Solar Panels Installed On LandCruiser

June 10, 2012

I keep my Engle fridge running always and don’t always drive enough too keep everything charged. This keeps the batteries charged with enough extra charging power to keep everything cold in the fridge and run other accessories. Panels bolted on to Inti rack with rubber spacers and metal washers. Washers were threaded to keep bolts […]

Navajo Country Expedition with OAUSA Part II

May 16, 2010

Throughout the cliff dwellings and other Anasazi ruins, were exquisite pictographs (painted on rock) and petroglyphs (scraped into rock). I the five years that I have been doing this type of travel, the only other time I'd seen pictographs were in the painted cave in Santa Barbara and in a lava tube in the North […]

Navajo Country Expedition with OAUSA Part I

May 16, 2010

Last year the organizers at OAUSA mentioned the ancient Cliff Dwelling destinations in the upcoming Indian Country Expedition. I knew this was a trip not to be missed. It was very apparent that this trip was a realization of many years of thought, research and planning. I will forever compare all future "Overlanding" trips to […]

On Board Hot Water Install for Shower for Camping

May 16, 2010

On past trips that lasted more than a few days, I would bring a Colman hot water heater for showers. This worked great but it took up precious cargo space and was clumsy to operate while taking a shower. I know of two models that use use the hot engine coolant to heat water (heat […]

7 Days of Camping and Exploring North of the Grand Canyon

April 23, 2009

The Arizona Strip and the Parashant are isolated areas North of the Grand Canyon. Far from any Interstate highways, it is as beautiful as it is remote. On this 7 day trip with over 400 miles of driving, we did not encounter any paved roads. I would have posted this sooner, but the day after […]

Portable Satellite Internet

April 5, 2009

Around a year and a half ago I went on a trip to Death Valley and decided to rent a portable satellite Internet device to use to get some work done at the end of each day. Normally I’d need about an hour to get the most important things done. Owning a small business it’s […]

New Land Cruiser Slotted Brakes from

February 3, 2009

I was about to buy slotted rotors from Man-A-Fre but they were out of stock at the time. I wanted slotted rotors since I drive up and down a long and very steep hill several times a month. I opted against the cross-drilled because of clogging potential cracking. I did some web searching and found […]

Man-A-Fre Land Cruiser FZJ80 Auxiliary Gas Tank Install

January 5, 2009

Back in October, I had scheduled a trip into the area north of the Grand Canyon called the Arizona Strip. This would be almost a week long with nearly 400 miles of driving off the pavement. I needed better range than the stock tank and jerry cans. I drove out to Man-A-Fre and picked up […]

My Favorite Photos from our desert camping trips

December 16, 2008

Lava Tube in Mojave: Campfire: Death Valley Racetrack: Desert Big Horn Sheep: Morning at Seventeenmile Point: Another day on the trail: Ballarat: Desert Wildflowers: Forgotten Cemetery: