The 25th edition of the OutDoor show (17-20 June 2018) is giving
consumers the opportunity to take part in a microadventure sleeping out in the
open. “Microadventures are becoming increasingly popular and are inspiring more
and more people to have outdoor experiences,” explains OutDoor project manager
Dirk Heidrich. “Back to the basics” – relying simply on the essentials. Modern
technology? Not required.
a new trend in the outdoor and leisure sector. These short, local, inexpensive
and achievable nature adventures on your doorstep are also accessible to people
who may have very little outdoor experience. And their direct, uncomplicated
manner is what makes them such an appealing leisure opportunity. Backpacking in
Borneo is not the only way to experience adventure. Instead of investing hours
organising the perfect trekking trip, how about spontaneously spending the
night in your local woods? Extensive planning and digital solutions might
provide a sense of security, but with microadventures, it’s often the
unpredictable twists and turns that make life more interesting.
Participants wanted – microadventure in Deggenhausertal
Take only what you
really need, in true minimalist style. On Saturday, 16 June, the day before the
show opens, participants will be heading to the Deggenhausertal valley,
carrying just a lightweight pack and accompanied by an experienced wilderness
guide and using a map and compass to find their destination. There, they will
be following their basic instincts and getting down to work: choosing the best
place to set up camp for the night and building the shelters. These are made of
just tarps (simple tent fabric sheets) and lines, plus other natural materials
found in the woods. The evening meal gets cooked in
an earth oven. It’s not all work and no play. There will be plenty of time for
those unforgettable magical moments – sitting together around the campfire,
sleeping out under the stars.
Information about taking part:
When: Saturday, 16 June from approx. 15:00 - Sunday, 17 June approx. 09:00.
Where: Deggenhausertal (about 30 minutes’ drive from the tradeshow)
The event is open to everyone with an adventurous spirit over the age of 18. Participation is free of charge, places are limited. There is a video of last year’s event: http://www.outdoor-show.de/od-de/die-outdoor/microadventure.php