Hendrik Broekelschen

Hendrik Broekelschen

When not leading active travel adventures around the world -- believe it or not, it's his job -- Hendrik strives to be involved with his communities, both direct and global. Whether bike touring across Spain or stomping around his home in Portland, OR, Hendrik likes to connect with the people around him. Especially if coffee is involved. In addition to his current work at The Manual, Hendrik enjoys writing short stories and travel pieces that encourage others to be bold in their life choices.
Articles
Living

The BedBud Will Wake You Up on the Right Side of the Bed

How many times did you hit the snooze this morning? Let's make that zero tomorrow.
Fashion & Style

Parks Project and the Sierra Club Team Up for Do-Good Tees

The tee and tank highlight an important mission: Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth.
Living

Grandview Barrel Sauna: Bring the Heat to Your Home

Add a sauna to your home without bringing in a construction crew.
Outdoors

Are Waterproof Socks the Right Fit for Your Adventure

In the wide spectrum of footwear, where do waterproof socks fit in?
Fashion & Style

Find the Time to Get Yourself a Proper Watch Winder

To keep your watch up to date -- and time -- consider using a watch winder.
Fashion & Style

Fashion Revolution Day: Why You Should Wear Fair Trade

These industry leaders believe in quality when it comes to living wages and safe living standards for the workers who make their apparel.
Outdoors

Raptor Platform: There’s No Place Like (a Floating) Home

Think inflatable houseboat, portable dock, zombie apocalypse safe haven, and sure, a floating fishing platform.
Grooming

Beard Conditioners: What They Are and How They Work

There is no one beard conditioner. Consider three methods to improve or maintain the condition of, well in this case, your beard.
Grooming

The Science Behind a Beard Oil Recipe

Everything you need to know about beard oil. Learn about the benefits of beard oil, how it’s made, and how you can make your own beard oil recipe.
Culture

Warrior Steel Mace: A New Workout from the Old World

The steel mace is blunt, built with uneven weight, and can be tricky to control. Which means it's perfect for working out stabilizer muscles.
Fashion & Style

Seeing Green with Hemp Eyewear

Hemp Eyewear is a company that crafts high-quality frames from natural hemp fiber. We're happy to see the versatile, eco-friendly material come into style.
Grooming

Growing a Beard: An Essay on Nihilism

Every man should try growing a beard at least once. If you haven't given it a go, this guide on how to grow a beard will help you face the challenges ahead.
Outdoors

The Patagonia Sleeping Bag: 45 Years Was Worth the Wait

A Patagonia sleeping bag? We're down with that. In fact, the bag is too -- 850-fill-power Traceable Down, that is.