Tepui Tent: Kukenam Ruggedized
Rig: 2008 GMC Sierra with 221,000 miles and counting. Its outfitted with an ARE Fiberglass cap with built-in side tool boxes, a Yakima roof rack, and an 8’ CVT awning. The truck is equipped with a dual battery system and power inverter, utilizing a National Luna intelligent solenoid and Xantrex ProWatt SW 600 inverter. Most importantly, it carries a Yeti Tundra 75 cooler with custom built cooler slide.
Favorite place to adventure: Moab, Utah.
Dream travel destination: Drive the Pan American Highway from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina.
Favorite outdoor activity: Right now, it's a toss-up between ice climbing and rock climbing.
“For the last 6 months we have called our Tepui home as we traveled North America with our dog, Koda. From the rugged coast of northern Maine, to the shores of the Kenai Peninsula, to the deserts of southern California and Utah, we’ve seen what America has to offer and we’re just getting started.
In early 2016, we walked away from our careers in science and engineering in pursuit of a better life. Landscape and outdoor lifestyle photography had always been a passion of Zaneta’s and this move allowed us to pursue that passion full time. In late May, we loaded up and set out on the open road. Over the course of the next six months we logged over 24,000 miles and 150 nights in our Tepui Tent. We stayed in a mix of National Forest/ BLM campgrounds and State Parks, finding some of the best camping in the free dispersed areas on National Forest lands. With so many outstanding sites, its tough to pick the best campsite of the trip. For scenery, value, and ease of use, the Shadow Mountain dispersed camping area outside of Jackson, WY cannot be beat. In fact, it was so spectacular, we made two stops. During the trip, we endured everything mother nature could throw at us, from monsoon rains in Alaska (August is apparently monsoon season) to freezing temperatures in the Sierras. Despite nonstop camping in these harsh environments, our Tepui is still going strong!" –Nick Reeder and Zaneta Hough
Each year we try to add something new to the rig. This year, it was a ladder that goes from the deck of the trailer to the back entrance of the tent, which will make it easier to put our new puppy, Murphee, in the tent for the night." - John Amoroso