Friday, January 13, 2017

How to Hike the Appalachian Trail: Free Kindle book today 13th Jan 2017

If you are thinking of hiking the AT there is a guide available today only for free.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBR1GNE/
Well worth the download as free :)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

CABELA'S XPG RGB II headlamp review

Here is a brief review I did on the CABELA'S XPG RGB II headlamp I recently purchased. Good lighting is always needed when traveling and exploring and headlamps are great to keep your hands free.



Thursday, July 28, 2016

ENTER TO WIN A $500 CABELA'S GIFT CARD

Exploring the American Frontier requires clothing and gear and one of the best places to get that stuff is at Cabela's. At the moment Outdoorhub are doing a $500 gift card competition so if you like the idea of that click the link below to enter.

http://www.outdoorhub.com/cabelas-summer-gift-card-giveaway/ 

I've entered and hope I win :)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Mountain Man Breakfast in a Dutch Oven

A few weekends ago I did some campfire cooking in my yard and made a very tasty breakfast in my cast iron Dutch Oven. Here is a video of the recipe and results.
 
Dutch Ovens are a great way to cook when camping or even at home in the yard and there are tons of great recipes and YouTube channels about Dutch Oven cooking.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Outside Online tests the Chevrolet Colorado 4WD Z71 Diesel Truck


Outside Online have reviewed the Chevy Colorado 4WD Z71 Diesel truck and claimed it's the only truck you'll need to own. With it's low level torque and high fuel economy it can cope with most jobs given to full size trucks. But with it's smaller size it's better round town and it certainly is stylish.

This is the truck I'd want to own, but at a cost of about $42K for the Z71 diesel I don't think I'll be driving one off the lot any time soon. Maybe in 5-10 years I can get a used model, but until then I'll have my sights set on a Nissan Frontier.



Friday, July 15, 2016

How to be a Dirtbag Road Tripper in 5 Easy Steps

This article has some great tips and advice for those heading out on an adventure. http://dirtroadtrip.com/blog/lifestyle/how-to-be-a-dirtbag-road-tripper-in-5-easy-steps/#comment-3284
Having traveled around the US in a budget a couple of times I know what its like to watch your pennies every day. I used to plan my Amtrak and Greyhound trips to be over night to save on accommodation and save time for exploring destination. Also cheap Ramen noodles can be filling and tasty if you add some fresh peppers and mushrooms, which doesn't add much cost.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

4WD vs AWD whats difference?

Outside magazine do a great job explaining 4WD vs AWD in this online article. The terms differential and locker always confused me and now make more sense. Having a AWD Chevy Equinox I found the last paragraph really interesting and a useful trick to know.