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 [...]
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Over the past 9 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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]