Go on an August Microadventure
There’s been a lot of talk recently about “microadventures.” These mini excursions don’t require asking for vacation days, dipping too far into your savings or months (or even days) of physical training. They are meant to be accessible yet still stretch you outside your day-to-day comfort zone.
Alastair Humphreys is the (adorable) stubble-faced hero of the microadventure movement. He has biked around the world, walked across India and rowed the Atlantic, and was named as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his pioneering work on the concept of microadventures. As a speaker, he encourages people to get outside, get out of their comfort zones and go somewhere they’ve never been. (If he were a girl, he’d be in Team Film.)
Microadventures, Alastair says, help you realize that you are capable of more than you imagine. Planning for adventures — even small ones — requires not only consideration of the challenges you’ll face, “but also a willingness to accept that you cannot prepare for every eventuality, and the confidence and nerve to trust yourself to figure things out along the way,” Alastair’s inspiring site says.
And then there’s the fun, especially if you are with friends! If we can face the foibles that will undoubtedly pop up with a sense of humor and a reason to reminisce post trip, it’s all worth the stings, bumps, deflated air mattresses, sunburn, lost tent poles …
Lucky for Team Film, we have our own Alastair-style microadventure team to lead us on the Deam Wilderness Backpack Adventure Aug. 22-23. DNK Presents is the team of just-married (congratulations!!!) Danielle Wolter and Kate Nolan. They are Indianapolis-based adventurers who lead people on microadventures with a focus on those in our own Hoosier backyards.
Our trip will NOT be too strenuous. It will NOT require tons of equipment and planning. It will NOT be bug free and a moderate 70 degrees. It WILL give us all a taste of backpacking in the backcountry. It WILL get us outside our comfort zones of cozy beds, flushable toilets and potable water to help us appreciate all these trappings of “real” life.
It WILL create some “Are you kidding me?” and “Are you *%$#@>?% kidding me?!” moments that you will remember for years to come. So when you’re back home in your cozy bed with your toilet and kitchen sink nearby, you’ll have a great story to tell.
Come join us in Deam Wilderness! Get the details and get signed up here. If you have questions, you can email Casey at casey (at) goteamfilm (dot) com.