Building Out a Van with Chris Burkard
If you've spent much time in the outdoors, odds are pretty good that you've heard the name Chris Burkard before. We've been drooling over his photos for the past few years, and have even been lucky enough to help launch a few of his projects like his most recent film — "Under an Arctic Sky." That's why, when he told us he was working with the folks at Advanture Company to build out a custom adventuremobile worthy of some serious rig-envy, we knew we had to be a part of it. This new film does some soul-searching about what it is that draws us to trade the comforts of home for the freedom of the open road. We hope you enjoy, and if this leaves you wanting to rip the backseats out of an old Ford and get building, you can check out some of the gear Chris uses to equip his van in his Ambassador Shop.
"There are road trips that define us, that change who we are as a person and how we see the world. My early ones with my grandpa driving in a van from the Sierras to New Mexico every summer were just that. Life changing. Especially for a kid who had never left California. I built a van to carry on the tradition. This is the “Road to Inspiration" — a short film about how we are defined by people in our lives and the places we love, and of course, the open road. A van buildout that is 30 years in the making."
— Huckberry Ambassador Chris Burkard