The creation of Sierra Designs was an act of friendship and encouragement from David Buschman. Bob Swanson and I were working at the Ski Hut in Berkeley at the time where we had met in the fall of 1963. Bob used to play handball with David who was effectively retired at age 35 after having sold his business U.S. Peroxygen. Ever the consummate entrepreneur he frequently asked Bob why he was not in the, what we now call the Outdoor Business. Bob of course usually replied that it was really only a question of money. Later David dropped out of sight for some time traveling to Africa and elsewhere.