Wetsand is hands down the most comprehensive and accurate surf portal for reliable swell and lifestyle information. Driven by their fundamental values of the sport - environment, history, culture, product design and development, and surf exploration - Wetsand strives to provide watermen around the world with the best free services available to plan their lives and lifestyle.Wetsand is Feral Green's media sponsor - check out our section on the wetsand website (www.wetsand.com).
Manufacturer of the most versatile and rugged off-road tent trailers in the world. We’ll be equipped with a Chaser Trailer providing us with 46 cubic feet of storage, 20 gallons of fresh water, 10 gallons of fuel storage, and a two-man tent. We’ll be testing the trailer in extremely diverse terrain ranging from the deserts of Baja to the mountains of Argentinian Patagonia and the jungles of the Amazon. See the AT website for more information and Chaser specs (www.adventuretrailers.com).
Committed to cutting edge innovation in the science of design, Oakley makes some of the best technical eyewear in the world and is supplying all of Feral Green's eyewear.See Gear section for details on specific models and peruse www.Oakley.com .
Homeblown, the producer of Biofoam blanks, is providing us with a quiver of boards shaped by veteran surfer and shaper Ned McMahon. Biofoam is a true bio-based product from renewable agricultural resources and, consistent with Homeblown's mantra of continually pursuing environmentally responsible alternatives in surfboard construction, we have found it to carry the lightest environmental impact of any blank produced.More on the quiver in Gear. Check out www.homeblown.us/biofoam.php.
TAVIK is a grass-roots clothing company that Feral Green believes in and supports. TAVIK is providing a wardrobe of threads for the voyage that you'll see in all of our footage - from boardshorts to denim, shirts, and hats we're covered. Artistry in design and custom fabricated fits yield an ultra-comfortable, expressive get-up. Check out the website at www.TAVIK.com.
SLIME has been a pioneer and innovator in tire sealant and repair technology for the past 18 years. SLIME will be providing Feral Green with preventative sealant equipment to ensure the 40,000 mile trip runs smoothly sans flat tires and potentially life threatening blowouts. In addition, SLIME will be providing Feral Green with $$ to help support their cause. Check their awesome website out at: www.slimesealant.com.
Superwinch makes the most widely trusted recovery products and is the only product we considered installing on our rig. Traversing diverse, challenging terrain in oft remote locales with a rig the size of ours requires that we have the absolute most reliable equipment. See photos in Rig section and check out www.superwinch.com.
Donahoe is a mid-sized manufacturer specializing in aftermarket suspension components for off-road vehicles. We were attracted to Donahoe by their customer-driven, technology-heavy, engineering-oriented business model that is considerate of an overarching sense of social responsibility. Check Donahoe out in Rig and at www.donahoeracing.com.
With a 1400+ vehicle track record of conversion success Love Craft was a no-brainer as the choice to convert our diesel truck to run on SVO (straight vegetable oil) and WVO (recycled vegetable oil). With a kit of extra parts we'll be using the system to help educate community members on potential benefits of this readily available and environmentally friendly alternative fuel. See our videos and visit Love Craft in Los Angeles or at www.lovecraftbiofuels.com for more information.
Oasis Off-road Manufacturing
Ask anyone involved in off-roading or overland expedition who makes the best performing tankless air compressors and the answer always come up as Oasis. From EarthRoamer to Ford, Oasis products have the reputation we can rely on for our air needs throughout the journey. The compressor we’ll be bringing will be mounted in the Chaser trailer nosebox and will provide air for the trailer and truck airbag suspension and tires as well as for our inflatable Zodiac. The experts at Oasis know everything there is to know about on-board air systems. (www.oasisoffroad.com)
Bilstein Shock Absorbers
Bilstein Shock Absorbers generously provided the Feral Green Project with 8 shock absorbers to outfit the Green Monster with the best suspension system on the market. In addition, Bilstein provided us with new steering stabilizers to provide for a smooth ride on the dirt roads of Central and South America. Bilstein uses proven design technology, a superior manufacturing process and a commitment to quality control to produce the best shocks on the market. Bilstein has received worldwide acclaim for quality shock absorbers that have set industry standards. (www.bilstein.com)
Sierra Dawn – Campsuds
Sierra Dawn will be providing Feral Green a year’s supply of Campsuds to wash ourselves and our stray dogs/monkeys along the way. Sierra Dawn is the only camping cleaning product that Feral Green would be caught with 100 miles from running water. Sierra Dawn Products manufactures and markets specialty, biodegradable cleaning products and other accessories for the outdoor enthusiast and traveler. Their super-concentrated Campsuds product is the industry leader, and the original all-purpose outdoor cleaner since 1965. Their products are formulated to biodegrade quickly and completely for minimal environmental impact, and to provide travelers with exceptional quality, value and convenience. (www.sierradawn.com)
Steel Core is providing the Feral Team with their steel braided security straps to lock down all of our surf boards in sketchy situations. Steel Core tie downs work like any other tie down, but provide additional security against the unkown elements that lurk in the shadows. The polypropylene straps are soft and will not damage vehicles, but are inlaid with steel cores that make them near impossible to cut. Check out their website for the newest ways to secure your gear on top of your car or trailer. (www.steelcore.net)
Riffe International is providing the expedition with the best quality speargun manufacted in the world. Riffe has earned the reputation of building the premier speaguns that are highly maneuverable, powerful, silent, and accurate. There was no one else to consider in this realm. (www.speargun.com)
What would a surf expedition be without Zinka? Not a question we dared face. Zinka is a local California-based company with strong ties into the surfing community for their proven 100% block. We’ll be blocked out with neon green and pink zinc protection. Check out our photo section and Zinka’s website (www.zinka.com) for more.
The Green Monster will be riding on Yokohama Geolander mud terrain tires which we’re confidently trusting to get us through the difficult terrain that will be encountered. From Baja sand dunes to Bolivian mud pits to the asphalt jungle these tires are being relied upon to cover it all. In addition to performance standards Yokohama is a strong supporter of our sustainable efforts. Yokohama's Ecotreadsetters is a social networking Web site and contest for environmentally conscious people. Log on to create a profile, submit an environmental project you're doing and be entered for a chance to win an eco trip for two to Costa Rica or weekly prizes including Patagonia clothing and iTunes. (www.EcoTreadsetters.com)
Obermeyer is an amazing Aspen based ski apparel company that is sending us warm-weather gear. Jackets will come in handy when we hit cold spots in South America. We plan to use Obermeyer gear in primarily Bolivia and Chile. (www.obermeyer.com)
ModSystem Structures is an organization that specializes in sustainable building. They build developments, commercial and residencial buildings without putting stress on the environment. ModSystem is a strong advocate for alternative fuel sources, which we're using, and can build almost anywhere in the world. ModSystem made a very generous monetary donation we're using as a fund to buy vegetable oil throughout Mexico and Central America. Look them up for any project at (www.modsystemstructures.com) for more.
Biofuels Education Coalition
(www.nprw.com) for more.