About

The Community.

Adventure Deficit is a community exploring life’s greatest lessons through adventure. Our featured content inspires people to get outside and explore the deeper truths to areas like identity, freedom and rest. We’re outdoor enthusiasts who appreciate the beauty of the natural world, and strive to protect it. We hike, hunt, paddle, climb, ski, cast, ride, and take up anything else that draws us closer.

#CombatTheDeficit. We identify with those who participate; we’re doers – Roosevelt’s folks “In the Arena”. Despite our best plans, Adventure forces the un-rehearsed. It requires us to think, assess, collaborate and implement new methods, mostly on-the-spot. Sometimes we conquer and sometimes we fail, but we stay in the fight and take our lessons. Chasing these is how we “CombatTheDeficit”.

#TakeYourMedicine. Adventures take us to the most wild and scenic places, where beauty and grandeur evoke a sense of both awe and “aaahhh”. We’re literally RE-creating, hitting the re-set, and filling our deeper selves with something pure, and natural, and good. It’s so undeniably restorative, we call it “taking our medicine”, and encourage you to get out there and do the same. Be sure to tell us about it.

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The Founder.

Drew De Vries

I was born in Grand Rapids MI – where my family’s Dutch heritage became American following great grandpa De Vries’ arrival to Ellis Island aboard a ship from Holland in 1897.
My wife and I make our home along the eastern edge of G.R. We enjoy raising our children amidst this vibrant, hard working community.
After earning a Recreation degree from Calvin College, I spent 11 years moving through different industries pursuing what I believed was the pathway to happiness – wealth and status. Not until a few years ago did I realize my shortcoming.
The helpful prompting of a friend led to the creation of Adventure Deficit and through this, I re-discovered my passion. I hope you’ll connect with something deeper here.

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To My Fellow Wanderers

There’s so much goodness to explore. Get out there and take your medicine!

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