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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

Testing the Jackery power station and 60-watt solar panels with a portable fridge

I am doing some controlled backyard testing of the Jackery SolarSaga 60-watt solar panel paired with Jackery's entry-level Explorer 160 model power station. Our Kalamera Portable Fridge has become a staple in our camping gear box for extended trips and we'd love to be able to keep it powered by the sun. Keeping a portable … Continue reading Testing the Jackery power station and 60-watt solar panels with a portable fridge

Amazon Prime Day camping deals by Jackery portable power stations and solar panels

My Jackery 160 portable power station has been a staple in my camping gear for the past few years. It charges everything from phones, bluetooth speakers, dog training collars, tablets, and even my portable fridge. Right now Amazon Prime Day is going on and they are having huge discounts on a few Jackery products. Jackery … Continue reading Amazon Prime Day camping deals by Jackery portable power stations and solar panels

Best Air Compressor for Offroading and Overlanding

Choosing the best air compressor for your off-roading and overlanding needs shouldn't be too difficult. Don't overthink it. If you're an occasional offroader like me then you probably don't need to spend a ton of money. The VIAIR 88P ($60-70) has been reliable for 4 years now, always in my truck ready to go. ARB … Continue reading Best Air Compressor for Offroading and Overlanding