A documented pursuit for gear, equipment, and adventure.

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Review: Fisher Military Space Pen

I’m going to write a review about a pen. Yes, a writing utensil with ink. In an effort to create a friendly review process while creating an efficient reading experience, I am exploring new ways of how I do reviews. Let’s see how this works out. Model: Fisher Space Pen #M4B… 

Trailer Build Update: Wheels Mounted

Despite some major setbacks from all the custom work, the trailer is progressing nicely. The Method Standard wheels and BFG tires were mounted just moments ago, and they look great! Note how close they are to the already cut-back side steps. You know what they say about big shoes…

Touring Seattle, WA

After the overnight in Prosser, WA it was on to Seattle, WA for a white-coat ceremony and some exploring. First off was the graduation. I have been to Seattle many times, but never had the opportunity to visit the University of Washington. The white-coat ceremony gave me the opportunity to explore… 

Tough Mudder 2014

I’ve been meaning to get this up for awhile now. I completed my second Tough Mudder this year in Phoenix, AZ with two of my very good friends. I wore a GoPro on my chest and did my best to capture the start and obstacles. Unfortunately, one clip was corrupted… 

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Trailer Production has Begun

It may not look like much, but this is the trailer build in progress. Ron at Bivouac Camping Trailers sent me these cell phone shots today, highlighting some of the progress on the Rigid lighting and wheel adapters from A-Dapt-It USA. Ron, Rick, and their team have been nothing short of… 

Overland Expo 2014 Recap

Overland Expo 2014 is packed up and dispersed. Having lived in Phoenix for every single Overland Expo, I feel somewhat of a dunce for never having heard of it while I lived there, or attended (obviously). Ironically, I didn’t become aware of the event until I discovered an interest in overlanding, after I moved… 

Touring in Prosser, WA.

On the road to Seattle, I spent a night in Prosser. The group I was with wanted to stop here for wine tastings. I didn’t really know what to expect! Wine tasting in a small town in the middle of Washington? First off, I’m no wine aficionado. I can appreciate… 

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Take Me Downtown Tour

Saw Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore, and Lady Antebellum recently. Very talented people putting on quite a good show. I was able to capture these questionably good, admittedly mediocre, shots throughout the night. Enjoy them mildly.

Expedition Trailer Shootout

My wife and I recently decided that we were going to purchase an ‘expedition trailer’ (aka ‘off-road trailer,’ ‘recreational trailer,’ and ‘camping trailer’) to expand our road trip capabilities. We wanted a simple off-road capable trailer with roof top tent capabilities, as opposed to hard shell and ‘pop up’ camper… 

Ammo: XM193 vs XM855

XM193 and XM855 are 5.56x45mm rounds that are used with the AR-15 platform. Most commonly, they are used by the US military in M4 and M16 rifles and carbines, but they are also two of the most popular 5.56 rounds among the civilian market (likely because of the military adoption). That’s…