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Off-Grid Essential Podcast
16 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
Do You Need a Four-Season Camper or RV? Tips to Level Up Your Existing Campers Insulation This Winter
Here we discuss whether or not you actually NEED a true 4-season camper. Salesmen and Manufacturers will say you do, and in reality, who governs what a true 4-season RV actually is? We cover that all in today's episode!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/OffGridPod)
21 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
Funding Full-Time Travel : How To Make Money On The Road To RV FullTime
Here is an answer one of our most asked topics and that is: How do You Make Money To Fund Full-Time Travel.Well, there are sooooo many ways! From Freelance work on the gig economy, to blogging and marketing, as well as medical contract work. So, tune in and hopefully this is helpful in creating your new destiny and travel income!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/OffGridPod)
28 minutes | May 14, 2021
A Roof Top Tent or a Camper Shell For Truck bed Cramping? Here Is How To Decide
Here we discuss the pros and cons to each when it comes to choosing between a camper shell or topper and a Roof Top Tent for truck bed camping, solo camping, etc. Each have big advantages and drawbacks, we discuss them all here and hopefully provide some good information to help you choose your next adventure!https://offgridessential.com/roof-top-tent-vs-camper-shell-truck-camping/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/OffGridPod)
23 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
How Much Does Camping Cost and Tips To Save in 2021, and the Jeep Gladiator Gets a Topper!
Hey all! Here we discuss what camping costs, from free to fancy. We also give some tips to save on campgrounds and locating free p[public lands in 2021 the BEST way. Also, we cover the newest Jeep Gladiator Toppers that have hit the market. Buckle up and let's talk camping!The Dyrt App For Locating Campgrounds: https://alnk.to/2jFeMaeArticle: https://offgridessential.com/how-much-does-camping-cost/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/OffGridPod)
13 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
New National Park Drone Rules, Changes to Overland Expo Dates and The Dumb Dumb of the Month!
The National Park Service recently lost a court battle surrounding the use of drones for what's considered commercial use versus free speech. Overland Expo has changed some dates that you need to be aware of and the dumb dumb of the week is really famous!Want the great camping spots? check this out: https://offgridessential.com/2021/02/26/the-dyrt-pro-app-is-this-the-goat-of-camping-apps-yes/Get Your Overland Expo Tickets here: https://www.overlandexpo.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/OffGridPod)
69 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Veteran Vans with Rafael Mercedes and How One Veteran is Changing the Van Building Business Landscape
Here we sit down with Rafael Mercedes. Rafael recently separated from active duty military where he served as an electrician for 8 years. Now, Rafael has started a van building company and looking to hire veterans to help build others the van of their dreams. From online consultations to full van builds, Rafael plans to bring some authenticity to the Van Building Business. If your looking for some van building services or even have a question, definitely give Rafael and Veteran Vans a look. You can find Veteran Vans on Instagram and on YouTubeBe sure to Follow Off-Grid Essential on Instagram and YouTube as well!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/OffGridPod)
28 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Overlanding 101: You Are You're Own First Responder
Hey all! In this week's episode, CJ and I discuss the cornerstone of Overlanding and self-reliance, and that starts with preparedness and understanding that when your out in the unknown, "You Are You're Own First Responder". If you embrace this concept, it will make your trips more enjoyable and give you that peace of mind that you have taken steps to prepare yourself and you can manage most issues that arise when out on the trail! Mentions From This Episode:1. MyMedic: Makes extremely High-Quality First Aid Kits for all Levels, check them out here: https://bit.ly/3lBkqxy2. VSSL: Versatile, durable, and outdoor tough no-nonsense survival/medical kits, check them out here: https://bit.ly/3nNxqSK3. Nutrient Survival: Excellent, healthy 25-Year Shelflife food options to keep in your rig or for unexpected times, check them out here: https://bit.ly/2J5S9kA4. Survival Filter: A easy to use, water filtration system for all scenarios, check them out here:https://bit.ly/2Om4dAV5. Our in-house TOPO Design t-shirts! Check them out on Etsy! https://www.etsy.com/listing/916151400/griddle-king-embroidered-apron-griddleSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/OffGridPod)
24 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
Off-Road Self Recovery Gear: Here's The Only Things You Will Need
Don't get caught up in the hype, here's the only gear you need that will get you out of 90% of issues you encounter when you need to get yourself out of a jam. OffGridEssential.com Thule Tepui Kukenam 3: https://bit.ly/39bmhWy FSR High Country Series: https://bit.ly/2YnyLUV The BEST CAMPING CHAIR ON EARTH: https://amzn.to/3nRA6h7 A Great Podcasting Mic: https://amzn.to/3o3M4Ec Camera We Use: https://amzn.to/3obpgDG Camera Gimbal: https://amzn.to/3l60rGy Lens We Use for 99% of all videos:https://amzn.to/2J8Ehq1 On-Camera Mic We Use: https://amzn.to/3m1kfMJ Lapel Mic We Use: https://amzn.to/3nX99IT Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/OffGridPod)
20 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Overlanding vs Camping: Whats The Difference? and How To Get Started Overlanding
The word Overlanding seems to be a bit of an outdoor industry buzzword. But what's the difference between Overlanding and Camping? Many people often ask me about this and also ask how to get started in Overlanding, so, here we discuss those very topics. OffGridEssential.com The BEST CAMPING CHAIR ON EARTH: https://amzn.to/3nRA6h7 A Great Podcasting Mic: https://amzn.to/3o3M4Ec Camera We Use: https://amzn.to/3obpgDG Camera Gimbal: https://amzn.to/3l60rGy Lens We Use for 99% of all videos:https://amzn.to/2J8Ehq1 On-Camera Mic We Use: https://amzn.to/3m1kfMJ Lapel Mic We Use: https://amzn.to/3nX99IT Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/OffGridPod)
16 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Are Teardrop Trailers Family Friendly?
The thought of buying a new RV or Trailer can be a bit daunting and many people don't want a huge RV sitting in their driveway or footing the cost of storage. When this happens, people look to teardrop and offroad trailers, because of this that leads people to wonder if a family can still benefit from a small teardrop trailer. CJ has a family of 5 and discusses his experience with a large family and travelling in a teardrop trailer. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/OffGridPod)
13 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
VANLIFE: Do You Really NEED 4x4 or AWD? Is 2WD Enough?
Hey there! In this episode, we discuss whether or not you really need a 4x4/AWD Van or if the more affordable 2WD models are sufficient. From Ram Promaster and Ford Transits all the way to the 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter Vans, we cover it all and offer tips for each choice you make! https://offgridessential.com/2020/07/03/5-off-road-recovery-gear-that-work/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/OffGridPod)
13 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
BLM Campsite Fee Increase 2021, Free NP Access 2021 and "Dumb Dumb" Of the Week!
Hello everyone! In this week's episode, we discuss the BLM campsite fee increase, where and why it's happening, updated info on a currently missing hiker in Yosemite, share the 2021 FREE National Park dates, and introduce the "Dumb Dumb" of the Week!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/OffGridPod)
14 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Camping With Kids and Tips to Stay Warm
Here CJ and I did a truck podcast on a recent camping trip in the Buena Vista Valley of Colorado on BLM Land. We discuss keeping the kids warm I cold temps, our sleeping setups in a Hi-Roof van, a Rooftop Tent, and a unique experience dealing with Escapod Teardrop Trailers Customer Service. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/OffGridPod)
14 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Winter Overlanding and Staying Warm in The Rooftop Tent
After a 1-degree night of winter camping in the rooftop tent, we discuss the lessons learned and future tips we have for rooftop tent camping in the winter. From heated blankets and hot hands all the way to diesel heaters. Plus, the solution we found that works best for us. So pull your rig up, hang by the fire, and let's talk winter Overlanding!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/OffGridPod)
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