Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived, or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? We could have stayed on shore, in the status quo, played it safe and moved on. But where is the fun in that. We wanted to wander into the storm!
It’s true, getting to the untouched places left in the world takes a commitment to real adventure. When your destination is only referenced by the weather service as a grid number, and can only be accessed by float plane, you know you’re on the right track.
Well, to be honest, I was born in the spirit of adventure. At 8,000 feet during an intense winter storm in the Eastern Sierra’s, to be exact. When you grow up somewhere like Mammoth Lakes, it's hard to ignore the immense beauty of the wilderness. That craving for the beauty and new adventures seems to only grow stronger as the years pass.
After serving his country as a soldier, BOTE ambassador Landon Mace decided to move home to Bend, Oregon to follow his passion for fly fishing. With support from his wife, Landon spends his days wading rivers, tying flies and guiding others who share his passion for the outdoors.
It's not every day that you meet a person who knows how to live as primitively as possible, none the less, someone who dedicates their life to teaching others how to do so too. After hearing about an Ex-Navy Seal named Madison Parker, who’s not only a legendary master of primitive survival skills but also teaches them to platoons of active-duty seals...
This five-year relationship between BOTE and Sean Murphy all started with one image. An image of an attractive blond girl standing on top of a blacked-out postal truck, pouring gasoline down onto the head of the driver. A picture is worth a thousand words – but this one spoke millions.
It's a challenge. Balancing work and leisure, raising your kids, focusing on the simple things that really matter. For the majority of us, myself included, the struggle to do so is very real. But in reality, it's the accumulation of these diverse events that make you who you are.
Every October, the small town of Destin hosts one of the biggest fishing rodeos in the state of Florida. For 31 days, fisherman from all walks of life take part in a tradition going back 68 years with hopes of weighing-in the biggest catch and getting their names on the “Big Board.”
To many, yoga is a form of exercising. To others, yoga is a lifestyle filled with morals to live by on a day-to-day basis. In an effort to bring together a group of people to learn and practice the virtues of yoga all while being immersed in nature, BOTE Ambassador TJ Mangrum put together a retreat in Cape San Blas, FL.