Lone Rucksack documents the escapades of Dani Bradford, a dirtbag adventurer and digital storyteller who has traveled extensively across the globe. Dani most recently completed a 4,500 mile+ cycling journey through 15 countries from Portugal to the Republic of Georgia. She has trekked across Northern Ethiopia, swam in Victoria Falls, traveled upriver in rural Albania, shot video in Indonesia, and photographed fishing villages in Senegal.

Dani is also Wilderness First Responder certified, a fire-building expert, and sleeps outside more often than in.


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 Good boots are critical, it’s so important to keep feet dry, warm, and free of blisters. I’ve been looking for a solid pair of hiking boots for years- I’m such a minimalist I once trekked across Northern Ethiopia in chucks- but it’s time to don some waterproof, epic specimens of boots. I found and ordered these puppies while at a hostel in Colombia, crouched in a bunk, using my compass to measure the length of my feet and make sure I was getting the right size. Thanks #Ahnu for the boots, they’re already broken in and the only footwear I’m wearing these days. I’m eternally grateful for a sans pink, purple, or powder blue boot that’s as functional as it is bad-ass looking.  If you’re not eating #Nutella out of the jar for breakfast, you need to get on my level. #campculture #dirtbag  “Honesty can sometimes be so brutal to take in. It's usual to get so drowned in perceived idealism that you can't seem to separate it from honest reality.” ―Ufuoma Apoki It’s hard to capture the chaos of #PuertoLopez. Swarms of birds hover over the piles of sharks and fish cut up on the ground, the blood running in streams into the sand. It’s not a sight for those with weak stomachs, but it’s the reality of life here in this fishing town. Shark fishing in Ecuador is illegal, but in 2007 the law was modified to allow an accidental catch- the stray shark that ends up in a fisherman's net. Walking down the beach in Puerto Lopez it's obvious these aren't accidental catches. Piles of shark fins are heaped upon the beach next to mutilated carcasses.
 “What you're missing is that the path itself changes you.” ―Julien Smith  “There's always a story. It's all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything's got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.” ―Terry Pratchett  Simplicity. Some nights all I want is a warm jacket, a campfire, and a side of whiskey. #beprepared #sheexplores

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