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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...
Jan 30, 2020
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...
Sep 16, 2019
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...
Oct 29, 2018
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...
Jun 10, 2018
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...
May 18, 2018
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...
May 9, 2018
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...
Apr 26, 2018
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...
Apr 7, 2018
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...
Mar 28, 2018
Desert Rendezvous 2018
American Adventurist began at a campfire near Anza Borrego. There’s just something inherently right about spending time around a campfire...
Mar 9, 2018
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...
Feb 17, 2018
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...
Jan 17, 2018
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...
Dec 31, 2017
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...
Nov 10, 2017
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...
Oct 5, 2017