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About Brian Eagen

Brian Eagen

I was born into a family that spends a ton of time exploring the outdoors. As I grew up, I nurtured that love through backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, and mountaineering. Along the way, I learned that the most satisfaction I get while enjoying the outdoors was teaching. Outdoor Blueprint is all about sharing that love of the outdoors in an approachable, engaging, and jargon-free way.

I currently work as an outdoor education instructor throughout California and Washington. I’ve received training from a number of spectacular organizations and people, including NOLS and Outward Bound instructors, the American Mountain Guides Association (where I’m certified as a Single Pitch Instructor), and the Wilderness Medicine Institute (where I’m certified as a Wilderness First Responder).

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A Growing Community

Outdoor Blueprint is a go-to outdoor resource for professional and casual adventures alike. In the two and a half years since the site was launched, it has steadily grown a following of people excited about human-powered play in their natural spaces. Here’s a glimpse at the community:

Common Questions

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If you happen across an especially useful graphic, I’d be happy to let you share it on your website. All images and graphics are copyright Outdoor Blueprint unless otherwise noted so please refer to these rules before sharing any of my content.

Can I Write For Outdoor Blueprint?

Human-powered outdoor recreation covers a very broad scope of knowledge and experiences. If you’d like to contribute to the site please reach out to me. I am particularly interested in sharing your Grand Outdoor Adventure Stories.

Would You Write For My Website?

I’m always interested in finding new ways to collaborate with both individuals and businesses. If you feel it would be a good fit, please let me know.


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Outdoor Blueprint may participate in forms of affiliate marketing, sponsorships, paid placement, and other forms of compensation. Even when compensation is provided, I give my honest opinion regarding products and experiences.