When Chris left the fire service his first intent was to follow his other passions, adventure sports and paragliding. He founded Basecamp-Expeditions initially to become an adventure sports utopia offering catered events to those who like to jump off mountains.

This all changed in 2011 when a devastating earthquake struck Japan. Chris responded and realized his work as a full time responder was far from done. The direction of our company changed, the name stayed.

Upon his return from Japan he determined that more people needed a disaster plan, that everyone should have disaster supplies. He was shocked to see the kits being sold online, he tested kit after kit to discover they were generally a collection tools that were cheap and highly likely to fail in an emergency. He developed a class that showed students how to build robust and reliable tools from items found in most homes. Basecamp was a one man band with a big message, Chris needed some publicity for Basecamp… he has to be the only man in history to approach a major TV network with a plan to increase his companies visibility… that was based on three tampons…