Funding Your Expedition: Build a Portfolio

A guide to getting the right people interested in your plan

Aug 30, 2013
Outside Magazine
kayaking expedition

   Photo: Darin McQuiod

First off, you have to put in time building an adventure portfolio. McQuiod says that unless you get really lucky you should expect to put in at least four years to earn the credibility for sponsors to start funding your trips. Before getting discouraged, look at it from a positive angle—you are spending this time pursuing your passion. "It is a good reminder that you should be doing what you want to be doing anyway," says McQuiod.

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