During our research for a new family camping tent, I looked at a few options where you pitch your tent over your truck bed. It looked interesting but we passed on it and bought the Kodiak Canvas Cabin Tent – which for family camping was a good choice. However, there are times during the shoulder […]
Getting into the backcountry or simply car camping, you end up learning from your adventures and trying new things. This is what we’ve assembled in this section. You will find posts involving camping, navigation, bushcraft, geocaching, survival, prepping and everything else outdoor related.
Take a look, leave a comment. We are always looking for ideas, or tips on what we’re doing.
Garmin GPSMAP 66s / 66st User Manual You can download the user manual for the Garmin GPSMAP 66 series in PDF format here. Garmin Explore Smartphone App for GPSMAP 66s / 66st Download the companion smartphone app “Garmin EXPLORE” for the GPSMAP 66 series at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Garmin Explore […]
Hiking in the rain is enjoyable for many reasons. The plants and grass look greener, insects come out of the ground and attract birds, and the trails are less crowded. On the flipside, you have to take care to ensure that you and your gear don’t get wet. Use these tips to stay dry and […]
We are doing a quick overview and review of the Garmin Speak Plus with Amazon Alexa. This is essentially an Alexa enabled speaker that you install in your car or truck and with your smartphone data; you can access Alexa skills, stream music or utilize Garmin navigation. I’ll be installing the Garmin Speak in a […]
If You Don’t Want To Buy a Tent Trailer At the end of last summer, our faithful dome tent of nine years finally told us it was time to retire and look for a new tent. The tent, Chinook Twin Peaks Guide 6 was a great tent for the east coast and there were three […]
tldr; Great hand made leather product from Nelson, BC. Perfect office EDC to hold your folding swiss army knife and pen. Lots of leather and thread colors to choose from. Great gift item along with knife & pen, super customizable. When I got the itch to try to make some leather craft (mainly to […]
I got the DECKED storage system for my F150 truck as a way to get some storage but keep my truck bed open and not install a tonneau cover or truck cab. The install process is identical to the videos you see from DECKED with a few exceptions for the F150 or Tacoma where the […]
I wasn’t feeling the love with the various outdoor systems out there and I wanted something nicer that would be more than just for backpacking. So I found this Cafflano Klassic all-in-one pour over coffee maker at my local hipster coffee shop, but your can find it also at large outdoor stores like Mountain Equipment […]
The DJI tello is a great toy drone for 100$ which we’ve covered in previous posts here. But the main drawback I’ve experienced was the poor range and video streaming. If you are doing selfie shots, it works great but try to go beyond the 20 foot range and you get poor video and the […]
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