It’s not the Destination, but the Journey

It’s not the Destination, but the Journey

HAVE you ever heard of the saying – It’s not the Destination, but the Journey  – you probably have, But have you ever taken a hard look at those few simple words and what they mean?  I enjoy traveling and all that’s involved. I like to get off the normally traveled path and see where it goes, spend time there and move on. Sounds like a journey to me. A journey with many  destinations laid out ahead and even more ways to get there. This last couple of months have once again proven to me how true those few words can Read more »

About Me

About Me

In the beginning About me and Camping I started camping with my Dad when I was about five years old. Our first camping trip was backpacking in the High Sierras of Northern California, I haven’t stopped camping since. Of course through the years camping has evolved for me. From backpacking on foot to backpacking on a motorcycle, then motorhomes, campers and so on, you get the picture. My name is Kevin and I have Recently gone back to a Minimalist way of camping, a simpler way. I have combined my backpacking gear and my truck to create, well it’s nothing new, truck camping Read more »

Sleeping Platform

Sleeping Platform

Sleeping Platform Project The second large project for my trip is a sleeping platform for the back of my truck. As you can see it is a simple build. Consisting of a 2×6, 2×2’s and 3/4′ sanded plywood. Up front will be two lockable storage compartments for my extra accessory battery and vehicle equipment that’s not being used very often such as jumper cables, DC utility light and other useful items for maintenance. I’ll update as I use the softopper sleeping platform. Update Well, I have used the topper on 3 great trips so far and my overall thoughts on Read more »

Softopper

Softopper

A new way of camping I finally ordered the Softopper for my truck and installed it this weekend. This marks the beginning of my plans to get out and explore the National Forests, Parks and whatever adventure I decide to take on. I will right up a more complete review of the new setup later after I’ve used it a while, but first impressions are good so far. The instructions were easy to read and the installation was performed by my self. The Softopper was installed in about an hour in a half start to finish except for the waterproof sealant Read more »