Why I Purchased a Cot Tent for Camping

I own a compact SUV, specifically a Jeep Renegade Trailhawk and built a diy camp kitchen for it a while back. I needed to find a solution for my sleeping quarters. Like many with smaller-sized vehicles, camping setup options are limited vs a full sized vehicle, especially when you can’t…

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SUV Camp Kitchen Build with Off Grid Solar Power

The Savage Camper Kitchen DIY Project Inspired by all the awesome overland rigs I get to drool over when traveling to events, I decided to build a do-it-yourself camp kitchen unit for my small SUV, a Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. I tried to incorporate some of the cool features you see…

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What is Ultralight Backpacking?

Not long ago it was common for a backpacker to carry a 65 liter pack loaded with 50, 60, even 70 pounds of gear. When Chris Lundy, the owner of Sawtooth Mountain Guides in Stanley, Idaho, jokes that what a lot of people think about as “suffering” in hiking and…


Ultimate Off-road Camper: EarthRoamer XV-LTS Off-Road RV

If there was ever an ultimate “off-road camper”, EarthRoamer’s XV series RV vehicles may be it.  EarthRoamer states they are the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of four wheel drive, go anywhere RVs that they call Xpedition Vehicle (RVs).  The XV series comes in 3 models: XV-LT Length: 22 feet…


How to Prevent Foot Blisters

You would be hard pressed to find a hiker who has never gotten a blister. I’ve taken off my Gore-Tex boot after a twelve-mile day to find several blisters all over my feet—everywhere from atop my pinkie toe to behind my heel.  They are painful, irritating, and can make the…


9 Seriously Capable Off Road Camping Trailer Options for Your New Adventures

Camping options for the overland enthusiast have been dramatically increasing over the last few years. There used to be only a handful of innovative manufacturers building a true off road camping trailer that can handle serious back country terrain. However today, there’s a multitude of cool options and styles available. Here’s…


20 Top Tents for Winter: The Best 4 Season, 2 Person Tents

If you are fortunate enough to be camping in winter you’re going to want to sleep in a tent that is up to the responsibility. Winter camping tents are known as “four season” tents to distinguish them from “three season” tents that tend to be lighter and cooler. Here are…


Convict Flat Picnic Area – Yuba River in Pictures

If you’ve never visited the Northern Yuba River in Tahoe National Forest along highway 49,and are planning a day trip, or daytime stop along the way, you’re in for a real treat.  A great place to stop off is the Convict Flat Day Use Area, where you can BBQ, relax…



Best Ultralight Backpacks | Lightweight Backpacking Packs

Most people prefer a pack that holds a little more gear than they actually need. An oversize pack allows you to go with the seven to nine pounds for three-season hiking but scale up to 13 pounds for winter. It also allows you to add more food and to accommodate…