I am so lucky that I have my own personal Bear Grylls! Victor is an experienced outdoor guide and I am so proud of him. We are not talking “Sunny Beach” or “Springbreak in Cancun” guide. This guy knows his shit and his knowledge about history, nature, animals and outdoor life is impressing. I actually thought about being guide myself many years ago but society told me I should go to the University and read some books about things I already forgot about. Who knows, maybe he convince me to pursue this old dream.
Sure it sounds more fancy to say that your boyfriend or husband is a lawyer or doctor. But how will this guy help you when the world is going under, all electricity goes down and the zombie apocalypse starts? With my own personal outdoor guide I do not worry about these things and here you got 5 reasons why:
1. HE CAN MAKE A FIRE!
Trust me, its a big thing. I have been in the savanna in Africa with a can of bean, a lighter and some newspaper with the ambition of being the new extreme survivor girl doing my own bonfire! 30 meters away some African students had made a huge fire and I think I looked like a very stupid white city girl when I finally had to give up.. and with shame ask them if I could join their huge bonfire.. So when Victor made a fire the first time I was all excited! Furthermore.. it looks sexy..
2. HE KNOWS HOW TO PACK STUFF
No, not all woman are good at packing. And just because you can fit 45 shoes and 100 dresses is one suitcase it doesn’t mean you are good at packing – because do you need all this stuff? My outdoor guide knows exactly how much clothes and underwear you need for x-amount of days! And he knows how to pack a backpacker if you are going on outdoor adventures. So no unnecessary extra weight and I am not gonna look like Reese Witherspoon in the movie “Wild” carrying around a shit load of unnecessary things!
3. HE KNOWS FIRST AID
So should a situation like in “The Revenant” happen (you know, me fighting a bear) I got one that can tape me up and get me down from that mountain! Alive!
4. HE CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT FLORA AND FAUNA
Oooh a deer!! No its not just a deer – its a huemul, a south Andean deer. You get so much information about the surrounding nature that you will never get from someone with another background. Furthermore I am not gonna die from starvation or eating a poisonous plant like McCandless in the movie “Into the Wild” because my outdoor guide knows which plants are eatable and not.
5. HE KNOWS HOW TO GET AROUND IN THE WILD
He has been trekking tons of mountains, lived in a tent (and knows how to put it up without breaking half the poles!), he has done rock climbing (and knows how to make all the advanced knots without even looking!), he knows how to fix a flat bike tire and he can take you everywhere in the world because he knows how to survive and doesn’t need material things to feel safe. He can even open a can without a tin can opener!