I guess I'll call this part 1 of my modular sleeping platform system for the back of my Toyota Tacoma. I've been wanting to do something like this for awhile especially since truck bed camping is one of my favorite sleep solutions for overlanding. Sleeping Platform system for Toyota Tacoma While thinking up this setup … Continue reading See my sleeping platform system for the Toyota Tacoma in action using the BamBeds modular system
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)
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
Looking back on my recent trip to the desert and how we got stuck in the sand, I'm reluctant to blame the truck and the fact that it's a 2wd. We could have also gotten stuck in the deep sand with a 4x4. Taking a 2wd off-road is always a risk, but it's how you … Continue reading Stuck in the sand: 2wd off-road truck experience
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 Budget Air Compressor for Offroading and Overlanding
If you plan on going offroading, overlanding, or camping in remote areas, you should always carry recovery gear and traction aids. You never know when the weather might turn bad bringing mud or your GPS is 30 yards off and takes you down a dirt road to a sand pit. It happened to me. Quick … Continue reading Offroad Recovery Gear every 4wd/2wd owner should carry
When going offroad I always say the three most important things you can bring is an air compressor, shovel, and traction boards. I recently got myself into a pickle -- deep sand about 100 yards off the main road and was able to try these recovery tools in a real world scenario. This experience is … Continue reading Maxsa Traction Boards Review: Stuck in sand and successful recovery story
Someone recently asked me what preparation and recovery gear is essential if you're going offroad or overlanding. One of the first things that always comes to mind is the Viair 88P portable air compressor. Airing down your tires when going offroad is important and you'll need a quick way to air them back up when … Continue reading Viair 88P Air Compressor Review – critical gear for offroad & overland road trips
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?
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? Let's get to the bottom of this. OVERLANDING To me, overlanding is exploring remote lands with your vehicle and using it as your primary … Continue reading Overlanding vs. Camping — What’s the difference?