You don’t need to fly to the other side of the planet to undertake an expedition; The Hold-Up Paddle is an inflatable paddle board and tent that packs into a backpack.
Once its fins have been removed, the paddle board becomes a mattress over which you can erect a specially designed tent. In the morning you need only fold up the tent and sleeping bag and place them in the dry bag before continuing on your way.
The Hold-Up Paddle is perfect for a micro adventure – a term that refers to an experience that is close to home, cheap, and rewarding, which was coined by explorer Alistair Humphreys. More information about the Hold-Up Paddle board at holduppaddle.com
Adventure is stretching yourself; mentally, physically or culturally. One example of a micro adventure is a ‘5 to 9’, which typically involves leaving your desk job at 5 pm, hopping on a train to the countryside, enjoying a meal and a pint in a pub, and then experiencing a night of wild camping before rising with the sun and returning to your desk for 9 am.
Micro adventures rely on carrying the minimum amount of gear – why take a tent if you can get away with stringing up a groundsheet or using a JakPak – the world’s first all-in-one waterproof, tent and sleeping bag?
Micro adventure travel
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