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March 2020

Gaia GPS with Apple CarPlay Now Available

2020-03-17T12:19:01-07:00

Gaia GPS recently released an update to the app which provides support for Apple CarPlay!  From Gaia GPS - "Today, we’re excited to deliver one of the most requested features yet — Apple CarPlay compatibility. This marks the first-ever CarPlay app built for offroad and overland adventures." Gaia GPS in Apple CarPlay will allow [...]

Gaia GPS with Apple CarPlay Now Available2020-03-17T12:19:01-07:00

February 2020

Planning Trips With Gaia GPS

2020-03-08T11:02:56-07:00

We have been using Gaia GPS for over 6 years. While features have changed and the app constantly improves how we use it has not changed much in those 6 years. There are 5 primary ways we use Gaia GPS: Discovering and Creating Routes - We study maps and satellite images and then go [...]

Planning Trips With Gaia GPS2020-03-08T11:02:56-07:00

New and Improved Gaia GPS Topo Layer

2020-02-05T09:52:45-07:00

The best navigation app keeps getting better! It's been a while since we have written about Gaia GPS. Our preferred mapping and navigation app just keeps getting better! We have used Gaia GPS for over 6 years. We regularly compare it to other apps and well we have found NO reason to switch. [...]

New and Improved Gaia GPS Topo Layer2020-02-05T09:52:45-07:00

January 2020

23ZERO Peregrine 270 Awning Review

2020-01-26T13:28:42-07:00

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

2020-01-10T13:08:44-07:00

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

2020-03-04T12:11:44-07:00

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 Series2020-03-04T12:11:44-07:00

November 2019

Our Off Grid Trailer DIY Modifications

2020-02-27T08:49:19-07:00

Our Off Grid Trailer Expedition 2.0 Modifications. 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 February 27,2020) A complete gear review and overhaul. Added - aircraft-style L Track cargo [...]

Our Off Grid Trailer DIY Modifications2020-02-27T08:49:19-07:00

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

2020-01-12T10:59:44-07:00

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 

2019-09-20T14:58:33-07:00

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

2020-03-06T08:59:35-07:00

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 Pit2020-03-06T08:59:35-07:00