Yearly Archives: 2018


THIS is the BEST Outdoors Navigation App EVER

Scroll Below the Video for the text version of this blog post! SAVE UP TO 50% ON GAIA GPS HERE: Some of the [...]

Anza Berrego – Learning to VLOG with SwellRunner

The next video in a series of "rewind" stories takes us to Sandstone Canyon in Anza Borrego Desert State Park where our lives are about [...]

The Gear We Use – Deflating and Inflating

The next in our "Gear We Use" blog series is a list detailing our deflating and inflating gear. If you're not familiar with this concept [...]

The Gear We Use – Tents and Awnings

We commonly receive messages requesting details on some of the gear we use so in answer to that we are going to compile a series of blog posts in hopes that it will help in developing your own camping / overland gear kit. Just so we’re honest, the other purpose of this article is to hopefully generate an bit of travel funds for our family by using the Amazon Affiliate links. The beauty of this is that you don’t pay a dime extra by using the links, but we earn a bit of “commission” when you click and buy from the links we share. It’s not much, but every little bit helps! We are also sharing gear that isn’t available on Amazon so if you call or email these vendors after reading this or watching our videos, please let them know we sent you! It helps create other opportunities for us with those particular vendors (like potential sponsorship) which would help keep us traveling and making videos. Just so you’re aware, we are currently NOT monetarily sponsored by ANY companies so the reviews we give are from a user perspective. One last note; all pricing is as of 7/3/18 and may change without notice! We just wanted to share a price here so you can have an idea of the actual cost. That being said… on to the gear! TENTS Roof Top Tent Brand: 23 Zero USA Model: Sydney MSRP: $2,599 Size: King Size+ We’ve ran several different tents over the past few years but this is the flagship and our current setup. The sleeping platform measures 87 x 96 inches (Standard king size mattress is 76 x 80 inches) and has a 3 inch high-density foam mattress, removable rain-fly, sky-view roof panels, and included annex room. Link: 23Zero Sydney Roof Top Tent Screened Pop-Up Room Brand: Gazelle Model: 25500 G5 Pop Up Portable 5 Sided Hub Gazebo Price: $164.25 Size: 7′ Tall, 8′ 9″ Wall-to-Wall With our travels taking us to the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Alaska we knew there would be lots and lots of BUGS to deal with. We wanted a way to escape the swarms and have a bit of peace with minimal setup effort. This pop-up room deploys in under 60 seconds and returns to packed state in about 2.5 – 3 minutes. It has already been a life-saver in Utah and Idaho. The quality on this unit is top-notch and we feel it will last the constant use and abuse we will put it through. […]

Camp Pizza – Cooking on the Trail with Mrs. Lifestyle Overland

Mrs. Lifestyle Overland shares her first cooking video as we make camp Pizza near the Grand Canyon. Instructions and shopping list below! Follow her instagram [...]

A Tale of 2 Turtles – How to Build an Expedition Trailer

Hitting that rewind button for a bit and telling you a tale of two Turtles! Well, Turtleback's that is. In this video we build them [...]

LIVE Interview with Overland Bound

We recently went live with Michael and Corrie at Overland Bound to discuss our preparations and travels so far... you can check it out right [...]

This is the Life! Death Valley – Video

We wrap up our visit to Death Valley some some relaxation in the hot springs as the enormity of our full-time travel decision begins to [...]

Death Valley Traverse – Video

Day Two of our 2018 Death Valley Herd of Turtles expedition continues with a trip to the Ubehebe Crater, Tea Kettle Junction, The Racetrack, and [...]

Death Valley Shake Down – Video

We finally take a break from the preparation and go enjoy a shake down run in Death Valley!

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