In his multiple incarnations as a sailor, outdoorsman, explorer, engineer, inventor, businessman and author, Don Douglass has always lived life on his own terms. Inheriting his father's entrepreneurial spirit, he has made a career out of turning his passion for outdoor pursuits into a series of money-making enterprises, reinventing himself numerous times in the process. In this book, Don tells his story, from his peripatetic Depression-era childhood, to his years as a project engineer with Lockheed Aircraft and Beckman Instruments, to the establishment of his own companies, including Wilderness Group Inc. and Fine Edge Productions. Joining him in these adventures has been his wife, business partner, and fellow adventurer, Reanne Hemingway-Douglass. Alpenlite backpacks, Plumline outdoor clothing, Kangaroo Baggs bicycle panniers, and the Douglass's numerous mountain biking and nautical navigation guidebooks are well-known to several generations of hikers, bikers and boaters. Here, Don reveals how these products came to be, and he tells of his many other adventures sailing off the anchor, literally and metaphorically, in life, love, and the great outdoors.