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MVUM Map Layer Now Available in Gaia GPS Premium

Great news the MVUM map layer is now available to all premium subscribers. It is available in the cloud application and the iOS and Android apps. MVUM maps are the "law of the land" when it comes to legal access to the national forests which have them. In our screenshots, we are using a section [...]

MVUM Map Layer Now Available in Gaia GPS Premium2020-05-08T15:58:07-07:00

A New Version of GAIA GPS has been released!

A completely new version of Gaia GPS written from the ground up has been released for iOS. Additional map layers have been added for all pro users including the cloud site and Android. The biggest addition is the National Geographic map layers. We will be rolling out more articles on the new version once we [...]

A New Version of GAIA GPS has been released!2018-02-16T09:50:22-07:00

How to Import Custom Maps into Gaia GPS

Updated 12/2020 - Gaia GPS updated the custom map tool. The steps are essentially the same. This quick tutorial will show you how to install custom maps into Gaia GPS. While Gaia offers a wide variety of mapping options you may have some more specific needs. For this example, we show how to add [...]

How to Import Custom Maps into Gaia GPS2020-12-03T13:56:38-07:00

How to open Zip files on your iPad and iPhone

  Although this tutorial will work with any zip file it is focused on dealing with GPX tracks which you find online but are in the zip file format. We will also discuss how to open a GPX file someone may have emailed you or you try to open via browser or even a file [...]

How to open Zip files on your iPad and iPhone2016-10-24T16:20:57-07:00

Expedition One AZFJ.org Mod Party

The weekend before our big trip to the Pacific Northwest we participated in a modification party hosted by Turtleback Trailers and AZFJ.org. At least 8 vehicles received modifications that day. A few folks installed both front and rear bumpers from Expedition One. Our FJ only got the front but when budgets allow I look forward [...]

Expedition One AZFJ.org Mod Party2016-07-22T10:33:59-07:00

Summer Trek 2016

It's far and probably too ambitious but here is the draft route for our BIG summer trek of 2016. The route takes us up to Plain, Wa for the Northwest Overland Rally and then to the following proposed locations: Cascades National Park for a quick visit Over to Sandpoint, ID East to Kalispell, MT and [...]

Summer Trek 20162016-10-24T16:20:57-07:00

Our Navigation App of Choice – Gaia GPS

Updated - March 2020  Thank you for reading This article is from 6 years ago! Gaia GPS is still our favorite navigation app. While this article gives a good general overview of the app it has been updated many times over. Look for our other articles with more up to date information. Here's our [...]

Our Navigation App of Choice – Gaia GPS2020-05-11T10:19:21-07:00

Proud to announce Chris has joined the trailsoffroad team

TrailsOffroad is a new site with the goal of being the best source for off-road trail information. It is supported by a large number of writers across the country who are committed to mapping out detailed trail information along with periodic trail condition updates throughout the year. Chris has joined the team and will be [...]

Proud to announce Chris has joined the trailsoffroad team2016-10-24T16:20:57-07:00

First Look – Indel B 51 Fridge/Freezer

Recently I decided to upgrade my ARB 37 Quart fridge to an Indel B 51. The fridge was purchased through Equipt Expedition Outfitters. The goal was to get a bit more storage capacity while trying to not break the bank. Paul at Equipt Expedition Outfitters has done a thorough review. Here are my quick thoughts after [...]

First Look – Indel B 51 Fridge/Freezer2020-05-08T15:58:23-07:00
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