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MARK HEALEY X BENCHMADE 

Born and raised on the North Shore of O’ahu, big wave surfer and spear fisherman Mark Healey is intimately familiar with the unpredictability a life dependent on the ocean can be, “When your entire life is dictated by the ocean conditions around the world, obviously it’s hard to makeplans.” With his Mini Bugout® at his side, Mark invited us along on a recent spear fishing trip.

 

MARK’S KNIFE STORY

“What’s good about the ocean too, is it’ll humble you, whereas other places you can think you’re just a genius and kind of pull it off. Like this big force of nature out there does not give a damn who you think you are.” It’s vital to learn to adapt to changing ocean conditions and make the most of what the sea decides to throw at you. The versatile, minimal Mini Bugout® is the perfect companion when you’re forced to abandon your best laid plans and play things by ear.

 

MARKS MINI BUGOUT®

 

HIS, FOR LIFE 

“I think the promise of an easy life is a bit of a false prophet.” Mark doesn’t spear fish for sport; each fish he harvests during a free dive session puts food on his family’s table, and he understands the inherent impact of entering that ecosystem. “You can’t just keep taking, like you got to do something to try to balance the scales. You want to make an effort and show some appreciation, you know?”

Mark Healey on beach Mark Healey Holding BabyMark Healey on beach Mark Healey Holding Baby

 

SMALL ENOUGH TO TACKLE BIG PROBLEMS 

“A lot of times because you’re dealing with such a big and powerful environment, the only thing that you can control is the way you’re thinking.” Being prepared is more than mental toughness, though. Having a tool that’s up to the task is vital. The ultralight Mini-Bugout® fits into an Altoids tin, but remains dependable enough to help you approach any unforeseen challenge life throws your way.

 

MARK'S EVERYDAY CARRIES

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