1024px-The_North_Face_logo.svgThe North Face has been a respected brand in the adventure world for many years now. Started by Douglas Tompkins and Kenneth Klopp in San Francisco around 1968, the brand has become infamous with providing some of the best gear for the adventure seeker throughout the world. Providing everything from clothing to equipment (tents, backpacks, luggage and sleeping bags), this gear can be seen in almost all factions of the adventure world, and for good reason, it’s that good.

Recently, they released a new commercial (shown below). They commissioned a band called My Morning Jacket to record a version of Woody Guthrie’s This Land Is Your Land. It can be downloaded from the iTunes Music Store. Needless to say, this song really does embody the spirit of the adventurer, and the commercial itself, a fantastic view of people doing what they love best, exploring and adventuring.

Thanks to Outside Online for the heads up on this. I’ve made use of some of the information from this article as well as some information from Wikipedia.

I’ve always enjoyed a little bit of Mountain Biking on the side. It really is amazing how good some people can be though, and how fit you have to be in order to do some of the things that these people do. What are your thoughts on this video?

I’ve been driving my little Suzuki Jimny for a while now, and I’ve decided that it’s the best little car in the world. It’s not the fastest in the world, but will climb pretty much everything, including the kitchen sink.. Some awesome videos the wet your tastebuds…


This next video is one that my Brother-In-Law and I helped out with. We took Suzuki McCarthy’s marketing team around a 4×4 trail in the Magaliesburg called De Wildt. It’s a great trail with alot of fun obstacles. We often use it when we do 4×4 training as it has a pretty easy training ground called the Concrete Jungle that is uniquely designed to give you an idea of what it’s like. Once done with the training then we usually head out onto the trail of a little bit of 4x4xFun.

Hi all…

Compliments of the season and hope that you all have a fantastic 2014.

I’ve recently had to move my blog over to a new Hosting Company, so I’ve decided that a new face lift is in order for The Mad Traveller.

Currently, I have managed to restore all my Blog Posts and your comments to the new site, and will be working on a new look and feel over the coming weeks.

I’ll keep you all updated as time goes by, and hope to have the new theme applied as soon as possible.

Happy Travels!