A few posts ago I posted an introduction to Adventum, (link) a new quest that I am embarking upon. I discussed that I was starting a mission to prove that the future of industrialized labor forces is those that create. As I posted – algorithms, computers and robots cannot take jobs away from those that create.

To embark on this new phase of my life, I needed a way to explore. I needed transportation. My first impulse was an airplane but unfortunately, I’m priced out of an airplane. So, I went with my second option – a capable off-road vehicle.

You may have noticed my post about buying a Jeep.

Today, I’d like to update you on the adventure.

The Jeep is done for the moment, although a Jeep build is never done because there is always new customizations to add. I’ve got all I need on the Jeep to travel, explore and be safe at the same time, for now.

The second thing the setup needed is a place to eat, sleep and relax along the journey. After much research and discussions, we settled on a tear-type sleeping quarters with off-road capabilities trailer. Because my family is composed of three individuals, we are adding a roof-top tent to the top of the trailer. The galley is in the back.

The trailer is being custom-built as you read this.

Our current setup allows us to go on adventures for up to 72-hours and, if need be, remain off-grid for that period.

However, being off grid does not mean ignoring our work responsibilities. I still need to be available to deal with emergencies and service outages. Although we are off-grid, i.e. no need to connect to electrical power to work, we still have electricity for coffee, air conditioning and our work needs.

Obviously, I will continue to have Internet access as without Internet my business comes to a complete halt.

I am creating a setup where I can continue to work even though I may be on the road.

As I promised in an earlier post, one of the things that I will be doing is posting how, what and why we elected to build our setup the way we did and what technology and equipment we used. I plan on adding step-by-step details about the custom work we did. I also will share with you how much we paid for each item we add to our setup. That way, if you choose to follow your own adventure you can see what it will take to do so.

Ultimately, the plan is to create content by traveling, experiencing and living, literally, on the go. The idea is to make the Border Bandit setup the home base to what we create as we explore.

If I can create and make a living off my creations, then I have added more proof to my thesis that creators are the future of the work force. Remember that the plan is to create with what is on me while we are on the go.

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...