The General Store is Open!

My mule ramble may be over, but if you’re still looking for more adventure, you can buy a signed book or DVD about one of my earlier voyages. It’s all right here at the General Store.

Order now and I’ll sign your book or DVD with Polly’s supervision. Polly featured in the “Lost Sea Expedition”, the Rocky Mountain PBS series about our 14 month Canada to Mexico mule voyage. The DVD is available below and in the General Store.

The General Store accepts all major credit cards and PayPal.
Shipping starts at just $3.95 to US locations.

Hint, hint: Christmas is coming! You can browse the offerings below.

The Lost Sea Expedition

  • DVD $14.95 (shipping just $3.95 to any US location)
The Lost Sea Expedition DVD

The Lost Sea Expedition is the Public TV series about my 14 month voyage across America in a tiny, solar powered mule wagon. The series was filmed with only the gear I carried in my wagon – no film crew, chase vehicle, support team or sponsor. The 4-part series premiered on Rocky Mountain PBS.

The series is about what I encountered on the road: the people of the Great Plains, tumbleweed gales, snow storms, the highs of Badlands blue and the low of Prairie Fever. There’s plenty of adventure, too, like exploring a vanished sea with a mule and how (not) to move a rattlesnake with a buggy whip.

4 Parts. Total run time: 96 minutes

Stream the Series

The series can be streamed on Amazon and Vimeo.

If you’ve already viewed the series and would like to leave an Amazon review, you can do so right here.

Too Proud to Ride a Cow

  • Soft cover version $16.95 (shipping just $3.95 to any US location)
  • Kindle version $2.99

After spending almost 5 years sailing alone around the world, I arrived home a prisoner of the very independence I’d worked so hard to cultivate.
I decided it was time to let people back in his life.

My mule Woody and I began our journey in Oriental, NC, walked to the Atlantic Ocean then turned west. A year later, we completed our adventure at the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, CA.

I regained my trust in America riding my mule into the lives of the people I met. Some were unusual – like the 6 time married rat rancher, or the tattooed lady poacher that kept Bernie warm by drawing him in to her illicit lifestyle. Others were everyday Americans with their own story – a truck driver, a feed store owner, a teacher, a barber. In addition to 9 maps, the 256-page book contains 93 photographs (47 in color) from Bernie’s voyage.

On Kindle

Download Too Proud to Ride a Cow for Kindle here.

Woody and Maggie Walk Across America

  • Hard cover version $18.95 (shipping just $3.95 to any US location)

View pages from the book – click here

“Woody and Maggie Walk Across America” is an account of my cross-country mule and pony adventure. The 40-page, full color, hard cover children’s book is written for 5 to 10-year-old readers. Join Woody, Maggie and me to discover:

  • What I found unusual about each state
  • What Woody and Maggie imagined about each state
  • How the we lived from day to day

Exercises at the end of the book help young readers find their way across America by teaching them state shapes, locations and characteristics.



65 Days at Sea DVD

  • Hard cover version $12.95 (shipping just $3.95 to any US location)

In 2003 I completed a solo circumnavigation of the world in a 35 foot steel cutter – “Sea Bird”. During this voyage I filmed what life at sea was like during the long passage (over 6,000 miles) from South Africa to the US Virgin Islands. Bring the spirit and life at sea into your living room with this one hour DVD.

Format: SD (Standard Definition)

Come experience life at sea!

Postcard from Tasmania


(The “Postcard from Tasmania” series has sold out. Check back to receive a postcard from one of Bernie’s future adventures.)

Look here Bucky… no one writes you anymore. It just ain’t right. All ya get are emails from friends that can’t write more than 7 words – and 4 of the 7 are abbreviated. Damn. Your mailbox just has a phone bill and and a cable TV offer. Gheeezuusss.

You don’t need a tweet or a text – what you need is some actual human authored correspondence. Here it is – your chance to get three postcards from Tasmania, straight from my adventures. I’ll mail you cards from the odd places I visit. The rainforest, the sheep camp, the pub – you never know what your next card will feature. All handwritten, all featuring Australian postage. Maybe even a coffee stain. You’ll get damn charming correspondence, and thanks to your revenue I’ll get to eat lunch. Sign up for your Post Cards From Tasmania and start getting mail from the island under the Land Down Under.

Three Personalized Postcards From Tasmania
Three Personalized Postcards $19.95 (including shipping. Shipping? They’ll be sent with a fancy stamp!)


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