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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Time To Man Up

Ladies and Gentlemen -

(this post may sound solemn - but hey, this is a big moment in my life - just go with it. : ) )

It is my pleasure to humbly introduce my very humble (I hope!) attempt to change the world.

Up at the top of my blog, in the pages list, you should see a new tab - Man Up Adventures.

Go ahead and click on it - I didn't hire my techy friend to install a virus on your computer if you do, so you should be safe.

Man Up Adventures will be my business teaching young men survival and wilderness living, and trying to accomplish two goals :

One, to get men and their sons up off of the couch and into the great wild of God's creation,

 - and -

Two, to push them beyond their comfort zone out in the wild with activities unfamiliar with most modern men. Starting fires from primitive materials, building shelters, cleaning and purifying water for drinking, and other basic survival skill that everybody, no matter their age or gender, should know just a little bit of.

I want to encourage men and their sons to get out into the great wild of God's creation, and not only to get out there, but most importantly, to have dominion over it. It's hard to have dominion over the wild if you can't venture into it without bringing the refrigerator and a mattress.

I intend to lead men into the wild and teach them these skill first hand, hoping, in my own small way, to affect some change on the world, starting with the most important key to the entire chain - the men.

Hence the title. Man Up Adventures is about just that - Maning Up. Most guys couldn't handle a full day of hiking into the unknown, setting up their own camp, starting their own fires, building their own shelter, and then hiking back out the next day, in a wild filled with bugs, snakes, water, rocks, and the most feared denizen of all the wilderness - the sleeping bag on the cold hard ground.  

As of yet, I am not ready myself to teach men to do this, so while I am learning and training myself, I have started a website with preliminary knowledge about survival, and I will keep updating it as I can, so that while I can't be out in the field with you myself, I can at least give you the mental arsenal to get out there are do it.

Please excuse any discrepancies or anything that is out of place - I am still constructing the site. But for what it's worth - thar she be.

So, there it is. Grand announcement over. Check out the site, and of course let me know what you think! I hope the information there will help you all, and shoot me an email if you have any suggestions!

Thanks a heap -



  1. My first reaction when I clicked the link was my mouth fell open and I uttered aloud "Oh my goodness-!" David, that looks epic! I sincerely congratulate on the website, and on your mission here! Bravo! I'm looking forward to seeing where God takes you with it!

    1. Thanks Bushy! Who knows, maybe someday this will get big enough and I will do a survival Man-Up trip down unda!

    2. That'd be so awesome!! Except for the fact I wouldn't be able to come on the expedition because its for guys. :P (Seriously, you guys get all the fun) You would have to bring Lisa so we can have an expedition all our own. ;)

  2. David, David, David! That's so cool! And it suits you perfectly! I hope you don't mind if I point out that there is a display error on the Survival page when viewed with Safari 6.0.5. Where it says The Four Priorities of Survival, the word survival is down in the body of the text, making it hard to read. (I do this for Bud, too). But it looks great and I hope to see it blessed abundantly!

    1. Odd -I use Chrome and it doesn't appear to be a problem. Grr.
      But no, I din't mind one bit - in fact I just went back and fixed a typo. :)

  3. Love it!!!! So excited to see where this will go!!!!!

  4. David, it looks fine on Firefox also, but since every browser is different it will do that sometimes. Might also see if someone has Oprah and check it on that browser as well.

  5. This is awesome David!!!! Keep up the work. :)

  6. This is so cool!! What a fantastic idea too! Definitely telling my bros about it, they'd love it. Hope it goes well and grows! :)


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