Captain Quinn

Transient

The greatest adventure out there, is the ever changing, forever lasting adventure of life.  I think that the people of the modern world need to direct a little more of their efforts towards having fun with the people they love in the great outdoors. As a society, it wouldn't hurt to focus a little less on our economy and more on environment and education.  I think we need to simplify things to a certain degree. That being said, we should always be looking for a means to better the ways in which we learn, dream and love.  Now, you may call me a hippy and you may even catch me hugging a tree from time to time but we belong to the environment, not the other way around.

Role in the operation:

To organize and co-ordinate the Adventures, Founder, Chairman, Captain, Head of the Board, Creator, Producer, Web-designer, Writer, Editor, Platinum ranked Adventurer.

Education:

BA in Geography from University of Victoria.

Best adventure asset:

Ability to dream and move heavy objects.

An animal quality that you admire:

The beavers hard work.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

A big knife.

Favorite adventure activities:

Anything water related like fishing, surfing, scuba diving and so on.

Favorite book:

Ernest Hemingways, "The Old Man and the sea".

Favorite quote:

Its on the home page, but here it is again:

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways , thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming Wow, what a ride!"

-Anonymous

Jade Bisson

Transient

Six years ago I tried to plant a garden, and failed miserably. Knowing that I learn best from doing, I approached some farmers and asked for a job. Not knowing that gardens slow to a halt come winter, and it being October, I was denied and told to come back in the spring. The following March, I went back to the same farm and asked again. After being looked over and asked if my knees where healthy, or if I wore fragrant hand cream I was hired for the week to see if I liked it, or if they liked me. Since then I have been learning non-stop about growing quality food along side nature and how to make a living, humble as it may be, doing it. I've made some life long friends and even slaughtered a couple sheep and chickens along the way. From this experience sprung an interest in ethnobotany, permaculture, cooking, fermenting and foraging for edibles. I am excited to have this opportunity with The Adventurers as much as I am excited to finally be able to identify some plant species using Latin!!! 

Role in the operation:

Weekly wild edibles Journalist, Adventurer. 

Education:

Family, friends, books, google, mother nature. Thanks guys. 

Best adventure asset:

Knowledge in ethnobotany, expert hunter/gather/forager  

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

Knife, whiskey, binoculars, tea tree oil. Bandana. Your joke repertoire. Significant humanoids. 

An animal quality that you admire:

The gracefulness of deer. The Eagle's sharp eye.    

Favorite adventure activities:

Hunting and gathering. Bird identification. Building shelter. Staring at the fire.  

Favorite book:

Too many, but so far,  life changing books include: Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon and "Breaking Open The Head" by Daniel Pinchbeck.  

Favorite quote:

"There are bold mushroom pickers, and there are old mushroom pickers, but there are no old, bold mushroom pickers" -old adage Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion)

By Adventurer Jade:

Puff Balls; Salal; Native Trailing Blackberry; Sorrel; White MatsutakiOxalis oregana (Shamrocks); Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion)Lovely Wild Rose Hips

Jamie Armstrong

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Here we go, always answer the door when adventure knocks. I recently had an 18 month adventure in Southern Africa, a life changing experience that challenged every adventure skill I had obtained throughout my illustrious and young adventurer career. It is in Southern Africa where the value of community, friends, environment and a healthy family contrasts against a backdrop of economic isolation, challenge and corruption. This cradle of humanity’s evolution also gave birth to the philosophy of “Ubuntu”, (pronounced OO-Boon-To). A philosophy that basically says a person is defined as an individual person only through the relationships with others around him. Ubuntu is an approving and positive nature of others. One whom is self assured and not threatened that others are able and good.  Ubuntu is the essence of being human as it speaks of our interconnectedness, that we are not separate from nature or our local and global communities, and that our actions have influences on other systems and things. My travels have also informed me that the Pacific Northwest, specifically Coastal BC, is a very unique and special place, one that ranks to only a few other magical spots. I feel a post with the Adventurers would be a constructive channel for some of my articles and my want to save the environment, something I am still experimenting with.

Role in the operation:

Adventurer, Support Staff, Writer.

Education:

M.Phil Environmental Management.

Best Adventure Asset:

My charming good looks.

An animal quality you desire: 

The ability of the Black Bear and Killer Whale to eat just about anything.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

Trail mix and long underwear.

Favorite Adventure Activities:

Napping in outdoor locations, kayaking, snowboarding and holding my breath underwater.

Favorite quote: 

"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist." 

"A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval."

-Both by Mark Twain.

Favorite Book:

"Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn.

By Adventurer Jamie Armstrong:

The Legend of the Goatman, Albino Raven Reborn

Zach "TheFisherman" Janssen

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Ever since I was a kid my dad has raised me to believe that QUOTE "if you dont live life now... your living it later... And there may not be a later" I live life to its fullest. Period.

Role in operation:

Fishing GURU?

Education:

Currently in high school

Best adventure asset:

Perseverance

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

A fishing pole!

An animal quaility that you admire:

The impulsive strike of a largemouth bass.

Favorite adventure activities:

Fishing, hiking, photography, fly tying.

Favorite book:

The Outsiders, or the bass pro catologue.

Favorite quote:

"The wilderness does not make you forget your normal life so much as it removes the distractions for proper remembering"

-Jim Harrison

By this Adventurer:

 73 pound Grass Carp

Jeffrey Schwingenshloegl

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Carpe diem as the french would say.

Role in the operation:

Safety administrator?

Education:

First aid, Outdoor experience

Best adventure asset:

Bit of a know-it-all when it comes too the do's and dont's of the outdoors.

An animal quality that you admire:

Would have to be the work ethic of the bumble bee

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

You can't go into the great out doors with out a great pair of hiking boots. 

Favorite adventure activities:

Love to find great hills to climb. Its always a perfect picture once you reach the top, Great exercise as well.

Favorite book:

Into the wild, the outsiders, "the dirt".. tough call.

Favorite quote:

"shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars "

Contributions:

Buddies, beer and boat-no bailer

Derek Isley

Live, laugh, love and go play outside with you friends!

 

 

 

 

Role in the operation?

Writer, Co-Producer.

Education?

BA in Communications and Culture from the University of Calgary.

Best adventure asset?

Common sense. 

An animal quality that you admire?

Strength of a bear.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure?

Depends on where your going.  Definitely not a backpack full of meat!  Probably some matches, my knife, and some water. 

Favorite adventure activities?

Snowboarding, biking, camping, exploring the forest, lakes and the sea.

Favorite book?

Long Way Round and the Lonely Planet. 

Favorite quote?

"come here! I need you to hold my clothes." - Quinn Barabash, 2005.

Contributions by this Adventurer:

My First big Camping Adventure

Gary Fenwick

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The world that is pushed on us through media (TV, Internet, Magazines) has never really appealed to me. I don't want to become a millionaire, own a fancy car or worry about fashionable clothing. It's always been about connecting with nature, following the human spirit and securing the soul. For me and the adventurers this means climbing mountains, surfing waves, canoeing down rivers, hiking through forests and exploring the world. And we are there for our communities whether it be protecting wildlife or helping out at the local soup kitchen. Adventure is always upon us we just have to be able to take the leap.

Role in the operation?

Co-Producer, Filmer, Editor, Platinum ranked Adventurer. 

Education?

Certified water quality technician.

Best adventure asset?

 Organized and energetic.

An animal quality that you admire?

The crow's crafty and cunning abilities makes it a true survivor, a gifted glider and deadly quick, smart as a parrot and fast as a sparrow, if ever there was an animal with a lot of personality the tricky black bird is the one. 

Most important thing to bring on an adventure?

 Bow saw and axe.

Favorite adventure activities?

Making necklaces out of garbage I find. 

Favorite book?

Dances with wolves; its the only book I have ever read in one sitting. 

Favorite quote?

"If your food is in finite supply, hide some away, or Quinn will eat it"

-Gary Fenwick

Contributions by this Adventurer: 

Kyle Magee Armstrong

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Life here is short and so I want to fill it with as much beauty and adventure as I can find. In order to recognize myself as a mighty one I must always be in a situation to learn the lessons of this plain and share as much as myself to others as they wish to receive. I like to smile and laugh walking my trail and try to remember wherever possible to keep an open mind and put love into this crazy universe.

Role in the operation?

Ethnobotanist in training, writer, adventurer, co-producer.

Education?

BA in Anthropology and Environmental studies, with a background in outdoor education.  

Best adventure asset?

Positivity as well as a maturing ability to identify and utilize surrounding environments. 

An animal quality that you admire?

The Wolf's endurance and the Eagles flight. 

Most important thing to bring on an adventure?

Compass, map, and rope. 

Favorite adventure activities?

Kayaking and surfing. 

Favorite book?

"Ragged Islands" by Michael Poole and "Shantaram"by Gregory David Roberts. 

Favorite quote?

“Only when the last tree has died, 

And the last river has been poisoned, 

And the last fish has been caught, 

Will we realize we can’t eat money”.

-Cree Native Saying. 

By Adventurer Kyle Magee Armstrong:

A Strange Encounter, Great White Shark Cage DivingSechelt Inlet Kayaking Adventure

 Ryan Hill

In the past few years I have found myself struggling to fit into a mold that has been pushed on me since the day I could speak. The pursuit of knowledge and getting a post secondary degree were undertakings that I picked up early. However, for all the great moments I have had with a textbook I have had five times more while spending time outdoors. Whether it be a walk to a local park, or a hike up a mountain ridge, I find myself most content when I am breathing fresh air. It’s now about finding a balance between earning a wage with the education I’ve received and enjoying my time outside with others.

Role in the operation?

 Writer, Adventurer, support staff.

Education?

BA in Political Science from UVic.

Best adventure asset?

Inquisitiveness.

An animal quality that you admire?

The ferocity of polar bears.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure?

Good socks/footwear.

Favorite adventure activities?

Alpine skiing, hiking, cycling, and canoeing.

Favorite book?

Don Quixote.

Favorite quote?

"Rise free from care before the dawn, and seek adventures."

-Thoreau

Contributions by this Adventurer:

Running with the Bulls

Paul Hodgson

Live free or die hard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Role in the operation:

Photo, Video

Education:

Life, Culture, Capilano, BCIT Marine. 

Best adventure asset:

Ocean knowledge. 

An animal quality that you admire:

Brains and brawn of the Orca.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

Big Knife, Quiver

Favorite adventure activities:

Free Ride Mtb, Surfing perfect waves, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Climbing mountains.

Favorite book:

Another Roadside Attraction, Jitterbug Perfume, In the Skin of a Lion, One River

Favorite quote:

-"To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought." T.R.

 -"The function of the artist is to provide what life does not." T.R.

Your Blog/Website:

Flickr

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Contact:

email adress: hodgson_paul@hotmail.com

By Adventurer Paul:

Nathan Robinson

I strive for simplicity in my daily life and I believe that a good adventure is the equivalent of chicken soup for the soul.

 

 

 

Role in the operation:

To promote adventure activities.

Education:

British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Best Adventure Asset:

I can boil water in a paper bag.

An animal quality that you admire:

The tenacity of a Wolverine.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

1) Bowie knife.
2) Fireball.
3) Chuck Norris action jeans.
4) Leather jacket.
5) Clip on mullet.
6) Bad attitude.

Favorite adventure activity:

Fishing,camping,biking ,hiking,snowshoeing,skiing,4x4ing.

Favorite books:

A Cambodian Odyssey,Merchant of Death,A Man’s Life,The Golden Spruce,Shake Hands with the Devil,Mr.Nice,Raincoast Chronicle’s.

Favorite quote:

 “The strength to overcome lies within.”
   -Nate

 “Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it,so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh,it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test.”
-William James

By this Adventurer:

Nate the Great

James F Sced

a.k.a. JF, Jim, Jimbo, Jimbob, Yim, Yimbo, YimTron, Richard Sanchez, Javier Miguel Norte, Whiskey Jack. 

Carpe diem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Role in the operation:

Adventure Enthusiast, Aeronautical Expert, Free Diver, Intellectual Consultant, Mechanical Engineer, Back Up Trail Blazer, JukeBox.

Education:

BA in Economics, Masters in BackCountry Adventures, Blackbelt in Fuk-U, Classically Trained Chef from the Cordon Blue, Sommelier, Mid-Wife, Paratropper, Paramedic.

Best adventure asset:

Willing and able to scale the high's and low's that this world has to offer. Will try anything thrice!

An animal quality that you admire:

The vision of an eagle, the hearing of a fox, the smell of a basset hound, the endurance of a camel, the strength of a gorilla, the tenacity of a bumble bee, the community of a crow, the sex of a dolphin. 

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

Firm believer in letting the 'Goodtimes' roll! 

Favorite adventure activities:

Anything with a board on my feet. Anything involving water, cliffs, rope swings and rubber suits. Derive great satisfaction from catching my own food. 

Favorite book:

The Adventures of Maqroll, Picture of Dorian Gray, Death of a Salesman, A Brief History of Time, 1984, Catcher in the Rye, Slaughterhouse Five, Life of Pi, Man Behind the Madness(Howard Hughes Bio), Various other Bios - I have lots if your interested. 

Favorite quote:

Chance favors the prepared mind. - Pasteur 

Blog/Website: 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfsced/

By Adventurer James F Sced:

Nate Petzold

 I believe my true calling in life is to be an ant. I like order, I can lift alot for my size, I'm industrious and I've been known to enjoy social atmospheres of the colonial setting. However, it's necessary for the ant to find his way outside of the colony, thus bringing a greater contribution of knowledge, and experience back to the colony. The first step, is to step outside.

 

Role in the Operation?

Writer, Adventurer, Political Advisor, Philosopher, Support Staff.

Education?

I graduated from UVic with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, I'm often found philosophizing.

Best adventure asset?

Tactlessness and dilligence.

An animal quality that you admire?

The Bark of a Sea lion     

Most important thing to bring on an adventure?

Good attitude

Favorite adventure activities?

Wave chasing

Favorite book?

Three Day Road.

Favorite quote?

"Plan B, just giver".

-Anonymous

Contributions by this Adventurer: 

Mat B Desjardins

Outlook. Just trying to do as much as I can while I can. I might get lazy later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Role in the operation:

Adventure parasite. So far just tagging along for the good stuff. 

Education: 

Associates degree from Langara College-Mining and Mineral Exploration Technology diploma from BCIT-BSc in Geological Engineering from Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Located in Butte Merica! Graduating in May 2011.

Best adventure asset:

Sherpa like lungs.

An animal quality that you admire:

The thick skin of a honey badger. 

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

Whatever The Captain is likely to forget.

Favorite adventure activities:

Anything with lots of snow or lots of water. But not at the same time.

Favorite book:

Life of Pi (Only the last 2/3rds) 

Favorite quote:

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions" - Einstein.

"The future is gonna be awesome!"-Anonymous

Contributions by this Adventurer:

Back Country Snowshoeing and Snowboarding Adventure; wax candles.

Ros

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As a keen and curious adventurer at heart, I've travelled the world... and then some.  But writing this from the home my parents built with their own hands demands a HOLD UP! SLOW DOWN!!! My outlook on life is shifting from jet setting around the globe to finding out what my responsibilities are to this land, this community, these people and these animals. Because if we don't stand up for the integrity of our environment, then who will? But lets try to do it with a smile on :)

Role in the operation:

The Brains.

Education:

BA Environmental Studies & Geography, MA (almost) Indigenous Governance, fond observer of nature.

Best adventure asset:

Critical thinking. Ie, "No Captain, I don't think it's a good idea to drive the vehicle through the river"

An animal quality that you admire:

Tranquility of a horse, loyalty of a dog.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

A creative approach...and a Freshette.

Favorite adventure activities:

Skiing, horseback riding, sailing, fishing (and actually catching something)

Favorite book:

The Old Man and the Sea, Blood Meridian.

Favorite quote:

“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”

Paulo Friere, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Contributions by this member:

Elyse Curley

I've always loved travel and spending time in the great outdoors. So when I had to make the choice of where to head for university, out west towards mountains and ocean was the obvious decision. Since moving to B.C. from Ontario, I’ve become even more enamoured with all the outdoors has to offer and have ended up working the 9-5 in pursuit of protecting BC’s wilderness as an employee of a rad environmental NGO. 

Role in the operation:

Cookie stealer.

Education:

BSc Environmental Science, UBC and general life learnings.

Best adventure asset:

 Keeping things positive when the going gets tough.

An animal quality that you admire:

Wolverines – Small but badass.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

A tie: Sweet treats and great people.

Favorite adventure activities:

Skiing, canoeing, hiking, bike touring, camping.

Favorite book:

The Lorax, hands down. 

Favorite quote:

Not necessarily my favourite, but one that will improve the overall state of the world and while we’re at it, our happiness:

“What we need is to want less.”

Eric Vogt

If you can embrace new things then everyday has the potential to be an adventure. Finding the true, wild adventures can be challenging in the monotonous lifestyle we have become accustomed to in our big cities. That is why we must keep a positive attitude, keep looking for new things to explore, and just get out there and have some fun every opportunity that we get.

Role in the operation?

Adventurer extraordinaire, fishermen, conservation guru. 

Education?

B.Fsc in Natural Resource Conservation.

Best adventure asset?

Willingness to try just about anything.

An animal quality that you admire?

The elephant's uncanny ability to be graceful.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure?

A good attitude.

Favorite adventure activity?

Fly fishing, AT skiing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking. 

Favorite book?

All B.C. Backroad Mapbooks, Shantaram, The Gilly....

Favorite quote?

"The color of adventure is brown"

- Jerry Radcliffe

Contributions by this Adventurer: 

Georgia Cyr

In my life I need nature to nurture me as much as it needs me to nurture it! The world would be a better place if all beings remembered that everyone and everything is interconnected. The universe, and all it contains, is amazing! 

 

 

 

 

Role in the operation:

Tree hugger (literally), yoga sharer, advocate for breathing deep and being mindful of the energy surrounding and connecting us all.

Education:

A Bachelor in something not so important.. and then a lot of yoga stuff which was way more interesting.

Best adventure asset:

Gratitude for small things.

An animal quality that you admire:

I know it says 'animal quality', but I'm picking the generosity, tolerance, strength and balance of trees.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

Open eyes, heart and mind.

Favorite adventure activities:

Hiking, kayaking, camping, snow shoeing, sitting silently in nature. 

Favorite book:

Starting Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living by Pema Chodron.

Favorite quote:

"Mother Nature is infinite in her wisdom"

Website:

The Blissful Yogi

Connor Mckenna

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As cryptic, Zen-like or just plain stupid as it may sound; my goal is simply to find a goal. I have always just existed, working jobs I hated so as to save enough money to live in shitty apartments and get drunk on weekends with no real passion or purpose. This kind of lifestyle is detrimental to the soul. I hope that while traveling this fascinating planet, immersing myself in its cultures and experiencing its marvels, adventure will be kind enough to show me a purpose that I can finally, wholeheartedly and passionately pursue. If not that, than I at least hope to find someone who can finally beat me at a thumb war. He (or she) has got to be out there somewhere.

Role in the operation?

Overseas Adventure Correspondent, Travel Writer, A.A.S.G (All Around Swell Guy)

Education?

Grade 12, Brentwood College School

Best adventure asset?

Adaptability and improvisation. Willingness to sleep anywhere.

An animal quality that you admire?

The cunning and opportunism of the fox.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure?

An open mind and sense of humour.

Favorite adventure activities?

Traveling the world and meeting new people while experiencing new cultures.

Favorite book?

For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemmingway

Favorite quote?

"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."

-Mark Twain

Blog/Website

www.connormckenna.com

By Adventurer Connor Mckenna

The Chronicles of Wanderboy

Mark Frederick Stockton

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Someone famous, not sure who, once said, “friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”  Experiencing the outdoors with close friends  creates lasting bonds that are truly unique, and tales that never cease to evoke a good chuckle.  Looking back, most of the times I consider “defining moments” in my life were all encountered  while off on a great adventure.  Never be afraid to take the first step- after the first step, the second step falls naturally. There is so much out there to experience, and I’m thankful for any opportunity I have to get amongst it.

ROLE IN THE OPERATION:

Adventurer, marine safety attendant, nurse.

EDUCATION:

BSc in Biology/Psychology from UVic.

BEST ADVENTURE ASSET:

Sense of direction, morals.

AN ANIMAL QUALITY YOU ADMIRE:

The ability of a worm to tell better jokes than Perk.

MOST IMPORTANT THING TO BRING ON AN ADVENTURE:

Captain Quinn.

FAVORITE ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES:

Anything water-oriented. Surfing, sailing, fishing..

FAVORITE BOOK:

The Power of One.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

By Adventurer Mark Frederick Stockton

Eric "Lenny" Lennert

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My goal is to learn the skills that people used to survive before the global economy consumed the world.  Through my education and life experiences I hope to gain enough knowledge to help my children understand the environment so they can adventure in an ecologically sound manner.  Oh ya, sometimes it may seem like the only solution to stopping unsound development is a well placed bomb, well according to Wiebo Ludwig anyways-Convicted gas pipeline bomber. (Full Story.)

Role in the operation?

Adventurer, famous beard model, biologist.

Education?

BSc. Biology from UNBC.

Best adventure asset?

Versatility.  No job is too dirty.

An animal quality that you admire?

The loyalty of a good dog.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure?

Clean undies...essential for preventing monkey butt.

Favorite adventure activities?

Hiking, fishing, 4x4ing.

Favorite book?

The Golden Spruce.

Favorite quote?

"The more people I meet, the more I like my dog."

-Anonymous

Contributions by this Adventurer: 

Mike Danskin

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Adventures can present themselves in many forms, but my favorite adventures are those that you know you will be talking about for the rest of your life. Most often this type of adventure is one in which you are faced with adversity and challenge; once overcome, the participants grow in profound ways and a bond is created that can never be broken.

Role in the operation:

Organizer. Adventure seeker. Aspiring platinum ranked adventurer. 

Education:

Uncle Stu & BSc-Kinesiology 

Best adventure asset:

Passion, endurance, and the ability to find enjoyment in the small things.

An animal quality that you admire:

The smugness of the Grouse 

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

Vaseline, Duct Tape, Leatherman

Favorite adventure activities:

Hiking, paddling, trail running, adventure camping

Favorite book:

Tommo and Hawk – Bryce Courtney

Favorite quote:

“It may seem absurd to believe that a “primitive” culture has anything to teach our industrialized society. But our search for a future that works keeps spiraling back to an ancient connection between ourselves and the earth; an interconnectedness that ancient cultures have never abandoned.” – Helena Norberg-Hodge

Website/Blog

1 day for the CMHA

Contributions by this Adventurer:

Co-Producer-"1Day for the CMHA"-part 1, 2 and 3

Troy Mercer

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Do good by others, do good by yourself, do good in life. Strive for all dreams and challanges you wish to over come and achieve. Reach that harmonious plateau where nothing is left as a regret.

Role in the operation?

Adventurer,  Cameraman, Fisherman, Support staff, Celestial navigator. 

Education?

Degree in Nautical Science from the Canadian Coast Guard College of CBU. Hovercraft pilot.

Best adventure asset?

Organization, and safety.

An animal quality that you admire?

Strength, knowledge and survival instinct of the Polar Bear.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure?

A back up plan, and great friends. 

Favorite adventure activities?

 Catching dinner, or building camp from scratch.

Favorite book?

 The Hobbit/Eragon/Lord of the shadows.

Favorite quote?

 "I haven't failed.  I've just found 10 000 ways that don't work!"

-Anonymous

Contributions by this Adventurer: 

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I like to ride my bike with my friends and my family. My favorite thing about the great outdoors is smelling nature and just being outside with the sun shinning on my head. I am fascinated by all the different kinds of mushrooms that grow in nature and all their cool colors. Animals are cool, they help the earth live.

Role in the operation:

Jr. Adventurer.

Education:

Grade 3.

Best adventure asset:

Making cool things with my hands and some tools.

An animal quality that you admire:

The jumpiness of a fish.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

Food, drinks, tent and toilet paper.

Favorite adventure activities:

Mountain Biking.

Favorite book:

Any books on building things.

Favorite quote:

Don't know yet.

Contributions by this member:

How to build a go-kart

Caleb Burnham

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I don't have boundaries  on my outlook on life, my outlook is always changing.  I always try to help others in need, whether it be helping them make a life changing choice or picking papers off the floor.  I like to live in the moment with a smile on my face and a laugh close to my heart. I love to live out loud and I want to experience as much as possible and I want my friends, my family and random strangers to experience it too.  If we were supposed to know what the point of life is, we would have been given blinders and set down a narrow path.  But this is not so, we were given free rein to explore not just the path but the forest beyond it.  To find good bad and everything in between, we live not for a specific reason, but for every reason.  If someone asked me "what is the reason to live?" My answer would be simple-their is no set answer to the point of life, this is no math test, this is something far greater.  I will do what is right, no matter what the consequences if it means to save something that could not save itself.  I wish to see nature and humanity become balanced again, it should never have gone so far out of wack for things like global warming to happen.   I want to see fish restored, trees flourishing, animals brought back up to their normal numbers, wildlife treated with respect.  I want to see this in my life time, I want to see us as humankind use our ingenuity to balance out the huge impact we have on the world around us.  I joined this group of adventure's not because my brother made it, but because I agree that to save the wilderness, we must promote it so everyone can see the reasons to save it and to live it.

Role in the operation:

Jr. Adventurer, creative support.

Education:

In School, Grade 9.

Best Adventure asset:

"That sounds like a GREAT Idea!" Ready to try anything.

An animal quality you admire:

The Bonds Grey Wolves make with their family.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

A snowboard.

Favorite Adventure Activities:

Hiking exploring, camping, boarding, surfing, fishing, reading, doing as much cool things as possible.

Favorite book:

The Great Wheel Of Time Series.

Favorite quote:

"Treat others as you would have them treat you"

Rob Marley

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I love to wander into the unknown and challenge myself amongst the wilderness.  I like most people and most things.  I get excited thinking about overnight adventures and camp fire jokes. While we slave away in small cubicles and busy libraries we often tend to forget about the many wonders of the natural world.  I am an urbanite in many ways but I strongly cherish my moments to escape into the serene and mystical places that lay just around the corner.  My favorite thing about the outdoors is the freedom to go wherever, do whatever, and of course - the wildlife!

Role in the operation:

Enlightener, Adventurer.

Education:

Educo Adventure Camp, Many overnight camping trips and treks with my father.  Many trips into the tetrahedron.  Bachelor of Science in Geography.

Best adventure asset:

Endurance.

An animal quality that you admire:

Beaver's work ethic.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

A good attitude.

Favorite adventure activities:

Hiking/Exploring.

Favorite book:

Shantaram

Favorite quote:

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Contributions by this member:

Josh Anglim

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The way I see it life is one big adventure! you have to make the most of it and do awesome things. Take that step out the front door into the world and start creating your own adventures. we were given this great land to explore and take advantage of So Do It!! I know a great place to start its called "AUSTRALIA."

Role in operation:

Chief Shelter builder, Australian Division!

Education:

qualification in building & carpentry

Best adventure asset:

Iron guts & structure knowledge. 

Animal quality I admire:

The vision and flight of an eagle.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

A MASSIVE KNIFE.

Favorite adventure activities:

Shelter construction, fishing, cooking.

Favorite book:

"Bravo Two Zero"

-Andy Mcnabb

Favorite quote:

"spread your wings"

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Merle Gerbrandt

I'm a survivor, an avid fisherman, care about the state of the world............... We have to start taking care of this planet for our grand-kids. We live in a privileged country, use it gently. Lift up your fellow man, he may save you one day. Attitude is everything!!!!GO TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Role in the operation:

Member, Adventurer.

Education:

Associates Degree in Commerce.

Best adventure asset:

Expert fisher.

An animal quality that you admire:

Badger - never gives up. 

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

Can do attitude.

Favorite adventure activities:

camping.

Favorite book:

Bible. 

Favorite quote:

"Don't dwell on who let you down, cherish those who hold you up..."

Contributions by this member:

Everyday Merle contributes to the world of adventure.

David Fogelman

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I always wondered if I could ever truly find a rainbow. I haven’t yet but I delve deeply into this topic. If I’m not stamp collecting then I’m chewing pencils and If I’m not doing either of these things then I bringing important news to the people of the world. One question I always ask which a lot of journalists don’t is “Why?” Why do you ask? Well that’s a good question that I can’t answer. One thing is for sure and that is that I will be wearing deodorant in every report. News can sometimes stink but mine doesn’t.

Role in the operation:

Foreign Correspondent/News Reporter-Australian Division.

Education:

A university degree that got me nowhere.

Best adventure asset:

Shed light into important topics.

An animal quality that you admire:

A dolphin cause they have a flippin good time.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

The truth.

Favorite adventure activities:

Walking.

Favorite book:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Favorite quote:

At the end of the day

By this member:

I will be bringing you news from down under very soon.

Paul Hayes

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The unknown is my vehicle that creates my adventures. Putting yourself in a position of survival builds a perspective about the world around you. Taking a step towards uncertainty unravels a mystery of your adaptability. It is important to step outside of your domain, because you might just surprise yourself.

Role in the operation:

Top Adventurer, Entertainer, Linguistics.

Education:

Associates Degree in Sports Science / B. ED Physical education / French.

Best adventure asset:

The best quality I bring to an adventure is my ability to lift spirits and hold a high sense of moral amongst the adventure enthusiasts.

An animal quality that you admire:

Strength of a Tiger.

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

Good company.

Favorite adventure activities:

My journeys must stimulate me physically, as well as mentally. I enjoy hiking, snowshoeing and snowboarding challenging terrain.

Favorite book:

"A Thousand Splendid Suns"

by Khaled Hosseini

Favorite quote:

“An unexamined life is not worth living”

-Socrates

By Adventurer Paul Hayes