It’s been a while and I know many people are wondering how the bus conversion is progressing. It’s slow going. But it’s going. Huge shout out to my brother-in-law, Ashley. He did the nasty work of grinding the heads off hundreds of floor bolts this past weekend. Floor bolts? Oh, yeah. Our bus is a…… Continue reading An Update on the Bus
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Emissions Testing in a School Bus
Getting started with the skoolie. It isn’t all glitz and glamour, like you would expect. You still have to do the boring stuff like transfer the title and get it registered. But, before you can do either of those things, it has to go through emissions testing. Do I just drive up to the normal…… Continue reading Emissions Testing in a School Bus
We Bought a School Bus
Mid life crisis? Lost our minds? Reliving our youth? I mean, by age I am due for a mid life crisis but that’s not what this is. https://vimeo.com/641754637 We bought a bus because we’re going to convert it into an RV, mostly to use on our land in Colorado. We could have gone the conventional…… Continue reading We Bought a School Bus
Updates and Things
Ugh. Here I have this blog, yet, I slack off and write nothing for months. Well, it’s not as if nothing has happened, I just haven’t written a word about any of it. You see, I was trying to make this blog more targeted. You know, ignoring the advice I gave myself when I started…… Continue reading Updates and Things
Alpicool Portable 12 volt Refrigerator Review
No doubt you’ve read my blog post about 12 volt refrigerators vs. coolers. Oh, you haven’t? Go ahead, I’ll wait. Now that your back, I’ll tell you all about the refrigerator I’ve been using. Since January, I have owned and used this 58 Quart Alpicool CF55-LG Portable Refrigerator. I feel like I have enough experience…… Continue reading Alpicool Portable 12 volt Refrigerator Review
12 volt Refrigerator vs. Cooler
Maybe you’ve heard of portable, 12 volt refrigerators. Maybe you haven’t. All the cool kids are using them. One might even say, a portable 12 volt fridge is an essential piece of the overlander’s kit. Nobody wants to be left out, so I’m going to quickly explain why you want need a 12 volt portable…… Continue reading 12 volt Refrigerator vs. Cooler
What is Overlanding?
It’s a term that’s become ubiquitous among outdoor and off-road enthusiasts. Overland this, overland that, overland everything. What does it really mean? Honestly, I haven’t seen a canonical definition that nails it yet. Some define it as “vehicle dependent travel”. But, wouldn’t that apply to a retired couple in a class A motorhome? Others point…… Continue reading What is Overlanding?
Land Rover Discovery 2 Walk-around Video
I’m still not sure how I feel about making YouTube videos. It’s strange. But, I decided to take another stab at it and made a video walk-around of my Discovery. Some people in the YouTube comments have asked about it, so why not. It’s pretty much a one-take of me talking about the truck, so…… Continue reading Land Rover Discovery 2 Walk-around Video
HELLA Value Fit 500 LED Off Road Light Review
Choosing a good off-road light can be tricky. There’s a ton of range in both price and quality. If you search for off-road lights on Amazon, you’re going to mostly find cheap options. Frankly, several of them look okay. But, the reviews are inconsistent on these lights so it’s hard to make a good decision.…… Continue reading HELLA Value Fit 500 LED Off Road Light Review
The Importance of Seat Time in Off-Roading
You just bought the 4×4 truck of your dreams. The natural thing to do is take it out on the trail and slather it with dirt, mud, and have great off-road experiences, right? Or, even better, find a group or local club to join and do some organized trail runs. But, there’s a problem. You’ll…… Continue reading The Importance of Seat Time in Off-Roading