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the story of shoulders of giants

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Shoulders of Giants began as a personal quest for meaning. After many years as an IT professional, I felt like the four walls of my cube were caving in. I decided that enough was enough, and embarked on a journey that took me out of the office and into a world of triathlon training, endurance mountain bike racing, high-caliber sniper rifle shooting, saltwater fly fishing, Jiu Jitsu, and more. I stopped lollygagging my way through life and became vigilant and thankful for the adventure that tomorrow always brings.

Simply put, I changed my life.

That wouldn’t have been possible without the mentors I found along the way. These men and women, all the very best in their fields, were the Giants whose shoulders I stood on. They showed me a way to live better and now I want to share their wisdom with you. I’ve brought them together at Shoulders of Giants to provide readers with trustworthy survival and adventure advice, and they’ve helped me stock our online shop with the very best in new outdoor gear.

Our goal at Shoulders of Giants is to help people get excited about the outdoors. So if you’re on a quest for a better, more adventurous life, please spend some time with us.

Adventure begins… now.

our vision

We’re here to assist you with every step of the adventure process, from the planning and outfitting phase to the experience itself.


Our articles feature wisdom from the best minds in the field.


Our online shop offers a carefully curated selection of the best new adventure and survival gear.


Our travel partners lead adventure travel trips around the world.

Our Brands

You may not have heard of them, but each brand we sell carries our seal of approval. The products in our shop are made by small companies with a demonstrated commitment to innovation and craftsmanship. Special preference is given to companies that manufacture in the U.S. and/or operate charitable giveback programs.

We’re always seeking new partners. Contact [email protected] to be considered.

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