‘Bro, Turn That $#%& Off!’ 21 Questions With Semi-Rad’s Brendan Leonard

Which president would Brendan Leonard most like to slap? And what has become his latest personal obsession (hint: it has nothing to do with the outdoors)? Here’s everything you’ve wondered about the Semi-Rad author, and more, in our 21 Questions.

For as seriously as we outdoor faithful take our adventures, we also know how ridiculous — and fulfilling — a life outdoors can be. And perhaps no one captures that better than Brendan Leonard. His blog, Semi-Rad, has won over throngs of adventure-seekers with absurd drawings, hilarious critiques, and heartfelt motivations.

We corralled Leonard to tell us what makes him tick. Turns out, he used to own Denver’s most infamous van life van, loves ranch jelly beans, and has one serious pet peeve you might be guilty of.

Tom Gathman The Real Hiking Viking
How to Grow an Epic Beard? 21 Questions With The Real Hiking Viking

One of thru-hiking's most iconic and irreverent personalities, Tom 'Jabba' Gathman — aka The Real Hiking Viking — swung by the GearJunkie studio to sit in the hot seat. And we learned more than we ever could have imagined. Read more…

Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is the editor-in-chief of GearJunkie and a fan of virtually all sports and activities. From biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming — if it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.