I've noticed that, with the rise of technology, life has gotten easier for a lot of us and in that process we've detached from nature and rates of childhood obesity have risen. But a few years ago I started to step outside more often and, while traveling, I would make videos of the places I visited and I noticed how, when others watched them, it really inspired them to get outside more.
And as I was picking places to visit I started to think about what it'd be like to walk across the country... how would it change me, what would I see and what I could share with others? So, I made plans to do this last year and now I'm working toward saving up for it and planning everything out. I'm a strong believer in practicing what you preach, so what better way is there to convince others to step outside more often than to be outside, on foot, most hours of the day myself?
Now, I will start training for this walk in September of this year using the Dynamic Plateau Training method, which I have perfected through years of challenging my body to reach different fitness goals. I'll be walking anywhere from 20 to 60 miles a day, to complete my 4,834 mile journey from Delaware to California.
And I plan on creating daily videos and uploading them on YouTube, when I'm in my hotel for the night so that people can be inspired all next year as they watch my videos, and maybe they'll step outside a little more often too. I am also going to be writing in a journal each night, that I will turn into a book and 10% of the profits from that book will be donated to the Children & Nature Network, which is an organization that helps kids reconnect with nature. And there's also a very good chance that I will create a full length documentary about my journey as well.
But if you're interested and would like to help make this happen I've got some great gifts to hook you up with.
Your donation will ensure that this journey happens as safely as possible and that you all can connect with me, come on the journey with me and experience the great outdoors in a way you never have before.
I will need to ensure that this is a safe and healthy trek, so I need to be well equipped so that I stay on the path and can realistically travel the distances I need to each day. Your donations will go toward things like food, toiletries, cell phone service, laundry, hotel and campground expenses, camping gear, GPS, durable laptop, hiking boots and camera gear.