I run a 10A Renogy ViewStar Charge Controller to ensure my batteries are charged properly. From $74 on Amazon

Relief Packages

Almost all of my outdoor gear is getting long in the tooth, and has been in desperate need of repair for quite a while now. I knew things were getting ridiculous when a roll of duct tape was only lasting me 2 weeks – I’m pretty sure every single major piece of gear I own is sporting at least a few strips right now, including the Jeep itself.

With the help of a ton of different people I’ve recently managed to get a variety of different relief packages sent to me. Every single package had me giddy with excitement as I tore it open to find new treats:

  • New bank cards & needed paperwork.
  • A new sleeping bag liner.
  • Replacement tent poles.
  • A new tent fly (it’s 7 years old and falling apart from the hours in the sun).
  • Pieces for the clunky 4×4 shifter in the Jeep.

I want to send a huge, huge thanks to all the people who sent the packages:
Melissa in Canada, Mum & Dad in NYC, Brendan in Canada, Jayna at Kathmandu tents, Mark in New Zealand and Nate from JeepForum.com

-Dan


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5 Responses

  1. Liz says:

    All you had to do was ask!

  2. Paola says:

    hey Dan! I run into your blog just by accident, I was looking for some stuff about Chris McCandless and I found you 😀 I was actually surprice to know that you are now in ecuador. I’m from guayaquil (ecuador), so if you ever come this way let me know, i might be able to help you to get around (even though guayaquil is more a concret jungle than a nature one haha) Take care and good luck with the jeep!

  3. Vanessa says:

    Hi Dan,
    Just found your blog while searching for Dewar Creek Hotsprings! Funny, because I was talking to Mike a few weeks ago about hotsprings, and he mentioned that you have been to tons of them.
    Hope you have been enjoying your time in Ecuador. I was there for a month in 2002, and I loved it.
    I think I’m going to Dewar tomorrow, so I appreciate your blog posting on it.
    Happy Travelling!
    Vanessa (Steve’s sister)

    • Dan says:

      Hey Vanessa – great to hear from you. Mike came with me to Dewar, so he knows all about it. Hope you have a great time, its one of my favourites.

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