Thursday, March 27, 2014

Treat Animals and Porters with equal respect

Have a read of this please, especially if you are going to Morocco and any other places that use mules for transport of your kit whilst on your expedition. It certainly helps to sustain an economy and enhance the travellers experience. 

If you look after the whole of your expedition crew they will look after you. 

We have used Donkey power for years since Mary famously went to Bethlehem on one. For our outdoor activities. R.L Stevenson author of Treasure Island used a Donkey on his outdoor adventure in France during 1879.
 Stevenson was in his late 20s and still dependent on his parents for support. Travels was both meant to he needed to be with the woman he loved, and provide the adventure he craved, having been sickly much of his life.
Travels recounts Stevenson's 12-day, 120-mile solo hiking journey through the sparsely populated and impoverished areas of the Cévennes mountains in south-central France in 1878. The character of Modestine, a stubborn, manipulative donkey he could never quite get the better of, is memorable. It is one of the earliest accounts which presented hiking and camping outdoors as a recreational activity. It also tells of commissioning one of the first sleeping bags, large and heavy enough to require a donkey to carry.

Another relevant piece of reading have a look at this

Please note none of these pictures are of troubled mules. Pack light. Travel further. If you cant carry it others should not be expected to.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Expedition Season Is coming

The expedition season is coming along. 
Here is a great alternative view that ring some emotive bells. Have a look at this and see what you think 

This is just a nice picture for this time of year.