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
After doing a bit a research I decided to give the Softopper brand camper shell a try because of the versatility. Another great alternative is the Bestop SuperTop truck topper which goes for around the same price. Below is a list of my Pros & Cons followed by more detail about this soft-sided truck shell. … 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
Item Reviewed: Mr. Heater Buddy available at Amazon 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 … Continue reading Camping with a Mr. Heater Buddy propane heater in the tent
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 Camping photos from the flower superbloom at 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 roof rack 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!
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
One of the most common questions I get from people who know I like camping. I'll attempt to answer the question! What is overlanding and how is it different from camping? Overland Gear: Smittybilt Overlander Rooftop Tent at Amazon OVERLANDING To me, overlanding is exploring remote lands with your vehicle and using it as your … Continue reading Overlanding vs. Camping — What’s the difference?