GoTenna Mesh Hands-On review 1   Recently updated !

As noted in our Beartooth review, we spend a lot of time visiting areas that don’t have much in the way of cell service, so we’ve often found a use for off grid communications systems for personal communications. For years we’ve used walkie talkies (in the FRS/GMRS frequencies ) for […]


Beartooth hands-on Part 3- New Range Testing 8

When we previously tested Beartooth, the off-grid, smartphone connected communications devices, we found the range to be pretty poor. Beartooth reached out to us and told us that they believed our results to be atypical of what their own testing and other customers have reported. Ellie ( marketing )  offered […]


Spectacular Badlands! 4

May 29, 2016 After spending a short week in Colorado and celebrating my birthday with our friends Robin and Jeremy of Live, Breathe, Move we headed off to a new state and a new National Park: Badlands National Park in South Dakota. I’m not sure what I was expecting. I’d seen […]


The White Rim Trail – Canyonlands Offroad Adventure! 5

May 9-10, 2016: The White Rim Trail had been on our radar for a long time as it’s one of the most epic trails in the west. The 100-mile long trail is a mecca for mountain bikers, motorcyclists and off-roaders alike. The dirt trail meanders along the edge of the Island in the […]


Moab at Last! 1

May 2016: We reluctantly left Capital Reef National Park and ambled off in the direction of Moab, stopping along the way for a visit to Goblin Valley State Park. Goblin Valley is famous for its rounded hoodoo formations which, if you let your imagination soar, take on fantastical shapes of goblins, toadstools, […]


Jeneric Rambling #3: The First Travel Blogger

Alright, she may not have been the first, but she was certainly one of the most successful travel bloggers ever! And she did it in the 1830’s. Let me explain… I have been reading and thoroughly enjoying The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck. It is the true […]


Capitol Reef NP, and that time we almost got the motorhome stuck 4

April 2016: After our wonderful visit with Sterling and Teresa on the Kaibab Plateau, we headed for Capitol Reef National Park. Capitol Reef is the most remote of Utah’s National Parks and therefore the least visited. That sounded perfect to us after the crowds we had encountered at Zion and Bryce, so […]


Battery meters – An RV must-have – Now with More Meters! 13

We decided to follow up the post on our lithium ion battery install with a post on the very important piece of gear that’s so important it was our first RV mod. We love to camp out in the boonies, but we work on our computers ( we’re not retired ) […]


RV Upgrades – Switching to Lithium 32

When we purchased our RV in Nov. 2012, one of the first things I did was replace the old batteries that were in the RV. They were corroded and tired, reaching the end of their useful life. I considered sealed batteries, but at about twice the cost of flooded cells, […]


Jeneric Rambling #2 In an Emergency, Seconds Count 7

WHAT?? A post 2 weeks in a row!? I’m trying to catch up, but this work thing is really interfering with my blogging and social life (haha). How many times have we heard “in an emergency, seconds count.”? We’ve heard it because it’s true, but as nomads we live a […]


Bryce and “The Grand Staircase” at Kanab, Utah 4

April 2016: It’s been nearly six months since we were actually in Utah, and sorting through these pictures today has reminded me just how visually stunning it is. If you can only visit one state in the southwest, Utah should be it! Our previous post was all about our adventures near […]


Utah Will Always Be With Us…

March 2016: Southern Utah is an absolutely stunning place: red sandstone as far as the eye can see in vast mesas, towering cliffs, and hoodoos. Your beauty will be with us forever! And I mean that literally, since your red sandstone weathers down to the finest red sand I have ever […]