Earlier this year we picked up the Exped Megamat Duo Sleeping Pad when it went on sale. After three camping trips and about six nights of use, it has been returned. This sleeping pad for camping was extremely comfortable but it developed a separation at the seam and started letting air out. Our most recent … Continue reading Why I returned the Exped Megamat Duo Sleeping Pad
What's the typical camp bathroom? A filthy pit toilet in a dark, dusty bathroom. Spiderwebs and flying creatures buzzing overhead. It sounds like something from a horror movie, but if you've been camping you know I've described most campground bathrooms. Maybe your camping in a desert or not-so-wooded forest where there is little privacy to … Continue reading A private camping bathroom & toilet setup for families
We made our first-ever camping trip to Idyllwild this past July and had a blast. There's plenty of remote camping in this area that gives you the perfect chance to get away from crowds, visit the quaint mountain town, and enjoy a warm campfire all in the same day. This is our first post in … Continue reading Idyllwild Camping Setup: What worked and what didn’t
It's easy to show someone why the Softopper is so awesome but not so easy to explain. When I got my truck and decided to outfit it for camping (and overlanding) I realized fairly quickly I needed some sort of truck shell to cover our gear. After doing a bit a research I decided to … Continue reading Why I love my Softopper — a 3 year review
Camping at Big Sur has been on my bucket list for awhile. And since we've never traveled here, I've decided to play it safe and stay at known campground. Being centrally located to major points of interest, Pfieffer Big Sur Campground is an ideal spot to setup camp. What's the best time to visit Big … Continue reading Camping at Big Sur! Our first trip is coming up
Can you go camping with a Mr. Heater Buddy in the tent? There are endless tips for cold-weather camping, but in the end a Mr. Heater Buddy propane heater can make the biggest difference when trying to get a good night's sleep in the great outdoors. Whether you're tent camping, truck camping, or rollin with … Continue reading Camping with a Mr. Heater Buddy propane heater
My brother made a quick trip out to Anza Borrego, CA this past week to get a glimpse of the wildflower superbloom and do some dispersed camping. Being late spring after huge rains, it was bound to be an extremely busy weekend out there. Instead of staying near the crowds around Borrego Springs, he followed … Continue reading Photos from the super bloom at Little Blair Valley, Anza Borrego – 2019
If you've ever searched for an roof rack awning to mount on your truck for overlanding, camping, or tailgating, you know there are quite a few choices. I'm currently researching my best options and would like to stick to the $200-$400 price range. Here's a what I've come up with so far: Roof Rack Awning … Continue reading Which awning to choose for overland & camping trips?
If you're looking for a solar-powered sports watch in the $50 dollar range, the Casio Tough Solar Watch is one of the best products out there. Though not as popular as Casio's G-Shock line, the Tough Solar watches check many boxes including analog-digital faces, stopwatch, timer, time zones, and alarms. ITEM REVIEWED: CASIO TOUGH SOLAR … Continue reading Review: Casio Tough Solar Watch perfect for active outdoorsmen
Cooking breakfast while camping can be a challenge. But if you simplify things you can make an easy camping breakfast that also tastes delicious!