August 18, 2008 – 11:14 am by fightlinker
Not content with the challenges of returning to the fighting world and keeping off the booze, Evan Tanner is now prepping for an “Into the Wild” style adventure in the California desert:
I’ve been gathering my gear for this adventure for over a month, not a long time by most standards, but far too long for my impatient nature. Being a minimalist by nature, wanting to carry only the essentials, and being extremely particular, it has been a little difficult to find just the right equipment. I plan on going so deep into the desert, that any failure of my equipment, could cost me my life. I’ve been doing a great deal of research and study. I want to know all I can about where I’m going, and I want to make sure I have the best equipment.
For those of you who have kept up on Evan’s adventures here at Fightlinker, you’ll know that this isn’t the first or worst of his crazy ideas. I’d estimate that about 40% of our coverage of Evan ends with “and I hope he doesn’t die doing this”. From drowning off the coast of California to flipping his jeep off the side of a mountain to becoming a smear on the highway outside Vegas, Evan has proven that he’s quite adept at avoiding death. On the other hand, there ain’t shit out in the desert and if he gets stuck out there with a dead bike and no service on his cell-
I hope he doesn’t die doing this.