I’ve noticed recently that subscription boxes are becoming a bit of a thing, so I was very intrigued when I came across Wild Inspiration Boxes.
It’s mostly been through my friend Daisy at Prettygreentea that I’ve become aware of subscription boxes, there’s such a huge variety of them now. To name just a few, there’s Sourced Box, Bake Box and Micro Bar Box.
The aim of Wild Inspiration Boxes, is to inspire people to get out and explore more often. I really like this idea, and think that these subscription boxes would make a great gift for someone you know loves the great outdoors, as well as a good way of giving yourself new ideas and motivation.
They offered to send me a sample box, which arrived in the post this morning. I’m impressed – I did wonder how much ‘outdoor inspiration’ you could pack into a box, turns out the answer is quite a lot.
Whilst looking through the content of the box, I was transported back to my backpacking trips in Borneo, Cambodia and Laos. The box made me want to dig out my backpack, get my trail shoes on and go hike somewhere.
The box comes with a print out identifying who this month’s adventurer is – this month it’s Alastair Humphreys.
It also details what’s in the box this month, and what you can get access to ‘out of the box’. For example, in the members only section of the website, you can usually expect a live Q&A.
Now for the contents of the box. Considering that the usual cost for one month’s subscription is £24.95, this price decreases the longer the subscription you sign up to. You can subscribe for one month, three months, six months or twelve months.
I was impressed the multi-function Swiss Army card knife. I’m a big fan of Swiss Army products – I have a Swiss Army knife and a Swiss card. They’re always good quality and very useful – even if it’s just to do something like add a hole to your belt or peel some fruit!
In the box I found:
- A Primal Pantry bar – a UK based brand making paleo friendly snackbars.
- Humphreys’s book ‘Grand Adventures‘, which is essentially a hugely inspiring adventure how-to manual.
- Humphreys’s Folded Sheet ‘mappazine’, There Are Other Rivers. This I loved! It’s a fold out map detailing a trip to India in timeline format. I think this is a really beautiful way to tell a story of adventure. I kind of see it as a blog but in print!
- A Swiss Army Card Knife
- A Grand Adventure postcard bearing a quote form Lewis Carroll; ‘No, no! The adventure first, explanations take such a dreadful time.’
I think the biggest value in the Wild Inspiration Boxes is the access you are given to real life explorers. I also really like that they’re building a community by creating a members only area and giving members exclusive access to things over there.
I’m very grateful to Wild Inspiration Boxes for sending me this sample. I can’t wait to read the book and begin planning a trip somewhere new. Whilst I love city breaks, I do also love getting out and active in new places.