A guest post by outdoor YouTuber Carley Fairbrother. He started the channel The Last Grownup in the Woods two years ago, to help people learn about the natural world and inspire them to get outside and connect with nature.
British rower and adventurer Sarah Outen took five years to circle globe under her own power. She returned home with epic stories to tell and many hours of video footage. Now she is raising money via crowdfunding to make the film of her journey. This is the story behind the planning of her Kickstarter.
Niela Gie was support crew and videographer for Tegan Phillips, winner of the 2016 Altum Challenge grant, during her New Zealand Epic adventure triathlon. Niela spoke to us about what it actually takes to create those video shorts - from camera to social media, every day, while on the road.
Abigail Wise, soon-to-be Managing Editor at Outside Magazine, sent out the first edition of her newsletter, Sticks and Stones, on 25 July 2016. The mission was “a weekly email newsletter that highlights women's issues, important news, and cool ladies doing kickass things in the outdoor world.”
The no. 1 statement said by every person ever who started an email list is: why didn’t I do this sooner? Lists build over time, and by starting now, your future adventure you will be grateful. That’s not to say that there aren’t obstacles. This post is not about the detail of how to do it - the web is awash with information. This is about why you need to do it.
Aged 44 Gary Sizer (married, no kids) quit his corporate job, spent six months thru-hiking the 2000 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, had his before-and-after photos go viral on Reddit, quit his corporate job a second time, wrote a book about the hike, gave speeches about it, wrote another book about hiking, and now lives off his book sales. How did he do it?