Grand Adventure for the Grizzlies

My friend Inga Yandell from Bare Essentials Magazine established an original initiative in 2007 called Wildlife Warriors. The express purpose of Wildlife Warriors is to raise funds and awareness for wildlife. This September their athlete ambassador and ultra marathon runner Andrew Hedgman, will compete in Turkey’s Lycian Way Ultra Marathon to help raise funds and awareness for Vital Ground as part of the Wildlife Warriors Initiative. This will be the first in a series of challenges he will take on around the globe to benefit all of their conservation partners.

Covering about 250km of the Ancient Lycian Way, which must be completed in six days, the route encompasses a variety of terrains, such as forest, mountains, rocky paths, beaches and steep slopes. Andrew will be running past impressive historical ruins, ancient cities, castles, and amphitheatres during the event.

Andrew’s inspiration is your support of his goal: You can help motivate Andrew through this epic challenge by sponsoring a leg of his journey – the goal to raise $2,500 for the bears.

The Vital Ground Foundation helps preserve the threatened grizzly bear, other animals, plants and natural communities through the conservation of habitat and wildlife linkage areas. You can read more about them here:

Wildlife Warriors help coordinate events and campaigns for affiliate wildlife foundations and provide educational materials and incentive rewards for fund-raising efforts on their behalf. For more information on the Wildlife Warrior initiative please visit their website at

The Grand Adventure for the Grizzlies official sponsor page is located at

To learn more about the Dares for Bears Campaign please go to

If you are into Twibbon you can show your support by going to

You can also check out the latest issue of Bare Essentials at:

iDad Gets Published in Bare Essentials Magazine

Actually, iDad has been published a few times in Bare Essentials Magazine now, but I missed the last couple of issues due to personal reasons. When I asked the editor, Inga Yandell, if her readers missed me she said:

“Men around the world were left to their own devices with the absence of iDad the pilot for proficient parenting! I look forward to the return of iDad’s wit it makes navigating fatherhood in modern day entertaining when it could all to easily become exasperating.”

Inga then asked me to contribute to their upcoming publications. How could I refuse ๐Ÿ™‚

The result was iDad’s Guide to Fitness and it is available to read here on my blog and inside the latest issue of Bare Essentials Magazine.

Inga’s final comment:

“Great to have iDad back, this feature is a draw for young dads, love it.”

Awww, shucks!

For the record I have caught and passed the bald blur now, but the blonde hottie still eludes me.

About Bare Essentials: Creative conservation, compels artists to become explorers on a journey to the most remote and unique regions on earth. Confronting the harsh conditions and hardships of the native people and wildlife these photographers, painters and authors inspire global respect and urgency for the preservation of natures vanishing gems. This issue is dedicated to adventurous artists, profiling explorer photographer Harry Kikstra, British painter Pollyanna Pickering and naturalist author Sy Montgomery. We also interview the man behind some of the most iconic images in film, Alex Bailey and feature a special message from legendary Bond star, Sir Roger Moore. We also interview the man behind some of the most iconic images in film, Alex Bailey and feature a special message from legendary Bond star, Sir Roger Moore.

iDad – The Bare Essentials

Sorry I didn’t post anything new for you all last week. I ended up in New Zealand on business and time simply got away on me. The good news is that iDad found himself being published in the online magazine Bare Essentials. Chief Editor Ms. Inga Yandell is an amazing woman with a passion for fitness and nature, who produces an eco-friendly bi-monthly title centred around adventure and lifestyle. After reading some of my work Inga asked me to contribute to the Inspiration / Knowledge section of her magazine and I was very happy to oblige.

For a sneaky peak at Bare Essentials please click on the image of iDad. The password is wolves16 and iDad is on page 79

About the magazine.

Bare Essentials Magazine embodies the philosophy that the natural world is rich in resources and by recognizing and respecting our wild heritage our spirits will be free to enjoy and experience more.

โ€œBare Essentials is dedicated to effective exercise and education that supports independence and strength of character!โ€

Our back to nature resource centers on improving self-image through appreciation for newly developed skills and abilities whilst raising funds and awareness for wildlife.

Serving up a combination of adrenaline sports, extreme nature and pure action.

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