Category Archives: Rules for Intrepid Living

Rules for Intrepid Living: Rule #5

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  Rule #5. Always carry a pocket knife. I’m an old Boy Scout, an Eagle Scout, and despite years of separation from my scouting days and (hate to admit it) the forgetting of many fine skills, there is one lesson that I have always kept near and dear to my heart; the Boy Scout motto;   “Be prepared.”   The… Read more »

Rules for Intrepid Living: Rule #4

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Rule # 4. Don’t do it for the story, do it for the experience. We’ve all been there before. You’re at a bar or maybe a party or bonfire. Someone is telling the story about how they took up skydiving. Your interest is piqued. They describe the sensations, how they felt, how it changed them. This segues directly into the… Read more »

Rules for Intrepid Living: Rule #3

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Rule #3. Start now, not later. You can’t always have everything figured out. In fact, you’ll never have everything figured out. If you wait until you have sorted out every single step in a plan, you’ll never get anything done but planning. Sometimes you just have to get started and work out some of the details as you go. It’s… Read more »

Rules for Intrepid Living: Rule #2

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Rule #2. Learn a unique skill. It doesn’t matter what it is or how trivial it may be. One day it will come in handy. Folding origami. Opening a bottle with something other than a bottle opener. Making duck tape roses. Making a really good mojito. Jury rigging an arc welder from jumper cables and a few car batteries. What… Read more »

Rules for Intrepid Living: Rule #1

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Years ago I found myself in an unhappy situation. I was unhealthy, cynical, and angry. Understanding that my mindset was half the battle, I came up with a plan to get rid of the dark cloud that seemed to hang over my head. What I ended up doing was constructing ten rules to live by, and following them to the… Read more »