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Campfire stories

Our Campfire Stories are an opportunity to get to know our team and join in on the adventures they take outside of the workday.

You’ll read stories about weekend treks in hammocks, week-long expeditions to foreign lands, and the tips and tricks to help you succeed during your own adventures. All with a little bit of wit and comedy thrown in.

The Dingle Peninsula

The Dingle Peninsula

A relaxing Sunday was in store for us on the Dingle Peninsula. We slept in, ate breakfast while staring out the window at our incredible view, and just took our time checking out the gorgeous Dingle Peninsula. It was amazing how life felt so much slower in much of Ireland but even more so here on the Dingle Peninsula. This slower pace made it easier to take the time to find new adventures.

The Skellig Michael

The Skellig Michael

Following a hearty, Irish breakfast we walked to the docks to catch our boat to the Skelligs. We were greeted by five or so captains all calling out names in very thick Irish accents looking for their passengers so they could be on their way. Asking a few of them for “Eoin”, which we had absolutely no idea how to pronounce at the time, yielded no results. Finally, one captain said, “I know Eoin, he’s over there.”. He pointed toward the end of the dock. We followed this captain as we thought he was taking us to him. After walking with him to the end of the dock, there was no Eoin. He turned around looking surprised that we were still behind him and said, “Why are you following me? Eoin is over there.”

Kerry Liked It

Kerry Liked It

With morning came an end to our time in Kenmare, we were sad to leave this wonderful place that allowed us to see such amazing views around Killarney National Park, the Gap of Dunloe, and the Ring of Beara. It was time to continue our sojourn through Ireland though. Today we would finally be driving along one of the most famous drives in all of Ireland, the Ring of Kerry. Typically, you can do this drive in one day, but we will only be doing half of the drive as the next day we’ll be taking a boat to hike the Skellig Michael, an island off the coast of the Kerry Peninsula. With nearly all day to make an hour drive, we took our time. We explored portions of the Kerry Peninsula that visitors don’t typically get to do.

Clearwater Lake

When the stresses of modern day life become too much, sometimes getting out into the wilderness can be just what the doctor ordered, at least for me. This past weekend myself and 3 friends loaded up the SUV and headed South into the Ocala National Forest. We spent the weekend car camping on Clearwater Lake. A small campground on the southern edge of the Forest.

Juniper Springs

Florida Summers have temperatures consistently over 90 and there is a general mugginess in the air if you’re not right near the beach. In addition, there is a torrential downpour every afternoon for about 20 minutes. This is why it always amazes me how many people will spend their Summer days at Disney World in Orlando, a city in the middle of the state where there is no sea breeze to cool you. If it wasn’t for the incredible weather you get from late September until mid-May, I can’t imagine anyone wanting to live here.

The Best Fixed Blade Knife

Recently, I in the market for a new fixed blade knife. I thought I would share my experience of researching the options and why I choose the knife I did. There are probably more opinions about which knife to buy than there are knives in the world. I’m a big research guy, I will spend a large amount of time analyzing the various options out there, looking to each pro and con for a purchase that matters. To me, what knife you choose matters. When I’m out in the woods, I need to be able to rely on whatever knife or almost any other gear I choose.

Grayton Beach

My wife and I packed up Tuesday night to make our way to the beach house that our family had rented. Knowing we’d be there all week and not wanting to get stuck in 30A traffic, we securely loaded up our bikes on the new trunk rack I had bought a few days prior. Well, we thought we did anyway.

Clearwater Lake

When the stresses of modern day life become too much, sometimes getting out into the wilderness can be just what the doctor ordered, at least for me. This past weekend myself and 3 friends loaded up the SUV and headed South into the Ocala National Forest. We spent the weekend car camping on Clearwater Lake. A small campground on the southern edge of the Forest.

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