Our 'why'

We've become programed - affixed to our screens and beholden to a way of life which isn't sustainable, or desirable even. Our wellness is at stake, and something's got to give.


Adventure, in addition to its soul-touching landscapes offers incredible opportunities for connection and personal growth to all those who heed its call. 

In 2017, we launched a podcast spreading our message"adventure as medicine" to a culture in need of a re-set. We source and share epic adventure stories to entertain, encourage and inspire, and best of all they're free-of-charge, wherever you get your podcasts.

Since then we've grown, and offer a variety of exciting content, not to mention unforgettable in-person experiences that catalyze growth through outdoor adventure.


To all you work-wearied leaders yearning for air, we're here. Employers, employees, tired moms, dutiful dads and those yearning for more than the rat-race offers - step off the hamster wheel. Break free from the noise, and learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible!

Whether you desire new challenges, renewed connection, or simply a space to rest, it's all here. It's all good, and we call it medicine. #TakeYourMedicine!


The Community



Some of us live for running in the snow, others run from it. We're climbers and paddlers, fly-casters and peak baggers. Down-homers who swap coveralls for camouflage, and uptowners ditching boardrooms for bike trails.


Variety and story are central to the human experience. These are the ingredients which bring incredible aroma and rich flavor to life.


We share people's epic stories - all centered on adventure, and extract the life-changing lessons learned on the way.

To sample some favorites, tune into Adventure Deficit wherever you get your podcasts.


Concierge, a la carte trips


We work with churches, corporations, and non-profits to plan and facilitate adventure trips to meet your specific needs.


Areas of focus include team-building, leadership development, team retreat, and spiritual-formation. 


Our professional staff and partners work together to maximize your growth through adventure.


We'll consult with you to build a trip around a specific outdoor discipline like kayaking, mountain biking, or backpacking, and pair it with content suited to your area of desired focus.


We accommodate various group sizes, trip lengths, and budgets. 


Call or write for a free consultation, we can't wait to help plan your next adventure!

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

#TakeYourMedicine! Adventure takes us to the most wild and scenic places, where beauty and grandeur evoke a sense of both awe and “ahhh”. We’re literally re-creating, hitting reset, and filling ourselves with something pure, 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 tag us!

The Founder


Drew De Vries


My earliest and fondest memories involve outdoor recreation. It's been a central platform for growth throughout my life. At age three, my parents strapped me into my first pair of skis. In grade school, Grandpa taught me to shoot and fly cast. An older cousin exposed me to western rivers, prompting a move to guide whitewater trips during college. 


I hold a Bachelor's in Community Recreation and a background including business, ministry, and leadership development. With an edge for adventure, enterprising spirit, and a big heart for people, A.D. is my dream job!    


As a husband, and father to three, life can feel busy. When it does, I head to wild spaces for personal wellness. Whether I'm biking, backpacking, paddling or chasing big game, adventure brings me into the present. It provides balance, reaffirms skills, exposes God's splendor, and improves my perspective. Adventure's always been my medicine. Come join me, and #TakeYourMedicine!



We like people, and we like products! The following are companies with whom we entrust our business. We're not here to push, but when we discover people we like, offering products we like, reliably enabling us to take our medicine - we tell you. What's not to like? 



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