Evan Tanner’s Biggest Fight Could be The Desert


After dropping two strait in his UFC comeback and fighting a longtime battle with alcohol, Evan Tanner set’s off on a new great adventure deep into the southern California desert to seek what he calls is “Treasure”. Tanners blog post on SpikeTV details his preparation for his latest wild adventure, including retrofitting his Kawasaki KLR for the trip.

I’m hoping that very soon I’ll be sitting out in the quiet of the desert beneath a deep blue midnight sky, listening to the calm desert breeze. The idea going into the desert came to me soon after I moved to Oceanside. It was motivated by my friend Sara’s talk of treasure hunting and lost gold, and my own insatiable appetite for adventure and exploration. I began to imagine what might be found in the deep reaches of the untracked desert. It became an obsession of sorts.

“Treasure” doesn’t necessarily refer to something material.

Being a minimalist by nature, wanting to carry only the essentials, and being extremely particular, it has been a little difficult to find just the right equipment. I plan on going so deep into the desert, that any failure of my equipment, could cost me my life.