Our good friends at Four Wheel Campers (FWC), in conjunction with New Belgium Brewery, just announced the launch of an exciting five-episode video series devoted to capturing the Pop Up Life experience through the lens of a collective of unique individuals—climbers, snowboarders, skateboarders, and musicians living life on their own terms. The first episode premiered on November 1 on the Four Wheel Campers YouTube channel.
The caravan of American Expedition Vehicles (AEV’s), equipped with Four Wheel Campers’ lightweight, durable pop-up campers, crossed 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 Four Wheel Camper rigs featured in the series include a Toyota Tacoma with a FWC Fleet, a Ford F-350 with a FWC Hawk, two AEV Ram 3500’s with FWC Hawks, and one AEV Ram 3500 with a FWC flatbed Hawk. Truck add-ons include products made by Aluminess and GRID. Most of the rigs in the series are running on Yokohama mud-terrain tires.
The trek began at the Four Wheel Camper factory in Sacramento, California, where climber Jonathan Siegrist picked up his new rig and then headed west, to climb at the infamous Donner Summit. A trip to visit snowboarder Danny Kass in Mono Lake takes an unexpected turn due to wildfires nearby.
In this first video, viewers will get to experience the impact of the California wildfire smoke, get an intimate look at off-the grid living in Utah with a private backyard cement skatepark, see the beauty of lesser known national parks, and imagine a simpler and perhaps more sustainable life, immersed in nature, with everything you need and nothing that you don’t.
“Traveling in these AEV’s, kitted-out by Four Wheel Campers, allowed us to get to places you could never get to in a van,” caravan producer and photographer Matt Alberts said. “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.”
Episode One of the Pop-Up Life can be viewed by clicking on the video link below.