Two year circumnaviagtion of Africa in my 2007 JKUR - The Road Chose Me - Page 6 - JeepForum.com
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I've spent days editing together the first video for YouTube, all about my previous trip, upcoming trip and the Jeep build.

Here's a sneak peak:


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My adventures have caught the eye of Jeep, who just released my story as part of the #MyJeepStory campaign for their 75th anniversary.

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post #79 of 228 Old 05-17-2016, 11:19 PM
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Hey man, good luck on your latest trip. Just wanted to say, reading about your last voyage through the Americas, how it was done without big sponsorship, helped push me to get out on the road and I loved it. Some friends and I did a trip in March, not on the scale of yours, but it took us from Vancouver BC, to the end of the ice road in Tuktoyaktuk, and back. All told it was just under 10k kms. We saw incredible scenery, met some really cool people and in general, had a blast. Can't wait to get out on the next adventure. Looking forward to reading about Africa. Stay safe

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Hey man, good luck on your latest trip. Just wanted to say, reading about your last voyage through the Americas, how it was done without big sponsorship, helped push me to get out on the road and I loved it. Some friends and I did a trip in March, not on the scale of yours, but it took us from Vancouver BC, to the end of the ice road in Tuktoyaktuk, and back. All told it was just under 10k kms. We saw incredible scenery, met some really cool people and in general, had a blast. Can't wait to get out on the next adventure. Looking forward to reading about Africa. Stay safe

Thanks so much for telling me that story. I have a huge grin right now.
It's awesome to think that in some little way I've encouraged some people to get out there and go for it!

So wicked you went up to Tuk! (I lived in Whitehorse for 4 years...) - such a beautiful part of Canada and I recommend everyone go see it.
I'll be back in the North some day, it's too beautiful to pass up.

All the best! Keep adventuring.

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The Road Chose Me is now in video format!

I'll be filming the entire adventure, and this first video recaps my Alaska->Argentina adventure, and lays out the plan for Africa.

I hope you'll follow along!

I'd love to hear any and all feedback from you guys too - what do you want me to include, what do you want me to forget out?
What would you like to see in these videos?

Any and all feedback greatly appreciated!

Thanks!


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The latest issue of JPFreek Adventure Magazine features three articles from me, and a ton of my photos.

I'm extremely proud to be writing for this awesome magazine, it's been a dream for a long time to be a writer / photographer.

Check it out here (It's FREE!): JPFreek Adventure Magazine EJS 2016




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Awesome.

I know this is way off topic, but I've been recently looking at expedition routes people take when overlanding. I have a question, did you go through Darien Gap? and if you did how lol
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Awesome.

I know this is way off topic, but I've been recently looking at expedition routes people take when overlanding. I have a question, did you go through Darien Gap? and if you did how lol
Driving the Darien would be a serious, serious undertaking. It hasn't been done in decades

I shipped the Jeep from Panama to Colombia and did a huge multi-article write up which starts here http://theroadchoseme.com/shipping-a...arien-gap-pt-1

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Driving the Darien would be a serious, serious undertaking. It hasn't been done in decades

I shipped the Jeep from Panama to Colombia and did a huge multi-article write up which starts here http://theroadchoseme.com/shipping-a...arien-gap-pt-1

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Thanks. That gap is super interesting to me, not sure why.
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Thanks. That gap is super interesting to me, not sure why.
I talked to some backpackers that did it - you basically catch multiple tiny buses into extremely far southern Panama, then catch a boat for maybe 30 minutes, then you are in Colombia, and you take a series of buses until you get into a town big enough to report yourself to customs.

Of course that's not mentioning the security risks with the FARC who are very active in that area.

So to drive it in your own vehicle is really just a question of how long you want your vehicle to be on some kind of boat. It will be floating at one point on another, I think it's always been impossible to do it otherwise. It's your stubbornness that will determine for how long.

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People have asked for years how I can afford to do these trips, and why they have to go to work and I don't.

To answer all of those questions, I've written my first book, called "Work Less to Live Your Dreams: a practical guide to saving money and living your dreams".

In it I describe exactly how I'm able to save money, quit my job and do these kind of epic trips.
It's how I paid for 2 years from Alaska->Argentina and it's how I am paying for 2 years around Africa.

You can read the introduction and see my details on my site here : Work Less to Live Your Dreams

and you can buy the book directly on Amazon here: Work Less to Live Your Dreams Amazon Link



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20,000 miles south was the first book I read in the 1960s which got me enthused about over landing. This is how they did the Darien Gap in 1958..... without taking any boats.

http://www.ewillys.com/2014/01/01/20...ank-schreider/
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..... without taking any boats.
That really depends on your definition of boat.
There is no doubt the vehicles were floating at times. There are massive rivers through there that have no bridges, so they must have been floating on something.

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