In pursuit of a dream, and inspired by a butterfly, an ambitious paraglider pilot attempts to fly across the United States, from Mexico to Canada, relying solely on the sun, wind and his own willpower.
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State Line Grooming - It's a thing now. While Lyndsay's commitment is to filmmaking, and not providing logistical or technical support to me as an athlete, we have agreed that each time we crossed a state line that she would cut my hair back to help me look a little less homeless.
Here we are at the Idaho Welcome Center, preparing to cross our third state.
[b]Saturday, May 22nd at 6 PM Pacific Time[/b] ([url=https://web.facebook.com/events/545529433115041/]Event Link[/url]) Benjamin Jordan and Lyndsay Nicole will be going live on Facebook for the very first time. Come hang out and ask anything you want about the Fly Monarca Expedition and Film. Expect to laugh, learn and get inspired for your next great adventure! [url=https://web.facebook.com/events/545529433115041/]Click here[/url] to join the event. Join ahead of time and you'll get a reminder beforehand. See you there!
Because I fly and hike with all of my own equipment, I am limited to what I can carry on an expedition like this. As a rule of thumb, everything I carry must be used at least once per day, have at least two uses, and be bomb-proof. [b]Camping[/b] [right:image:23886]- Big Agnes [url=https://www.bigagnes.com/Tiger-Wall-2-Carbon]Tiger Wall 2[/url] (Carbon) Tent - Big Agnes [url=https://www.bigagnes.com/Star-Fire-UL-20]Starfire 20[/url] Down Sleeping Bag - Big Agnes [url=https://www.bigagnes.com/Insulated-AXL-Air_2]Insulated AXL Air[/url] Sleeping Pad - Goal Zero [url=https://www.goalzero.com/shop/lights/crush-light/]Crush Light[/url] - Jet Boil Stove, Pot and Fuel - MSR 3L Hydromdary Water Bladder - MSR 10L Dromdary Water Bladder - USB Headlamp - 10L Drysack [b]Camera & Electronics[/b] [right:image:23808][/]- Goal Zero [url=https://www.goalzero.com/shop/solar-chargers/nomad-10w-solar-panel/]Nomad 7+[/url] Solar Panel x 2 - Goal Zero [url=https://www.goalzero.com/shop/archive-power/flip-30-recharger/]Flip 30[/url] Power Bank - Garmin [url=https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/562010]VIRB 360[/url] Camera - Sony RX100IV Camera - GoPro Hero 8, 7 & 4 - Gimbal for GoPro - Tabletop Tripod - 3-way Selfie Stick - Co-pilot GoPro Mount - Zoom H1 Audio Recorder - Lavalier Microphone - USB Cables - Battery Chargers - Extra Batteries [show:image:23625][b]Navigation & Communication[/b] - Garmin [url=https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/561269]InReach Explorer SE+[/url] Satellite Messenger - Garmin [url=https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/641479/pn/010-02158-13]Fenix 6S Pro Solar[/url] GPS Watch - Smart Phone (Samsung Galaxy S7) [b]Paragliding[/b] [right:image:23896]- Ozone [url=https://www.flyozone.com/paragliders/products/gliders/alpina-3]Alpina 3[/url] Paraglider - Ozone [url=https://www.flyozone.com/paragliders/products/harnesses/ozium-2]Ozium 2[/url] Harness - High Adventure [url=https://www.highadventure.ch/en/beamer-3-light-en.html]Beamer 3 Lite[/url] Steerable Reserve Parachute - Ozone [url=https://www.flyozone.com/paragliders/products/accessories#paragliding-accessories]Saucisse Light[/url] Concertina Bag - Ozone [url=https://www.flyozone.com/paragliders/products/accessories#rucksacks]X-Alps[/url] Backpack - Helmet [b]Clothing[/b] [right:image:23904]- Big Agnes [url=https://www.bigagnes.com/Mens-Soda-Peak-Jacket]Soda Peak[/url] Down Jacket - Athletic Long-sleeve Shirt - Prana Pants - Hiking Boots - Sunhat - Sunglasses - Work gloves - Down mittens - Athletic Tights - Athletic Underwear - Compression Socks x 2 - Merino Thermal Underwear [b]Food[/b] (Typical 14-day Ration) [right:image:23791]- Instant Ramen Noodles (7 x 100g) - Instant Mashed Potatoes (7 x 100g) - Peanut Butter 3 kg (6 x 500g ziplocks) - Coffee (250g) [b]Misc[/b] - Banjo - First Aid Kit - General Repair Kit - Extra Ziplock Bags - Canadian Passport - Cash & Debit/Credit Card - Toothbrush & Paste - American Flag [group:image:23713][group:image:23825][group:image:23831][group:image:23796][group:image:23802][group:image:23797][group:image:23801][group:image:23799]
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