June 2017

MVUM Map Layer Now Available in Gaia GPS Premium


Great news the MVUM map layer is now available to all premium subscribers. It is available in the cloud application and the iOS and Android apps. MVUM maps are the "law of the land" when it comes to legal access to the national forests which have them. In our screenshots, we are using a section [...]

MVUM Map Layer Now Available in Gaia GPS Premium2018-02-16T09:49:42-07:00

May 2017

A New Version of GAIA GPS has been released!


A completely new version of Gaia GPS written from the ground up has been released for iOS. Additional map layers have been added for all pro users including the cloud site and Android. The biggest addition is the National Geographic map layers. We will be rolling out more articles on the new version once we [...]

A New Version of GAIA GPS has been released!2018-02-16T09:50:22-07:00

January 2017

2017 Winter Fridge Shootout


Dog not included - Pictured the Dometic CFX-65DZ, ARB 50, SnoMaster USA 60D, Indel B 51, and the ArkPak 715 we used to power and test each fridge with. Winter 2017 Fridge Shootout: By Christopher Kracht There are a number of new refrigerators on the market so we wanted to take the opportunity [...]

2017 Winter Fridge Shootout2018-08-12T21:52:47-07:00

September 2016

How to Import Custom Maps into Gaia GPS


This quick tutorial will show you how to install custom maps into Gaia GPS. While Gaia offers a wide variety of mapping options you may have some more specific needs. For this example, we show how to add Google maps to the app. Gaia GPS removed these map layers based on Googles Terms of Service [...]

How to Import Custom Maps into Gaia GPS2019-11-15T21:12:30-07:00

August 2016

How to open Zip files on your iPad and iPhone


  Although this tutorial will work with any zip file it is focused on dealing with GPX tracks which you find online but are in the zip file format. We will also discuss how to open a GPX file someone may have emailed you or you try to open via browser or even a file [...]

How to open Zip files on your iPad and iPhone2016-10-24T16:20:57-07:00

July 2016

Expedition One Mod Party


The weekend before our big trip to the Pacific Northwest we participated in a modification party hosted by Turtleback Trailers and 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 Mod Party2016-07-22T10:33:59-07:00

June 2016

Summer Trek 2016


It's far and probably too ambitious but here is the draft route for our BIG summer trek of 2016. The route takes us up to Plain, Wa for the Northwest Overland Rally and then to the following proposed locations: Cascades National Park for a quick visit Over to Sandpoint, ID East to Kalispell, MT and [...]

Summer Trek 20162016-10-24T16:20:57-07:00

May 2016

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

Proud to announce Chris has joined the trailsoffroad team


TrailsOffroad is a new site with the goal of being the best source for off-road trail information. It is supported by a large number of writers across the country who are committed to mapping out detailed trail information along with periodic trail condition updates throughout the year. Chris has joined the team and will be [...]

Proud to announce Chris has joined the trailsoffroad team2016-10-24T16:20:57-07:00

February 2016

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