Category Archives: Camping

Finally got the 3rd installment of the ARB Tent done!

Guys, you have been patiently waiting for this installment; the one where I show the opening and closing of the ARB Roof Top Tent.  I had some of this footage from a year ago but never had the time with all my current projects to get it wrapped up until now.  Check it out and thanks for hanging in there with this one, it was a long time coming!

Finally some Camping!

Was dark when we got it all installed
Was dark when we got it all installed
Starting to close it up
Starting to close it up

Getting out of town y’all – We are about to head out for a camping trip which will be in some ways original for us.  Testing out new gear is part of our whole purpose at TexasKnowhow and this will be a memorable one.

I’ve always wanted a Roof Top Tent (RTT) and finally we’ve managed to get one – it took a significant Birthday to trigger such a spend, but man am I happy! 😉  We’ve bought a RTT by ARB from our friends at Cruiser Outfitters in Utah.  Kurt and the guys there were happy to help, fast with the order and had our items coming to us with 24 hours of me contacting them!  That’s service guys…  If you have any off road equipment needs or specialty equipment you’ve been interested in checking out, you need to call Kurt Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 10.54.20 AM

I’ll be posting several videos on my youtube channel and link them here in a few days.  We’ve got plenty of footage of the unpacking, vehicle prep, install and demonstrating the opening and setup as well as the closing and make-ready for the road of this tent system.

More to come!  -Clay



Fall Mornings are Nice

I used to sleep in on Saturdays (sometimes till 10:00 am!), but as I’ve gotten older and had a few kiddos I actually look forward to a quiet morning to see outside turn from dark to light.  I see it a lot on the way to work, but I mean here at the house or out on our property.  It can be very relaxing and make you really thankful for what is right here in front of you.  The ultimate high def experience right before you in complete surround sound to boot!  This weekend, the humidity was high and the night was really wet, but without actual rain.  The view through the trees looking East was really spectacular as the sunlight started to waken all the plants and animals from a long night’s slumber.  This was my view looking East-North East from our little country road.

photoThe picture doesn’t even do it justice, but you get the idea.  I’m able to think really well on these mornings and I find I even get inspired to do all my Saturday “Honey-dos”!  Of course I have to have a good ol’ cup of joe to make it complete.  So next time you are considering sleeping in, think of the opportunities you may miss outside early in the morning.  After all, you can make it up with a mid day nap on Sunday!