Surprises in the Nevada Wilderness

In this video I leave southwest Utah and cross into Nevada to explore the barren desert landscape there. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)

I mention the Coleman 52 qt. Xtreme Cooler (Amazon affiliate link) in the video.

* Big ol’ crater: 37.5853, -112.7551
* Old Iron Town: 37.599809, -113.449425
* Cathedral Gorge: 37.8234, -114.4131
* Big Rocks Wilderness campsite: 37.6634, -114.9837

Showering Under a Desert Waterfall

In this video I leave southern Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park and set out to find an obscure and difficult-to-access (but very pretty) waterfall called Sand Creek Falls. I then steer my trusty RAV4 southward and drive up onto the Markagunt Plateau, a forested, high-elevation plateau east of Cedar City, Utah. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)

Checking Out Roof Top Tents (and More!) for SUV Camping, Vandwelling, etc.

In this video I head to an off-road expo (Salt Lake Off-Road Expo) to see if I can find anything interesting. I do manage to check out a few roof top tents from Freespirit Recreation, Tepui Tents, and Cascadia Vehicle Tents. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)

Links to some of the things from the video:


FREE Road Trip Journal

I just put the finishing touches on a downloadable/printable journal for SUV RVing, vandwelling, overlanding, road tripping, etc. It’s free and you can download it below.

The idea is that you download the PDF, print the necessary quantities of
the pages you need, punch holes in them, and stick them in a three-ring
binder. Take the binder with you on your trips and jot down the relevant information as desired.

After each page in the journal is an example page with red text that will help you better understand what each field is for. These pages do not need to be printed.

The printable pages in the journal include:

  • A few different kinds of blank pages for notes
  • Campsite log
  • Hiking log
  • Expense log
  • Vehicle maintenance log
  • Vehicle mileage log
  • Journaling page
  • Fuel expense log
  • “Trips at a glance” page
  • Blank to-do list
  • Blank shopping list
  • Location notes page
  • “Week at a glance” page
  • “Month at a glance” page

Again, you just need to print out the pages you’re interested in.

In addition to the pages in the journal, I also recommend printing a single-page year-at-a-glance calendar here.

**Click here to view/download the journal (PDF; 244 kB).**

This video (also embedded below) goes into a bit more detail about the journal and shows you how I’ve got mine arranged in a binder along with tabbed dividers, etc.