Baja Adventure Blog Archives

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August 30, 2023
Gear Review: What is a PUD?

What is a PUD and do I need one?A personal urination device (PUD) or also called a stand-to-pee device (STP), is a handy essential device for any outdoor event or overlanding adventure. Because it is made of rigid plastic, it is easily maneuvered through clothing, without removing gear like backpacks or long pants. The unique […]

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August 30, 2023
Gear Review: How kool is a Kula Cloth?

I first learned about the Kula Cloth at an outdoor expo I attended. This Kula Cloth solves a very important problem for all girls and women on outdoor adventure trips. A Kula Cloth is the very first of its kind, reusable antimicrobial pee cloth. What a brilliant invention created my women! It’s easy to go potty […]

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August 27, 2023
Baja California map resources

I teach classes at Overland Expos each year and one the top questions I get at every expo is, “What is the best map to use for planning Baja adventure trips?”. That’s a great question and the answer of course has changed over the years due to many factors. Yes, there are plenty of new […]

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April 22, 2023
EZ Three Bean Salad

On some trips, we like to prepare food ahead of time for an easy lunch, snack or a side dish. This recipe is easy to make and travels well in a cooler or your 12V fridge while overlanding. Ingredients 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 8-12 oz frozen […]

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April 22, 2023
Quick and Easy One Pot Stew

This is an easy one pot meal that can be done either on a campfire or on a camp stove. This is our favorite stew and we have shared this meal with fellow campers on the beaches of Baja Mexico. Great food can make an epic Baja camping adventure even better! Yield  4 servings  Basic Ingredients 1 lb. lean […]

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April 19, 2023
Toyota 4Runner overlanding Upgrades

Jenny is a 5th Gen, 2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition Premium, equipped with a factory installed KDSS option. KDSS is an acronym for Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System. It is a passive system that unlocks the beefy front and rear stabilizer bars independently for more flex when negotiating uneven terrain while off-roading at low speed. At […]

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April 12, 2023
Baja Betty

It’s been said many times that overlanding vehicles are built, not bought. Sure, you can buy one built by someone else but building one that’s unique to you is a huge part of the overlanding experience. This is my story.  Years ago, it all started with weekend car camping trips. My gear was basic – a […]

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March 17, 2023
Overlanding Solo in a Subaru

Learning self sufficiency while overlanding solo Sue Bee is a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, equipped with an iKamper Mini 3.0. We all know how expensive gasoline is, especially in California, so I was looking for a fuel-efficient, high-clearance and overland capable, all-wheel drive vehicle to take on short outings. This was the perfect size for me […]

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March 16, 2023
Becoming Paco Rebar

On my first trip to Mexico, Lory and I were driving south toward San Felipe. I was looking out the window and noticed something very strange. There was rebar sticking up from the roofs of several buildings. Rebar is short for reinforcing bars, used to strengthen concrete.  I asked Lory about it and all she said […]

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March 15, 2023
Baja California Plant Field Guide

Did you know that the Baja California peninsula supports a wealth of plant diversity? The Baja California region is rich in plant species due to its varied geology, topography, and climate zones. Are you interested in learning more about the plants while on a Baja overlanding adventure in Baja Mexico? If so, we recommend the Baja […]

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7 vehicles on a Baja Adventure, Laguna Salada 2005
Seven vehicles on Laguna Salada dry lake bed in 2005.
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