• DRB Adventure Mobiles: Subaru Outback

    September 6, 2018 Comments (0) Adventure Mobiles

    Make: Subaru Model: Outback 2.5i Limited Year: 2014 Mileage: 68k How long have you had your adventure-mobile ? I’ve owned the Dad Wagon for almost 5 years. Owners’s name: Greg What do you do? I work for the U.S. Navy Hobbies? Camping with my son, going to the gym, working on my car, fishing,

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  • Iceland: Roadtrippin’ the Ring Road

    August 20, 2018 Comments (0) Field Facts

    Iceland is a land of extremes. Open up a travel guide for the little northern hemisphere island nation and you’ll likely read it described as the “land of fire and ice.” Iceland really is a volcanic wonder and year round you can find glaciers to hike on, see ice drifting out to sea in the …

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  • Preventing Heat Related Injury and Illness 

    August 9, 2018 Comments (0) Do's & Don'ts

    To the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians the rising of the star Sirius signaled the start of “The Dog Days of Summer” when the oppressive heat was attributed to causing madness, war and even befouled the taste of wine.  Though we are pretty sure there are no evil spirits in the air; hot weather, sun …

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  • The Greater Roadrunner

    July 26, 2018 Comments (0) Fauna

    The Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) is a California native and the largest of two species of Roadrunner that lives in the American South West and south into Baja California and Mainland Mexico. Their latin name means California Earth-cuckoo as they are part of the cuckoo family. They are also known

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  • Preparing your K9 for summer activities and summer surprises.

    July 12, 2018 Comments (0) Do's & Don'ts

    As the days get more amenable to outdoor activities, both you and your canine partner want to get out and enjoy them. Here’s some thoughts from a veterinarian on making sure your outdoor adventures don’t end up in the vet’s office for something easily preventable. First off, make sure your pal is vaccinated. 

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  • Time and Direction- Using an Analog Watch to Find Cardinal Directions

    June 28, 2018 Comments (0) Field Craft

    What time is it? Timepieces are essential to most things we do. Technology is wonderful. It’s cool. Tech gives us the freedom to do a LOT of things and keeps us connected in this ever-shrinking world. The dominance of GPS and other technology in GPSrs, smartphones, smartwatches, and our vehicles is convenient

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  • Field Condiments Tray

    June 7, 2018 Comments (1) Camp Kitchen

    In my constant quest to be more slim-lined and organized with my overlanding gear, my mind was blown when I came across this hack a few years ago from a buddy and fellow adventure on a trip.  When I first saw this ingenious organized way of storing condiments I couldn’t help but think of Luke …

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  • Overland Expo West 2018 Round-up

    May 24, 2018 Comments (0) Field Facts

    Over the past weekend we attended Overland Expo at Ft. Tuthill Camp grounds in Flagstaff Arizona. The site itself is a recreation area with campgrounds, a rodeo ring and partly on an old Army installation that still has old barracks buildings intact. Just outside Flagstaff proper it is at approximately 7,000 feet

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  • The Narwhal

    April 19, 2018 Comments (0) Fauna

    The Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) is a member of the toothed whale family and most closely related to Beluga Whales and the Bottle Nosed Dolphin.  The most conspicuous trait which earned the Narwhal the nickname of “Unicorn of the Sea”  is, of course, the large spiral tusk that protrudes from the heads of all

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  • Personal Locator Beacons

    April 5, 2018 Comments (0) Do's & Don'ts

    Many people find themselves in life threatening situations often due to a lack of navigational skills or equipment, proper equipment planning, bad luck, acts of god, poor decision making, physical exhaustion or injury.  It can be argued that in hind-sight, many SAR cases are often due to a lack of preparedness and

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