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Real Adventurers Have Day Jobs

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Real Adventurers have Day Jobs

I spent my life dreaming of adventure; aspiring to travel, try new things, and explore everywhere (and everything) that I could. The dream spoke to me, trying to guide my decisions, but like many would-be adventurers, I listened less and less over time. “Oh, I still want adventure,” I’d tell myself. “But it’ll have to wait until I finish college.”… Read more »

Three Mistakes I Made

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Taking a photo while hiking at Black Hawk State Historic Site

Want to take an adventure, but don’t think you have the time, money, or opportunity to do so right now?
I used to believe that, but I’ve come around to a different way of thinking.
Read on and avoid the mistaken beliefs that held me back.

Be Prepared: Every Day Carry & Swiss Army Knife Giveaway! (Giveaway Concluded)

My Every Day Carry

As a kid I committed the Boy Scout motto, “be prepared,” to memory and did my best to live by it. Now that I’m an old Eagle, I still believe in being prepared, but I’m a lot wiser. I want to be ready for whatever comes my way, be it an emergency, an opportunity, or just a great time. I’ve… Read more »

Rules for Intrepid Living: Rule #19.

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Rule #19. Actions always have consequences. All actions have consequences, good and bad. If you drink too much, you’re likely to suffer a hangover. If you eat right and exercise, you’re likely to be rewarded with good health and fitness. These are both examples of an action and its corresponding consequence. We never mind when the consequence is positive, but… Read more »

Honeymooning Part 1: The Badlands

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Badlands National Park

Well everyone, here is is, the first article about our honeymoon. I figure I ought to start by telling you that our wedding was great. It was wonderful to have so many friends and family all gathered around us to celebrate our marriage, and I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who attended, everyone who wished they could, and everyone who helped… 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 »

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 »

Rules for Intrepid Living: Rule #6.

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Rule #6.┬áTry something new. Embrace the weird. What did you think this blog was about, doing the same old stuff day in and day out? If so, then you thought wrong! Intrepid Daily centers on the notion that we can all have an adventurous life, even if we have full time jobs and can’t travel the world at a moment’s… Read more »

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 »