Bear Gallagher Cole

Lets get one thing straight right now, My Real Name is Bear. Bear Grylls real name is Edward. End Point.

Bear Gallagher ColeExplorer

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What I Offer You

Hello Explorers, I am an avid outdoorsman and explorer. I document my adventures through writing, photos, video, and much more.

With additional experience as a Certified Wilderness First Responder I want to help you learn how to adventure and spend time outdoors safely. I’ve earned degrees in Web & Graphic Design and Audio Engineering & Multimedia, consequently my skill set is more diverse than most outdoors explorer types. I use these skills to share information with you in unique and artistic ways. Lastly, I am a ACE Certified Personal Trainer with knowledge of exercise science and experience as an athlete.

As the Wild West Explorer I offer you a suite of knowledge and adventures that will motivate you to spend time outdoors, live a healthy life, gear up, prepare for the future, and learn how to explore just like me.

The Mission

“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.


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My name is Bear Gallagher Cole and I am the Wild West Explorer. You can find me online whenever I am not out on the road or the trail. I have a network of sites focused on getting outdoors, and enjoying our parks. The first is – which is a guide to the American Southwest and all kinds of ways to experience it. The last is a huge project I am working on and will be for the next couple years. It is called and will be a guide to experiencing National Parks.

My life is centered around the same thing as my websites. I am a Certified Wilderness First Responder and ACE Personal Trainer. I use these skills, and all the knowledge I have along the way in my adventures to help people get motivated, fit, and prepared. I spend much of my time Hiking, Camping, Off Roading, Road Tripping, and just all around Exploring. I make videos, take pictures, and teach courses. I hope you enjoy my articles, videos, and photography.

If you are an adventurer like me, and have some great ideas, want to contribute to one of my sites or Instagram accounts, or just chat it up about a trail.

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Bear Gallagher Cole

Bear Gallagher Cole

Professional Explorer, Writer, Photographer. at Exploring the Southwest
Howdy Explorers. I am Bear Gallagher Cole, the Wild West Explorer - I was Born & Raised in the Grand Canyon National Park and have been to the bottom over 100 times. I am a Certified Wilderness First Responder, ACE Personal Trainer, Web Professional, and Audio Engineer. I focus on getting people Outdoors, Healthy, and Motivated to enjoy every day they get. You can keep up with me @ and
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Bear Gallagher Cole
Bear Gallagher Cole
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