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 second [...]

Amazing Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Fire Pit2019-09-02T16:12:57-07:00

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 Lights2018-11-21T12:46:19-07:00

Our VRV Flyer Modifications April 2018 Update

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 the VRV Flyer here it is. With the accumulation of a lot of different camping gear over the last 5 years I am always trying to re-use things [...]

Our VRV Flyer Modifications April 2018 Update2019-08-30T09:24:04-07:00

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 articles2018-03-18T07:17:31-07:00

Quick Take Review – Costway Tabletop Water 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 of the Costway heater motivated us to give it a try. So here are our first thoughts. We will update this article after some trail use.   Made by [...]

Quick Take Review – Costway Tabletop Water Heater2018-03-27T18:35:48-07:00

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

Our Navigation App of Choice – Gaia GPS

Most of us in the 4XOA family run Apple devices. This review is geared towards the iOS version of Gaia GPS but there is also an Android version available. If you don’t want to read any further, simply put Gaia GPS is one of the best applications for creating, following, importing, and exporting GPS [...]

Our Navigation App of Choice – Gaia GPS2018-02-16T09:48:43-07:00

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/Freezer2017-01-19T11:11:27-07:00