The right gear may make all the difference on your next adventure.

A carefully curated selection of gear may be the difference between whether a journey is memorable for the right reasons or the wrong reasons. My approach to gear is to invest in those things that provide the most value or utility – and hopefully serve more than one function.

Some of the resources in this section may be affiliate links in which case I may earn a commission for the referral. I only recommend products or resources that I believe to be valuable and helpful.




Apps & Websites


Travel & Trip Planning

  • US Public Lands – Interactive public lands maps from Two Steps Beyond. Available for iOS and Android.
  • Avenza Maps – Interactive, downloadable maps to help you know exactly where you are traveling or camping. Available for iOS and Android.
  • CoPilot GPS – GPS navigation for your iOS or Android device that works even when you do not have a cell signal. Download maps in advance and use the GPS features in your smartphone or tablet to reliably navigate wherever you travel.
  • Google Maps – Perhaps the best known map application, Google Maps is our most-trusted and most-used navigation app. Google Maps is available in a browser as well as an app for iOS or Android.
  • Coverage? – Cell coverage maps from Two Steps Beyond. Available for iOS and Android.
  • GasBuddy – Never pay too much for gas again. Available for iOS and Android.
  • Speedtest - This app by Ookla allows you to quickly test the data speeds of your cellular network. Avaialable for iOS and Android as well as on the web.

Phone & Internet

  • Mobile Internet Resource Center – This comprehensive site by Cherie Ve Ard and Chris Dunphy of Technomadia provides top-quality information on cell/data plans as well as devices from hotspots to boosters. This is my go-to site for accurate and reliable information on all things related to cell/data plans and related devices. Mobile Internet Resource Center is a membership site, but there is a lot of free content available. It is probably worth joining though if you are concerned with the most up-to-date and advanced information.