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  1. ExplorerTom

    A lesson in preparedness.

    About 2.5 weeks ago I went 4wheeling with a buddy of mine. He just bought his “new” 100 series and installed some new tires and a suspension lift. The plan was to meet at the gas station and then head down to Hackett Gulch. I got there first and realized I didn’t have my usual tools in my shop...
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    Ground Tenters need NOT apply

    http://www.fourwheeler.com/overland-adventure/2019/1902-apply-now-for-the-first-ever-four-wheeler-overland-adventure/ For anyone looking to spend more money ahead of ExPo West, you can sign up to be selected to take a guided trip to the event. But Ground Tenters are apparently not “overlandy”...
  3. ExplorerTom

    Kokopeli Trail - October 18-21

    Any interest? A group of us did this trail back in 2015 and I really liked it. I'm not real sure what the weather is like in that part of the country at that time of the year, but I figure higher elevations are even more questionable.
  4. ExplorerTom

    Crossing the Greenland Icecap

    https://expeditionportal.com/video-of-the-week-first-4x4-crossing-of-greenland-ice-cap/ Interesting watch.
  5. ExplorerTom

    Leaving expensive tent unattended

    If you were to go camping in a campground, would you have any reservations about leaving all day with your OZ Tent (or other high dollar tent) set up and unattended? Lots of other people in the campground coming and going.
  6. ExplorerTom

    Air Opus Camper

    https://www.countryliving.com/life/travel/a18324982/air-opus-self-inflating-camper/ I used to have a traditional popup camper. The interior volume it offered was nice- especially in bad weather, was nice.
  7. ExplorerTom

    Vehicle build for the sake of vehicle builds

    I'll admit that I spent a lot of time surfing various forums to check out vehicle builds. I came across this one and couldn't help but think he was building just for the sake of building: http://forum.expeditionportal.com/threads/189112-Hodakaguy-s-Overland-Tacoma-Builds-On-to-new-adventures...
  8. ExplorerTom

    Surplus ammo cans

    Is anyone looking for any .50 cal ammo cans? These are military surplus: metal with a seal. A buddy of mine bought a bunch (like 200) and is selling them for $10 each. If anyone is interested, let me know.
  9. ExplorerTom

    Road Tripping to San Diego - any must see/do?

    We will be headed to SD for a short weekend. Driving- just like any good "overlander" should. I know it's a long way to go and a short time to be there, but....... Our hotel is just north of Coronado Naval Air Station. The purpose of the trip is gymnastics but there will be plenty of time...
  10. ExplorerTom

    Camp cots

    i started this thread awhile ago: http://rockymountainoverland.com/forum/index.php?threads/sleeping-pad-vs-air-mattress.1039/ I've got some double sized air mattresses that I've used. But even if it doesn't have a leak, the decrease in air temp overnight will result in less pressure in the...
  11. ExplorerTom

    Tactical Bag......... hood?!?!?

    Seriously? I've seen some stupid stuff, but this might be in the running the The Stupidest.
  12. ExplorerTom

    Land Rover guys crack me up

    so I made the mistake of replying to a thread in the Land Rover subsection on ExPo. It was harmless at first but has since descended into brand bashing. I find it pretty funny. http://forum.expeditionportal.com/threads/185001-BFG-White-In-White-out
  13. ExplorerTom

    Decision time

    unfortunately not the "what kind of badass custom bumper should I get" decision. A little over a year ago I was a dumbass while trying to install some auxiliary backup lights in my rear bumper. I made some templates for the hole cutouts, I measured where to put them so they'd be even, I...
  14. ExplorerTom

    Colorado Springs to Moab

    This looks awesome!
  15. ExplorerTom

    Como Train Depot (restored)

    We stopped by here after this year's No Excuses trip: http://www.9news.com/news/storytellers-volunteers-restore-como-depot-railway-1/474206378 We saw some activity in the area, but it was still closed for visitors.
  16. ExplorerTom

    The Loneliest Road

    if you find yourself in Nevada, this sounds like an interesting road to take: http://www.newsweek.com/2015/06/26/route-50-rode-nowhere-343735.html And apparently Denver is known for sausages?!?!?
  17. ExplorerTom

    Pooping in the woods

    Who wants to be my blood brother/poop buddy?
  18. ExplorerTom

    Nebraska

    see, I was onto something when I mentioned Nebraska for the Eclipse Trip: https://expeditionportal.com/destinations-nebraska-yes-nebraska/ Maybe after a freeze to kill all the bugs.....
  19. ExplorerTom

    Orthopedic German seats

    learned about these while cruising some build thread: http://scheel-mann.com I didn't get into pricing. I don't really want to know.