We have a long list of NEEDS and WANTS for our Overland rig, as I'm sure everyone has, and one of these items was buying a fridge/freezer unit. However, this item is not in our modest budget, so I improvised. The following article describes how I made a cheap DIY fridge with mini freezer for about $40 CDN, which we have been using for the past three years. This fridge keeps our supplies cold for up to three days without having to run the truck engine to recharge the batteries.
We all have simple devices that we use in our daily lives that are extraordinarily helpful. All too often we become so use to them that we forget they exist, until we see someone struggling with a simple issue. Here is a list of simple low tech gadgets that our father uses daily. He has been overland traveling and desert back-country camping for much of his life. Since his retirement, he travels the desert landscapes of south western USA full-time to enjoy the good weather. He has learned a few things in his 81 years and would like to pass some of that on to you too.
The 2016 summer ends with little fan-fare this year. We have been quite busy and really should have spent more time documenting the upgrades to my rig. Here are some pictures and descriptions of some of the work that has gone into our rig this year.
My father spends almost 300 days a year exploring the deserts of the USA. Being retired has allowed him the free time to do this. I'm quite envious really. This article is about his rig.
This Article is about our family sized overland trailer. We wanted a trailer that was versatile enough to be both an overlander and still be a practical trailer when we needed to move stuff like ATV's, canoes and kayaks. This post will go into why we selected this base, how we modified it and what we have learned along the way.
Our Roof Top Tent was a first generation 'Outpost' from Wild Coast Roof Top Tents in Nova Scotia. We have made modifications to this tent over the last couple of years to improve on comfort and practicality of it. Many of these modifications are now standard on the new line of tents that Wild Coast sells, but your welcome to learn from our experience too.
This blog article is about the build of our 2006 Tacoma into an overland rig. This work spans about 4 years and covers everything from suspension upgrades, breathers, electrical and custom armor. Wherever possible I have tried to pass on the knowledge that we have learned and useful links to other sites.