Day 5 – Progress requires setbacks; the only sure way to avoid failure is not to try

Today was supposed to be a rest day, however I woke after a restless sleep and could feel my heart beating in both feet. You know that feeling, hot, painful and not healing. I knew I needed to sort out these blisters, so after a few phone calls - and as it is a Saturday, … Continue reading Day 5 – Progress requires setbacks; the only sure way to avoid failure is not to try

Man is a Tool-Using Animal. Without Tools He is Nothing, With Tools He is All. 30 Days to Go!

Well, it has been some time since my last update - 50 days to be precise. I have finally completed selecting and acquiring my gear, and have completed my first video update for your viewing pleasure. I have also uploaded my gear list, along with weight and price. If you have a question, or comment … Continue reading Man is a Tool-Using Animal. Without Tools He is Nothing, With Tools He is All. 30 Days to Go!

Plans are of Little Importance, But Planning is Essential!

With only 80 days (11 weeks and 5 days ... but who is counting?) to go, preparation is shifting into a new gear. I have daunting and exciting feelings towards starting Te Araroa and are constantly reminded by how challenging this journey is going to be. I recently made my wife watch "Wild" with Reece … Continue reading Plans are of Little Importance, But Planning is Essential!