You do not have to go far to find someone criticizing the upcoming generation. You hear them called “snowflakes” because they have a melt down when anyone even remotely challenges their precious world view. There is a lot of truth in the assessment, but not everyone falls into that stereotypical mold.
I would like you to meet 16 year old Blake Alma. Not only is he bucking the trend of his generation, he is inspiring the previous one. Blake is an avid hunter and outdoorsman who has poured his heart into the outdoors.
He is an accomplished outdoor writer who has had four books published and has written for many other publications. In his latest book, Hunter’s War: Hunters vs. Vegans, he tackles the ongoing debates between the two factions. He calls out the hypocrisy of the animal rights crowd and defends the actions of hunters. I recommend giving his books a look.
Since 2014, he has also ran a successful blog site, The Art of an Outdoorsman. He describes it as a website for thousands of outdoor enthusiasts to learn some simple DIY outdoor pursuits. He and his writing staff cover all kinds of outdoor topics ranging from hunting, fishing, trapping and survival. There is something there for all outdoorsmen and women.
Besides writing, he is also the host of his own radio show, The Outdoorsman’s Art Radio Show. He describes it as a radio show that is dedicated to the outdoors and its Creator. He covers lots of topics on the outdoors – such as hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, trapping, and survivalism. You can check out his show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and a number of other streaming sites. A new episode lands every Tuesday.
Some of Blake’s future projects include being asked to take on the roll of the Editor-in-Chief at Survivalist Daily. He is also planning on producing and hosting a daily survival podcast for Survivalist.com. I would also imagine other books are in the works. I am looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.
Blake has not let the fame go to his head. Here are his thoughts on being successful so early in life:
Someone once told me I was lucky, but you know, luck is only when hard work meets opportunity. Simply, anyone could have done what I have done. They would just have to spend the time to do it and get their priorities straight. As a 16-year- old, I have tons of time to waste, but I decided that I would not waste my teenage years playing videos games or scrolling through my social media all day. I knew that if I started young, it would benefit me for the future. I only wish that every child had the same passion and zeal toward the outdoors as I do, but modern technology has stood in the way of the Master’s creation. Hence, it is my goal to bring the creation of God back into the hearts of children and teenagers, to revive that dying art of an outdoorsman. That is my outdoorsman’s calling!
It is really inspiring to see someone so young doing great things in the outdoor world. If I could give him any advice it would be this: stay humble, keep learning, and keep working. The sky is the limit, and with God’s grace, you will reach the stars.