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

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 […]

How to Enjoy Lake Tahoe on a Budget

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Oregon FREE Camping-Boondocking in the Beaver State

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 […]

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

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 […]

Bathtub Rocks- Iconic Attraction Near Historic Tahlequah, OK

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 […]

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

#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 […]

Fresh Paint…Maintenance Monday on YouTube

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 […]

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

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 […]


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