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Category Archives: 2009

It’s a Small World After All

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  Americans don’t get out much. That should come as no surprise considering that, according to the U.S. State Department, only 27 percent of Americans hold a valid passport. That means that 73 percent of Americans couldn’t get out to …

The Old Ways

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Reentering the grid is a challenging experience when planned and voluntary. When unexpected, arbitrary and not of your own making, it is doubly so. At times, the pragmatic aspects are overwhelming in their breadth, requiring an entire life to be …

Expedition Detritus

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Much to the chagrin of my long-suffering wife, I’m a bit of a pack rat, as well as a horizontal filer. What that translates into is an office that inevitably evolves into stacks of material covering every horizontal surface. To …

3rd World Gear

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Setting up a house can often be laborious, if not tedious, but there are some hidden joys. Such as unpacking all the motorcycle stuff that’s been stored in various locations around the U.S.A. for the last few years. While there were …

Truck Camper Magazine Interview – Part Two

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Part two of our interview by Truck Camper Magazine is here: http://www.truckcampermagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=842&Itemid=34 .

Five Star Happy Campers

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

While unpacking the Fuso after its arrival from South America we found a few pounds of white powder. We were not amused. Click here for the rest of the story: http://www.hackneys.com/travel/ecuador/fivestarhappycampers.pdf .

The Fuso Stuff

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

We’ve been asked more than once what we carried on the Fuso in its 10,000 liters of locking storage space. Since we loaded it as we built it, and started ejecting stuff off of it immediately after pulling out, we …

Truck Camper Magazine Interview – Part One

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

We were recently interviewed by Truck Camper Magazine. The interview is here: http://www.truckcampermagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=841&Itemid=34 .

The Circle of Trust

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

OK, so it’s been a while… Four months, in fact. It’s been almost exactly four months since we handed over the keys and paperwork to ship our Fuso from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Long Beach, California. I know what you’re thinking, …

The Quotidian Effect

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

“The transition from ‘astronaut preparing to accomplish the next big thing’ to ‘astronaut telling about the last big thing’ did not come easily to me.” Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut, and second man on the moon. When we were still …