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KOAR Thank You

KOAR Thank You

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 people in the middle of nowhere in an area of Michigan with a name that no one can quite remember how to spell or pronounce.  If you are not familiar ...
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Plantnet: The App Every Forager Should Have

Plantnet: The App Every Forager Should Have

If your family is like mine, then you enjoy going for a hike. One of my favorite things while out is looking for wild edibles. I can identify some plants, but I'm no expert. This makes my wife nervous since she doesn't always believe me when I say, "I know what I'm putting in my mouth." That's where Plantnet comes in. How Does It Work? Plantnet uses the camera on your smartphone to take a picture of the plant you want to identify. Then it searches its database to find ...
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Overlanding With An Infant: Tips For New Parents

Overlanding With An Infant: Tips For New Parents

In April of this year, I was blessed with my first child, Magnolia. Being an active family in the past few years, we didn't quite know how to include our now three-month-old. After asking around for advice and not getting much, I decided to share our experience so other new parents can have something to look to for ideas. Plan a Short Pre-trip Typically every summer we plan a trip to Michigan's UP. But we didn't feel comfortable taking a five to eight-hour car ride with an infant. Luckily my ...
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The Minimalist Approach To Overlanding

The Minimalist Approach To Overlanding

I’ve always liked the idea of having less stuff and living a minimalist lifestyle. The problem is I like things. It doesn’t matter if it’s gear, clothes, movies, books, or whatever thing I might be into at the time. I like the physical items. Over the years, I’ve learned to get rid of certain material items that take up too much space in my small house (books and movies being the primary items). After a few trips into the woods, I wanted to see if I could take a minimalist ...
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Going Solo On An Overland Trip

Going Solo On An Overland Trip

Going solo on an overland trip is not something we recommend. We enjoy the camaraderie of having other people with us on top of the apparent safety net other rigs provide. However, we know it gets done, and given proper planning, it can be done with no problems. A solo trip could be sought for any number of reasons. In this article, we are going to cover some things to consider when planning a solo trip. This is not meant to be a comprehensive guide to doing it, just a ...
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I'm Mike Klemish and This Is How I Overland

I’m Mike Klemish and This Is How I Overland

The How I Overland series is a semi-deep dive with Michigan and non-Michigan based overlanders, adventurers, and outdoors enthusiasts. It’s an almost 20 questions in their own words rundown of how they overland, the gear they use, what works well for them, and what doesn’t. If you're Interested in participating in This Is How I Overland? Click here to fill out the form. This month we get some insight from Mike Klemish. You might recognize Mike's Discovery from our website banner. There's a reason we keep it there. We've met ...
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