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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

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Camping with kids: Allowing tablets, video games, and phones at the campsite?

I get it. We go camping with kids to get them outside and catch a break from everyday routines. A step back from technology is a good thing especially considering how much it's a part of our daily lives. So should kids be allowed to use their electronic devices when camping? For us, mostly the … Continue reading Camping with kids: Allowing tablets, video games, and phones at the campsite?

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Get Amazon gift cards for Xmas? Here’s my favorite camping gear right now

I always love getting an Amazon gift card for Christmas. It let's me buy whatever I want guilt-free and usually I grab something for camping or outdoors. Check out my quick list of my favorite camping gear in our arsenal right now. Favorite Camping Gear from our 2020 Camping Trips A few pieces of camping … Continue reading Get Amazon gift cards for Xmas? Here’s my favorite camping gear right now

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Protect your pop up camper trailer with an affordable cover/tarp when storing outside

After buying our new-to-us Livin' Lite Quicksilver pop up camper one of the first things I wanted to do was secure our little camper in the driveway. With that being done, next up was to find a cover to protect it. Residing in the southwest part of the United States we mainly wanted to protect … Continue reading Protect your pop up camper trailer with an affordable cover/tarp when storing outside

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How to secure your camper trailer from theft in your driveway and campsite

There are many ways to secure your pop up trailer or travel trailer at your campsite or driveway but none of them are surefire. The goal should be to make it as difficult as possible to steal, and just like home security, this is done with multiple layers of annoyance and deterrence for the thieves … Continue reading How to secure your camper trailer from theft in your driveway and campsite