Summer is less than a week away and like many families, we are starting to plan our upcoming trips. It is easy to get caught up in searching for a campsite, or scanning maps for the perfect route or even just scrolling through Instagram for inspiration and overlook an important part of the plan. Luckily we have Andy Murphy from The Secure Dad to share some tips to help you prepare for a safe journey.
Ever had a flat tire? Most people have experienced at least one, and when you are on the highway it’s an inconvenient hassle. Now, when you’re in the middle of nowhere on the trail, that hassle multiplies exponentially. I have always been taught that while off road, you repair your tire instead of using your spare, because once the spare goes on, the day is done, and you head for pavement. Since the last thing I want to do is to have to call a trip early, due to a mechanical failure, I carry a comprehensive tire kit.
Last weekend we were lucky enough to be a part of the 7th annual American Adventurist SoCal Desert Rendezvous held … Continue reading 2017 American Adventurist SoCal Desert Rendezvous
Hard to believe but it has already been 5 months. We have no idea how, or where the time went, but that’s what the calendar says.
To be honest, we know where the time has gone. We have been camping.
We normally take advantage of the long Thanksgiving weekend to head out, and this year it was out to Death Valley with a few of our friends from American Adventurist.
We headed out Friday night after dropping Paige at the airport and made our way to Holcomb Valley just north of Big Bear CA. We did not have much of a plan for the weekend, just enjoy the outdoors. Continue reading “First Daddy Daughter camping trip”
After a long day on the trail during a recent trip with the American Adventurist group, I was off setting up my Outback Swag when the smells of something sweet started to drift through camp. It was not a familiar scent for me, but it sure smelled great. My nose ended up leading me to Humberto’s skottle, where he was frying up some Plantains.
I am sure it is no surprise to anyone reading this to hear that having a new little one at home has brought some extra expenses into our household. We were lucky and received a lot of necessities like diapers at the baby shower, but there are still a lot of things that start to add up. I have taken to the internet to do some reading and look for ideas to save a bit of money. There is one that stands out to me that I have not really seen mentioned many places and that is . . . .