Helping Veterans overcome mental illness through adventure and exploration. I'm traveling 9000 miles by bicycle and climbing the Highest Mountain in North America to raise awareness and funds for Veteran Suicide and PTSD projects and programs.
Route for Expedition You Are Not Alone
This is the route that the Expedition will follow, as I journey from Mexico to the Arctic Circle, and back to Denali.
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This has been the most horrific year of training I have yet to experience. This is unfortunate to say the least, but the expedition is on hold till further notice. The objectives that were needed to be completed were not completed due to lack of preparation on my part. Corrections to training and diet are being made in preparation for next season. If you donated to our Go Fund Me and would like a refund please contact Alex Tufail. His contact information can be found on EPYC Adventures's website.
It has been a while since our last post, and we sincerely apologize to all of you for the lack of updates and communication. There has been a lot in the works, including a podcast radio appearance on the Disgruntled Veterans Radio- Disgruntled Discussions podcast. Please click the link below to listen in. I was brought in during the second half, so if you'd like to skip ahead please feel free. We will be updating more frequently as the date for the start of Expedition You Are Not Alone draws closer.Let us know what you think in the comments below. Like and share our page with your friends and check out the resources for your military family in the blog with the hyperlink in the upper left hand corner.
When I'm packing for a trip it's important for me to prioritize. I start by organizing my shelter(s). For this trip I need a few different shelter systems. I always carry my Zirkel UL- It's light, packable, and extremely comfortable. I also carry my Q-Core sleeping pad, and the Bedroll. What's going to be switching out is the Bivy, the Rattle Snake, and the Battle Mountain. I like using the Bivy for quick naps at altitude, and the Rattle Snake works great as a day use tent, and for quick overnight trips. The Battle mountain is an expedition type tent, that is primarily used high altitudes, and extreme winds.
The second items I pack are my clothing. I sort them out according to layers. since I'm already wearing my base layer, I just need to prep for the condition at hand. From Left to right I have my soft shell layers, then my insulating layers plus a down parka, and on the right are my hard shell layers. These can easily be swapped out depending on my body's …