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Our Gear List

Over the past 7.5 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 [...]

Our Gear List2020-12-11T20:45:30-07:00

We Compare Gaia GPS to OnX Offroad and the Garmin Overlander GPS

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 [...]

We Compare Gaia GPS to OnX Offroad and the Garmin Overlander GPS2020-09-09T16:36:20-07:00

Gaia GPS with Apple CarPlay Now Available

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 [...]

Gaia GPS with Apple CarPlay Now Available2020-03-17T12:19:01-07:00

New and Improved Gaia GPS Topo Layer

The best navigation app keeps getting better! It's been a while since we have written about Gaia GPS. Our preferred mapping and navigation app just keeps getting better! We have used Gaia GPS for over 6 years. We regularly compare it to other apps and well we have found NO reason to switch. [...]

New and Improved Gaia GPS Topo Layer2020-05-07T22:12:02-07:00

23ZERO Peregrine 270 Awning Review

Why We Love Our 23ZERO Peregrine 270 Awning We have owned a competing brand 270 awning in the past and the Peregrine is much more durable. The newest model has 23ZERO's LST (Light Shielding Technology) in the fabric. You get SPF 50 protection with no light bleeding through. Setup is quick and easy. The [...]

23ZERO Peregrine 270 Awning Review2020-01-26T13:28:42-07:00

Quick Take: Trailer Style Pros and Cons

Here's a quick list of all the trailers we have owned and the pros and cons for each from our current trailer to our first trailer. Off Grid Expedition 2.0 Squaredrop Trailer We love our Off Grid trailer! It is a culmination of years of camping and overlanding to find the [...]

Quick Take: Trailer Style Pros and Cons2020-01-10T13:08:44-07:00

Our Off Grid Trailer – How We Got Here – Part II in our Series

A little back story to how we came to own our Off Grid Expedition 2.0 trailer. When I first started overlanding way back when in 2013 we began with a nice tent. I was convinced I would never need a trailer. We even did the Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route with said tent and a [...]

Our Off Grid Trailer – How We Got Here – Part II in our Series2020-05-09T09:58:58-07:00

Our Off Grid Trailer DIY Modifications

Our Off Grid Trailer Expedition 2.0 Modifications. Descriptions and links for each modification are listed. Part of the fun of getting a new trailer is making it your own. Here's what we have done so far: (We've been busy!) (Updated July 21,2020) A complete gear review and overhaul. Added - aircraft-style L Track cargo [...]

Our Off Grid Trailer DIY Modifications2020-07-21T11:45:49-07:00
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