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. [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
Updated 1/12/2020 - Part II of our series is now online. We recently picked up our Off Grid Expedition 2.0 trailer in Lake Havasu City, AZ. It was delivered to Lead Dog Motorsports from Edmonton, Canada. Lead Dog is a location ambassador. Randy is very knowledgeable and it was fun to speak to him [...]
Since 2013 we have been very active in the overland community. It all started with the purchase of our 2011 FJ Cruiser. We have enjoyed thousands of miles of trails, many great adventures, a few wrong turns, lots of gear, and a few different trailers. We are excited to share that we are purchasing [...]
Here's another quick take post! Amongst my circle of camping and overlanding friends, I am known as the guy who hates fires. There are two main reasons. One I hate smoke! Two it really isn't the fire's fault but all those who are completely irresponsible with them and cause wildfires. I can't solve the [...]
First and foremost the InReach is an amazing device. I have no regrets purchasing one or paying for the basic monthly plan. Here is an example of a friend contacting me in need of assistance with his. No cell service available. I will list some key points and expand on why I think they [...]
Essential lighting for the trail and campsite Just in time for the holidays! We have gone through many flashlights through the decades. The good news is they keep getting better. Our favorite brand is Fenix Lights. The flashlights are built for a lifetime of use. We own 6 different models from them. (Someone really likes [...]