Workflow: How I keep my Jackery power station always charged for daily use with my overland-built truck

My truck is set up for drop-of-the-hat camping and overlanding trips, but I also use certain aspects of this setup, such as the Jackery Power Station, for daily relaxing and hanging out during my lunch breaks at work. Since my job is outdoors, we have insufficient break room areas and I'd much rather kick back … Continue reading Workflow: How I keep my Jackery power station always charged for daily use with my overland-built truck

I ordered the Jackery 300 portable power station with this Black Friday deal for $200 and change

As a long time Jackery power station user, I'm finally stepping up to the Jackery 300. If you've followed this site for awhile you'd remember my Jackery 160 coverage and how great it works for us. After 3 and half years Jackery has earned my trust and I jumped on a heck of a deal … Continue reading I ordered the Jackery 300 portable power station with this Black Friday deal for $200 and change

Right Now: Jackery is having big sales on their portable power stations and solar panels

If you've been eyeing a portable power station to help power your electronics at the campsite, now might be the time to buy. Jackery is having big Prime early access sales on both Amazon and their website. We've reviewed and approve of Jackery products! Let's take a look at these Jackery deals. Jackery Prime Early … Continue reading Right Now: Jackery is having big sales on their portable power stations and solar panels

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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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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

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?