January 2020

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

Quick Take: Trailer Style Pros and Cons


Here's a quick list of all the trailers we have owned and the pros and cons for each from our current trailer to our first trailer. Off Grid Expedition 2.0 Squaredrop Trailer We love our Off Grid trailer! It is a culmination of years of camping and overlanding to find the [...]

Quick Take: Trailer Style Pros and Cons2020-01-10T13:08:44-07:00

Our Off Grid Trailer – How We Got Here – Part II in our Series


A little back story to how we came to own our Off Grid Expedition 2.0 trailer. When I first started overlanding way back when in 2013 we began with a nice tent. I was convinced I would never need a trailer. We even did the Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route with said tent and a [...]

Our Off Grid Trailer – How We Got Here – Part II in our Series2020-01-10T13:16:32-07:00

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!) (Updated January 6,2020) A complete gear review and [...]

Our Off Grid Trailer DIY Modifications2020-01-06T13:26:16-07:00

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 I2020-01-12T10:59:44-07:00

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