To "sharpen the blade" is short-hand for living skillfully, intentionally, and with an emphasis on self-reliance. You'll find examples of this idea everywhere here at Get Lost.
The Skills Blog is loaded with articles on this theme—like this one, Is Your GPS Making You Weak? and this one too, What Not To Do In A Blizzard: A No-nonsense Survival Guide.
You'll also find examples throughout the store. From blades to bushcraft gear, we've got you covered if you're interested in going off the clock or off the grid.
Here at Get Lost, we're all about getting back to basics. Are we old fashioned? Yeah, maybe. Out of touch? We hope so. The thing is, we're just not that interested in easy or new-fangled. Call us crazy if you want to, but we still think it's important to know how to navigate a landscape, build a fire, and swing an axe. We believe skills like these are crucial components in a well-lived life.
"Call us crazy if you want to, but we still think it's important to know how to navigate a landscape, build a fire, and swing an axe."
Here's what it boils down to: A dull blade doesn't do anyone any good, and no one is going to sharper your blade for you. That's how we were raised to think. That's why we care about keeping things sharp and showing others how to do the same. Sure, there might be different ways to spend our time. But are there better ways? We doubt it.