Neil Brennen is a writer and outdoorsman. For most of his adult life Neil was sedentary and super-obese. In 2006 through better diet and exercise he lost 160 pounds. During that transformation he went from potato to potential, and rediscovered the outdoors that had been closed off to him. Through his writing and speaking Neil advocates that everyone, regardless of challenges, be able to experience and enjoy the natural world.

A Taste For The Woods is both the home of Neil’s outdoor writing as a “formerly sedentary man rediscovering the outdoors”, and a hub for people who want to experience the outdoors despite challenges. A Taste For The Woods not only provides a place for stories of people participating in the outdoors, but offers practical advice and instruction. Because the outdoors is for everyone, A Taste For The Woods’ aim is to get everyone outside.



  1. Briggs
    August 21, 2014 @ 2:16 am

    Sign me up for news letter.


    • admin
      August 21, 2014 @ 4:24 am

      Link is top of the sidebar on the right.


  2. Lauren
    October 15, 2014 @ 2:41 am

    Hi Neil,

    Just a quick note to say hi and that I love what you’re doing here! Found your site through a recommendation from Josh Hatcher on Instagram.

    Happy wanderings,


  3. Sal Paradise
    November 27, 2014 @ 11:17 am

    Please sign me up for the newsletter.


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