165-Mile Thru-Hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail/Route Planning/Gear Lists

In June 2018 Rachael and I tore off on a thru hike around Lake Tahoe on the Tahoe Rim Trail. The TRT is a 165-mile long distance hike that passes through two Wilderness areas and crosses two state borders, California and Nevada. Below are the details of our backpacking trip around the Tahoe Rim Trail … Read more 165-Mile Thru-Hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail/Route Planning/Gear Lists

How to Enjoy Lake Tahoe on a Budget

We have all seen the images or videos of the picturesque scene with the bikini-clad paddleboarder gliding across the iconic crystal-clear water of Lake Tahoe and it looks like she is the only person on the lake. This is NOT REAL. Being one of the prettiest and largest freshwater lakes (that also happens to be … Read more How to Enjoy Lake Tahoe on a Budget

1st Generation 4Runner Suspension Replacement│Old Man Emu Dakar (MED)│Bilstein 4600

The suspension on our ’86 was tired, rusted, and inappropriate for the type of travel that we enjoy. The previous setup was an old heavy leaf pack, a 4-inch lift block, and really worn out shocks. The shocks were so rusted that you couldn’t tell if they were Old Man Emu’s or Monroe AutoZone specials. … Read more 1st Generation 4Runner Suspension Replacement│Old Man Emu Dakar (MED)│Bilstein 4600

Over Prepared and Underprepared: How Both Can Keep You From Exploring

Hammock Camp Buffalo River Arkansas

By: Ethan Hayman Whether you choose to explore the world around you by motor vehicle, bicycle, or by foot there is a fine line between wandering dangerously into the unknown with no preparation, being safely prepared for the adventure ahead, and being paralyzed by the insecurity of not having every piece of equipment you can … Read more Over Prepared and Underprepared: How Both Can Keep You From Exploring

Oregon FREE Camping-Boondocking in the Beaver State

Free Camping in Oregon was as easy as we expected but not nearly as beautiful as we had thought. These campsites, however, allowed us to explore so many different parts of this amazing state without ever paying for a campsite. One thing to consider in Oregon is that the beach is public land, if you … Read more Oregon FREE Camping-Boondocking in the Beaver State

New Vlog Post: SOLAR, SOLAR, SOLAR- Okienomads Skoolie Solar System Walkthrough

We have posted a new video walking through the solar system installed on our Skoolie conversion. In our video we show you how and where everything is installed in our system. If you want to see the gritty details of our system, we have published a blog post outlining the details of our skoolie solar … Read more New Vlog Post: SOLAR, SOLAR, SOLAR- Okienomads Skoolie Solar System Walkthrough

Bathtub Rocks- Iconic Attraction Near Historic Tahlequah, OK

GPS Coordinates: 35.997521, -94.897183 Nearest Town: Tahlequah, OK One of my favorite aspects of living in Northeast Oklahoma and Tahlequah in general are the outdoor activities that are still generally well-kept secrets in the area. These are well-kept locations mostly due to the lack of an active population, lack of awareness, and lack of access … Read more Bathtub Rocks- Iconic Attraction Near Historic Tahlequah, OK

#Vanlife Solar System: 300 Watts Solar, MPPT Controller, and Pure Sine Inverter

Know What You Need and How You Will Use It The house electrical system of any conversion or RV is a pretty daunting and scary adventure for a first timer. To get the right system, a user has to know their current needs for electricity and how those needs will change when they are on … Read more #Vanlife Solar System: 300 Watts Solar, MPPT Controller, and Pure Sine Inverter

Fresh Paint…Maintenance Monday on YouTube

We painted our bus in a hurry and ended up with a really good looking paintjob thanks to help from my grandparents, parents and Rachael’s parents. It was a team effort and it transformed the bus from a creepy former school bus to a shiny adventuremobile. Unfortunately, we left without finishing the paint job on … Read more Fresh Paint…Maintenance Monday on YouTube

Vanlife Gear That We Can’t Live Without: Essentials for Living on the Road

When we purchased our bus and began to build it into a tiny home on wheels we were overwhelmed with the options of accessories and parts that were available and being shoved down our throats every time we opened Instagram. We sifted through the BS and did our own research and have built a bus … Read more Vanlife Gear That We Can’t Live Without: Essentials for Living on the Road

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