This is what I am taking with me
- Black Diamond Sphynx Backpack 37L
- Eureka Solitaire Tent
- ALPS Sleeping Mat Thick
- Mexican Blanket
- 2 Yard Ghanaian cloth for towel
- 1 pair of pants
- 1 tunic top
- 2 pairs of boardshorts
- 2 Hanes cloth Tshirts
- 1 long sleeve shirt
- 2 sets of bearings, skate tool, extra bushings and nuts
- Swiss army knife
- Leatherman multitool
- Pepsi can Stove and fuel
- Food for 8 days which is alot, but only going to decrease and some other items in the picture.
Of course Im not going to forget my awesome skateboard. A Sector 9 Sidewinder Series skateboard with Gullwing Double Trucks, recently upgraded with Sector 9 Race Formula 77mm wheels. This is my piece of magic.
Im carrying about 25 lbs on my back not including my Canon Rebel XT, and a bottle of water. I have more than 1800 miles to skate but I have all the time in the world to do it.
What brought me here?
Well that is a long story, but basically I got kicked out of the Peace Corps after 3 months and I couldn't settle at home. I traveled around and ended up in Memphis living there for 5 months. I wasn't living an exciting life and I couldn't do it and I had to get out. I need an ocean and I need to surf. SoCal should do for a while.
Im scared of course, Im going solo, but Im excited and so anxious. Tomorrow is the day and Im ready, I hope you can join me on my journey.