You’ve heard a lot about The Dusty Camel and Ian Mangiardi, both on this site and in Appalachian Trials. Ian played a huge role in my thru-hike preparation, and ultimately, the book. For this I am forever grateful.
But the catalyst to all of the AT goodwill began even before Ian took the reigns of Zach’s pre-trail therapist. It was Josh Turner of Camping Gear TV who got the ball rolling, not only by putting me in touch with Ian, but also introducing me to many of the sponsors of his show (including Hi Tec, Eureka!, and Innate Gear).
The good folks of Camping Gear TV have dealt another bout of good fortune to the Good Badger (three goods, one sentence – the grammar equivalent of two girls, one cup.). They decided to let me talk about living in the woods for a half year. On video. And they posted it.
If you’re into the outdoors in any capacity, I highly recommend subscribing to Camping Gear TV (either through RSS, Facebook, YouTube and/or Twitter accounts). If REI and Santa made a superbaby, this superbaby would be Camping Gear TV. In other words, they give you awesome camping equipment for free. Get some.
– Side Note of Awesomeness –
Guess which book recently got a positive endorsement from Tim Ferriss (read the comments), author of New York Times NUMBER 1 Best-Selling The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body? Hint: I wrote it. The cover is currently getting a slight makeover.