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
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?
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?
The possibilities are not endless, but you can still have fun. Let's cut to the chase here. Overlanding & offroading with a 2wd truck or SUV isn't the greatest idea. Having a 4x4 is always the best route and this article isn't meant to be another 4wd vs. 2wd for offroading debate. But the old … Continue reading Overlanding with a 2wd truck — going offroad
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