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Camp Awning

I wanted to make an awning that would interface with my Thule rack, and provide an easy set-up/tear down.  This is an initial prototype, but it has proven to work pretty well.     Awning Design   Rack Parts: Thule Parts- Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Rack (835) Thule QuickDraw Ratcheting Boat Straps (855) Thule Aero Foot…

Engel Fridge Installation

I have found through the years that a freezer/fridge is an essential comfort accessory for vehicle dependent expedition travel.  While traveling in Mexico it can be difficult to find ice, and food is often spoiled, or damage from the water that has collected in the cooler.  For a minor weight penalty (over a traditional cooler…

Black Rat Hand Winch

Reasons to Include a Hand Winch with Your Recovery Kit The hand winch provides several key benefits as either the primary extraction tool, or as a compliment to a vehicle mounted electronic winch.  In my experience using the device, it is the unit’s flexibility that proves most compelling.  With the hand winch, the operator has…

Arizona Land Rover Rally

The Arizona Land Rover Owners club provided another exceptional event in 2011, hosting over 70 vehicles and hundreds of Land Rover enthusiasts in Gold Canyon. This is one of my favorite events every year because of the level of organization and the fact that I have known many of these characters since 2001! They really are a…