I’m so excited to finally be telling you all about the Wild Inspiration Boxes. I’d heard about the new adventure inspired box through Fran, and the team kindly offered to send a sample box to me. I had no idea what to expect from the box. I’m used to receiving foodie boxes such as MicroBarBox, Sourced Box, Gin Explorer and FlavrBox. I wasn’t quite sure how they’d fill a box full of adventure and inspiration but I was intrigued.
Wild Inspiration Box is a new monthly subscription service for lovers of the outdoors. It is aimed at inspiring people to get outside and explore the world, fuelled with inspiration from the adventurers within the box.
Every box is filled full of surprises including films, books, adventure kits and snacks. You also get exclusive online content.
As soon as the box arrived I opened it straight up (good lighting permitting). I was delighted to be greeted with this quote on the inside lid of the box – “Adventure awaits, go and find it”. Little touches like this really let you know that the founders are creating a full experience around the box. Packaging is a big part of a quality subscription box and Wild Inspiration Boxes have got it just right.
This month’s adventurer was Alastair Humphreys. Alastair is an adventurer, author, photographer, videographer and motivational speaker. He was picked as one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year in 2012 – that’s very cool indeed. Be sure to check out the Wild Inspiration site to find out about everything he’s achieved as well as a Q&A.
Inside the box I found a copy of Alastair Humphreys’s new Grand Adventures book. I’ve already started to have a read through this and it’s a real treat. The book is filled with tips on starting your own adventure, short stories and as you can imagine, fantastic photography. I’m looking forward to an early night with this book and big cup of tea tonight.
There was also one of Alistair’s fold out maps inside the box – There are Other Rivers. The map is huge, but the idea is to read it bit by bit. Fold it, flip it and most importantly, soak up the photos and story. In short, it’s a fantastic and new way of absorbing content and I love it.
I also found a credit card survival tool kit which is going to come in very handy when P and I go on our walking adventures. I’ve actually kept this in my handbag recently because the ruler and knife edge have come in useful for daily life.
There was this sweet Grand Adventure post card inside. I’m currently using it as a bookmark but I might end up sending it to my sister. I like to keep cards and postcards to hand in case someone needs a little happiness sent through the post.
The final treat inside the box was a Primal Pantry bar. I’m a big fan of these, they’re handy to keep in your bag when you’re out on an adventure or to use after the gym. The bars are all free from gluten, dairy and grains. They taste really good.
I’m ashamed to say that I’d never heard of the British explorer, Alastair Humphreys before the Wild Inspiration Box. However, I’m very glad to know a lot more about him and have since been following his YouTube channel and soaking up as much inspiration and motivation from him that I can. That doesn’t mean I’m about to go and cycle around the world but I’m going to really focus on my passions, especially for my blog. I’ve taken the inspiration from him and made it relevant to me, I encourage you all to do the same.
I’ve honestly been very inspired by this box. I’m always keen to learn new things and find new hobbies and I think that this box has done just that for me. I’m ready to get outside armed with my camera and a notebook and explore the world we live in.
Do you think you’ll be giving the Wild Inspiration box a try?