

So I am calling all nature geeks, keep doing your thing! Keep encouraging your family and friends to get out and fall in love with nature. Keep rambling the wild to learn all that there is. Keep being passionate.

For what reason I have set up an begun this blog, I do not really know. Perhaps, out there, a fellow nature geek will find me, and even wilder still, may find my ramblings and adventures of interest. So to that I write! And explore. And photograph. And I walk, and share with you lovely people the absolute joy, beauty and necessity that is the natural world we find ourselves in.

If you would like to find out more about myself, the geek behind the words, then please feel free to see my 'The Writer' page.

I shall try to post regularly and interestingly, and I very much look forward to hearing from my fellow nature geeks!

All the best,
The Wilderness Warrior