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

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

FREE Camping in Southern California

We were pleasantly surprised to find more than enough FREE camping SoCal and we didn’t have to camp in a Wal-Mart parking lot! Below are some of our favorite sites from our time in Southern California. Laguna Mountain Julian, CA GPS: 32.977978, -116.524818 We end up in trailhead parking lots a lot of the time … Read more FREE Camping in Southern California

FREE Camping: Wapta Falls Recreation Site-Field, British Columbia

If you haven’t noticed yet, we don’t like paying for camping. We especially don’t like paying for camping when we are traveling through beautiful Western Canada and every dollar means we can stay on the road a little longer and see more of this beautiful country. Many thanks to the British Columbia Recreation Department for … Read more FREE Camping: Wapta Falls Recreation Site-Field, British Columbia

FREE Camping: Taos Ski Valley

With every trip that we take into the wild, we strive to not pay for camping. Nature should be free. There are a few exceptions, such as the folks over at Hotel Luna Mystica: those guys and girls know how to have a good time in the middle of the desert(pictured above), you should check … Read more FREE Camping: Taos Ski Valley

A Hike Through an Abandoned Campground: Hoodoo Creek Trail, Yoho National Park

Abandoned campsites. Dilapidated bathroom facilities. Wood stoves and propane tanks. 75 tent campsites left to ruin. What causes a large campground in a Canadian National Park close abruptly and leave large amounts of infrastructure to be taken back by the forest? In 2013, Parks Canada elected to close Chancellor Peak Campground, which provided 59 campsites … Read more A Hike Through an Abandoned Campground: Hoodoo Creek Trail, Yoho National Park

Giveaway!!! Win a Framed Print from Okienomads

The Okienomads have had a great year! We are increasing our followers on Instagram and have just started building our following on Facebook and YouTube and to celebrate, we are giving away a print from our gallery! The print will be 16″ x 20″ and printed on professional paper, just like what I sell in my … Read more Giveaway!!! Win a Framed Print from Okienomads

Gear Review: Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Backpacking Tent

I got the itch many years ago to try my hand at backpacking. The first and single most important piece of gear to get into the woods is a tent. The tent provides shelter, security and sometimes warmth. When you venture several miles from any civilization, a good tent can change a really crummy trip … Read more Gear Review: Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Backpacking Tent

Jasper, AB: The Town of No Elk

When we arrived to our campground just outside of town, I went for a little run into Jasper along the town’s trail system. The air was cold, but not uncomfortable and the run was fantastic. I ran 3 miles into town and back to our campground.I only had to touch pavement twice, in crosswalks. It … Read more Jasper, AB: The Town of No Elk

New VLOG Episode: 1 Year Bus-iversary: Skoolie Build Update

We have a new VLOG episode live on our YouTube channel. In this episode of our Vlog, we catch you up on our progress on our Skoolie build. We relocated our inverter and charge controller away from the water under the sink and built cabinets all over the bus! Please follow along on Instagram Please … Read more New VLOG Episode: 1 Year Bus-iversary: Skoolie Build Update

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