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
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
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
ITEM REVIEWED: SOG Ninja Backpack | AMAZON Price: $33-$40.00 After my trusty Jansport of 15 years gave out, I was in a rush to find a replacement to use at my filthy and rugged workplace. It would be used daily and I'm not easy on my backpacks. That's when the SOG Ninja Day Pack quickly … Continue reading Review: SOG Ninja Tactical Backpack
I finally landed my new (to me) Toyota Tacoma, but the search for these non-depreciating workhorses was painful. Literally, my eyes were burning some nights looking at ads and emails trying to find the right truck at the right price. When I decided to buy a used Tacoma instead of new, I had no idea … Continue reading Shopping for a used Tacoma can be a pain in the ass
In search of the best baby play yards? The two biggest play-pens I can find: Delta Children 36x36 and the Joovy Room2. Joovy Room 2 is top-rated at Amazon When I became a parent I realized there were a few things that seem different from my childhood. One thing I noticed is playpens and their … Continue reading Big child playpens — Do they exist anymore?