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About Us


“Not all those who wander are lost"


The Real Grit is your source for exploration, outdoor adventure, and discovery of the life-giving nature of what awaits just the other side of the next horizon.  Our passion is to inspire and equip you in pursuing a life of adventure, character, purpose, and meaning…a life pursuing The Real Grit.

Joshua Marine is known for saying "Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." And Martin Luther King took it further with "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

But what does it take to get there?  A life of adventure and exploration pushes our limits outwardly and, if we allow it, even more so inwardly with the timeless truths that strengthen toward the Real Grit

"Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing."  

-Teddy Roosevelt

Adventure awaits the willing, those willing to take the next step.  The Real Grit is a pursuit of that next step.  We hope to provide both the practical tools for the outdoors and the mindset in the overcoming.

Join us as we explore, discover, and grow in the fullness of a life of adventure, wonder, and meaning.