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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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

Skoolie Overland Travel Part 1: Why a Skoolie-Conversion Makes a Bad Travel Rig

Skoolie Overland Travel Part 1: Why a Skoolie-Conversion Makes a Bad Travel Rig

I need to clear this up before we get to the good stuff: My wife and I live in a school bus conversion, by choice. We love the freedom and simplicity that comes from a life with 78 square-feet of living space and having the […]

The Dirty Side of #vanlife: 4 Ways to Stay Fresh & Clean While Living on the Road

The Dirty Side of #vanlife: 4 Ways to Stay Fresh & Clean While Living on the Road

If your social media feeds are like mine, they are littered with #vanlifers that are sprawled out in their sprinter conversions, physically exquisite companion half naked lying next to them and they all have the same thing wrong with them: they are clean! When we […]

How We Quit Our Jobs to Travel the Country Full Time

How We Quit Our Jobs to Travel the Country Full Time

We did it! We quit our jobs and took off across the country in our converted school bus. A nomadic lifestyle has proven to be tricky and challenging in all sorts of ways and we have tried to document how we made the switch from […]

When Nothing Works in a Bear Encounter

When Nothing Works in a Bear Encounter

Our legs were tired, our feet blistered and our skin sunburned after hiking 170-miles around Lake Tahoe on the Tahoe Rim Trail. My wife Rachael and I had decided to take it easy and enjoy some small day hikes in the less-traveled region of Lassen […]

5 Steps to Save the Planet Every Day

5 Steps to Save the Planet Every Day

Since transitioning to a nomadic lifestyle, we have found more and more ways to reduce our environmental impact. Below are five ways that we have changed our lifestyle to do a little more for our planet. Stop with the Plastic Sacks Already! There are very […]

Travel on the Cheap: FAQ and Review of Renting an RV to tour the Canadian Rockies

Travel on the Cheap: FAQ and Review of Renting an RV to tour the Canadian Rockies

When we started brainstorming options for our Honeymoon, Rachael and I were both unaware of how much adventure we could cram into two weeks by renting an RV and road-tripping through the Canadian Rockies. Why Cruise America (Canada)? We researched a few other RV rental […]



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