The curse is broken. After 22 years of catching no fish, my trusty fishing rod has snagged a couple of trout.
Quiet weekend in the Rufant household, after the recent adventures. Time to catch up on some armchair expeditioning...
Exploring the north banks of the Murray River, South Australia.
With a little encouragement from everyone’s favorite Arizona overlander (Thanks Tim!) my wife and I decided to pitch a class to the Overland Expo East in October. Our proposal was accepted and we’re headed for Asheville.
Ochoco Challenge 2016
From the Riverland, South Australia.
Last year I put out the word that I would be doing an expedition across the Big Bend Ranch State Park in Texas for the week between Xmas and New Year’s Eve. I’ve had some friends show interest in going the last 8 months, some still are iffy, others can’t due to family matters, job, etc.
Got a race car? Something for getting a long way off the beaten track? A highly strung road weapon? Or just want to know what the hell is going on with your engine, how long will it last, are you doing enough/too much maintenance?
Kinda getting excited about the USDM Armada [Patrol]. I know it’s not everything it could be, but what it IS is another quality touring wagon for half the cost of a Land Cruiser.
Oh hells yes it is!
Called the SkyRise its different from other RTT’s in that it’s made of ripstop and its designed to be used with a simple 2 bar system. It’s therefore lighter than others (70 lbs, presumably for the 2 person) and doesn’t require a dedicated expo rack but possibly at the expense of durability or noise (been inside a…
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I’m pretty sure that the best way to make sure that fish are effectively vacated from any particular area is for me to show up after purchasing a fishing licence. It doesn’t seem to matter if the place was recently stocked with fish or has been teaming with fish in the past, if I show up with my pole no one will see a…
You can snag good topographic maps pretty easily from outdoor shops and from park ranger offices, but if you want to take a closer look at a place from the comfort of your own home, National Geographic’s released a ton of PDFs of various parts of the United States.
So last week I was playing tourist in the state of Maine and Massachusetts.
While driving around I’d try to catch some FJ’s and other vehicles to pose or photograph.
These are the Gem’s I found and was able to capture.