It’s now winter and Christmas 2019 is only days away. I thought I’d take this opportunity to write a short post about my plans for 2020 in terms of getting outside and having some adventure.
Some of the key things I want to do next year include a number of hikes: the Peak District, Snowdon, the Malvern Hills and potentially a hike around the coastline of the Isle of Sheppey where I’m originally from.
I want to start really exploring some local woodland and countryside (Hay Wood, the Lickey Hills, Palmer’s Rough, Bill’s Wood, the Clent Hills, Elmdon Lakes and potentially Cannock Chase).
Foraging and Outdoor Cooking
Throughout the year I’m planning to go on a number of foraging courses and to start foraging for wild edibles on my hikes and explorations so I can cook what I gather on my new outdoor cooking kit. I think this will add a whole new dimension to getting outside and having some adventure for me.
I want to make more use of my bike and do a number of the Sustrans cycle routes across the Midlands. I’m not sure which ones yet, but I’ll decide closer to the time.
Shooting and Fishing
In addition to all that, I want to have a go at shooting and fishing and in the summer months when it’s a bit warmer I’d like to get out there with my wife and kids and do as much camping as possible.
As you can see I have a packed year of adventure planned and think this will provide some really good material for my blog and YouTube channel. If this interests you please subscribe to my channel, follow my Facebook and Instagram profiles or add your email to the sign up box so you can get monthly emails with the latest content.
Over the next couple of months, while the weather is particularly bad, my main focus will be on putting together the rest of my outdoor kit, which I intend to use a lot next year.
Putting Together Some Outdoor Kit
The sort of kit I’m planning on putting together over the coming weeks will be a knife and axe kit (Santa is bringing me a knife and axe for Christmas), a hobo fishing kit (small handmade fishing reel and set up), fire lighting and tinder kit and a foraging kit. I’ll be writing up some articles on all these bits of kit.
Thanks and Happy Christmas!
I’d just like to thank everyone who followed me and engaged with me so far. I really appreciate your support and the fact you’ve shown an interest.
So I’ll take this opportunity to wish you all a happy Christmas and look forward to engaging with you all in the New Year.