Last spring I received an email from a fellow in Australia named Doron Francis. He introduced me to his online outdoor lifestyle retailer Homecamp, and invited me to contribute to a hardcover coffee table book he and his wife, Stephanie, were making with publisher Hardie Grant.
Fast forward 11 months and I’m excited to announce Homecamp: Stories and inspiration for the Modern Adventurer is now available in North America. And biases aside, it’s really good. Trust.
As the title suggests, the sizable book exists to inspire readers to get out and seek some wild experiences of their own. A narrative of literal and figurative escape is told through some 40 stories from a near equal number of global creatives, chefs, designers, dirtbags, artists, photographers, chefs, including TF Contributor and adventure photog James Barkman, Yonder’s Daniel Wakefield, microadventure evangelist Alastair Humphreys, and of course, The Field founder Graham Hiemstra (aka me, your boy).
Essays, interviews, and first hand stories—each with beautiful photography to match—plus 20+ pages of general outdoor “how-to” guides, there is truly something for everyone.
My piece in particular deals with finding a balance between a want for an adventure and a need to work. Or is it a need for adventure and a want for work? Either way, I hope it acts as a final straw to break the backs of habit and procrastination for readers—a reminder that in the end no email or assignment is as important as the eyeopening experiences of traveling.
So, buy one for your own home, for a friend, your office, or that certain someone you have a crush on. You won’t be bummed you did. Promise.