Author Valentin

F150 Behind-the-Grill Offroad LED Lights

The way we see it, there are two purposes for off-road lights: to see, and to be seen. Doing more desert trips with other vehicles we wanted to be sure to have some amber LED’s at the front and back,… Continue Reading →

F150 DIY Aux Upfitter Switches

A clean switch install was a key requirement for us as we started adding some LED light pods to our truck. These will be used with the setup shown in F150 Behind-the-Grill Offroad LED Lights. There are plenty of universal… Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Aerodynamics, CFD of a Cooked Turkey

For absolutely no reason whatsoever, here is a quick CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis of a turkey flying through the air at 65mph. (The airflow is actually better than was expected, and there is even a bit of an airfoil… Continue Reading →

Overland Route Planning

As we started getting more and more into off-roading and camping, one of the first big challenges we started facing was simply figuring out where to go. Sounds easy, but not… All the well known easy access places are busy,… Continue Reading →

Affordable Roof Top Tent for the Family

When we stated to do more camping and overlanding with our two boys, there was one simple question that was surprisingly hard to find a solid answer to – Will a roof top tent work for a family of 4?… Continue Reading →

Off-road Radios

Oddly enough, when we were getting our gear together for overland adventures, it was rather difficult to find useful guidance for radio communications. Professional race teams use the expensive equipment, sporting goods shops sell the restrictive low power handhelds (walkie-talkies)… Continue Reading →

Aerodynamics of Tailgate Closed vs. Open

Our first tow rig was a 2000 F350 7.3 Powerstroke Dually, amazing truck, however the tailgate had been stolen before we bought it, so we started to look for affordable replacements. One of the first things that comes up, is… Continue Reading →

Camping Essentials 2019

We have really enjoyed camping with the kids this year, here are the items that make such trips enjoyable for us. Tubs – The hardest part of going camping, is often not the trip itself, but the packing and unpacking…. Continue Reading →

Overland: Flagstaff to Grand Canyon

This 4th of July, Savannah and I opted to push our comfort zone and join an off-raod group (Instagram: @overland_raptor_runs) for a three day overlanding trip. We had gone camping with the kids before, and we had gone on long… Continue Reading →

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