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
What goes in the camping kitchen box? Here’s my essential items checklist
I am currently restocking my camp kitchen box and figured it would be a good chance to make a list of items not only for you the readers, but myself to come back and look at once I start getting low. Cooking at the campsite is one of my favorite things to do and I … Continue reading What goes in the camping kitchen box? Here’s my essential items checklist
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)
Best Solar Panels for Camping and Overlanding
Dispersed camping in the middle of nowhere is my absolute favorite, but it does come with its challenges. If you want a few luxuries when you don't have hookups then you'll need to find a way to get your own power. We'll take a look at some of the best solar panels for camping and … Continue reading Best Solar Panels for Camping and Overlanding
Gazelle Tents releases new Overland Edition ground tent
As I've mentioned previously in my Gazelle Tent Review, you don't need a rooftop tent to go overlanding. A ground tent that is super easy to setup is perfectly viable and often a better solution. Gazelle Tents just released an Overland Edition, which is essentially the same as their standard T4 Hub Tent except it … Continue reading Gazelle Tents releases new Overland Edition ground tent
How to make bathroom and toilet setup when camping
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
Why I love my Softopper — a 3 year review
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
Which roof rack awning to choose for overland & camping 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?
Overlanding vs. Camping — What’s the difference?
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?
Overlanding with a 2wd vehicle — can it make it offroad?
The possibilities are not endless, but you can still have fun. Let's cut to the chase here. Overlanding & offroading with a 2wd truck or SUV isn't the ideal, but it's doable. Having a 4x4 is always the best route and this article isn't meant to be another 4wd vs. 2wd for offroading debate. But … Continue reading Overlanding with a 2wd vehicle — can it make it offroad?