Favorite NEMO Gear
Knowing what we have put our tents through, sometimes when I lay down after a hard day’s effort to cover distance, I have found myself studying the seams and contours of my Obi 1p…amazed by its strength and light weight design. All people strive for the best roof over their head that life might allow, and when a storm is baring down, or I crave a moment’s respite from the biting insects, I greatly appreciate my tent because it has never failed. I look forward to the next year that we will be living in our Obis … they are indeed the best shelters our lives might allow.
Hometown: Auburn, California
Current Town: In the mountains of Brazil’s extreme north, beaches and jungle along the Amazon River … soon, arid scrubland until finally … lush costal beaches, and all in an Obi 1P Tent.
Career Highlights / Upcoming Objectives
Documentarian, Cameraman, Outdoor photographer
Cameraman on various documentaries including for the Discovery Channel
I used to work in commercials…but I have since traded in that world for an Obi Elite and a life on the road.
We are making a film about this experience. This story as much about the people we meet and the environments we explore as it is about the physical challenge we face along the way. We aim to re-shape the outdoor adventure genre…it’s not about man against nature and otherness, it’s about seeking commonalities and cross cultural lineages and discovering just how hospitable nature can be if we let it.
Where are we? Follow our progress live via our Yellowbrick tracking device:
My objective with Brazil 9000 is to encourage others, especially young people, to go out and explore the world. Traveling simple, and lightweight is key…this is why we chose NEMO for our adventure. Today its not about being the first person to explore a far off corner of the globe…its about inward exploration through experiencing cultural and environmental newness. There have been millions of gringos that have visited Brazil before us, but we have chosen to do so in a way that is slightly alternative, a way that engages with Brazil’s culture through the slowness of human powered transport. And human power is without a doubt the cheapest, most enriching, and most environmentally ethical mode of transport available to us.