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I like to be outside. I like to be active. The most vivid memories I have of my childhood involve being outside with my family. Ponies and horses were very common at my place since my mother was a riding instructor. Holiday picnics and birthday parties were often held at our place. We had 3 acres. The natural terrain made for a great place for baseball and football games. We also had a sand volleyball court. My parents bought the land that used to be an outdoor dirt gokart track, so it ialready had fencing and the announcer’s stand converted nicely into a barn for the horses. Even though my nearest friends were miles away, they were able to walk to my place or get dropped by the bus after school.



After a few recent run-ins with kids who didn’t know how to play unless an electronic device was involved, I was saddened. But then I decided to do something about it. I have also encountered some parents who don’t know how to play with their kids. I understand work and timing, but you only get so long to install the right values and create memories.

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It seems that every week a new blog is circulated virally via social media regarding dating or marriage advice. The captions with the post often are ‘Amen’, ‘Preach it!’, ‘I want this’. Many of these blogs don’t dive too deep past the surface of their topic, and from that vantage point every bloggers opinion seems like a great fresh approach to relationships...mainly because our image only society (meaning JPGS and MP4s) doesn’t really know how to analyze thoughts anymore past the 2 dimensions. As a result, we get 2-D topics.

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Christmas Eve service at the First Baptist Church of Ford City was tradition. I would always ride from there to pap’s after the service with Uncle Eric and his girlfriend at the time. We had a spread of cold cuts, fried chicken and veggies waiting for us. It was almost torture. I had to wait until everyone arrived and had eaten before the meticulous wrapping was destroyed. I was the only kid present since my cousins lived hours away and showed up a few days after Christmas. The other guests were distant relatives, second and third cousins, the preacher, his family and dogs running everywhere.

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Sometimes age comes alone.

It is an old adage, but it isn't cliche`. In fact those four words need to be analyzed and studied.

That statement is the rebuttal following "wisdom comes with age". Forgive, actually dwell on, the following phrases as they are extremely powerful when realized. Wisdom comes from experience and experience comes from making mistakes. When that is added the realization the OFTEN age comes alone sinks in. While we as humans are making mistakes all the time, many don't make them in the areas needed for growth and success, both personally and professionally. Several other blog posts can be dedicated to defining success. For now just use the picture of it you have in your head, the following should still help you achieve it.

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To give thanks. To show gratitude for things you have, both in possession, relationships and undefinable areas.

"Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.”

― Pearl S. Buck


We are also a nation that now, while still digesting a meal meant to be the celebration of being thankful, can trample and physically fight with absolute strangers to purchase things we don’t have. While some make this a family affair, sometimes just to people watch, it is a sad and ironic situation nonetheless.

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Water and wind. Lots of water and high speed winds. That is what comprised Super Typhoon Haiyan. Typhoon is the name given to a hurricane/water cyclone in the West Pacific. At 4:40am local time, November 7, 2013 235 mph gusts and 195 mph sustained winds hit the cities of Dulag and Tacloban in the Philippines.

There is some debate as to if this is the strongest to make landfall, but honestly that is not important. What is important, is the incredible loss of life immediately, estimates are ranging from 2,500 - 10,000, and that to come based on the destruction caused.

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Do me a favor for the next 5 minutes.  Try to forget everything you know about a TAMPON.  I know, it’s hard.  But pretend that this is the first time you have ever seen or heard of the item below and it is a new survival product on the market: the Tactical Adventure Medical Preparedness Outdoors Necessity (T.A.M.P.O.N.)

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All kidding aside, a TAMPON really does have a ton of uses to a survivor.  One could even argue to include a couple in your survival kit.  Ultimately, I’ll let you be the judge.


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Let me start by stating, for the record, that I do not run. I don’t do marathons. I don’t do 5k’s. I don’t even jog. If you see me running, it’s probably a good idea that you do the same because something very bad is on its way. Think tsunami, derailed train, angry mob of ex girlfriends, etc. Given that I don’t run, it’s pretty safe to assume that I don’t regularly attend events that are based around running. It’s just not my thing.

Saturday, October 26 was different. A friend of mine invited me to go to a race where runners would be chased by zombies and not only had to finish, but had to survive without getting infected.

Ok, I’m listening.

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A joint taskforce has been called to reconvene on Saturday, October 26, 2013 for a scheduled quarantine to control the outbreak.

That’s right folks, The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission and On Purpose Adventures has done it again.

The FIRST zombie 5K race in Charleston will take place again at the beautiful North Charleston Wannamaker County Park.   We had you and your family running scared from zombies last year and we intend to do it again. The party isn’t over after the race this year, oh no. Cinebarre will have their big outdoor screen and we will be showing Zombieland once the sun sets. The food and beer will be served for hours after the race. rUNdead is family friendly.

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 We are providing a weekend away with adventure and campfires with old friends and plenty of new ones. While the US National Whitewater Center is a blast, many people love the time spent at camp getting to know people.

What we are providing:

Camping Friday and Saturday nights at Kings Mountain State Park

Meals (Friday evening, Saturday morning and evening, Sunday morning) Saturday lunch will need to be packed or purchased at the center.

Miscellaneous camp equipment (bug spray, firewood, marshmallows, etc.) to cover all needs

Group single day passes for all the activities at the USNWC for Saturday (reserving whitewater times in advance)

We will assist in coordinating carpooling by use of a google document since there is a limit to how many cars we can have. (split gas costs)

We will coordinate tents, sleeping arrangements and set up if needed

You only need a sleeping bag/pillow and Clothes to sit around campfire Friday and Saturday nights. You will want to have swim attire for the whitewater center, closed toed shoes are required and towels. There are showers at both the camp ground and whitewater center.

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This past Saturday night Music Farm was lit up by hundreds of glow sticks bobbing to the beats of Ben Fagan and the Holy City Hooligans.  They were joined by an eclectic crew of Charleston’s top talent including: Quentin Ravenel, Elise Testone, McKenzie Eddy, JamiSun Hodge, Richchus, Kyle K’Otic Johnson and more to celebrate the release of the Holy City Hooligan’s new album ‘The Freestyle Sessions 2’.  The show even featured some amazing breakdancing from Linkz Breakdancers that had the crowd ‘clearing a circle’ for them to get down right in the middle of it all.


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This past weekend On Purpose Adventures had the pleasure of being part of one epic flyboarding birthday adventure.  If you are unfamiliar with flyboarding it is similar to the water jet back only a lot more fun.  Think Ironman on the water and when you see the pictures you will probably agree.  So let’s get down to the details.

The birthday boy wanted a unique party in which to invite a bunch of friends to try something most have never done before and spend a whole day on the water.  HydroFly was just the event venue for this.  HydroFly operates flyboarding in both Charleston, SC and in Myrtle Beach, SC but the birthday was to take place in Charleston.  OPA was able to get them a great group rate including catering on the water….more on that later.

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ferrissKickboxing, I ask you. You need to have a lot of guts to go a few rounds with these guys and Timothy aka Tim Ferriss has guts. Apart from Kickboxing; he is the bestselling author of the 4-hour series of titles concerning work load, health and recently cooking. Furthermore, he is also an angel investor/advisor to many of the giants we know today including Facebook, Twitter, Evernote and Uber. Jealous? Me too (sigh!).

He has enviable accomplishments in his name too. New York Times said Ferriss was “somewhere between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk”. Newsweek declared Ferris “The world’s best guinea pig” and in 2008, he was named “Greatest self-promoter of all time” by Wired Magazine. He was named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business people of 2007”. In 2012, he was listed in Newsweek’s Digital Power Index 100 as the 7th most powerful online personality. He is also named as a Henry Crown Fellow of 2009 by the Aspen Institute. Guinness World Records crowned him with the record of the highest number of tango spins in one minute.

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Sweetgrass Vacation Rentals is hands down one of the best places in Charleston, SC for vacation rental properties.  Their owner Leonard Bucci has spent the last 21 years utilizing a diverse set of skill including: all aspects of residential and commercial construction, real estate rentals and sales, property management and creative finance, as an entry point into ownership of multiple successful businesses.

Leonard Bucci started out 24 years ago by purchasing his first investment property, renovating and reselling. This one property was the beginning for many more to follow.  Within 10 years the end product was having purchased a total of 48 residential and commerical properties, leasing in short and long term rentals.  This was his foundation of his construction and real estate career.

Over the years he has sold multiple businesses and still continues to apply his skills and knowledge as owner and operator of Sweetgrass Property Services.  The company has expanded form it's orginal location in Kiawah Isalnd to Charleston, Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island.  There are three offices to service their clients convenience.  


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On Purpose Adventures is doing it again! For the third year in a row they are inviting all those adventure and outdoors enthusiasts to end the summer in style. They chose the third weekend in September so the water temp will still be high but it will be comfortable to sleep outside in.

We go to the US National White Center near Charlotte because of all it offers, whitewater rafting, ziplining, canopy tours, rock climbing, mountain biking, paddleboarding and more! It is also takes safety serious and has many "life guards" on look out for anyone tossed from a raft. Because of that and that it isn't a one way river, makes this experience great for beginners/first time whitewater rafters looking for adventure but a little nervous about the risk.

The End of Summer Camping and Whitewater Blast trip is a great way to unplug for a weekend yet increase your connections with living and breathing humans. The best memories are created while we are cooking the meals and just sitting around the fire. On Saturday, we tell all of our war stories and relive the adrenaline rushes we just shared together.
So check out all the details and register quick to take advantage of the early bird savings.

Don't forget to #LiveOnPurpose

For more information and to signup click here

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It’s that time again! Spring Paintball Blast! The best co-ed way to play.

Saturday April 13.

Arrive: 8:45am

Gear, teams and safety briefing: 9 – 9:45am

First game: 10am

Lunch: 12:15pm

Resume games: 12:45pm

Unofficial end: 2:30pm

Always wanted to try paintball but never had the opportunity? Want to play but not with teens or pros lighting people up like Christmas trees?

Click here for more information and event registration.


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When the nearest grocery stores is miles and miles away, vertically or horizontally eating is a planned event. And unless you like cold meal bars and cool drinks having a great, light-weight, compact stove is a great idea. There are many to choose from. Points to consider are weight, capacity, fuel needs and price.  We have not used all the different types, please check out this review from a trusted source http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Backpacking-Stove-Reviews

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By popular demand after seeing the photos for the birthday adventure in January, On Purpose Adventures is hosting an open-invite to go camping and ATVing from Friday April 12 – Sunday April 14, 2013.

Purpose: Have a great time in the outdoors exploring over 100 miles a trails while spending time with friends and making new ones who like adventure.

What’s included:

  • 2 nights of primitive group camping in tents (bring your own sleeping bag and air mattress is desired*)

  • 5 prepared meals and snacks (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast, BYOB in addition to water)

  • Riding pass

  • ATV rental (shared)~

  • A photographer that will join you on the trails and capture amazing action shots

  • 2 nights of relaxing camp fires and fellowship

  • Miscellaneous camping needs like tiki torches, bug spray, etc.

  • Late night adventures

  • Transportation is NOT included but organizing carpooling and caravanning will be and gas costs should be split between carloads


For more information on pricing and event registration click here!!!

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“How do I know if a girl is more like Ms. Pacman or Frogger when it comes to her adventurousness?” asks a caller from the first show of Love Bent and Adventure Bound, the newest show on the online community radio station Kinetic HiFi (www.KineticHiFi.com).

And that is why we are engaging in this medium. Billed as “an exploration in dating and living on purpose”, we aim to directly interact with listeners, fans, hopeless romantics and adventure junkies. Online radio, especially local radio gives listeners options and can provide a great source of entertainment.

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