“My mission is to motivate others to enjoy the outdoors, become self reliant and prepared, and get excited about exploring!”
Many people have lost their link with the outdoors, nature, and what it means to survive. I am Bear Gallagher Cole the Wild West Explorer and I have one goal, to rebuild that link. The goal is to reconnect you with the beauty and importance of nature and survival.
How can this be done? Well I use a combination of techniques.
- Motivation: By writing about the outdoors, sharing my hikes and camping adventures, and survival tips, I will motivate you to get up go outside and try the same. I use this site, YouTube, Books, and much more to get you motivated.
- Vision: For the visually stimulated I take photos and videos, meant to motivate others to explore. I also share tips about photography, video, audio, and things I have learned out of necessity to make them not suck.
- Learning: I build courses, classes, videos, and lectures all with a core goal of learning what it means to be an explorer. As a survivalist and prepper I also share knowledge that will help you survive everyday situations, disasters, and even out in the wilderness.
- Fitness: First, I know that when it comes to being an explorer, and someone who is prepared for anything, you have to be not only mentally, but physically prepared. I spent years creating the Wild West Survival Fitness Academy to help people just like you build Well Rounded fitness that prepares you for anything.
My focus on beginners and those that are new to the outdoors and survival is part of my motivation. I want to share my deep love of hiking, camping, survival, fitness, photography, and nature with people that are new to it. I hope to motivate them to start enjoying some of the same things.
“I am not looking to brag to other outdoorsy types about how many miles I hiked, my last 30 day back packing trip, or a 7 day desert survival camp. In contrast, I want to find people who are looking to learn about camping so they can enjoy their first trip with their family. My goal is to help someone who hasn’t spent much time outdoors become comfortable, confident, and ready to explore. I want to motivate others to go outside, live healthy, and enjoy nature.”
I don’t think that it is right for us to be so reliant on others for basic survival. If you want to be ready for anything and ready to explore, you should be able to find water, build shelter, navigate, catch or grow food, and defend yourself.