November 2019

Our Off Grid Trailer DIY Modifications


Welcome to Part II of our series on our Off Grid Trailers Expedition 2.0. 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!) A complete gear review and overhaul. Added - [...]

Our Off Grid Trailer DIY Modifications2019-11-28T13:34:15-07:00

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


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 knowledgable and it was fun to speak to him and view his trailer. We had high hopes of hitting the trail [...]

Let the Adventures Begin! Our New Off Grid Expedition 2.0 Trailer Part I2019-11-15T12:11:48-07:00

September 2019

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 a [...]

We Are Joining the Off Grid Teardrop Trailer Family 2019-09-20T14:58:33-07:00

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 second [...]

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

July 2019

InReach Communications


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 are [...]

InReach Communications2019-07-08T08:21:43-07:00

November 2018

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

May 2018

Quick Take – Dometic CFX-75DZW Fridge


We decided to upgrade to a much larger fridge and just purchased a Dometic CFX-75DZW. We have owned an ARB 37 and Indel B 51 previously. This is a true dual zone fridge. Either side can be a freezer or fridge or a side can be turned off when not needed. For such a large [...]

Quick Take – Dometic CFX-75DZW Fridge2019-09-02T10:13:12-07:00

April 2018

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

March 2018

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