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So far Chris Kracht has created 49 blog entries.

Let the Adventures Begin! Our New Off Grid Expedition 2.0 Trailer Part I

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 [...]

Let the Adventures Begin! Our New Off Grid Expedition 2.0 Trailer Part I2020-05-09T09:59:26-07:00

We Are Joining the Off Grid Teardrop Trailer Family 

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 [...]

We Are Joining the Off Grid Teardrop Trailer Family 2020-05-09T09:59:45-07:00

Amazing Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Fire Pit

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 [...]

Amazing Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Fire Pit2020-05-08T15:56:47-07:00

Our Favorite Flashlights – Fenix Lights

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 [...]

Our Favorite Flashlights – Fenix Lights2020-05-08T15:56:59-07:00

Our VRV Flyer Modifications April 2018 Update

FYI - We sold this trailer a couple of years ago. VRV is no longer in business. We cannot provide any additional advice on this trailer. Thanks! Here's an update with photos showing all the things we have done to our VRV Flyer trailer. If by chance you haven't read our intro article about [...]

Our VRV Flyer Modifications April 2018 Update2021-04-14T11:18:06-07:00

Intro to our new upcoming series of articles

Gear reviews, stuff we have used, stuff we have liked, and stuff we didn't like. That pretty much sums up the theme for these future articles. We have been camping since childhood and "overlanding" for 5 years with our FJ Cruiser along with an assortment of gear and different trailers. Friends of Chris say he [...]

Intro to our new upcoming series of articles2020-05-08T15:57:08-07:00

Quick Take Review – Costway Tabletop Water Heater

Updated: As of May 2020, this product is no longer available on Amazon. The closest comparable model would be from Mr. Heater:  Mr. Heater Basecamp Battery Powered Shower Heater We were looking for a portable water heater that could be used with our trailer or with vehicle only camping. The simple design and price point [...]

Quick Take Review – Costway Tabletop Water Heater2020-05-09T12:00:24-07:00

Our VRV Flyer Teardrop – Introduction

FYI - We sold this trailer a couple of years ago. VRV is no longer in business. We cannot provide any additional advice on this trailer. Thanks! For several reasons, we decided to sell our Turtleback Expedition trailer and try something new. Turtleback makes great trailers. The kitchen and water set up in the [...]

Our VRV Flyer Teardrop – Introduction2021-04-14T11:19:09-07:00
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