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The Xpeditions Newsletter: Show Update for  11/ 14/ 14
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Hello Everyone…
The week just seems to have flown past me! I intended to have a comprehensive newsletter out this week… Well, maybe next week, haha : )  Anyway, I have our next show to announce. It’s going to be a good one. A special thanks to Victoria for her latest communication ; )  It was greatly appreciated, Victoria!
I also have details about a new feature available NOW at Channel U, and an introduction to a band called Terranomaly! First, the show…
FRIDAY’S SHOW (Nov 14th)
Our next broadcast is sponsored by The Flatiron Cafe in Jerome, Arizona! Our guest is Walter Bosley, author of a new series of nonfiction books called Empire of the Wheel, and the just released Secret Missions. These are available on Amazon, and I suggest you take a look. From what I have read these books are spellbinding!
From Empire of the Wheel
Seven questionable and long forgotten deaths in historical San Bernardino, California, offer clues to a shocking possibility that occult serial murder went undetected as such for nearly a century. Through an esoteric based analysis of the odd facts and unanswered questions of the case, in order to determine a possible pattern in the mind of a killer, there is revealed an unexpected yet specific connection between all the known attacks by the legendary Zodiac Killer a half century later presented for the first time here. With figures like Aleister Crowley and Harry Houdini moving about the periphery and through the middle of the mystery, nothing may have been what it seems, and someone appears to have wanted it that way…
From Secret Missions
Hidden within the unanswered questions and missing details in the life of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo is a mystery that is potentially astounding in its implications. Who was Cabrillo? What exactly was his expedition to explore California really about? What is the truth about his reported death? The answers may link the Spanish conquistador to a legendary relic and the Knights Templar — and change your perception of early American history along the way.
Kathy and I are excited to have Walter on and already know you will find this one quite an interesting show! Don’t miss it…
But, if you do miss this show it will be available for 24 hours at JerryWillsShow.com, then afterward as an archive within the Xpeditions TV Members Area.
Not a member yet? You should join now! There are many explosive details in our archive section. Plus, you will have access to everything offered from Xpeditions TV – HD documentary videos you can (as a member) download to you personal library, a chatroom, forums, and exclusive members area benefits!
Use this link to join today!
To listen to this live broadcast visit The Jerry Wills Show
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CHANNEL U
We’re always on the lookout for new folks who are interested to add their show or archives to our line-up! We are currently negotiating with several shows to bring them on. Here are details for where we currently are.
The Christy Wills Show
What you might not know is that we now have archives from my daughters show (The Christy Wills Show) running every Friday night at 5pm. Christy and her husband Everett are currently making a huge move to the west coast. Her show is not being broadcast right now. But never fear… Once they are settled in The Christy Wills Show will once again go LIVE! We can’t wait to hear her back on the interspace waves ; )
The Vinny Eastwood Show
Broadcasting from Aukland New Zealand, Vinny is a voice to be heard, and does he have a lot to say! Recently his YouTube channel was taken down because he brought corrupt business and politicians to light. We like that! Vinny’s YouTube channel is back up and running again after thousands supported a write in campaign. Vinny has been broadcasting for over a decade. His guests are sometimes serious, sometimes funny. As for Vinny, he doesn’t take himself seriously… You’re really going to enjoy archives from The Vinny Eastwood Show.
MOVIES
We have a new section at Channel U; Movies! Each month we plan to add a new movie, replacing the one there.
Until Nov 21st you can rent “Bought: The hidden story behind vaccines, big pharma, and your food”. It’s a great first run movie, and easily rented!
Your rental helps support Channel U and The Jerry Wills Show. That’s quite a nice bargain, isn’t it!
Channel U is evolving + Keep Watching
 
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One last item: Terranomaly
Did you happen to notice the “secret message” mentioned under the image at the top of this page? Actually it is an embedded link that takes you to YouTube. The video is from a new band called Terranomaly.
You remember those guys, right? Kevin Smith was part of the explosive force behind this band. Well, they are continuing on. Their album Wake Up was just released. It is a blockbuster!
More importantly, read the lyrics. There are certainly messages in there many of you will want to hear, and share with others. This is (to us) as big as the release of the new Pink Floyd album Endless River.
Go take a look at their latest videos: Terranomaly.com  There are also links where you can purchase this album for yourself! And when you get it… Turn it up very loud : )  Yes, it’s that good!
I have more to tell you about Terranomaly… maybe next newsletter. Get familiar with the song New American Anthem. It will blow your mind ; ) Just wait until you hear what I have to tell you about this song and the upcoming music video.
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 That’s all for now folks… I plan to provide a special broadcast soon about the recent trip to Norway and Athens. I’m thinking maybe a groovy video presentation/ broadcast is in order. Let’s see what we can do about that. I’ll let you know soon.
Thanks for being out there… I hope you call in ; )  Kathy says to tell you “Hi!”
Best Wishes
Jerry and Kathy Wills

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The Xpeditions Newsletter: Show Update

The Xpeditions Newsletter: Show Update
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Hello Everyone…
Kathy and I are excited to announce Dr. Gino Tutera as our next guest on The Jerry Wills Show. You have heard me mention Dr. Tutera often the last several years. I tend to do this at every lecture I give and during every class I teach. You see, I attribute him with saving Kathy’s life. Because of his caring and knowledge he singlehandly is responsible for Kathy’s health returning to normal. It would not have happened if not for him.
During this show we will cover details on how you or a loved one might find your life improved through bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (available at SottoPelle) something Dr. Tutera pioneered.
I already have questions, and I’m sure you will too! Phone lines and Skype will be available after the first hour.
Seriously folks, I know you are concerned about your health. You should not miss this golden opportunity to learn all you can about this subject. It changes lives in amazing and wonderful ways. Tune in tonight and find out for yourselves.
• Tune in Monday night June 30th at 7pm pacific ~ 10pm eastern •
 
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The Xpeditions Newsletter

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Loss of a friend
   Paula Taylor passes…
• Video > Movie
   The latest on our video

• Class 4: Into the Mystic

  …and a ghost hunt!

• Class 1, 2 and 3 DVD’s

   Now Available
• Healer: The Jerry Wills Story
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A Neat Picture!
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Hello Everyone…
If you read to the very end you’ll discover something special I’ve embedded into this newsletter. Good hunting ; )
Time seems to have taken another speed change… It seems like only a day ago I sent out the last newsletter, yet it has been (maybe) 6 weeks? Haha, I never have been very good with time.
I have a few items to relate, and I am certain you will find very interesting. Below you’ll find information about Class 4 (which is going to be extraordinary), a few new details about the video Kathy and I shot last year in Peru (yes, some new exciting things in development), and other tidbits worth mentioning…
First off; Class 4 from the Gateway Series is postponed until (Friday) March 14th. Last week our friend and landlady – Paula Taylor –  died after a lengthy illness.
Paula Taylor (to your left) was dear to us, and an amazing woman who always showed how forgiveness, kindness and warmth can alter the world around her. Paula was one of the original hippies who settled Jerome in the 70’s. At that time Jerome was an abandoned ghost town. I’ve heard about the parties, music, and culture that was here. It must have been incredible.
It’s because of her memorial we decided to postpone the class since we couldn’t miss the event. I’m glad we stayed. The entire town turned out. There were spoken memorials about Paula from several who traveled half way around the world to be here. Music provided by a man and woman duo was incredible. Afterwards, a pot-lock with a local rock band played into the evening. There was beer, wine, food and a lot of laughs as the evening continued. It was a memorable occasion.
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VIDEO / DOCUMENTARY/ MOVIE?
There are several reasons why the video has taken what seems like an unusual amount of time. Usually we have things done within a couple of months and are ready to begin the next documentary shoot by now. The greatest issue was Kathy not being well for several months. She’s well beyond her troubles now, and we have had many discussions on what we wanted to do with the footage. It was clear we wanted to do something beyond what we had done, but were unsure exactly what it would be. We now have a pretty clear idea.
Since we first started each of our episodes were formatted to bring you the salient details of where we went, what we saw, and back it up with what we had filmed. These were usually to the point, short and informative. We felt this could be done in more of a storytelling manner. However, time constraints and the desire to “just get it out there” were our self-conceived limitations. The last several months we’ve taken the time to talk with quite a few friends about what we experienced, the thrill of this huge adventure, the amazing discoveries made, and all this footage we filmed. Many… well, everyone… suggested it should be a movie instead of our regular presentation. We’ve taken that to heart.
We are getting ready to begin shooting this additional footage within the next few weeks at The Flatiron Cafe here in Jerome (great coffee!!!). We have a lot to think about concerning lighting equipment and techniques. We have the numerous cameras needed, but not the lighting… This will likely require equipment additions. For this to be what we envision requires serious planning. We always shoot on the run, which is MUCH different than what we will do with the additional footage needed.
I’ll provide additional details as we wade deeper into this. As you likely know, making a movie is seriously different than what we have been doing. Kathy and I look forward to the new challenges, and rewards had, from successfully navigating these elements.
For you who supported the Tocache Expedition please understand your contributions will be toward a much larger project than we originally planned for. Your names will be added to the credits as promised. Thanks once again for your support ; )
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CLASS 4: Into The Mystic
This class will be talked about for years to come. During this class you become familiar with the tools used by Ghost Hunters and paranormal researchers worldwide. EVP recorders, static and electromagnetic field detectors, and dowsing rods are elements of the tool kit you learn how to use.
Aside from the technical aspect you also employ techniques learned from previous classes. Did you know projecting energy toward a “ghost” helps them manifest? This is not a well known or discussed aspect of ghost hunting. Why? Because of the fear involved with bringing ectoplasm into play when attempting spiritual communication. It is a largely forgotten aspect of spiritual mediumship, and feared by many who know about it.
Though it might sound like a fringe science experiment I can attest the value in using a technique of this sort. During the early years of spiritualism mediums would attempt energy projection toward “spirits” to assist their manifestation. A few were quite good at it. One remarkable man who was exceptional was a friend of mine many years ago, Dr. Richard Ireland. Not only was it possible, it was startling to those in the seance. I’ll tell more about those events during class… and yes, it will be included on the video.
This class is once again at Storm Wisdom in north Phoenix. Class begins at 7:30pm and should concluded around 10:30pm, or so. The thing is, this is only a class where you learn how to use the equipment. Once you know what you’re doing it seems like a good idea to go on a ghost hunt, don’t you think?
THE GATEWAY SERIES
 Class 4: Into the Mystic
March 14th @ 7:15pm
$50 cash at the door
($55 with CC)
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There’s more… A Ghost Hunt!
– This event is open to any who wish to attend –
The following day (Saturday March 15th) we meet at a remote ghost town 22 miles west of Wickenburg, Az – The Robson Ranch. This ghost town is well away from civilization and about 90 minutes from Phoenix. Try to arrive by 3pm.
We have the ranch entirely to ourselves
Important – Please read
If you intend to join us we need to know about it ahead of time. It’s OK if you decide at the last minute — Just email us   We will check our messages often
Please, plan ahead – let us know before you arrive.
This will make it easier for everyone : )
Woody and Leona, our friends managing the ranch, have had their own unique encounters with the ghostly residents there. I’m sure Woody will tell us while sitting around the fire pit.
To add to this adventure we might have a few ghost hunting friends joining us, and our buddy Jamie Clark, a world class psychic medium whose speciality is communicating with the spirit world. More on this as it develops…
As mentioned, plan to arrive by 3pm. Once everyone has arrived we’ve planed a walk through the ghost town to become familiar with this site. Afterward, the outdoor fire pit and grill will be ready to cook up whatever we brought – This means you are responsible to bring hotdogs, burgers, or whatever you would like to eat. Don’t forget the drinks… We will not provide any food since everyone has their own likes and dislikes haha… Of course, we all like dessert : )  If I have an idea of how many are attending I might pick up something yummie!
Water will be available for a small fee.
Later (after dark) the ghost hunt begins. We plan to continue for several hours. Additionally, there have been several UFO sightings nearby since the 1800’s. It will be quite an exciting evening!
Camping is available for those interested to pitch a tent, and RV parking is available. For folks not up to a camping experience Burro Jim’s Motel (928-575-6581) is in nearby Aguila (map link). There are also numerous hotels in Wickenburg. Of course it isn’t too far to drive home either, if you’re driving from the greater Phoenix area.
Kathy and I have decided to set up The Xpeditions RV (The Prairie Schooner) on site. We will be there when you arrive.
COSTS 
For those who attend “On Location: Into the Mystic” the cost is $35 per person/ $50pp for any who did not attend class but want to join us. If this is you please let us know (email is fine) you intend to come.
If you want to be part of the cook-out you need to bring whatever you like to eat/ drink. These items are not included. We’ll provide the fire, haha : ) and maybe dessert…
For the rest of you worldwide, check the MAP LINK above for the GPS coordinates.
Equipment
If you took the class you will know how to use the equipment. You also know the techniques to focus energy toward manifestation. If you did not take the class you should bring your own equipment (EVP recorder, field sensors, etc). I will take time to personally guide you through a few steps in focusing and sensing energy.
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Watch Class 3: Projections > < Reflections
The next in The Gateway Series is now available; 24 hour rental is available for $4.95, or you can purchase it as a download for $11.99. The DVD for Class 3 is also available for $25 (plus $5.00 S/H).
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Class 2 follow this >link<
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The Stargate Lecture Series sponsored by Arcos Cielos
Presents
Jerry Wills and The Mechanics of Consciousness
March 20th 7pm ~ 9pm
Another event I’m offering takes place in Sedona on Thursday, March 20th. If you’re in the area, or simply need a good excuse to visit Sedona, I suggest you drop by for this evening event. This will be a great time where I’ll discuss how merging the realms of physical and spiritual are made to occur. I will also offer a healing service during this event. Who knows, it might be the best time you’ve had in awhile! I look forward to seeing you there…
Here is the flier for this event
All the details are on the flier
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The book, as a real physical book, is now available ; )
I like books better, don’t you? I know, it’s a lot easier to carry around your tablet. But still, when it comes right down to it I really enjoy the feel of a book in my hands. Besides, consider this… If the ancient advanced civilizations had eventually only stored all their documents as we do today it isn’t any surprise we can’t find any record of their advanced status. It was all stored on chips!
See!!! A book is better, haha… Order several today!
Healer: The Jerry Wills Story
Physical and Kindle Versions
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Also available
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Well, I think that’s all for now folks. I’m sure (as usual) I’ve neglected to mention something. That always seems to happen, haha.
Kathy and I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you at one of our events, or somewhere along the journey.
Best Wishes Always
Jerry and Kathy Wills
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Enjoy yourself as we sail into the mystic : )
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The Xpeditions Newsletter: Expedition Edition

The Xpeditions Newsletter: Expedition Edition
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Hello Everyone
The clock is now ticking down the final few hours until our departure. By this weekend we will be in Lima making final connections before heading into one of the most remote areas of the world, the western Amazon.
Xpeditions.TV is now fully functional to handle our communication back to you whenever we can get ourselves online. The satellite phone, Spot Connect, and video cameras are charged and ready to go.
You can follow our progress online at Xpeditions.TV by selecting the “Follow”Xpedition/ Live Progress” icon within the main menu. Spot Connect transmits a signal every 10 ~ 20 minutes as we progress. We plan to briefly turn it on in Lima, and again in Tarapoto when we arrive.
The day we leave Tarapoto we will have it on full time allowing you to follow our journey. This is (we’re told) a 7 or 8 hour drive. When we arrive to (the city of) Nuevo Tocache Spot will be turned off again until the following day. If it is raining, or the roads impassible we will update you on FaceBook (FaceBook.com/XpedTV).
Spot Connect will again be started as we begin the long trek into the western Amazon. During this portion of the journey we are traveling from Amazon high ground into the slopes of the Andes. This is a remarkable area where the Amazon runs upon to the mountains. It’s beautiful and primative here.
At this point our communication is only possible through our satellite phone should we need to call for help. Otherwise, Spot Connect allows us to send you brief updates each day, or several in a day if needed. You will want to watch our new FaceBook page for the brief details we send. Unfortunately Spot Connect does not allow for long messages. Don’t be surprised if all we can send is a short message. We will do better when we can.
Our bags are now packed, equipment tested and stowed, and our camping gear ready for this adventure. We keep going over details hoping we haven’t forgotten anything.
As you might imagine we have a few butterflies in our stomaches. Nervous? No, just excited to go. This expedition is months in the planning. Now let’s see what happens next…
This will be the last newsletter we send out until our return. I will post to FaceBook when I can. Until then…
Best Wishes Everyone
Jerry and Kathy Wills
Ps… I plan to connect with The Kevin Smith Show at some point with a live on-air progress report. You shouldn’t miss this. To be informed I suggest you follow us on FaceBook. I will post details there and nowhere else. Otherwise, connect yourself with Kevin’s website as a subscriber. There is little chance we will be able to let you know more about this well in advance. We have no idea when – or if – this will happen, but we are planning it!
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The Xpeditions Newsletter: UPDATE

The Xpeditions Newsletter: UPDATE
Adventure Edition
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Hello Everyone
I have only a short list of announcements to keep you informed. Each item is important, so please read on through. This will be an easy read…
Kathy and I wish to thank each of you who have contributed to this expedition. Your ideas, concerns, and help have made a difference. Your generous support has guided us to the final stages of planning, and shall carry us well beyond as we make our way into the Amazon’s western wilderness as it rolls up onto the Andes mountains. Thanks folks…
We are also grateful to Baron, inc. Without their belief in us, and the support of their corporation, this expedition would have never happened.
We’re at about 2 weeks from departure. Packing is going well, new equipment arrives daily. In the mix of all that’s happening new information continues to seep into our data stream. Our expedition is taking on a new dimension we had not anticipated. This will be quite an amazing journey. I’ll provide details another time when I can. Right now, I cannot… suffice to say what we have started to realize takes our breath away.
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And now the big news…
Xpeditions.TV is now online
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As you read this Xpeditions TV has evolved and is online. Though a few items are being polished it is ready for you to visit. Instead of looking for XpeditionsTV.com you will now be directed to Xpeditions.TV  The old site will soon be taken down and archived.
When you visit, scroll down. You will see a new blog Kathy and I have started  called “Beyond the Amazon: Packing for Peru’s Western Wilderness”. Within the ten parts of this blog we explain details about what we are taking, why, and what it’s like as we prepare for this trip. We hope you find these articles interesting.
New posts will be made as we travel, so you will want to check often since this is far easier than sending out a newsletter every month to keep you updated.
BECOME A MEMBER – $25 a year!
One new item you will notice is the $25 YEARLY Membership on the right. This is not completed yet though portions of it should be ready before we leave (we hope).
Within our new membership area members will be able to download our videos for personal use at no additional cost. Within the months following our return we are planning to incorporate the ability to download files allowing you to burn a standard or HD Bluray DVD at home.
Once the membership area is completed we will no longer offer DVD’s or CD audio programming for sale or donation. Everything we have previously offered will only be available online, and most of it at no cost to our members (aside from the yearly membership). We feel this is seriously a great deal.
THERE’S MORE
Once the membership area is fully active the mailing list will become split into two groups. One for members, and another for non-members. Members will be privileged to receive up to the moment announcements that non-members will not receive.
As always, our email lists are never lent out or sold. I don’t like it when other companies do this, and I know you don’t either. So, no worries about that ever happening.
You can become a member right now if you want to. If you do please understand we’re working on this area the next few months. Your membership, whether you join now or later, provides support and equipment for our ongoing adventures as we continue to look into the forgotten – and usually hidden – past. And as you know, we will certainly bring this back home to you our fans and supporters!
The evolution of Xpeditions TV is a major step forward for us and has been made possible by our friend, John Chewter. Technology marched far ahead of my abilities in web creation. I simply could not have created such a magnificent internet data system… No, it is no longer a website. Xpeditions TV is now a state of the art data management and information system.
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THE GENIUS BEHIND IT ALL
John Chewter owns Coastal Computing in Spain. Several weeks ago, as I was struggling to figure out WordPress, John stepped up to offer his help. Since then he has spent long hours working late into the night creating from a clearly limited vision Kathy and I shared for what XTV might become in the future. His vision was profoundly far beyond ours. The results are now clearly evident. Let us know what you think!
John Chewter is a brilliant developer, as you will see. Should you need web creation please connect with John. I assure you, you will be as staggered as we currently are with his creative abilities.
You can find John on Skype: John Chewter – Coastal Computing – Spain
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That’s all for now. We will update before we leave for Peru. I want to make sure you understand how to follow us as we move through this journey.
Best Wishes
Jerry and Kathy Wills
XTV Sponsor!
BARON, inc
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XTV Sponsor!
Endless Hot Water
“We outfitted our expedition RV (The Prairie Schooner) with this and have never been happier! There is no substitute for a long hot shower after a day of exploring. This system is incredible and easy to install!”
Kathy Wills Xpeditions TV
_______________
XTV Sponsor
BMW Motorcycle Service Specialists
“I own a BMW 1150 GS Adventure. Motoghost has been the only ones to perform service. Matt and Omar are highly trained specialists who know my bike inside and out. Omar and Matt… You two are the best! Thanks…”
Jerry Wills Xpeditions TV
_______________
XTV Sponsor!
The solution to wind noise
“The Windcutter is the perfect solution to wind noise and has become one of the essentials wherever we shoot!”
Jerry Wills Xpeditions TV
________________
XTV Sponsor!
Xpeditions TV’s Base Camp
“Whether we are camping locally, or somewhere in south America’s wilderness, this tent is OUR perfect solution. It’s big enough, comfortable, lighweight, and well made to withstand the rigors of any outdoor experience!”
Jerry & Kathy Wills
Xpeditions TV
__________________
XTV Sponsor!
Xpeditions TV’s Alternative Camp
“There are times a tent isn’t practicle. That’s when we use our Hennessy Hammock. It’s very lightweight, and crazy comfortable. It’s like sleeping on air, rocked by the wind.”
Jerry & Kathy Wills
Xpeditions TV
____________________
Disease Free Water – No Exceptions!
“There is no substitute for clean water while exploring the Amazon. SteriPen is the only sure solution after filtering our water. We no longer worry about contracting waterborn diseaes!”
Jerry & Kathy Wills
Xpeditions TV
____________________
XTV Sponsor!
Official Backpack of
Xpeditions TV
“This is the most comfortable and easiest to use Backpack we have ever use. It’s well made, and ready for any adventure you throw at it!”
Jerry & Kathy Wills
Xpeditions TV
___________________
XTV Sponsor
Dependable Light
“These lightweight light sticks run on 2 AA batteries and are like a Chem-Stick light. Except these last for days on a couple of batteries. This is essential equipment whenever we head off into any adventure!”
Jerry & Kathy Wills
Xpeditions TV
_____________________
What camera do we use for
POV and action shots?
The GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition
and
The GoPro Hero 2 Silver Edition
Action/POV Cam for Xpeditions TV
Click the image to see why!
GoPro HD HERO Camera @ GoPro.com
Bill Foss has been a supporter and friend for many years. Bill has numerous Music and meditation CD’s, and paintings available. And now he has a great new book ready to ship!
Please support Bill, and the release of his new book. Kathy and I appreciate it.
 

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The Xpeditions Newsletter

The Xpeditions Newsletter

by nalonmit

The Xpeditions Newsletter
Adventure Edition
Please share with those who might be interested
Visit Xpeditions TV to subscribe
Hello Everyone
First of all… Take a look to the left side of this newsletter. 
See the products listed there? Each icon is linked to a page. No, we haven’t gone corporate. These folks are our friends and sponsors. They are really important to us because of their contributions to the upcoming expedition. They have provided services or products at a reduced price to help us put more of our funds toward the journey we’re about to make. We didn’t ask for anything for free, though we could have. However, PahaQue donated a Tee-Pee tent to the cause without even being ask! PahaQue has always been a good friend and great company to work with. Best of all (if it could even get better) they have exceptional products. You really should check their line-up out.
Like many of you who have donated to this expedition, our sponsors have also made a huge difference. For them, and for you, I have appropriately displayed their product information. These are well made essential items we would not go on an adventure without. Please take time to visit their websites and look over what they offer. If you need anything there let them know Xpeditions TV sent you. No, we don’t get a cut… We just want them to know we have sent you. To each of our sponsors; Thanks guys… You have made such a difference!
Now… The newsletter : )
Time flies… I intended to have this newsletter out weeks ago. Life has become such a whirlwind the last few months. Complicating things, our internet connection was terrible until a few days ago. How bad was it? You might say it was a wet piece of string. We finally have a pretty good connection thanks to newly acquired pieces of technology. We are incrementally making progress living aboard the Prairie Schooner.
BTW… Have you seen the 2 home movies I recenly placed online? Go to XpeditionsTV.com, then scroll down to the end of the list of video’s. You’ll find them there.
Before I forget… A new version of Xpeditions TV is about to be launched. Our friend, John Chewter of Coastal Computing (in Spain) is at work doing the magic he is so good at. Kathy and I are truly blown away by what he is doing to make this a world class site. I’ll announce details about the launch of the new site soon. You are going to love it!
Because I have so much to tell you, this will likely be a short book by the time I finish. If you’re interested you will read through. You won’t be disappointed. There are pieces of information here many of you will want to file away for next month and beyond. Share it with friends and family… You’ll understand as you read through to the end.
Grab a snack, a cup of coffee, and sit back… The adventure is about to begin!!!
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The “Holiday Inn” Campsite 50 miles up Rio Tocache
“We had been walking for days. The first few days we stayed in villages we passed along the trail. The jungle became thick and dense after Meta’l, and no villages we seen after this. After walking f8 hours we were told a nice house was just ahead where we would spend the night. We looked forward to this with excitement. Finally we could stop, clean up, and cook a proper meal. Energy bars were not filling our stomaches. We emerged from the jungle into a clearing. There before us in the distance was a lean-to…  the house we had so eagerly anticipated. I set about to unpack the kitchen and got coffee water boiling while Jerry set up the Hennessy Hammocks. It would be a long dark … and wet night.”
From Kathy Wills’ Tocache Journal
THE TOCACHE EXPEDITION 2013
It’s been 13 years since Kathy and I traveled into the remote wilderness up the Rio Tocache. Our first trip in we had to be rescued from an Andean mountaintop by a Sikorsky helicopter (H-92). Everyone except Kathy had an injury of some sort and couldn’t walk the rough 85 miles out. We were told Kathy and me were the first “white” people to ever go in and come back out alive. That was certainly some news to us…
A few weeks later we went back in again. We had discovered a site we felt was important to share with the world. We only got in about 38 miles and had to stop. Two days later our camp was surrounded by Peruvian special forces. The commander and his troops escorted us out. We were told weeks later they were there to protect us. You see, insurgents were coming for us.
The Rescue Helicopter and Troops Jerry & Kathy in the center
It has been 13 years… Things have changed somewhat, though not a lot ever really changes there. The chain of lost cities Kathy calculated would be there, were there. To this day they remain hidden in the mountains, known only to the locals who wander through them occasionally. It feels a bit strange and apprehensive knowing a few weeks from now Kathy and I return to finish what we started so long ago.
Before, we only went in with a still camera. We had not even imagined Xpeditions TV at that time. We had no idea what we might see, or the importance of what we would eventually find. This time we are better prepared with state of the art video gear, satellite communications, and camping equipment (especially our dandy new Pahaque tents!!!). Providing all goes well we will go in, document the area, and get out safely… Then on to the next location.
Additionally, if it looks safe enough we plan to offer a special trip for you who are interested. Stay tuned… That announcement could be made at any time once we develop a better feel of the area. We are looking to develop a series of trips into this extraordinary Amazon Jungle/ eastern Andean slope wilderness. It’s amazing to think there are still lost and forgotten places lying beneath the jungle here.
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Communications: Let’s Stay in Touch!
We want you to come with us, but of course we already know that really isn’t possible, or safe this time. This journey is quite expensive, and it is a bit dangerous. Still, we want to share this adventure with you, and have gone to great lengths to do that in the virtual world.
SPOT Connect Locator/ Messanger
While traveling, our location will be transmitted via our SPOT Connect. This is a personal GPS locator that plots our progress on a Google Earth map. It is updated every 10 ~ 20 minutes. The map clearly illustrates our journey from start to finish, when we leave/arrive, and so forth. You can easily follow the journey this way. Plus, if you zoom in you will see a pretty clear rendition of what it looks like where we are. We’re excited to offer this, and feel it will certainly add to your experience.
Additionally, Spot Connect allows us to post to our FaceBook page, and send emails. During the trip we plan to do both.
The Xpeditions Newsletter will be updated regularly, this being managed by a long time friend, Annie DeRiso. Annie has an adventurous spirit similar to our own. She is a seasoned explorer having been on expeditions in Egypt numerous times! Looking for lost cities and ancient places is nothing new to Annie. She will send you info as we make it available to her.
The third tier of contact will be over our Inmarsat satellite phone. At various points during our adventure we will phone into The Kevin Smith Show to broadcast – from God knows where – how things are going. There is no schedule… how could there be. You will just need to be listening to (or better yet, watching) the show during the last of April through May… and perhaps beyond since we don’t know when we are returning.
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MEET-UP: Feel Like Joining Us?
The end of May or first of June – whenever it is that we finish filming – we plan to head deeper into the Amazon to a 5 star resort a friend owns; The Amazon Rainforest Lodge. We always end up staying there because it’s really a great place to relax and unwind. See that tower in the photo? I love sitting up there with a cup o’ coffee to watch the sunset, or the moon rise abover the jungle.
So here’s some big news; Would you like to join us? We would really enjoy meeting up with you there!
Keep in mind – this is NOT a scheduled trip – it is an invitation for you to join us. We have never offered this in the past.
The view from our jungle hut
We recently requested a special deal with our friend Peter who owns the lodge. He approved, and we are offering you a one time chance to enjoy this amazing place at a rock bottom price. Why would we do this? It’s simple… Because you support Xpeditions TV we are giving back in return. This is our gift to you. Nothing fancy, no strings attached. It’s available for us to offer our friends so we have.
Maybe you’re really interested but asking yourself how do I do this?
Kathy and I will make this really simple for you… Traveling there is really easy. If you’re interested – really interested – drop us a note and we’ll supply all the details. Or, Annie will send you this information if we are unable to.
BASICS
The cost per day is $120, which includes all your food, coffee, tea, water, juices… You only pay for soft drinks, snacks, or alcoholic beverages. Also, any sacred ceremony is not included, and usually costs about $50 per person.
To get there you fly to Lima Peru then catch a flight to Iquitos. We have people in Lima to help with the domestic flight to Iquitos.You will buy your domestic airfare at the Lima airport, not before.
At the Iquitos airport you are met by the lodge staff and delivered to the lodge.
No worries, no hassle : )
Don’t even consider going unless you buy travelers insurance. Don’t leave home for parts unknown without it! There is a link on our site for MH Ross Travelers Insurance.
Come to the Amazon for a week, or longer. Hopefully we’ll see you there. Contact us if you need more information.
Note: The date we plan to arrive to the lodge will be announced mid-May. You could arrive earlier and stay longer if you wish.
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OWN A PIECE OF XTV EXPEDITIONS EQUIPMENT
One of the sponsors we are really proud to be affiliated with is PahaQue, a family owned company who have supplied Xpeditions TV with their fantastic tents. We already have a few of their products and haven’t needed anything new until this expedition. We decided to take their Green Mountain Tent (a smaller base camp tent) instead of the huge one we typically use (like in southern Arizona while shooting Doorway of the Gods). Their equipment is truly the most incredible on the market. It sets up quickly and easily. Best of all, it lasted us a very long time (though it’s been through some rough places) because it’s so well made.
The PahaQue Green Mountain AKA The Xpeditions TV Base Camp Tent
In addition to the Green Mountain tent, we are also receiving a new Tee-Pee tent from PahaQue. The first one we received was acquired  – get this! – 13 years ago for the first Tocache Xpedition where it got it’s first and only rip! Kathy sewed it up nicely, and it has provided flawless performance ever since. In case you’re wondering, the PahaQue Tee-Pee is our shower & bathroom tent. Oh so valuable when you’re deep in the jungle!
During the last 13 years it has been around the world with us. We set it up at the Grand Canyon numerous times while investigating the lost city there, and it served us really well in southern Arizona while filming Doorway of the Gods. Though it has been through a lot it is still in good condition! In fact, it has lasted so well we had not considered getting another one. But, PahaQu offered and we accepted!
Would you like to have it? No, it isn’t for sale, but here’s how someone will end up with it.
Before we leave for Peru there will be a drawing held during a broadcast of The Kevin Smith Show. Someone – Maybe YOU – will be the new owner.
Hey, another great reason to become a member of The Kevin Smith Show!
To be included into this drawing you simply need to be a subscriber to Kevin’s newsletter (to find out if you’ve won in case you miss the broadcast), and a become a member of his websites’ membership area (to be eligible to win). This is our way to thank Kevin – and you – for being there for us. Listen to The Kevin Smith Show for details.
Good luck!
This is the new Tee-Pee Tent… The old one looks about the same except it’s a different color.. well, there’s the rip Kathy sewed up, too.
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PERSONAL
The last few months have been filled with a lot of laughter, terrific challenges, and hours of planning into the night. Living in The Prairie Schooner has been amazing, and always filled with heart felt warmth and love.
Kathy and I are continuously juggling three situations… Working with the people looking for help, working on the Schooner, and the minutia of the expedition details. Each day is about as filled as it gets. It’s a real lifestyle changer being in the Schooner. Still, we enjoy each day, work where we need to, and do all we can to move things to the next level successfully. I know there are a few emails I haven’t answered… usually due to wet string internet connections. For you who might be wondering why we haven’t stayed in better touch it’s because at times we are truly overwhelmed, weary, and dizzy from all we have intentionally immersed ourselves into. Please don’t feel neglected, or think we don’t care. That isn’t the case.
Things are slowly becoming less hectic as Spring rolls around. I’m sure there will be new issues to deal with (there always seems to be something), new things to learn and figure out (how to fix plumbing, a leaky roof, or…?). All in all life is interesting, good, and full. I can’t imagine doing things differently right now. That might change, but for now we are pressing on into the unknown in so many arenas. I admit that sometimes it’s a bit unnerving. We are grateful that you (our family, friends and fans) are there. This gives us comfort. Thanks so much for all you do and have done to keep us inspired to continue Xpeditions TV. In the beginnings of all this we did it thinking we could bring salient information forward to you, all the while not really knowing if anyone would show up (hahaha). Now, we frequently hear from you from every corner of the planet. We now know you are there, and know many of you by name. That’s really a great feeling. Thanks folks…
I guess it was a worthwhile effort after all.
Ok… You can be sure there will be more later! I will update the information and send another newsletter before we leave with details on how you can follow the journey from home.
Best Wishes
Jerry and Kathy Wills
XTV Sponsor!
Endless Hot Water
“We outfitted our expedition RV (The Prairie Schooner) with this and have never been happier! There is no substitute for a long hot shower after a day of exploring. This system is incredible and easy to install!”
Kathy Wills Xpeditions TV
_______________
XTV Sponsor
BMW Motorcycle Service Specialists
“I own a BMW 1150 GS Adventure. Motoghost has been the only ones to perform service. Matt and Omar are highly trained specialists who know my bike inside and out. Omar and Matt… You two are the best! Thanks…”
Jerry Wills Xpeditions TV
_______________
XTV Sponsor!
The solution to wind noise
“The Windcutter is the perfect solution to wind noise and has become one of the essentials wherever we shoot!”
Jerry Wills Xpeditions TV
________________
XTV Sponsor!
Xpeditions TV’s Base Camp
“Whether we are camping locally, or somewhere in south America’s wilderness, this tent is OUR perfect solution. It’s big enough, comfortable, lighweight, and well made to withstand the rigors of any outdoor experience!”
Jerry & Kathy Wills
Xpeditions TV
__________________
XTV Sponsor!
Xpeditions TV’s Alternative Camp
“There are times a tent isn’t practicle. That’s when we use our Hennessy Hammock. It’s very lightweight, and crazy comfortable. It’s like sleeping on air, rocked by the wind.”
Jerry & Kathy Wills
Xpeditions TV
____________________
Disease Free Water – No Exceptions!
“There is no substitute for clean water while exploring the Amazon. SteriPen is the only sure solution after filtering our water. We no longer worry about contracting waterborn diseaes!”
Jerry & Kathy Wills
Xpeditions TV
____________________
XTV Sponsor!
Official Backpack of
Xpeditions TV
“This is the most comfortable and easiest to use Backpack we have ever use. It’s well made, and ready for any adventure you throw at it!”
Jerry & Kathy Wills
Xpeditions TV
___________________
XTV Sponsor
Dependable Light
“These lightweight light sticks run on 2 AA batteries and are like a Chem-Stick light. Except these last for days on a couple of batteries. This is essential equipment whenever we head off into any adventure!”
Jerry & Kathy Wills
Xpeditions TV
_____________________
What camera do we use for
POV and action shots?
The GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition
and
The GoPro Hero 2 Silver Edition
Action/POV Cam for Xpeditions TV
Click the image to see why!
GoPro HD HERO Camera @ GoPro.com
Bill Foss has been a supporter and friend for many years. Bill has numerous Music and meditation CD’s, and paintings available. And now he has a great new book ready to ship!
Please support Bill, and the release of his new book. Kathy and I appreciate it.
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