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LED LENSER SEO R7 Review



Specifications:
  • Lumens: 220 & 20
  • Duration: 5h / 20h
  • Beam: 130/40
  • Weight: 3.28oz./ 93g
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • Recharge: 3h 45m
  • WaterProof: IPX6
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • $72.08 / Amazon.com

Being an outdoorsman, there are times when technology really comes in handy. Like many, I am often looking for products that not only work, but exceed my expectations. It doesn't happen often but every once in a while I get to test a product that does just that. In this case, I received an email from Beau asking me to test out a headlamp, but what I received goes beyond a simple flashlight that sits on your head. Today we review the LED LENSER SEO R7.

2014 Christmas Wish List

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As overlanders, explorers, and adventurers we are always looking for gear that is not only cool but still useful. From camera gear to cooking gear we look at some of the gear that you might want to add to your Christmas list.

1: DJI Phantom II Vision+
$1099@Amazon
I chose this product because it has a cool factor of 10 and is also capable of getting some amazing footage of your trips. While the learning curve is quite steep, this flying machine is supposed to be one of the easiest to learn to fly.

2: GoPro Hero 4 Black
$499.99@Adorama
Since I listed the DJI Phantom above I have to add the newest from GoPro. The Hero 4 Black is a go any were do anything camera and whats better is it is capable of 4k video and time lapse at the same time. hook it up to a drone and have a lot of fun with this one while taking your video skills to the next level.

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Why we have chosen to run TreadWright tires on our Toyotas.


I was sitting in a tire shop one afternoon, waiting to speak with a sales person about new tires for our 4Runner, when I happened to glance outside.  Employees were loading used tires into the back of a cargo container to be hauled away.  “What a waste”, I thought to myself as I looked back at the tires on display.  A lot of the tires being loaded up seemed to be in good condition, but were destined to be ground up, incinerated, shipped over seas, or worse, sent to a landfill.  I could not help but think about the environmental impact, beyond fuel consumption, our little 4Runner was making over the course of its life.  Hoping to see 300,000 miles, our 4Runner would go through six to seven sets of tires.  Not considering any tires that would need to be replaced because of road damage, we would be sending 24 tires to the incinerator.

2014 Overland Expo East


"Hey Johnathan, I'm glad to finally meet you," I heard a woman say, as she walked toward me from an ever familiar, and impressive, Toyota Tacoma that I had watched on the internet as it made it's way into Alaska last year. The woman, though we had never met, was no stranger either...  This really is a community and it is great finally meeting folks I have chatted with online for years.

Nestled among the rolling hills, green pastures, and lush forest land found at the base of the Blue Mountains lays Taylor Ranch.  A picturesque setting, of varying hues of green, yellow, and red, was home to the inaugural Overland Expo East which transformed the area into a beehive of activity.  The three day event brought in several thousand attendees to enjoy classes, presentations, and the chance to chat with vendors about the latest in gadgets and gizmos on the market.  Although there were several thousand in attendance, the size and diversity of the ranch allowed the activities to be spread out.  I never saw more than 200 people, in my line of sight, which made the whole experience very pleasant for my family and me.

Walkabout:
First let me say that as far as Automobiles go, the shear number of custom vans on display, all decked out with the coolest custom gear, was extremely impressive and even had this Toyota fan boy's tongue dragging the ground. 4wd, solid axle beasts that could house a family of four in the most remote parts of the worl
d stood tall and proud. U-Joint Offroad had everything from mild to wild right up front and the layout was nothing less than spectacular.