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  • [The Trek] How To Take A Sabbatical That Will Change Your Life

    Have you ever wondered what you could learn if you threw yourself into a foreign country for a few months and became totally immersed in the culture? That's what my wife, Katie, and I wondered back in 2016, so we hit the road to travel slowly through Argentina for seven weeks all while keeping our full-time jobs.
  • [The Trek] Chapter 1: How We Chose Where To Go

    And just like that, Katie and I decided where we were going for what would turn out to be 2 months - a farm in Argentina. Not to mention that we might have leave our jobs after almost 12 years of combined time with our current employers. It was Saturday morning and we had just woken up...
  • How To Build A Fire and Meru Mountain-Approved Chapstick

    Happy Tuesday! Here is 1 vlog post, 1 product recommendation, and 1 product review for the week... Vlog Post How To Build A Fire (In A Smokeless F...
  • Zip codes, perks, and building fires

    Diversions Life Hack 101: How to Start a Fire According to Sydney’s Firedoor Chef Lennox Hastie Broadstreet Turns out, the "log cabin" constructio...
  • Can a wood pile help you find a wife?

    In his book, Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way, Lars Mytting tells us how a man can be measured by his wood pile.
  • Life Hack 101: How to Start a Fire According to Lennox Hastie

    In his book Finding Fire, Lenox walks us through the steps to build a fire in detail but we also found a nice summary online. Try it out this weekend and let us know what you think. And if you do, we hope you enjoy.
  • Wood-Fired Pizza Oven For Under $50

    We recently jumped at the chance to build a high-performance wood-fired oven at home. The simple construction and fun instructions from Chef Steps made it super easy for us to keep our pizza-obsessed family, neighbors, and friends in check during quarantine while dining out was off limits.