Our Gear List

Over the past 7 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 [...]

Our Gear List2020-05-11T17:27:44-07:00

23ZERO Peregrine 270 Awning Review

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 [...]

23ZERO Peregrine 270 Awning Review2020-01-26T13:28:42-07:00

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

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 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

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