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Video of the Week: Popup Life Episode 1

“The caravan of American Off-Road Vehicles, equipped with Four Wheel Campers’ lightweight, low-profile, durable pop-up campers, crossed through six western states and included a wide cast of characters including climber Jonathan Siegrest, climber/surfer Jessica O’Bryan, professional snowboarders Danny Kass, Chad Otterstrom, and Alex Andrews, snowboard mountaineer Laura Hadar, and many more.

The adventures begin at the Four Wheel Camper factory in Sacramento, CA., where climber Jonathan Siegrist picks up his new rig and then heads west, to climb at Donner Summit. A trip to visit snowboarder Danny Kass in Mono Lake takes an unexpected turn due to wildfires nearby.

About the trip, caravan producer and photographer Matt Alberts had this to say: “Traveling in these AEVs, kitted out by Four Wheel Campers, allowed us to get to places you could never get to in a van. We were mindful of the resources we used including water and solar power and took great efforts to leave each place better than we found it. New Belgium Brewery, America’s first carbon-neutral brewery, even paid to offset the carbon used on the trip. It truly blew my mind how simple this style of living can be.”

 

 

An additional four episodes of Popup Life will air on the Four Wheel Campers YouTube channel, one every Saturday for the remainder of November 2020.


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When he's not publishing campervan content or gear reviews on ExPo, Matt Swartz is honing his paragliding skills, hiking a 14er, or exploring the backroads of Colorado. His love of travel has seen him bike across the United States, as well as explore more exotic destinations like the Amazon basin and Patagonia. Matt spent three years living in a 1964 RV with his partner, Amanda. He's worked as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and his photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.