100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer
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100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer

About the Book

This is the book that the most boring person would write when they discovered life’s possibilities. Meet Jens, a hectic, neurotic self-proclaimed adventurer, and his very individual account of one hundred different activities he tried over the course of three years (2010–2013). From rafting to security guard certifications to crocheting, everything had a lesson, and these lessons are shared in this book. Look forward to the German answer to Winston Wolfe explaining one way to live life.

→ This is the book if you decide to break out of your routines and discover the abundance of what you can do in your free time.

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Jens Oliver Meiert
Jens Oliver Meiert

Jens Oliver Meiert is an engineering lead and author who has been leading programs and teams at companies like Google, Jimdo, and Miro. He’s an expert in web development, specializing in HTML and CSS minimization and optimization. Jens contributes to technical standards, publishes news and tools on his frontend development outlet, Frontend Dogma, and regularly writes about the craft of web development on his website, meiert.com.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
    • Legend
    • Disclaimer
  • 100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer
    • 1. Flying Helicopters
    • 2. Skydiving
    • 3. Manicure and Pedicure
    • 4. Visiting a Psychic
    • 5. Learning to Ride a Motorcycle
    • 6. Go Kart Racing
    • 7. Shooting Handguns
    • 8. First Aid Training
    • 9. Doing Improv
    • 10. Kickboxing
    • 11. Welding (TIG)
    • 12. Chocolate Baking
    • 13. Machine Sewing
    • 14. Speed Dating
    • 15. Riding a Hot Air Balloon
    • 16. Open Water Diving
    • 17. Rock Climbing and Bouldering
    • 18. Sailing
    • 19. Archery
    • 20. Salsa Dancing
    • 21. Bungee Jumping
    • 22. Horseback Riding
    • 23. Hunting Education
    • 24. Learning Bear Identification Basics (Online)
    • 25. Cocktail Mixing
    • 26. Security Guard Training
    • 27. Learning Photography Basics
    • 28. Pepper-Spraying and Handcuffing
    • 29. Stock Car Racing
    • 30. High Performance Driving Training
    • 31. Shooting Rifles and Shotguns
    • 32. Kayaking
    • 33. Aerial Conditioning
    • 34. Floating
    • 35. Doing Acrobatics
    • 36. Cooking
    • 37. Filmmaking
    • 38. Kiteboarding, Sort Of
    • 39. Acting
    • 40. Flying in a 3-Axis Flight Simulator
    • 41. Wakeboarding
    • 42. Caving
    • 43. “Painting”
    • 44. Mastering Batons
    • 45. Electronic Measuring
    • 46. Tactical Shooting
    • 47. Jet-Skiing
    • 48. Driving in Left-Hand Traffic
    • 49. Parasailing
    • 50. Learning How to Work With Kitchen Knives
    • 51. Airsoft Shooting
    • 52. Candle Making
    • 53. Vacuum Forming
    • 54. Ice Skating
    • 55. Paintball
    • 56. Soap Making
    • 57. Glass Blowing
    • 58. Snowboarding
    • 59. Trike Gliding
    • 60. Bookbinding
    • 61. Visiting Choirs, Ballets, and Poetry Readings
    • 62. Flying an Airplane
    • 63. Arranging and Binding Flowers
    • 64. Writing
    • 65. Perfume Making
    • 66. Getting a Straight Razor Shave
    • 67. Camel Riding
    • 68. Beekeeping
    • 69. Motocross
    • 70. Letterpress Printing
    • 71. Stand Up Paddle Boarding
    • 72. Krav Maga
    • 73. Indoor Skydiving
    • 74. Playing Laser Tag
    • 75. Fencing
    • 76. Doing Ikebana
    • 77. Rafting
    • 78. Drawing
    • 79. Learning How to Operate a Taser
    • 80. Body Butter Making
    • 81. Learning How to Operate Radar
    • 82. Doing Pilates
    • 83. Photopolymer Platemaking
    • 84. Acupuncture
    • 85. Watching a Film in a Drive-In Theater
    • 86. Facial Expressions Identification Training (Online)
    • 87. Crocheting
    • 88. Jewelry Making
    • 89. Composting
    • 90. Brush Lettering and Sign Painting
    • 91. Sand Blasting
    • 92. Powder Coating
    • 93. Snowshoeing
    • 94. Learning About Edible and Medicinal Weeds
    • 95. Surfing
    • 96. Learning to Play the Ukulele
    • 97. Segway Riding
    • 98. Canoeing
    • 99. Singing and Voice Training
    • 100. Filipino Martial Arts
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