We are just starting up this website….It is a work in progress….so bear with us

Greetings!

Welcome to our website.   Thank you for coming…

Currently we (Gary and Tami) are waiting on our M-35 A2 Deuce and a Half military truck to come out of the shop,

Where she is getting a total makeover mechanically…

Our goal is to drive it from Oregon to Panama, and record videos of the trip,  to post on You Tube etc. to assist in booting up this website.

It’s a bit of a stunt, slant adventure, that we hope to share with all who have interest…

This website is to be a teaching job for yours truly, where I hope to share a lifetime of learning and experiences with those who hopefully will appreciate it..

It is also hoped to be a platform to boot some business start up attempts, to provide jobs for Indigenous people of Central America, who are currently having to survive picking coffee for a couple months a year,  and making do the rest…

These people have kids in school, have a culture of their own, and are the dispossessed on land they once owned all of…

I have lived in Central America for 18 years or so now….

so I do have more experience than the people who are “two year experts”..  but I am not negating what they have to say, just adding hopefully more depth for those who are searching to encounter on line…   Central America is a beautiful place, with every country different.  My area of experience is in southern Costa Rica, and across the border into northern Panama.   I went there almost two decades ago, escaping America, and have only been back to the US twice, including this time.

There is much interest now from people wishing to move out of the US for all the so very obvious reasons…  I hope to help you be able to achieve your dream, in some small way at the very least…  Freedom is the ultimate gift after having a life…

I am not doing this out of a personal profit motive,  my goals are to use my gifts and skills to leave the earth better even slightly for my having passed this way…  Any money I make tends to end up helping others however I can..  And I wouldn’t have it any other way…  I have lived simple for most of my life, and will continue to do so…

I once held down jobs, watched TV, drove a car to work etc. just like most of you are doing now.  But even when young, I knew out of instinct, that there was something wrong with the picture, and that there must be more to life.

I am likely to say many things that some take exception to…  I apologize for having an opinion that differs from some, but I am also quite practiced at going against the entire human race if necessary, to be on the side of what I feel in my heart is right…  as my long term friends are well aware and joke about…

At one time, a few years back, my oldest son did a word search of the web, looking for usage of the word “Neoindigenous”, and at the time it was only listed as being used for new poetry done in old styles, and my early writings…

So I have of course been pleased to see it is now in the lexicon as exactly the meaning for which I used it,  the blending of both retro cultural and technocult into a harmony to create a better path, than the one most of humanity still tramples…

And I found it humorous that we had to add a word to it even to get an online domain!  Finally!  I am not alone!  There are others in the community of like minds.

Anyway, welcome!  I hope I can share with you.

The M-35 Truck thing is due to having some appreciation for the beasts from the Military Experience..  I spent a couple years in the Aleutians during the end of the Vietnam war.   Those trucks hauled everything we needed.. in a place that had packed snow roads for most of the year.. ‘Never saw one in the ditch…   We got ours less than a year ago, and have been sinking imaginary paper wealth into it in copious quantities,  Numbers that boggle others almost as much as they scare us…  It ain’t been cheap, but the way I look at it, Having the fundamental of transportation is going to be critical in the years ahead, and rebuilding a classic is way better than paying $40 to $50 thousand for a much lesser truck, that will haul about 1/5th, and depreciate in value every year…  Sometimes crazy things end up happening if you think too much,  usually as a result of what you don’t know..  This has been the case…

But I don’t regret it.

We named her “Whistler” mostly due to the sound of the truck going down the road, with it’s turbocharged multifuels engine.  This is a common term in use by the M-35 Jargon heads for the A2’s with Turbos..

So her name represents the dream of every person who loves these incredible trucks,  from those who own and work on them, and the wives who appreciate the security they provide to family, friends and neighbors, to those who have not yet managed to find their own dream truck.

This adventure is about inspiring you to do that, and have your own adventures to share with the rest of us…

Because life is too great a gift to spend all of it working, and getting taxed to death,  there has to be a plan and an escape, or else you really haven’t done the gift justice..

Currently, I am using the wait time to collect the parts to build a centrifuge oil cleaner so I can use WMO (waste motor oil) and home brew bio diesel in Whistler, and am lucky enough to have my son’s help advising me, as he has built them before, and run on the product, and is a state champion auto mechanic..

When I get such projects completed, I will try to do videos, and teach my mistakes and successes…

Its like I used to tell my kids when they were little:  There are two ways to learn; by your own mistakes, and the mistakes of others. Guess which way hurts less?

I am thinking to make a small unit, that can be mounted on the truck, and run the pump off of the truck’s 24 VDC electrical system so that Whistler could literally cross a continent in Mad Max mode, with fuel provided by millions of dead vehicles via their lubricants…

For this trip, such a dream will be as a box of parts, now growing more full daily as the UPS and FEDEX guys arrive with the various pieces…

What amazes me is how insanely affordable it is, and it makes me glad we got the multi fuels engine, and are going all the way with a total rebuild of the truck mechanically…  Stem to Stern,  but thats better than continual break downs in interesting places…  Mobility is FREEDOM…

I chose the M-35 because it was the best Refugee option on the planet. I studied refugees, and saw that what they carried was what they got to start their new lives with.  And those with trucks got the most out of the situation, people and things…  and that the  best truck possible was the heavy duty 6X6 used for 50 years by our military….

And so, here we are, on hold, but not much longer, and we will start our journey… “Whistler’s Journey”

G

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