#47: Craig and Brian talk summer plans, the negative effects of being "plugged in", and nomad socializing

Too much Dr. Phil and the comforts of home gravely threaten Brian’s sanity. His mind seeks escape through the utopia of social media, but he finds only the chaos of morons with moronic opinions. Without the life and death excitement of snowmobiling daily in and out of the Off-Grid Monastery, Craig seeks inspiration. He needs some healthy goals. Now is not the time to indulge in the false comforts of social media. If you relate to any of the above, it’s time to make a plan to hit the road!

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#46: Our new FB Group, Nomad Ramblers, and why it's ESSENTIAL to be tolerant during these times

Why is there such conflict these days? Why do people feel the need to control everyone else’s thoughts, speech, and beliefs? Have we lost the ability to be tolerant of other viewpoints? Is social media to blame for the “group speak” causing brain atrophy? We talk about a few different real life examples of why it’s dangerous to engage in identity politics and how being open-minded to opposing viewpoints can foster positive changes personally and professionally. Thanks for tuning in!

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#45: 1.21 Gigawatts of WHAT THE F*CK WAS THAT?! A lightning strike just fried the off-grid ranch.

Being completely honest with this statement…Craig is lucky to be alive today. Immediately upon his return from Bears Ears, a massive lightning strike decimated the off-grid ranch in Gunnison. Craig was in the house when it happened and witnessed lightning bolts of energy pulsing through the air in the living room area. He explains what happened, how the strike completely destroyed the entire electrical system, and what it’s going to take to get everything back up and running again. Thanks for tuning in!

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#44: Brian recounts the vicious dog attack on Sierra at camp leaving her with a massive neck wound

Roughly 10 days ago, Brian was driving to a camping meet up with a bunch of people from all over the country. Arriving early in the day, Brian anticipated a weekend full of good times and memories hiking around with others and enjoying the wonderful scenery. However, one irresponsible dog owner changed all that as his aggressive German Shepherds attacked Sierra leaving her with a 6 inch gash on her neck. They would have killed her had Brian not been right there to defend Sierra.

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#43: Craig talks about how his winter survival experience pushed him past the breaking point

In true truck camping fashion, we recorded this episode on the back of Craig’s tailgate this morning from camp in Bears Ears National Monument. I’ve been wanting to talk to Craig about his experience this past winter living at the off-grid ranch in Gunnison County, CO with snowmobile access only. What was it like when the walls started to close in? Was there ever a moment when he wanted to quit and leave the ranch? Craig goes into detail about how this past winter changed him physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thanks for tuning in and have a great weekend!

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#42: Bears Ears Campfire Conversation with Craig and Brian

We both feel this is one of our best conversations yet! Craig decided to come truck camp for a week in Bears Ears National Monument so we’ve been hiking to ruins and enjoying the incredible scenery while truck camping all over this amazing place. This episode was recorded at an unbelievable dispersed camping spot called Muley Point located high up on Cedar Mesa, the top of the world views were second to none and we very much enjoyed catching up by the campfire on a 2,000ft ledge!

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#41: Brian begins his Bears Ears volunteer experience

Hey Everybody, welcome to another episode of Nomad Ramblings: Conversations from the Road. Craig here. Brian and I finally caught up the other day to get this episode out. Brian started his volunteer efforts at Bears Ears National Monument and I’m still at the Off Grid Monastery here in Gunnison, Colorado, where it’s still snowmobile only in or out

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#40: Chad Bria explains the "why" behind his decision to live off-grid in Northern AZ

In episode 40, Brian sits down with Chad Bria who has been living off-grid in a remote section of Northern Arizona on 38 acres. For the past two years Chad and his wife Lisa have been building their off-grid property bit by bit. Chad goes into detail as to why he chose the simple life off-grid and how it has improved his quality of living. Thanks for tuning in!

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#39: Craig continues to battle intense arctic conditions and Brian shares how psilocybin has helped him

Who here in the United States and Canada are sick of winter?! This podcast was recorded when Craig was dealing with a blizzards in Gunnison, CO while Brian experienced the same thing in Sedona, CO. Craig talks about his snowmobile adventures and Brian shares how recent psilocybin use has helped him put to bed some issues that have been bothering him for some time.

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#38: Talking Loneliness in the Backcountry on Valentine's Day

Today’s conversation stems from a listener’s question - how do we handle loneliness. Though we touch on the practical things we do to keep ourselves busy, the bulk of our discussion focuses a slightly different question - Why am I lonely? Brian and I both share how our nomad lives improved our self understanding and helped us become comfortable being alone.

So settle in for another conversation from the road, one which includes humor, hypocrisy, and plenty of deep thoughts.

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#37: Sitting down with Phil from Down2Mob Overland

Hey Everyone! I was able to connect with Phil from Down2Mob Overland over the past few days in Sedona, AZ for a little winter pickup truck camping. Phil has an incredible overloading rig - a Dodge 2500 4x4 with a custom box camper mounted on a flatbed built for full-time living. We talk about various topics including reasons for getting on the road, why you shouldn’t wait until your retirement years to enjoy life, and what motivated Phil to make the switch from a traditional lifestyle to one spent adventure traveling across the United States. Thanks for tuning in!

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#36: Craig discusses his life-threatening snowmobile commute and Brian talks about nomadic living

In this episode of the podcast, Craig talks about the dangerous nature of his snowmobile commute to and from the off-grid ranch. The snow continues to pile up while temperatures plummet in Gunnison, CO making his commute truly dangerous should any accidents happen while on the snowmobile. Brian dives into certain aspects of nomadic living and talks in detail about the fundraising efforts for his Bears Ears National Monument volunteer endeavors starting up on March 22nd and running through the end of April. Thanks for tuning in!

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#35: Truck Camping in New England and on the East Coastv

Hey Everyone! Sorry for the absence as of late, both of us have been super busy since the first of the year. In this episode, we dive into a user submitted question from Ken Arbuckle who asks about truck camping in the New England and West Coast regions. Craig has some experience in these specific areas so he shared some advice on how to make your truck camping endeavors successful on out East. Thanks for tuning in!

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#34: Craig reveals his dog Roux is suddenly blind. Brian discusses his Bears Ears National Monument volunteer plans.

Craig reveals his dog Roux is suddenly blind. As heartbreaking as this is, Craig is soldiering forward finding a way to continue his adventure lifestyle with Roux every step of the way. Craig discusses the rapid decline of Roux’s sight, the diagnosis from a local veterinarian, and how he’s adjusting to the “new normal” with Roux’s condition. Then the podcast switches to Brian’s recent news of being invited to Bears Ears National Monument to volunteer full-time from March 22nd - April 30th. He’ll be working with other volunteers on backcountry crews in environmentally sensitive areas and has started raising funds for this endeavor through Patreon. Once his budget is met, Brian plans to donate all excess funds to the Bears Ears Education Center.

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#32: Psychedelic Experiences While in Nature and Overland Vehicle Changes on the Horizon

In this episode of Nomad Ramblings, Craig and Brian start out discussing vehicles changes to help deal with chronic health issues brought about from years of full-time travel. Then the conversation takes a turn and dives into Brian’s limited use of psychedelics, specifically his profound experience about a decade ago while on a multi-day backpacking trip deep in the Holy Cross Wilderness Area.

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#30: Nicole Jaquis - India Nomad

It’s hard to decide how to introduce Nicole Jaquis, today’s podcast guest. Do I start by describing her as a New York City seasoned documentary producer? Or a humble practicing yogi, regularly living in the India Himalayan mountains for the past 15 years? Or the dazed hippie chick/philosophy major I knew back in our undergraduate days at Lake Forest College? Even after our conversation, I still don’t know, but I do sense that to put a title on her or attempt to fit her into any neat little box would do her wrong.

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