The following vendors have been used to purchase the truck and
Development (TRD) - Supercharger and 7th Injector.
Off Road - Sliders, Front Skid Plate, Custom Transmission Plate,
Front Bumper, Rear Bumper, U-Bolt Flip and more.
- The Roll Up Bed Cover.
Ham Radio Outlet - For a Yaesu
Comet HD-5M mount, Comet SBB5
Antenna for the trail and such and a
Comet SBB1 Antenna for around town. Also
we have 2 Yaesu
FT250 HTs, with the following
antennas available, Diamond SRH77CA,
Comet SMA24, a portable homebrew
prototype backpacking yagi, and two
horizontally stacked homebrew
vertical vagis in the attic.
Vehicle Dynamics (formally
Racing) - Coil-overs (I purchased mine from
Off Road). Had these rebuilt a couple of years after
Donahoe Racing Signature Series Rear Reservoir Shocks
- Rear springs after the AALs broke. The 10 pack rocks!
Automotive - Transfer Case Skid Plate.
- Smittybilt Winches - XRC8 Winch from
- Ruari's Off- Road
Equipment (R.O.R.E.) - E-Locker Skid Plate. Not sure what became of
Ruari. Other vendors offer similar plates.
4X4 Rock Shop -
Tyre Deflators," put them on, wait until the air stops
flowing, take them off and you are aired down! These are great! From
Radio - Commercial Free, music in the desert and in town!
Off Road - Replaced the Toyota alloys with 15" Black
Steelies (B) from them and the service was excellent!!!
- They sold us the truck!
GPS, Books And Maps:
Camping and Hiking:
Sierra Designs - We have an
Omega Convertible and an
Alpha Convertible (both 3/4 Season) tent that we bought from
excellent vendor for all camping equipment).
Both hold up well to weather and do not leak! Also, in the mix
is a Light Year backpacking tent, comfortable but with the
mesh can let some dust in.
Deuter ACT lite
65+10 Back Pack
- Very comfortable, holds plenty
of gear and very
Leki Tecking Polls - Trail
Version - makes carrying a
pack way easier and also helps
with balance and stream
- Everything, sometimes costly but nearly always great quality.
Than Dirt - All sorts of stuff, some good . . some not so.
Guide - Much like Cheaper Than Dirt. Some stuff is OK, and
some stuff is not.
Zodi Tent Heater
- Worked good but a single propane canister will not work all
night. See the Hunter
Mtn pictures to see it in action. Better to buy good
How to poo in the woods! Dumb question? Not really.
Leaving waste all over the forest and desert is making a mess of
things. It is giving ammunition to those who'd like us off off
public lands! Pack it out!
Each of these items are available at
Guide and will run you about 50 bucks total.
a Cheap Seat!
Bags (do not get the PETT toilet unless you want to -
just the bags that go in it)!
For privacy get a
If you are worried about lugging filled WAG Bags around,
then get a 1 gallon (or larger depending on your ummm, well
your . . . output) paint pale with lid from Home Depot. When you get to a trash
can, chuck it all! Easy!
How to shower in the woods:
Room you bought for an out house.
Shower Deck makes a great floor.
Shower - well, we did and it didn't last, so we do not
recommend one rally but the idea is the same. Better to buy a big pot and heat it on the
stove, then a cheap Coleman pump to pump the water or get a
Do not use your soap from home! Use camp suds, available
at Wal Mart and sporting goods stores.
In your truck you'll need to carry more water! This means
you'll need to toss out a lot of other stuff.