Canadian Arctic trip countdown

Canadian Arctic adventure countdown…we are less than four weeks out! Does it look cold? It was, but it’s nicer when the sun is out and the wind isn’t blowing. This was during a recent cold camp and drive test in Northern Nevada. The VisionX 4.5″ Light Cannons, Factor55 UltraHook, Fairlead 1.5, and a HitchLink 2.0 secured by a BOLT receiver lock, all … Read More

Amalgamated TDR-WDA diesel fuel additive

Got Diesel? Got cold temps? I’ve been using Amalgamated’s TDR-WDA additive for several months, and just bought another 2.5 gallon jug before heading to the Canadian Arctic in a few weeks. Prevention vs. repair and downtime is the goal. Resource: amalgamatedinc.com, 260-489-2549  Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved.

WAGAN Tech BRITE-NITE Dome USB Lantern

This is WAGAN Tech’s BRITE-NITE LED Dome Lantern, the rechargeable USB version, which has high, low, and flashing modes. Just during the initial fondling and photos I was impressed with this bright, little light. It exudes quality, and can be employed in several ways using the powerful magnets (portable, wireless rock light?), or the built-in swiveling hooks. My intended initial primary use is … Read More

Power Tank Worthington 6-pound propane bracket

NEW from Power Tank, I don’t think it’s even on their website yet! Power Tank part number BKT-2287, a stainless steel bracket for a Worthington aluminum 6-pound propane tank (#299494), and part of my endless Arctic trip prep. Surely I will use extra fuel keeping the camper thawed, and until now I’d not found a practical solution for carrying extra … Read More

Big tires, odometer error, and mpg

Recently a friend emailed this miles-per-gallon question: I’m scratching my head here on fuel and mileage numbers. If I do the math for gallons of fuel consumed (fuel filter life % gauge) and odo I get about 16 mpg. But the Ram’s EVIC dash display says 11 MPG. With 4.30:1 gears and 37-inch tires, I know ALL the numbers are inaccurate. How … Read More

Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area, Nevada

Now for a little something on the actual “Loneliest Road in America”. Heading home from the Overland Expo West event several years ago, after an unseasonably warm April in Amado, Arizona, I camped at Hickson Petroglyphs Recreation Area/Campground, in one of Nevada’s numerous mountain ranges. At 6,500 feet, there is always the possibility of snow, including during spring. The Hickison Petroglyph … Read More