Testing Jackery 60-watt solar panels and 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 Jackery 60-watt solar panels and 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

Maxsa Traction Boards Review: Stuck in sand and successful recovery story

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

We purchased a Kalamera Portable Fridge for camping & overlanding – review coming soon

Last week we picked up a Kalamera 25qt Portable Fridge/Freezer to use for our longer camping trips and overland excursions. It's significantly cheaper than other brands such as ARB and Dometic ($800-$1,500), so I'm curious to see how it holds up. Oh, and I got it on an Amazon Lightning Deal at $189.99! Price Check: … Continue reading We purchased a Kalamera Portable Fridge for camping & overlanding – review coming soon

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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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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

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Viair 88P Air Compressor Review – critical gear for offroad & overland road trips

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

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We are Livin’ Lite Quicksilver owners! We picked up a pop up tent camper

After spending about 3-4 months searching for a pop up camper we finally found what we were looking for and it checked all the boxes! We bought a Livin Lite Quicksilver 10.0 with offroad package, LP propane furnace/stove, and rear cargo platform. It even has surge breaks and came with the awning brand new! Bonus! … Continue reading We are Livin’ Lite Quicksilver owners! We picked up a pop up tent camper

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Gazelle T4 Hub Tent Review — one of the easiest tents I’ve ever setup

In this article we review the Gazelle T4 Hub Tent. This tent is easy to set up and durable, making it a solid option for camping and overlanding. Priced under $300 you can hit the ground running and get out to your favorite campground or remote piece of solitude without dreading poles and loops. Looking … Continue reading Gazelle T4 Hub Tent Review — one of the easiest tents I’ve ever setup