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You Don’t Need Permission: Rule for Intrepid Living #75

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Is there something that you’d like to do, but you’ve just never gotten around to it? A project or goal that you’d like to achieve, but just haven’t started yet? You know that you’re breaking Rule Number 3, and you’re waiting to start later, but you’re not sure why. It happens to all of us; we don’t necessarily know how… Read more »

The Road Home

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The Road So Far

Greetings all. I know it’s been awhile, and I apologize for my absence. Last you heard from me, Clarissa and I were in a Super 8 in Utah, but as you might imagine, we’re not still there. The next day we left Utah and drove across the entire state of Nevada (sorry Nevada, next time we’ll try to stop). That… Read more »

This Plan Could Save Your Life: Part 1

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Back in my post about Rule #10, I detailed how nothing will ever go entirely as planned. That’s true, but it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do any planning. I love spontaneity, but there is definitely a time to make a plan and stick with it. In the same post, I briefly introduced the concept of the Flight Plan. This post… Read more »

Rules for Intrepid Living: Rule #15

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Rule #15. There are no Zero Days.   In Rule #13 I mentioned how the person you should be most competitive with is the person you were yesterday. That you should be striving, every day, to improve yourself. To do that, you have to do something every day to better yourself. Every. Single. Day.   Any day that you don’t make… Read more »

You’re Not Bored, You’re Boring…

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Note: While I try to write for a broad audience, this post discusses banking and money, and in that discussion I refer to US institutions and dollars. The rest of the information in this post will still work for you, regardless of where you live. This summer I observed this meme, or others like it, popping up on social media…. Read more »

A Broken Hand Breaks my Timetable!

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Well friends, please allow me to apologize in advance for the delay in my upcoming posts. I promise that they’re all coming, I’m just not moving very quickly on the keyboard at the moment because my right hand is in a cast. I took a little fall yesterday while on a hike, and while trying to self-arrest, I landed on my… Read more »

Rules for Intrepid Living: Rule #9

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Rule #9. A path with no obstacles won’t lead anywhere worthwhile. I have a lot of goals, ideas, and plans for my life. There are so many things I want to do, so many experiences that I want to try, and sometimes I get frustrated. I get frustrated because I have to go to work instead of backpacking the John… Read more »

Gear Review & GIVEAWAY: Cotopaxi Luzon 18L Daypack (Giveaway Concluded)

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If you’ve been reading my posts, especially my review of my Volta Rolltop, then you know how much I respect and admire Cotopaxi.  My Volta has treated me so well that when I started looking for a daypack, I wanted to check out Cotopaxi Luzon Daypack. So Clarissa and I each ordered one, figuring we could get our first use out… Read more »

Rules for Intrepid Living: Rule #7

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Rule #7. Hike your own hike.   Hiking isn’t a competitive sport. Sure, it can be; some people like to push themselves or compete against others. For them, hiking can and will be a race. I’m not here to judge them, but at its most basic level, hiking isn’t about getting there first. It’s about the experience of getting there…. Read more »