Podcast

#32: Psychedelic Experiences while in Nature and Overland Vehicle Changes on the Horizon

#32: Psychedelic Experiences while in Nature and Overland Vehicle Changes on the Horizon

Managing nomad body pain, psilocybin talk, and truck mods

Topics discussed

  • Prompted by Brian’s persistent hip issues, we discuss the need to balance truck travel and body health. The more time we sit in our trucks, our hips, lower back, and leg muscles suffer. What’s the solution? Regular exercise? Raised roof and extended back vans? Pop up campers that allow stand up work? We discuss all these options.

  • Prompted by podcast episode #31, Talking Psychedelics with Sadie, Brian shares his past experience taking psilocybin in the Holy Cross Wilderness Area when he sustained a new perspective and connection with nature and a decreased sense of self. Craig and Brian discuss the virtues of psychedelics facilitating a shrinking of the ego and increasing the feeling of connection to all things. They also consider the value of having well thought out intentions when approaching psychedelics versus seeking recreation.

  • Brian discusses his plans for installing a new light system, winch, and secondary battery system (as Craig described in his earlier post). Craig discusses the impact of his new BF Goodrich All Terrain Light Truck KO2 tires in the snowy land of Gunnison, CO.

#31: Talking Psychedelic Therapy - Peyote, Ayahuasca, and Psilocybin

#31: Talking Psychedelic Therapy - Peyote, Ayahuasca, and Psilocybin

Out of the Facebook ether she pinged me and said she had a story to tell. We barely know each other, but she felt compelled to reveal her own exploration of using psychedelics to gain better awareness of her true self, and how she used the experience to accept who she is and be accountable.

Nomad Ramblings is a podcast about ordinary people who wander an unconventional path, whether internal or external, to shine a light for others to follow. I expect Sadie’s path to be instructive for many of us.

#30: Nicole Jaquis - “You don’t plan India, India plans you.”

#30: Nicole Jaquis - “You don’t plan India, India plans you.”

India Nomad

It’s hard to decide how to introduce Nicole Jaquis, today’s podcast guest. Do I start by describing her as a New York City seasoned multimedia producer & educator? Or a humble practicing yogi, regularly living in the India Himalayan mountains for the past 8 years? Or the dazed hippie chick/photography - philosophy major I knew back in our undergraduate days at Lake Forest College? Even after our conversation, I still don’t know, but I do sense that to put a title on her or attempt to fit her into any neat little box would do her wrong.

#26: Wintering Off Grid Ain't Easy

#26: Wintering Off Grid Ain't Easy

Snowmobiles, Mountain Town Work Opportunities, and Phytorite CBD to Ease the Pain

In this episode, Craig and Brian discuss Craig’s new reality of living off-grid, with snow accumulating and transportation challenges. Craig learns and acknowledges he is not a snowmobile badass.

Episode notes

#18: Mental Health, Mountains, and How They Relate to Men

#18: Mental Health, Mountains, and How They Relate to Men

I’m going all in

As the title suggests, this episode is about mental health and how people like Brian and myself gravitate toward nature to heal and self-sooth. Going deeper than that, we discuss the societal barriers to mental health, the tragedy of Vets suffering from PTSD, increasing suicide rates, and I reveal parts of my own long, troubled history with the mental health industry and “sanity”, for lack of a better term.

#15: Technology and apps we use, and podcasts we listen to

#15: Technology and apps we use, and podcasts we listen to

Brian Galyon (of Colorado Backcountry Adventures) and I had a great chat yesterday about how we use computer related technology as full-time truck campers. This episode continues my ongoing participation in the podcast, Nomad Ramblings: Conversations from the Road. Subscribe on iTunes on your podcast app of choice.

#12: Redemption - Gaining Strength from Weakness

#12: Redemption - Gaining Strength from Weakness

Brian reveals lessons from a dark period of life and how he uses them as a force for good today

Topics discussed:

  • The toxic nature of ignoring and masking problems through substance abuse

  • The healing power of being vulnerable with those close to you - for you and others

  • How surrendering to “failure” can reveal the pathway to the life of your dreams