Meet Your Modern Hobo: Brent

Brent and I met through Teryn/Taryn, my amazing friends, one a fantastic photographer and the other an inspiring chef. We've stayed in touch over the years, though he's hard to keep track of because he's always on a nature/motorbike/foreign adventure! Check him out below!

NAME: Brent Akhurst


OCCUPATION: I sell crazy robots that make people rich.

YOUR BAND/COMPANY: Akhurst Machinery Ltd.

OTHER INTERESTS/SKILLS: Travel, drinking beer, moto adventuring, wrenching, hiking, mountaineering, snowboarding, camping, sleeping, cooking, I make a mean pizza from scratch, dirt biking, excellent in high pressure "oh fak" kind of situations, fairly good at relocating dislocated joints, collected a couple good and bad tattoos, I have mastered the Negroni, I love cool old shit and did I mention I like cold cheap beer? 

YOUR STORY: Born on a cold foggy January night in a sleepy fishing village called Steveston. Grew up and honed my love for the outdoors in the Garibaldi mountain range. Started skiing at the age of 3. Crafted the art of carving bow and arrows by the age of 5. Got my first girlfriend at age 10. Did not get past the holding hands stage :(. Gave up skiing and started snowboarding at the age of 12. Got lost in the mountains for two days and made the front page of all the local papers when I was 13. Saw my first band play "Bad Religion" at the age of 14. Got my license when I was 16 and crashed a couple cars. Finished high school. Went to BCIT to learn how to fix anything. Spent all my free time traveling and exploring the outdoors. Life Rules! I take on every opportunity to travel and experience what is out there. you won't catch me on the couch unless the Bachelorette is on. J/k ......maybe.    

FAVOURITE PART OF TRAVEL: The Unknown! At any moment you can be blown away by a stranger's generosity or the beauty that the world has to offer. When everything goes wrong, you meet the best people because they take the time to stop and lend a hand.

TRAVEL HACK: Doritos are great for snaking on and they have to be one of the best fire starters on the market.

BEST TRAVEL STORY: My lady and I took a nice little 20 hour train ride through northern India in general class. We were the lucky passengers that got the seats next to the crapper. We pretty much got slobbered on, pissed on, poked and likely shit on for 20 hours. That was cool.     

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SAY?: "People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things." - Sir Edmund Hillary

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