the Jeep Wrangler and Smitybuilt Awning

Angle Your Awning

I often get asked about the quality and durability of the awning. After all, it does have what appear to be fairly ‘frail’ aluminum poles supporting it. Well, first you need to seriously consider when and where you’re using it. If there are strong winds occurring, or in the forecast,…

glow in the dark paracord

Glow in the Dark Paracord

With the addition of the Smitybuilt awning on the Jeep, I now have guy anchor lines to contend with to secure the awning in breezy conditions. The awning comes from Smitybuilt with black cords for the guy anchor lines, and with the black theme on the Jeep, I wasn’t in…

Primus LiTech Kettle

Primus LiTech Camp Kettle

Having a steady supply of hot (boiling) water while camping is pretty much a requirement for me. Normally, I always have a mug of hot tea near me – even on hot days – but you’ll also want hot water for cleaning up, melting snow or boiling more drinking water…

Hot Apple Cobbler

Depending on timing of my adventures, and what I’ve got with me in the Jeep, food choices will occasionally end up being a re-hydrated meal. The recent weekend adventures at Waiparous had me short on time to visit a grocery store, so dinner included the hot apple cobbler desert from…

The Gerber Gator II

I’ve decided to replace my Coleman hatchet with a bit of an upgrade. The Gerber Gator II Axe and Saw combo (check it out on Amazon.com here for a great price) seems like it’s going to be a great addition to my outdoor adventures. It is lightweight, strong and is…