We just got back from a two night trip to the San Bernardino mountains. Yep... We camped during coronavirus and it was great. But in my never-ending quest to shrink down the amount of camping gear that fills up my truck I realized that our cheapy sleeping bags are bulky and not warm enough. They … Continue reading Help! My sleeping bags are too bulky
Finding a compact and comfortable sleeping pad for camping at a reasonable price has been a goal of mine for awhile. The Ryno Tuff Sleeping Pad Mattress has proved to be durable, comfortable, and compact. The price makes it a great low-risk option as you'll see in my review. → Product Link: Ryno Tuff Sleeping … Continue reading Review: Ryno Tuff Sleeping Pad Mattress for camping
Heads up. Stanley (camping products) has teamed up with Amazon for the "Deal of the Day". This promotion usually marks down products 30-40% for the day until items sell out. If you've been looking for great deals on camping gear for yourself or a Christmas gift for a friend now is a time to head … Continue reading There’s a bunch of camping deals at Amazon today!
Earlier this year we picked up the Exped Megamat Duo Sleeping Pad when it went on sale. After three camping trips and about six nights of use, it has been returned. This sleeping pad for camping was extremely comfortable but it developed a separation at the seam and started letting air out. Our most recent … Continue reading Why I returned the Exped Megamat Duo Sleeping Pad
What's the typical camp bathroom? A filthy pit toilet in a dark, dusty bathroom. Spiderwebs and flying creatures buzzing overhead. It sounds like something from a horror movie, but if you've been camping you know I've described most campground bathrooms. → Products in this article: Wolf-Wise Pop-Up Privacy Tent and Reliance Portable Toilet Maybe your camping … Continue reading How to make bathroom and toilet setup when camping
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
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
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
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