About The Author and Brand


The Author

Hiro Hayashi is a young creative and outdoorsman hoping to make a difference from his station in life. He enjoys all forms of writing, making videos, reading, and living his life outside the box. Growing up in Colorado has offered him ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, and with parents that supported these opportunities, he was lucky enough to find his love for nature from a young age. Now, his goal and mission is to inspire the same love in other people around the world.

Welcome to TheOutLife. If you have any questions, ask me!


The OutLife name began with a group of fisherman based in Japan who pursued Sea Bass fishing as a whole hearted obsession. Taking a trip with one of their members, I was inspired by what the OutLife name represented. He explained to me that the process of fishing late into the night and early morning is not something the average person would pursue. Many times out there you are the only soul for miles of beach and the crashing breakers are slightly unnerving. Sand and salt spray cover everything and leaves a gritty, sticky film that barely washes off in the shower. Through all this, he and others continue to pursue the hobby they love simply for the joy of  adventure and know that they are among the few people willing to lead this lifestyle. Their passion is outside the box of everyday hobbies.


TheOutLife philosophy holds that there are men and women throughout the world who pursue hobbies and lifestyles that are truly outside the house pastimes. From all outdoor disciplines the true outdoorsman strives for excellence in their craft and hold a deeper state of awareness about the lives they follow. Through their personal journeys and experiences an outdoorsman will show a love for what they do so strong, that they extend that love to the community around them. Whether in the form of environmental awareness or outdoor recreation, this site strives to inspire others to live their OutLife. This site is simply my own adventure.

Vast Awareness

Vast Awareness is born from the belief that there’s more to life than what most people see on the surface. It’s a promise to live life more fully and deeply, in order to grow a more profound understanding of the lives we lead. We strive to teach others that they have a voice, a story, and a message to share with the world. This depth is achieved through active living, adventuring, learning, and any path available to forming new experiences. Vast Awareness welcomes anyone to submit writing, photos, poetry, and art to be featured and discussed by a wide range of people.


Seeing, thinking, and breathing outside the box.

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