Yes, I know it’s been awhile… No I didn’t die, or get kidnapped, or otherwise become incapacitated. You can cancel that missing person alert now, thank you very much. Apparently my grandiose plans of becoming an adventure blogger have fallen by the wayside once again! In my defense, I originally created this website as a way to promote and get information out to those who were attending our Basic Wilderness Survival courses. That went by the wayside a year ago with the inception of COVID-19. As we’re still dealing with it, and larger gatherings of people are still frowned upon, we made the decision to put all classes on hold until further notice. The question now is, what to do with the website?
I’ve always wanted to start an out-door’s blog. If for no other reason than to chronicle my adventures so years down the road, when I am unable to be as active, I can sit back and revel about the glory years. Ha Ha! Not really. Well, maybe just a little. So then, why the long absence and dragging of feet? Unfortunately, we live in a microwave society. We like things fast. We crave fast food, faster internet, and even faster delivery times! Most people don’t want to slow down and read something. This caused me to think, “Should I commit time and effort to blogging?”. “Will anyone even read it?” Those two thoughts have been the root of my neglecting this blog and website for some time. This self doubt is only amplified every time I’m on social media. Ugh, social media… I’ve been swimming in that pool for awhile now. I won’t go into the details here, but to me it’s all just a game driven by advertising dollars and I’m done with it!
I simply want to share my outdoor adventures with other like-minded enthusiasts. No thoughts given to likes or shares, or being an influencer, or sponsorships. I’ve decided to write and post simply for the joy of sharing my experiences. Worst case scenario… I accumulate a storied album of things I’ve seen and done to share with family and friends, and look back upon when I’m old and gray. Hopefully though, there will be some who find a kindred spirit in my ramblings and meanderings, and we’ll be able to share in that together.
Currently, my intentions are to post monthly, then bi-weekly as I get in the groove. I figure I’ll pick up where I left off, continuing with part 2 of, “Taking The Next Step: Bush-crafting”. I’ll cover all the gear I’ve acquired since I last posted; what’s worked and what hasn’t. I’ll also be discussing the social media’s misrepresentation of what you need to start.
Thanks for taking the time to read the blog!
Let me encourage you to take that first step towards making your passion a reality. Don’t wait. Don’t put it off. Don’t make excuses. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
Keep chasing that next adventure and remember… “Life’s an adventure so don’t just survive it, live it!”