Dispatches

Oasis on the Playa

In the spring of 2015, I planned an expedition to the Great Basin Desert with some of my travel buddies from Prometheus Design Werx (PDW) and Exploro. It was to be a quick weekend of high desert trail riding and exploration and an escape from the monotony of the city surrounding us. Our vehicles for the journey were far from ordinary. Patrick from PDW showed up in his fully restored FJ40, a beautiful green...
Posted by: Chris Van Loan

Operation: Poseidon Clear II

Operation Poseidon Clear II was the second part of of this field project and the third visit for the Prometheus Design Werx Field Team to the Sea of Cortez in Baja, Mexico. Continuing their work in an official capacity with the Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (National Commission of Natural Protected Areas) of the Mexican government, the PDW UET picked up where they left off to work with locals in the area to...
Posted by: Patrick Ma

Operation: Aqua Terra

The PDW Field Team traveled deep into the California wilderness to test prototype gear in a variety of demanding conditions. Equipped with dry bags, amphibious apparel, and multi-day packs the team navigated a river gorge to a metamorphic rock perch which would be home base for the next 48 hours. can·yon·eer·ing noun \ˌkan-yə-ˈnir-iŋ\ : the sport of exploring canyons (as by climbing, rappelling, or rafting)“     Traversing over fallen trees and plunging into...
Posted by: Patrick Ma

Operation: Sea Gate

Operation Sea Gate, represented a collaborative effort between the Underwater Exploration Team component of the Prometheus Design Werx (PDW) Field Team, Dr. Matthew Forest, from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Saruhén Avila Moreno of Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas from the Mexican Government, and Dale Pearson, a specialty diver and experienced guide. The primary objective of the expedition was to investigate shallow marine hydro-thermal activity around a group of islands called Las Islas...
Posted by: Patrick Ma

Operation: Return to Tatoonie

Operation Return to Tatooine was a joint event organized by Prometheus Design Werx to gather together a group of friends and peers in our industry and community who shared a love of Star Wars, overlanding, exploration, and possessed a healthy sense of good natured fun. Starting from PDW HQ in San Francisco, we headed to Southern CA to circle up with the rest of our team and continued east to our final destination in...
Posted by: Patrick Ma