Category: Camping / Glamping

Change of plans. New small SUV instead of off-road beast?

My 2006 Ram truck is my chosen off-road/camping platform. I have a need to pull trailers, haul yard debris, and get off the beaten path to enjoy the PNW outdoors. My truck is getting up there in years, is on it’s second engine, had… Continue Reading “Change of plans. New small SUV instead of off-road beast?”

First Check In

My first post here. I’m not an overlander, at least not yet, but love to tent camp and kayak fish. I will be picking up an Escapod teardrop camper in Utah this Fall and can’t wait to take it into some remote places.

Weekend Camping Mt. St. Helen’s

A short trip into the Gifford Pinchot forest for some truck camping. Hope everyone is getting out even though the weather is turning. Great time to enjoy the wilderness with fewer people.

Have a great Memorial Day!

Hope you all are having a great Memorial Day weekend! If you are or where a veteran…. I thank you for your service and the freedoms it brought. Spending The Weekend playing radio from my old trailer at Lake Merwin in Washington state. Cheers!

Central Oregon fishing 2021

Having a great weekend in La Pine, Oregon trout fishing. Weather breezy and cool with occasional rain but fishing and camping are always good. Played a bit of radio too.

Winter field day 2021

I was invited to meet up with the group from St. Helens and Scappoose, Oregon for winter field day. These guys are a part of the group Travis W0MUD introduced me to earlier in the year on an eastern Oregon camping trip. Thanks Travis!… Continue Reading “Winter field day 2021”

Winter camping in Oregon

I finally got a chance to try out the new rooftop tent last weekend in central OR, southeast of Bend. The tent is a Roofnest Condor XL, mounted on my trusty 1987 FJ60. The weather was perfect – crystal clear in the evening for… Continue Reading “Winter camping in Oregon”

Checking in from Central Oregon

Playing HF from the high desert of Oregon

Cottonwood Canyon State Park. moro, oregon

Just got back from a great weekend with Travis W0MUD, Tim WB7TIM, and Troy KI7HML. Travis planned the trip to activate the area for Parks On The Air. Travis and Tim both had Yaesu QRP rigs (FT-817 and FT-818) with wire antennas, battery packs,… Continue Reading “Cottonwood Canyon State Park. moro, oregon”

Show us your rig! KB7RQQ’s full size Ram

Time to get this started…. While not the most ‘overland’ by what’s become today’s standards… This is my adventure/off road/camping/fishing/get to and from work rig. It’s a 2006 Ram TRX4. Camper is a 1990 Sunlite Eagle pop-up. She’s on her second 5.7l engine at… Continue Reading “Show us your rig! KB7RQQ’s full size Ram”