The Action Adventure Blog

Buyer’s Remorse-The Unbreakable Mug

Titanium Mug

Believe it or not, the outdoor adventure industry isn’t quite as profitable as Bear Grylls makes it look. That’s fine; we can’t all get rich drinking our own urine—although that is the dream. The rest of us accept the poor financial remuneration in exchange for being able to live a life in the outdoors; free……

Mastering the Art of the Morale Hoover


I wasn’t sure if I should write about this or not. It’s the sort of subject where, unless I  strike precisely the right tone, there’s a good chance that I’ll come……

We Need to Talk About Alkari…

Two men on summit of mountain with an "Alkari" flag

Since the company’s inception back in 2015, “Alkari” has been a thorn in my side. There has yet to be a group in which at least one (usually several) person hasn’t asked me about the name and just what the Hell it means. Instead of suffering the embarrassment……

Navigating with the Sun

Sunrise over the sea

A popular ‘dad’ question for kids returning home for Christmas is “So, what route did you take to get here?”. This was an important part of family small-talk in the pre-google era…….

Water-A Good Idea


Last week I published an article on hiking in which I wrote about why you should do it and what you’ll need to do it safely. The next day, it was brought……

A Beginners Guide to Hiking

Cloudy Mountains

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like when we’re discussing cool outdoor activities, hiking often gets overlooked. To be fair, “Walking up and down hills for the Hell of it” doesn’t exactly sound thrilling.


A Beginners Guide to Rock Climbing

Man rock climbing

If you’re thinking of getting outdoors more, but you don’t have a dog to walk and the thought of running makes you angry, nauseous, upset, or all of the above, then rock climbing is easily the next best option. Not only is it one of the most……

Doomsday Survival Tips: Get Survival Fit No.2-Brawn beats brains

Survival Strength

So, you read my previous post about running and you’ve spent a few weeks giving it a try (which isn’t nearly long enough, by the way), but it’s just not working for you. You love Snickers way too……

Doomsday Survival Tips: Get Survival Fit

Survival Fitness

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I really wish I could get myself in better shape, I just can’t seem to find the motivation!”

It’s a pretty common issue. Fortunately for you, I have your……

Doomsday Survival Tips: Fire craft Lesson 1

Survival Fire craft

When most people think of survival, this is what they picture. A nice, toasty fire that’s been conjured from a mixture of pure testosterone and frantically smashing two rocks together.

For some reason when we think of fire craft in a survival scenario we always think about……