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I've always admired long-time BPL Member Francis Tapon's thirst for adventure that leaves most of us well out of our comfort zone. In the face of adversity, including the burden of carrying an ivy league education and the unexpected death of his father, Francis has a unique ability to meander his way through trials by facing adversity gracefully, patiently, and without surprise.

Francis is currently on a four-year mission to visit every African country (54 of them!), document their unseen culture, and develop the media into a TV series. Francis is currently raising money for the pilot episode via Kickstarter, check it out:

Please consider contributing to Francis' ambitious campaign.


  • Introduction
  • An Interview with Francis Tapon
  • What's in My Pack?
  • Francis Tapon's African Gear List

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