My Best Outdoor Adventure Friend and IG-Famous Photographer Has Joined Steemit!
When I came to Norway, I had this vague idea that I wanted to really get in touch with my outdoor adventure side. In fact, nature was a big factor in the decision. I didn’t know exactly how I’d do it, but that question was answered a mere two weeks in when I met my good friend @janoliverkoch.
I have him to thank for getting me to the great outdoors, and now its my turn to bring him into the adventurous world of Steemit!
That picture there, the one right above this, that's about what this vague idea in my head looked like if I were to draw it out. Biking out to the woods, sitting around the toasty campfire under the clear night sky, cozy tent ready for when the last bite of chocolate is finally gone.
Looks like something out of Stranger Things, doesn't it? But it was actually just me and Oli on our first camping adventure, only a few short weeks after I first arrived in Norway over 2 years ago. It was also the very beginnings of how this whole Adventure Every Day thing came to be in the first place.
Back then, I didn't even own a camera, and I was highly averse to social media. But here I saw for the first time the power of what a mere mortal can achieve with a camera (a fancy one albeit), the way it can capture a moment, and the power of the internet to do something even more with that.
As time went by, there were more adventures. Hiking. Canoeing. I got my first GoPro that Christmas. Snow shoeing. Then our biggest adventure yet, all weekend camping in the snowy Norwegian forest north of Oslo. It was a tough challenge, but an epic campsite and technique for building a fire in the snow resulted:
Oli had an idea of making a tour company "Out of Oslo" to take people on trips like this, so this was something of a test. That didn't quite happen, but the inspiration kept coming through the lens of Oli's camera - just check out his blog @janoliverkoch to see what I'm talking about.
It was on yet another excursion into the woods that a new idea came up. If photography is that fun, how about getting more serious about video? This was sort of a watershed moment for me, where I began to see my new hobby in a different way. YouTube was all the rage at the time of course, so we thought we might as well give it a go.
It was at that time that I first heard of Steemit.
It was by chance, just a comment from a colleague who heard of our idea and suggested to check it out. I knew pretty quickly this would be the place where we'd achieve something, if we were to achieve anything at all.
Our grand vision may not have played out exactly as we expected, but I sure am glad I found Steemit in the process and stuck with it, and that my good friend who started this with me has joined at long last!
To you Oli, I wish to say thanks for the inspiration, thanks for your adventurous spirit, thanks for the memories. You always encourage to follow your dreams, and because of that my Norwegian dream has been a very exciting and memorable one.
I'm excited for you to take off on Steemit, and I'm looking forward to many more memories like this one here on future winter camping trips.
Stay adventurous my friend!
Photo credits here go to the subject of this post @janoliverkoch. If you want to welcome him to Steemit and see much more amazing photos like these, be sure to check out his blog and show some love!
Adventure Every Day started as a dream by two expats lost in Norway - that's right, me and @janoliverkoch. It never amounted to much more than that, but the spirit lives on in our sporadic adventures. Keep adventuring my friends!
All of our short films can be found here on Steemit as well as the Adventure Every Day YouTube channel. Click the logo below to follow!