”One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.” — (Cougar prints near my campsite yesterday morning). The night before I had an encounter with two: sniffing and peeing within feet of my tent. You learn to handle these type of situations or become the prey in a world where we consider ourselves predators. - that’s what I love about the wilderness - Luck or skill, I don’t know, but I followed the rule book and came out on top of two hungry lions that night, and in that moment, I was grateful for the 2018 lifestyle as an unconscious predator. I attempt to take strides out of my comfort zone each day to feel a sense of worthy in an overpopulated world where one can feel senseless, it makes one feel whole - finding a piece of you, you never knew was there.