Life is indeed very short and most people simply allow it to pass them by. For a lot of people, the most they travel is to some sandy beach resort or perhaps a cruise and for most people, they don’t even get that much.
The world is just as full of beauty as it is of danger but it’s usually just the dangers we hear about and where they are and that scares us away from them. The most beautiful things are sometimes the hardest to get too and the right knowledge, equipment and experience is not only the key to success, but also to your survival.
If you’re an urbanite who can only view the world through the eyes of others, you will enjoy this. You will find some useful information about practical preparedness in your home or office and how to handle various common disasters. Hopefully you will enjoy some of my adventures although, at times, you may call me nuts.
If you’re and avid outdoors person, adventurer, backpacker, or casual camper, you will find this interesting for learning more about various equipment options that you may be thinking about by reading and watching my gear reviews. I hope you also enjoy reading my stories and watching the videos to find out what worked and what didn’t as you prepare for your own trips. Feel free to share with me also by commenting on the posts or videos.
As for me…I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and work there as a free-lance writer, journalist and advanced driving instructor. I’m a skilled driver, rider, knowledgeable instructor, and road safety expert. I am also an avid photographer, experienced outdoors person, and former Infantry in the Canadian Forces. Be it archery, rock climbing, camping, hiking, motorcycle adventures or blasting around on a race track, I certainly enjoy dabbling in a wide range of life’s adventures and challenges. My friends have jokingly called me “Survivor Shaun” after my expos on deep-cold winter survival (while stranded in a vehicle) and solo winter camping in sub-freezing conditions. I also often discuss various survival tips in my articles and videos that everyone could benefit from.
Most of the images and videos you will see I will be doing myself until I get enough sponsorship to get a support crew and my modes of travel will vary (sometimes by car, motorcycle or even local transit).
When asked “Where are you heading this time?” I’ll generally point in a direction and simply reply “That way”. I’ll give you a heads-up as to where I’m heading for International trips though so stay tuned.