We’re about to change your life. Our only aim is to enable your single-track rides, grueling climbs, white-knuckled descents, adventure races, and every other adventure that has the potential to spike adrenaline or help you locate your inner calm. The alternative for men is bleak: an everyday vague sense of frustration and irritation with the very real possibility that you could drop dead from a stress and fat-induced heart attack while struggling to rise out of your rut. You can’t do it on your own, and hell, even if you could, why would you? This community is the group of everyday adventurers you’ve been looking for, so immerse yourself!
We’re big fans of epic adventures–there is no doubt of that–but Man Makes Fire is first and foremost about doing, specifically less watching and more doing. We are about leading your buddies, leading your family, leading your community, and heck, leading yourself. Living an adventurous life, day in, day out, moment to moment. There’s a lot of opportunity to change yourself–and bring the heat and light to everyone around you.
Life is a gift . . . and now is always the time to appreciate it. Do not go to your job, make a gazillion bucks and dress up everything around you in fancy-pants wrappings and bows. Life is not a perfectly wrapped box with a bow on top. If you’re busy trying to control your life by making everything perfect, you’ll fail. Stop trying. Tear open the gift and start livin’.
Sounds easy enough, right? It’s not. We know it’s not. There’s pressure everywhere you turn. Bills. Obligations. This isn’t about skirting obligations. It isn’t about forgetting your honor. It’s about living on purpose. It’s about creating a mindset that will change how you approach every day, how you see the world around you, how you do.
Are you a Man Who Makes Fire?
But we’re getting there. We’re a loose band of men just like you. We aspire to become men who make fire, everywhere and all the time. We’re not perfect. We don’t have all the answers. But we’ve got some of them. We’re on a quest for more. And we’ll share.
As for you, you’ve got a choice: Go rejoin your place with the flock of sheep and stand in line somewhere, mindlessly shuffling from place to place . . . or start doing. From the backyard to multi-month adventures, we want to hear about how you did it. Most importantly we want to hear about how you are transforming yourself from Rutville to a life worth living. Bring it and be cool. Sign into ManMakesFire.com and comment on posts. Share your tips and experiences that relate. Give props to those who share theirs. And your buddies? Turn them into men who make fire, too. Push and lead. Join our reality. Change your world.
You’ll have a helluva lot more fun.