I ordered the Jackery 300 portable power station with this Black Friday deal for $200 and change

As a long time Jackery power station user, I'm finally stepping up to the Jackery 300. If you've followed this site for awhile you'd remember my Jackery 160 coverage and how great it works for us. After 3 and half years Jackery has earned my trust and I jumped on a heck of a deal … Continue reading I ordered the Jackery 300 portable power station with this Black Friday deal for $200 and change

What goes in the camping kitchen box? Here’s my essential items checklist

I am currently restocking my camp kitchen box and figured it would be a good chance to make a list of items not only for you the readers, but myself to come back and look at once I start getting low. Cooking at the campsite is one of my favorite things to do and I … Continue reading What goes in the camping kitchen box? Here’s my essential items checklist

See my sleeping platform system for the Toyota Tacoma in action using the BamBeds modular system

I guess I'll call this part 1 of my modular sleeping platform system for the back of my Toyota Tacoma. I've been wanting to do something like this for awhile especially since truck bed camping is one of my favorite sleep solutions for overlanding. Sleeping Platform system for Toyota Tacoma While thinking up this setup … Continue reading See my sleeping platform system for the Toyota Tacoma in action using the BamBeds modular system

Right Now: Jackery is having big sales on their portable power stations and solar panels

If you've been eyeing a portable power station to help power your electronics at the campsite, now might be the time to buy. Jackery is having big Prime early access sales on both Amazon and their website. We've reviewed and approve of Jackery products! Let's take a look at these Jackery deals. Jackery Prime Early … Continue reading Right Now: Jackery is having big sales on their portable power stations and solar panels

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SOG Traction Pocket Knife Review: What a EDC knife should be

In the never-ending hunt for the perfect everyday carry knife the SOG Traction Pocket Knife checks off many boxes. Lightweight. Thin. Discreet. Durable. And I prefer my every day carry (EDC) knife to be under $50. SOG Traction Knife Review With just a few flaws, this knife covers all of those bases. I don't need … Continue reading SOG Traction Pocket Knife Review: What a EDC knife should be

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A word on overlanding WITHOUT a RTT (rooftop tent)

I was recently listening to a podcast called The Average Overlanders and the guests mentioned how they tried the rooftop tent experience and eventually moved away from it. It got me thinking... why haven't I tried the RTT overlanding experience with my Toyota Tacoma? Of course, it has to do with me having a truck … Continue reading A word on overlanding WITHOUT a RTT (rooftop tent)

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Photo Report: The Slot hike in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Hiking "The Slot" in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park was probably one of my favorite nature walks of all time. I say that because it's not a very strenuous hike, more like an adventurous walk through a nature park. Walking through this siltstone canyon makes it feel like you're walking in a scene of Star Wars … Continue reading Photo Report: The Slot hike in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Trip Report: Exploring and Hiking around Anacortes, WA and the Pacific Northwest

Vising the Pacific Northwest has always been on my bucket list and we finally got a taste of what this beautiful area has to offer. A few of the highlights were Deception Pass, hiking Mt. Erie, Heart Lake, and visiting the quaint waterfront of La Conner. There is plenty of hiking and exploring to be … Continue reading Trip Report: Exploring and Hiking around Anacortes, WA and the Pacific Northwest

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Last minute gift ideas for the overlander and camper in your family

If you're shopping for a friend or family member who loves camping, overlanding, or just the outdoors in general. take a look at some of these last minute holiday gift ideas. I either own these or would want these (I'm looking at you family). With Christmas just a few weeks away -- now is the … Continue reading Last minute gift ideas for the overlander and camper in your family