Our own customer systems development manager, Brad Van Orden, recently put our Air Breeze personal wind turbine to the test during a two-week trip through Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. In this short series, Brad will share his adventures on the road and how the Air Breeze helped to keep the wind in the sails of “Nacho,” his 1984 Volkswagen camper van, along the way.
When traveling abroad my wife and I live by the doctrine that while every place has danger, in general people everywhere are good. This sentiment was clearly not shared by our friends and family upon their learning of our intentions to travel overland in Mexico for two and a half weeks. My grandfather made a lingering moaning sound in a minor key. My mother-in-law made a grim face while sliding her finger across her throat. My neighbor suggested I build a flamethrower.
“Are you bringing a gun?”
“You’ll probably need about $100 per day for bribes.”
“I heard they will kidnap and torture you.”
“My brother’s friend’s uncle knew a guy who saw a van that had been shot over a thousand times.”
“If someone tells you to stop, just run over them.”