Working in the outdoors comes with a lot of incredible advantages. One of them being the volume of amazing people you get to work with. One of those amazing people that I have had drift into my life is my friend L. L is from Australia, and when I met him, he had been in Canada for only two months. We have since worked nearly every contract together since. This had us getting to celebrate his one year anniversary in Canada while on a canoe trip in Algonquin Park. L shared with us parts of his life story that day. One of the big elements was his dream to live in and explore the Canadian wilderness. For when he was 12, he read the Hatchet. And his love for Canada was born. I will spare you the details, but he came very close to missing out on his chance to come here a few times. It took an incredible leap of faith to make it happen. He is one of the kindest, most giving humans I have ever met. And I knew that we had to celebrate his stay in Canada the right way. So when we got home from the trip, I booked it to a hardware store and picked him up the hatchet from hatchet (well, as close as I could get). He absolutely loves it now, and yesterday we worked on sharpening it to a razor blade (it is hair popping sharp now). I know his time in Canada will be relatively short, but the adventures he is having will go with him every where. And my home is that this little hatchet will always remind him of the wonder that is the Canadian wilderness.