He's awesome. I love listening to him on the Joe Rogan podcasts.
He couldn't even afford to buy a Leatherman Wave, and used a knock off. As far as his misfortune... not gonna really blame him for that. I've gone on hikes by myself. Shit happens.
Joe Rogan is great , new wave of psychedelic explorer I honestly believed that shit would save the world . Still do to certain extent but the folks who need it most have the least chance of going there .
I hear you on the solo thing I've skied,scuba ,surfed and backpacked solo all my life aint gonna change now
I think folks have been thinking that since Ken Kesey. It didn't change the world then, doubt it ever will.
Probably the most dangerous thing i've ever done in my life is go into the ocean alone. once you leave the sand it's a complete wilderness really. since my teens into my 30s i mostly bodysurf which leaves you pretty much completely exposed to wildlife, currents, rocks and sandbars etc. countless times alone - and there have been a few times where i've thought "wtf am i really doing out here?" due to conditions but it's extremely gratifying to be alive and alone every once in awhile...
there's a difference between self-confidence and delusion. my friend knew a guy who wandered into death valley on one of those trips and never saw the dude alive again. but that's different than day tripping to climb boulders, hiking, etcetc.
and anyways the people who invoke darwinism fail to understand that outside of their snide sad boring hipster existence the world is naturally a risky place and there's nothing wrong with kissing a stranger every now and again. canyoudigit?