Updated on 8/13/2020 - Photos with the additional quick-release mounts added. Yet another modification to our trailer. Since we don't have an RTT on top this is another way to expand the footprint of the trailer. For us, this room 8x8 will be used when camping with the dogs. Wife and dogs will be inside [...]
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A random person we will call, Dan, because that is the name he used without legitimate contact information accused this site of being paid to write reviews. Specifically for Gaia GPS. We ARE NOT paid to write any reviews period! We do offer a way to receive a discount on your Gaia GPS membership. [...]
Gaia GPS offers the most map types and layers of any navigation app. Having a great topo map doesn't always show the full picture of where you are planning on traveling. If you are from out of state you may not have heard of a recent fire to an area you are wanting to [...]
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There are many iconic trails in the west. The Great Western Trail is one of the lesser-traveled routes. The GWT starts at the southern AZ border and extends all the way to the Canadian border. There is no official well-detailed website with information on the Great Western Trail. Some information can be found at [...]
Over the past 7 years, we have tried and tested a wide variety of camping gear. This is a list of what we pack and bring on a regular basis. We believe in buying quality gear that will last for years vs cheap disposable gear. Some of this comes down to personal preference. A [...]
Here is our competitive analysis of Gaia GPS vs OnX Offroad and Gaia GPS vs the Garmin Overlander. After 7 years of use and comparing Gaia GPS to many competitors we still think Gaia GPS is the best app for offroad and overlanding. Do other apps have features we like? Yes, but Gaia is [...]
CB has long been a primary communication tool for offroad and overlanding groups. The proverbial "can you hear me" radio check works great with everyone grouped together. As soon as you hit the trail and get a little bit of separation things quickly go downhill. In our experience, the most common issue is either [...]
Gaia GPS recently released an update to the app which provides support for Apple CarPlay! From Gaia GPS - "Today, we’re excited to deliver one of the most requested features yet — Apple CarPlay compatibility. This marks the first-ever CarPlay app built for offroad and overland adventures." Gaia GPS in Apple CarPlay will allow [...]
We have been using Gaia GPS for over 7 years. While features have changed and the app constantly improves how we use it has not changed much in those 7 years. There are 5 primary ways we use Gaia GPS: Discovering and Creating Routes - We study maps and satellite images and then go [...]