Lisa morris & jason spafford


Lisa Morris & Jason Spafford


Location: Independent
Vehicle: 2015 Toyota Hilux (White Rhino)
iKamper Gear: Skycamp 1.0, Annex S
Biggest Pro Tip: Stop trying to matter. Simply live.
My TED Talk would be about: Dissolve your ego: live in the now.
Best/Worst Camping Story: Hiking up Kjeragbolten in Norway (read the full story here).
My Dream Trip: RTT camping in Iceland!
Favorite Go-To Camping Meal: Anything plant-based by Good To Go.
Where you can find me on my day off: As we're location independent, it could be practically anywhere on the planet. Scaling a volcano on our dual sports bikes, roaming Iceland's interior in White Rhino or 30-metres below the waterline searching out the big pelagics.  

Bio


Lisa undertakes the word-craft by documenting the tales from the trails. She needs an affecting outlet as much as Jason and gratefully, helps to keep the wheels rolling through their published content in overland/moto-travel publications/blogs in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France and Italy. Indulging her inner gear-geek, Lisa also field-tests and consult with manufacturers of outdoor/motorcycle gear, as well as dabbles in travel journalism. We don’t know if she rides to write, or writes to ride—it’s probably both. That is, when she's not overlanding in White Rhino. And as an advocate for women riders, she's living proof that you can pass your test, jump in the saddle and go. Anywhere, near or far, marching to the beat of your own drum. It’s pretty empowering!


Jason’s driving force is photography where equally, the motorcycle and 4WD facilitate this lifelong obsession. For him, shooting images is about having a bigger purpose outside of travel. It’s not just about preserving the big moments forever. It’s about the challenge of forever pushing the boundaries of creativity while being in the environments he loves, and noticing something in an alternatively beautiful way. Encapsulating unseen realities and telling a story about a place, a subject or an experience. It lets him connect with what he's viewing, to intimately see it and then convey it with meaning.

How has iKamper changed the way you think about adventure?  We opted for the Skycamp because it’s an easy-pop, four-birth, hard-shell was a no-brainer. While the 300 GSM poly-cotton canvas isn’t quite as heavy-duty as others on the market, the construction is a two-layer system. A USP to my mind: the rainfly adds insulation, breathability to the inner-tent and foremost, does not condensate! Set-up is a minute, which makes it a game-changer. Opening the skylight, two side windows and a big porched door contribute to feeling connected to the outdoors, where mesh and blackouts on each come as standard. Adaptable, the universal mounting system fits most vehicles.


Life Motto: “The most beautiful moments in life are moments when you are expressing your joy, not when you are seeking it.” ― Jaggi Vasudev

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