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POPUP LIFE — Episode 2

In Episode 2 of the Popup Life tour we travel from Nevada to Utah and follow full time Four Wheel Campers owners Mak, Owen and Luna the cat on a mission to keep our public lands cleaner than we found them.

Four Wheel Campers and Fat Tire teamed up to create a short video series on what it’s like to live off the grid and unplugged. This five-week tour spans from California to Colorado and features a group of like-minded adventurers and athletes who strive to live more sustainably and help protect the public lands that we all love. Follow along every week for the next five weeks as the trip progresses and guests transition from rock climbers, skateboarders, snowboarders, and other outdoor activists, and learn what it means to live the pop-up life.

Video Transcription:

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i lived in my self-made camper for three
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years searching for a more sustainable
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lifestyle
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join us as we continue this pursuit of
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living
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i’m ryan brown and i’m getting out of
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town
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[Music]
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this is pop-up life
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there is a feeling that i have come to
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be very familiar with since going on the
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road and it took me a long time to
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identify it
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once i recognized it for the first time
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it happens more and more
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but i’ve been like so fully convinced
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that i might be the happiest person on
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earth
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i get to live exactly how i want to live
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i get to share it with you i i just i
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feel so lucky that
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we have careers that make this possible
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that we have a vehicle that makes this
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possible
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[Music]
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i’m just yeah i it is very very common
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that i look out the window and i feel
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like i would be hard-pressed to find
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somebody who’s happier than i am
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i’ve noticed in my travels that humans
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leave trash everywhere we go
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talking to mack and owen about it led us
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to a similar agreement
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that as long as we are cleaning up as we
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go we can help without getting stuck
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and picking up all day which can easily
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happen
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it’s kind of crazy just going different
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places camping and
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seeing people like just leave their
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trash everywhere
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yeah that’ll be good in here it’ll get
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buried eventually by the next person who
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builds fire on top
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all right
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it’s kind of crazy that we just leave
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our trash
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all over instead of pack it out
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that was all collected just down the
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hill from
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where we’re parked unfortunately
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i genuinely don’t understand the
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disconnect if you enjoy
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being outside why would you ever want to
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go anywhere that’s
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just littered we don’t pay to use this
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land this is public land it’s
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everybody’s
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but this is our way of giving back to it
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is just by
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having it be a little bit cleaner that’s
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always my biggest thing is like if i can
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just
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clean the immediate area around our camp
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spot if i have the capacity
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for more than that i always will so
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hopefully the next time we return it
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won’t
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it won’t look like this
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[Music]
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after leaving garnet hill we headed
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towards great basin national park
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where we camped alongside a reservoir
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before hiking
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[Music]
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this one’s way in here in the thorns
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labor of love and pain
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oh my god you guys you guys there’s a
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huge snakeskin over here
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oh my gosh look at this thing all right
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might be adding to the collection today
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the cool thing about going to pick up
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if there is anything cool about picking
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up trash is just that you kind of get it
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to get out and explore a spot that you
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maybe otherwise
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wouldn’t have gone out to check out
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[Music]
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national parks have an excellent
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recycling program and we’re headed into
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a national park today so we should be
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able to get all of this stuff to
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the appropriate location to get recycled
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unfortunately the recycling is like
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completely full so
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we’re gonna carry to the next stop but
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that’s okay
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it’s good it shows that people are
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recycled
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today we are headed to great basin
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national park to hopefully do some
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hiking up in the high mountains yeah get
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some really really cool alpine
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little areas to check out today
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it is a i feel like a seldom talked
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about park
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in nevada but has some really really
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beautiful pristine mountains in alpine
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lakes
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home to the bristlecone pine which is
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one of the oldest living organisms
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on earth and is just all around
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beautiful really quiet no cell phone
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service
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exactly what we’re looking for
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[Music]
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something we’ve always put a priority on
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his happiness
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we just try and work less and just
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focus on being happy in our quest to not
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settle and define what’s right so we can
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just
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unendingly focus on our own happiness is
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what’s brought us here
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in that pursuit of happiness i would say
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we are very successful
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after living out of my camper i always
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enjoy seeing how others do it too
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mac owen and luna their cat doing it
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full time
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is rad and inspiring for future
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adventures
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[Music]
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but for now i’m really stoked to be
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headed to the freedom frontier
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a dream-like property i never thought
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i’d be visiting
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last night we rolled up here which we
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didn’t exactly know what here was
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because the sun had already gone down
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so this morning we woke up to beautiful
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fall colors
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a really cute cabin and a skate park out
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in the middle of nowhere in utah which
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is
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incredibly badass
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you

We wish for health, for you and your families in 2021.

 

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