Carista exists in a space that is flooded by options. You can get on Amazon and look for an OBD2 reader and easily find one under $20. Pair it with certain applications and you have a way to diagnose what’s wrong with your vehicle at home. Where the Carista adapter stands out though, is in its ability to let you
I’ve been carrying the Recycled Firefighter 24 Hour Pack for over a year now as my daily EDC. I also planned on getting the 42L Battalion Duffle and was finally able to recently. Before even getting to use it on a trip, it has far exceeded my expectations. The bag itself is 11 inches tall, 11 inches wide, and 21
A little less than a year ago, I swapped my 5.11 Messenger bag for something less tactical looking and more normal looking. What I ultimately went with was a Recycled Firefighter 24 Hour Everyday Carry pack. If you aren’t familiar with Recycled Firefighter, they make packs, wallets, and other soft goods out of old water hoses from fire stations. Hence
We ended up with a 2016 SR5 4Runner to replace our Chevy Suburban this past September. Not only as my daily driver but also as our primary adventure rig. One thing I read about and was noticeable right away was the delay in the pedal. It wasn’t terrible, but there was some room for improvement. This was the reason for
Harding Expedition Company (HEXCO) is a jack of all trades company in the overland space. Their business is a bunch of puzzle pieces that come together to form a single unique entity. HEXCO is run by two adventure-seeking people who wanted to build a network of like-minded people across the country. The intent with HEXCO was to combine loves of
Gratitude is a KOAR principle “To travel, to experience and learn: that is to live.” — Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay I swear it was September yesterday. It can’t be Thanksgiving already, can it? I mean, I am still sifting through photos and memories. Thinking back to this past September and the amazingly awesome weekend I spent with some equally awesome
DISCLAIMER: This route potentially passes through an ATV only trail north of Calumet. Please ensure you are paying attention to posted signs when driving this route. Do not drive on any trails that are posted for ATV only. The Seven Hour Plane Crash trail is easily one of the best overlanding trails in the midwest. If you haven’t heard of
I left Freeland around 11 am Sunday, and after turning around two times because I forgot some essentials, I finally made my way up to Gaylord for a quick overnight. It was rainy when I left and cloudy when I got into Gaylord, but Weather Underground was telling me I was in for a good 18 hours of beautiful weather.
The #vanlife is a trendy thing to do these days. People jump into this trend headfirst with everything from custom-built homebrews to professionally built adventure-ready rigs. One company that has been at the forefront of providing custom-built, adventure-ready platforms is Sportsmobile. The company was founded in El Paso, Texas, and now has three different locations located around the United States.
A roof rack or safari rack or cargo rack or whatever you choose to call it can be a useful addition to your rig. While it’s not entirely recommended to overload the roof with a bunch of stuff, roof racks still can serve a purpose. There are plenty of companies that make roof racks and accessories to go with them.
Located 56 miles from the Keweenaw Peninsula in the northwest corner of Lake Superior resides the 4th largest inland lake island in the world. It’s the second largest in the great lakes after Manitoulin Island on the Canadian side of Lake Huron in the Ontario Province. We are of course talking about the quarter pounder of islands, Isle Royale. The
What follows is a long-overdue rundown of our June trip. After the shakedown that went awry in May, this trip went off with next to no problems. My buddy Marc wanted to tag along, so I picked him up from his house. We left out of metro Detroit Friday afternoon with a 3.5 to 4-hour trek up to Indian River.