Improved Outdoor Solar Harvester Now Handles All The Parts

[Vadim Panov]’s 3D printed solar harvester is in effect a rechargeable outdoor battery, and the real challenge he faced when designing it was having it handle the outdoors reliably. The good news is that part is solved, and his newest design is now also flexible enough to handle a variety …read more

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Miss Nothing With A Hacked 360 Degree Camera Trap

Camera traps are a very common tool in wildlife conservation and research, but placing and pointing them correctly can be a bit of a guessing game. Something very interesting could happen just out of frame and you’d be none the wiser. The [Andrew Quitmeyer] and [Danielle Hoogendijk] at DINALABS (Digital …read more

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The best of Aussie-style off-road camping from the 2019 Australian 4×4 Outdoor Expo

Australia is nearly the size of the United States, but has less than a tenth of its population, mainly dotted around the perimeter. It’s a rough, rugged and beautiful country, and it offers some of the toughest and most rewarding camping on t… Continue reading The best of Aussie-style off-road camping from the 2019 Australian 4×4 Outdoor Expo

Mercedes camper van blows van life open with spacious, motorhome-style interior

Germany’s Frankia doesn’t just name its new camper van “Yucon” to send visions of epic trips amidst colossal mountains and glacial turquoise dancing through your head. Naming the Sprinter van after Canada’s sparsely populated northwestern ter… Continue reading Mercedes camper van blows van life open with spacious, motorhome-style interior

Land Cruiser 4×4-equipped Toyota camper van grows with pop-out tent

Straying from the hard-sided pop-out expansion modules we’ve seen on the likes of the Westfalia James Cook, RP Rebel Slide and Pinnacle Finetza, a new Toyota camper van from Australia’s Bus 4×4 relies on a simpler solution: a drop-down expans… Continue reading Land Cruiser 4×4-equipped Toyota camper van grows with pop-out tent

Next Gen off-grid camper van drops weight with ultralight cots and components

A leading name in custom camper vans, Outside Van developed one of its latest customs with a different purpose in mind. The Next Gen van is an experimental prototype designed to optimize and centralize weight, using new strategies and experim… Continue reading Next Gen off-grid camper van drops weight with ultralight cots and components

Westfalia-built Big Nugget adds size, space and central bathroom to Ford camper van lineup

Automaker-badged and sold camper vans are big business in Europe, and business appears to be booming. Last year, Volkswagen expanded its iconic California camper van lineup with the Grand California, and this year Ford is following suit in gr… Continue reading Westfalia-built Big Nugget adds size, space and central bathroom to Ford camper van lineup

Reinvigorated VW California camper van puts more tech and comfort at nomads' fingertips

The California 6.1 sleeps two in its pop-up roof and two below, making it a versatile ...

Last year’s Volkswagen Grand California debut added some serious buzz to the annual Düsseldorf Caravan Salon. Volkswagen won’t likely have such an impactful presence at this year’s show, but it will have another new camper van to reveal, the California 6.1. The streamlined update of VW’s most iconic camper van is more than just a simple nip and tuck, adding comfort and convenience on the road and at camp with features like a touchscreen command center and reclining bench.

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Modular Toyota camper van brilliantly bridges city life and outdoor adventure

The newest member of the Hymer family, Germany’s Crosscamp seeks to extend city dwellers’ footprints into surrounding mountains, beaches and forests. And we’re betting its sporty, compact camper van of the same name will be successful at doin… Continue reading Modular Toyota camper van brilliantly bridges city life and outdoor adventure

Modular DMOS survival shovel packs small but muscles you out of trouble

You don’t really need a shovel until you really need a shovel. So taking up a third of your car roof with a man-height ditch digger’s shovel doesn’t make much sense … that is, until you find yourself spinning tires helplessly in three feet … Continue reading Modular DMOS survival shovel packs small but muscles you out of trouble