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Compact Rugged Stroller

With space being a significant consideration when taking off on an Overland Adventure, compact and functional baby essentials are key to bringing along the comforts of home in a Overland friendly sized package.

A stroller can be an indispensable tool when traveling with your little ones.  Any time you leave your vehicle in an unknown area, you have to be prepared for whatever can come at you.  This often means loading up some emergency rations, clothing for changes in weather, and plenty of supplies to help take care of any baby needs.  A stroller frees you to carry some of this gear, and also provides a means for transporting some of it. Continue reading Compact Rugged Stroller

Protecting Baby from the Sun

Baby’s sensitive skin requires special consideration when exposed to the sun.  A baby’s skin is thinner and more fragile and therefore quicker to experience negative effects from exposure to the sun without adequate protection.  Any time you anticipate being out of the vehicle, you should preemptively apply sun protection to your baby (it is advisable to apply sun screen 30 minutes before expected exposure).  Unlike adults, even five minutes of sun exposure can lead to irritation of the skin and in some cases a sun burn on a baby. A sun burn can affect your baby’s core temperature, temperament, and can lead to having to terminate a trip early.  Luckily, there are many choices for protecting your baby from the sun and keeping baby comfortable.

We recommend some of the following methods:

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Mini Overland Trip – 2011

We are fortunate enough to work for companies that have Holiday Shutdown.  This gives us around 2 weeks of time off around Christmas and the New Year, a perfect time to catch up on projects or go out on an adventure.  In December of 2011, we were hanging out at home one morning and spontaneously decided to take a mini overland trip after chatting about past trips.  We packed up the trailer with a few days worth of supplies and headed out the next day.

The destination was spontaneously set to start at the Bradshaw overland trail and explore the area there.  From the Bradshaw trail, we would head into Arizona and travel along the Colorado river and see all the beautiful sights there.  At the time, Riley was 8 months old, and her new awareness to nature made it a great family adventure.  We knew from all our previous trips that she really enjoyed getting out to nature.

The photo show below is a picture narrative of some of things we did.  It turned out great considering we didn’t plan anything.

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