Best Flatpaks for Linux in 2021
Flatpaks are a convenient way to install software on Linux. Flatkpak is popular because its convenient to package applications once, work across a variety of Linux distributions, and is isolated from other applications.
How to Secure Your Camper
After purchasing a travel trailer or camper, the last thing you want is for someone to drive off with it. There’s a few simple ways you can secure your investment.
Wyze Thermostat: Is It Worth Buying?
After installing a Wyze Outdoor Camera, I decided the Wyze Thermostat should be next. I’ve been eyeing various smart thermostats but with Wyze costing only $50, I couldn’t pass up the inexpensive upgrade.
Backpacking With Aldi
Aldi is a German owned supermarket chain that sells some really random stuff. That random stuff happened to include an Adventure Ridge backpack. I found two of them on clearance for a mere $9.99 each. Its hard to pick up a cheap backpack for ten bucks. I found one with a hydration sleeve, padded waist […]
How to Make the Best Campfire Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese is delicious. What’s better than grilled cheese? Yeah, grilled cheese cooked directly over a fire. It gives grilled cheese all the smokey flavor you could ask for. As a bonus, its fun to cook over hot coals.
The Best PPAs for Ubuntu Based Distros
Ubuntu and its related distros like Elementary, Mint, and Pop!_OS have access to an enormous software library. There are times when a particular program may not be available in an official repository or is lagging behind in updates. Ubuntu developed Personal Package Archives (PPA) as a way to easily create small personal repositories to deliver […]
How To Ditch YouTube
YouTube is a the primary video sharing site on the Internet. It is full of helpful tutorials, commentary, funny videos, and strange content. For most purposes, its hard not to use YouTube. If I’m repairing my ’04 Expedition, where do I turn first? YouTube. Putting new flooring down? YouTube. Following the election? YouTube. Watching turkey […]
Boondocking at Teal Pond in Shawnee National Forest, Illinois
Teal Pond is a forgotten camp site in the Shawnee National Forest While there are two usable spots now, a dozen campsites were once available. The location still proves peaceful and is a reprieve from busier campgrounds.
Winter Downtime for Hikers and Campers
For many outdoor enthusiasts, the cold winter months are a bummer. Its too cold to camp, trails are covered in snow, streams become ice. Winter doesn’t have to be wasted time though. In fact, its the perfect time to prepare for the next season.
The Best Google Photos Alternatives
Google Photos has long been the preferred method to backup photos on Android. Google Photos offered unlimited high quality photo storage while limiting original or best quality photos to the storage available. OG Pixel benefited from free full quality photo backup forever. Subsequent Pixel users were offered free backup with an expiration date. Google announced […]