One of the most common modifications done to an offroad vehicle is the tires, and like many things in life, modifications on a vehicle have consequences. When our rig rolled off the assembly line it was equipped with a 285/70/r17 AT tire which specs out to 32.7 inches or a small “33”. For a factory tire, it is a pretty respectable size and on a short wheel base vehicle, they can be quite capable, but we don’t have a short wheelbase vehicle. This is one of a number of reasons that we went to a much larger 37×12.5r17 Falken Wildpeak MT01 tire, and that change lead to a lack of sleep. Continue reading “How the Wilco Hitchgate helped me sleep like a baby.”
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.
If you know us, you know a couple of things. One, we LOVE our Ontario Reign Hockey games (We are … Continue reading Protecting Little Ears
My whole life, we have had down sleeping bags for camping… it has been drilled into my thick skull that … Continue reading Review – Teton Sports Sleeping Bag
As a new mom, I am constantly worried about being late. Late to everything… all the time. In order to … Continue reading Sponsored- Jord On Time
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 . . . .
Happy National Baby Wearing Week!
Babywearing is one of those all around great ideas. It’s beneficial for bonding, great to have your hands free but still be able to carry your baby close, and saves the hassle of a stroller, when you just need to get out of the house for a bit. If your REALLY good at it, you can even breastfeed while babywearing.
I was lucky enough to spend some time with Stacy of Mountain Girl Handwovens, and a local member of the So Cal Baby Wearers last month at the American Adventurist Mountain Rendezvous, and she gave me a tutorial about how to wear Baby Wagon.