Articles by Chad

 

TESTED: Dometic PLB 40

Editor's Note:  This article was updated on 2/10/2020 to include cold weather testing, as requested by our members.  Find it below.  -Chad...
 

2019 Mountain Rendezvous

Nestled in the heart of the San Bernardino National Forest is Camp Tahquitz, home of the American Adventurist Mountain Rendezvous.  Here in a...
 

Dometic CFX 75 DZ W

I need to start off this review of an electric cooler by saying that I’ve been happy with the ice-powered “super coolers” that I have for keeping...
 

Overland Expo West 2018

Packing All of the Things into the Internet's Attention Span Overland Expo West can’t be contained in a single article.  Well, okay, yes, we...
 

Project Tundra // Winter (Pre-OXW) Update

RXT Rear Suspension Late last fall, Project Tundra received a pre-production set of ICON Vehicle Dynamics RXT rear suspension – and the change...
 

DIY: The Ultimate Headlamp (Or Practically Anywhere Lamp)

LIGHTBULB MOMENT: Inspiration comes at the most random times, and in the most random of places.  At the 2017 SEMA show, I was talking to the crew...
 

Mosko Moto Nomad Tank Bag

I have a love-hate relationship with tank bags.  They’re great for keeping all of the essential things you need right where you can easily access...
 

Snowbike Project – Part 2

THE SOBERING REMINDER The winter of 2017-2018 has been a rough one.  Snowfall has been well below average in the Southwest, and that’s made for...
 

Snowbike Project – Part 1

From dirtbike to Timbersled Snowbikes are every bit as fun as they look like on the internet, and then some.  We all know that dirtbikes are an...
 

Desert Rendezvous 2018

American Adventurist began at a campfire near Anza Borrego.  There’s just something inherently right about spending time around a campfire...
 

SureFire Maximus

1000 lumens in a palm sized headlamp? It’s a thing, and it’s called the Maximus by SureFire. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to stop...
 

Nemo Concerto and Vector Insulated 25L

Getting quality sleep is a key part of being able to truly enjoy camping, so gear that keeps you more comfortable and allows you to sleep better...
 

BTB: Equipt Expedition Outfitters

Editor’s Note:  Over the last year, we've dropped in on a number of companies in the adventure travel industry to see what life is like behind the...
 

SIDI Adventure 2 Gore-Tex

Wet feet are one of those things that can really impact your enjoyment of a ride.  In the best case scenario, you’re looking at a minor annoyance...
 

Project Tundra // Suspension

Back in May, I installed some things on Project Tundra and something weird started happening.  I started getting this muscle soreness whenever I...
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