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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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 “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill I’ve got some big news coming up fellow adventurers! (I’ll be sharing beginning of April). It’s been a tough couple months with some really long days— but it’s been worth it and I can’t wait to share with you! I hope everyone is out embracing success and failure, being a @wildernessbadass in their own way, and having the courage to continue with whatever you’re working on. Photo by my fellow adventurer and friend, @wrhwrh  “Those who achieve the extraordinary are usually the most ordinary because they have nothing to prove to anybody. Be Humble.” ― Aaron Lauritsen I really love this quote— humility is such an important quality. We’re all working on our own versions of extraordinary things, let’s support each other on our quests. #goodvibes  “Love is the warmest color.” —Alt-j (Nara) As some of you might have noticed on my profile, I’m now an ambassador for an epic community of people— @wildernessbadass ! I’m stoked to represent the brand— get on over to their IG and follow to be part of the community!
 “You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be. And one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you refuse to do it because you are afraid. You refuse to do it because you want to live longer. You’re afraid that you will lose your job, or you are afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity, or you’re afraid that somebody will stab you, or shoot at you or bomb your house; so you refuse to take the stand. Well, you may go on and live until you are 90, but you’re just as dead at 38 as you would be at 90. And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit.” -Martin Luther King Jr. This was the first night I was in Ecuador last year— I flew into Guayaquil, and went right down to the Malecon on the water, and climbed the 444 steps to the lookout point. I watched the sunset, and the planes flying by, and it was the start of something new. Whenever we try something we haven’t before, something that makes us uncomfortable or afraid, we are explorers. We are discovering something within ourselves— and regardless of the physical location or expedition we may be on, that’s the part that changes and drives us on. Whatever great opportunity calls, whether it’s political or personal, worthy of MLK or seemingly trivial to everyone but oneself— #rise. The only thing that changes us and brings us wisdom is venturing into the fog, and embracing that great, wild thing the unknown.  “Exploration...no longer seemed aimed at some outward discovery; rather, it was directed inward...” ― David Grann  “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.” ― Gautama Buddha

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