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Walking The Nomad Labyrinth

Above all travel is a meditation so walking the nomad labyrinth is what it’s all about. What’s a labyrinth? Learn more in Walking-Nomad-Labyrinth-Bob Davis Podcast 1028.

Mission

Firstly when I pulled away from my house over a year ago to start this adventure I didn’t really have a mission. A reason for doing what I was doing.

Just Driving

Secondly I learned pretty quickly there is a meditative quality to just driving. Just watching the landscape roll by.

Coast To Coast

And this is what I did consistently for a year. Coast to coast. Border to Border. Crisscrossing the Midwest many times.

Slow Down

These days I’ve decided to slow down. Spend some time in places I’m interested in.

Finding A Footing

Therefore my podcasts have been a little more philosophical lately due to finding new footing in a slower travel approach.

Mission Statement For Second Year

Most importantly right now I am working to define a mission statement for the second year of travel.

Just Scratched The Surface

Because I feel like I have only scratched the surface.

Getting To Know A Place

Whether I am in some dusty Texas beach town or here in Quirky Quartzsite Arizona I am spending a little more time to get to know the town and its people.

Cue The Wanderlust

Certainly I haven’t lost my wanderlust.

New Orientation

And I have detailed my new orientation to higher fuel prices.

Campground Is Home

However I was a little surprised at how easily I’ve settled in on a Bureau of Land Management Campground just north of town.

More Time To Think

As a result I have some time to think in some different ways.

Urban Life

For example lately I’m interested in how the pressures and intensity of urban life doesn’t really effect the nomad.

Challenges

Certainly we have our trials and tribulations, but even these often become fun challenges.

Learning New Skills

Even more we’re always learning new skills, back road routes and about new campsites and rigs.

Internal Processes

Finally what has always interested me is the internal processes we nomads experience.

Common and Extraordinary

And I think those experiences are both common and extraordinary among the nomad community.

Walk About Talk About

In short this is what I have decided to talk about when I am relating my nomad experiences.

That is to say there are plenty of communicators talking about the best bike rack to buy for your rig, or where to get new tires and how to dump your tanks somewhere.

Not Easy

On the other hand these sometimes powerfully emotional experiences we have are not easy to put into words, let alone talk about.

Choices

But that is what I have chosen to do.

To sum up some of these musings are better than others, when it comes to a Podcast.

In the same vein it’s all part of the work.

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Inflation For Nomads

You might think inflation for nomads is something we don’t think about. However we nomads might be in the best position to deal with inflation. Learn more in Inflation-For-Nomads-Bob Davis Podcast 1024.

Hitting The Road

Firstly I have been hitting the road for extended periods of time since 2014.

Life On That Road Forever

Secondly about a year ago I decided to chuck it all and hit the road permanently.

Will Higher Prices Kill The Vibe?

However as oil and food prices rise some people wonder how long any of us nomads will be able to continue.

Surprise

But it might be surprising to learn I think nomads are in the best position to deal with rising prices.

Disclaimers

Certainly I have some disclaimers in this podcast.

No Politics

That is to say this podcast isn’t about politics.

For example I am not going to tell everyone what ‘the government’ should do to deal with this problem.

System Of Thinking

On the other hand I have been employing a system of thinking about these things that has yielded some observations that can help anyone concerned about rising prices.

What Might Be Going On

Even more I conducted an organized observation of grocery stores and truck stops from coast to coast in the last few months and I learned a few things about what’s going on with consumers.

For Nomads

Finally for nomads the real question is where the most significant price increases are coming from and how long they can last.

Changing Up The Vibe

In short the ‘go where my intuition sends me’ vibe is the first casualty.

What’s The Mission

Moving further along that line of reasoning the only task left for me is the mission for the second full year of nomad life.

Slowing Down

And slowing down the velocity of travel.

Careful Planning

Above all careful planning and controlling expenses suggests nomads can get through this insanity and prevail.

Pollyanna

In conclusion there’s something about then nomad experience that allows us to forget the rest of the world.

For a time.

Reality Breaks In

Every now and then reality breaks through the bliss.

Most importantly this doesn’t have to be a death sentence for the mission or the experience.

Only The Disciplined Can Be Truly Free

In short what is required is a disciplined way of thinking and operating to stay on the road and in the flow.

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Master Trekker Dave ‘Glider’ Kiel

Above all Dave Kiel is more than a Master Trekker. Fifty years in the Sierras is a lot of experience. Find out why in Master-Trekker-Dave Kiel-Bob Davis Podcast 1001.

Rare Interview

Most importantly The Bob Davis Podcasts is not about interviews.

A Great Story And The Personality To Tell It

But every now and then I encounter someone with a story and the personality to tell it.

Eastern Sierra Story From A Master Trekker’s Perspective

Firstly I met Dave in the Eastern Sierras at a desert campsite.

Secondly once Dave and I started talking I grabbed my recorder.

A Life In These Mountains

Certainly spending most of your life in these mountains is worth a conversation.

Pacific Crest and John Muir

Even more hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir more than once should cause any trekker to sit up and take notice.

More Than Trekking

However we talk about more than hiking or trekking.

Car Culture

For example Dave feels strongly about today’s ‘car culture’ and puts himself to the test by going nomad, without a car. Learn more in Master-Trekker-Dave Kiel-Bob Davis Podcast 1001.

Great Western Loop With No Car

That is to say Dave “Glider” Kiel is in the process of a great western loop trek using public transportation, the kindness of friends and his thumb.

Today’s Selfie Culture

In addition we talk about today’s trekkers and their quest make the fastest time hiking trails or grab a selfie and go home.

Getting Into Nature and Learning Skills

On the other hand Dave says, people want to get into nature. They want to see the sights and learn outdoor skills.

Decades On The Trail

In the same vein this is a person who possesses skills honed from decades on the trails and in the Sierras.

The Story

How he got where he is is a big part of the story.

Certainly Dave owns a vehicle. A very nice ‘little custom built camper’.

However he’s going car free on this thousands of mile trek to make a point.

Attached To The Desert

To sum up I love the west. Especially the desert. And these mountains are incredible.

Wide Range Of Experiences

Finally I certainly realize there’s a wide range of experiences you can have out here.

Learning

Learning something from someone who’s been part of this landscape for at least fifty years is one of them.

(Editor’s Note: In This podcast I refer to Dave as Dave GILDER Kiel. His nickname is in fact GLIDER. Sorry about that Dave! To find out how he got his name visit his blog by following the links above.)

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