This is our biggest road trip to date, and some what of a redemption mission for our rig, The Yeti. With his first big trip off Vancouver Island resulting in a blown transmission on day one, we left with a big a trepidation on a 2000+ km road trip.

Our fave camp gear

Best budget camping cook stove kit:
Mini Camp Stove:
Awesome collapsible mugs we use:
All weather fire starters:
Ultra lite chair:
French Press:

Truck stuff

Jade’s headlights:
You’ll need this harness for Toyota’s:
Best portable air compressor:

Camera Gear

Our (former) drone:
Our go pro:
Our camera:
Our best budget camera recommendation:
Our most used lens:
Our favourite lens:

The truck: Born from a combination of an ’86 2wd from California and an ’83 4wd from here in BC the Yeti made his debut in March 2018. He had been semi built by a friend of a friend of mine 5 years prior and sat most of the year only being driven a few times each summer. Before Stacey and I were dating, (I was totally courting her) I took her down to look at the truck with me (she’s cool like that). We test drove it, and I new I wanted it, and she knew I was going to buy it. I said to her “this thing is like a sasquatch” and she said “nah, it’s more like a Yeti.” And so it was from that day forward. Since then he’s had some significant upgrades in looks and performance. November 2020 he was rolled in an offroading accident and the cab was replaced with another ’86 2wd cab (the blue one).

The Specs

2wd to 4wd conversion
22re with 4 speed
Dual transfer cases with twin sticks
Custom front bumper from Westcan Offroad Design
Custom rock sliders from Fabsall
5.29 Yukon Gears F/R
Lock right lockers F/R
Custom thick wall driveshafts from Western Driveline
TG rear bumper
OTT Hi Steer with FJ80 “555” tie rod ends and ARP knuckle studs
Big brake upgrade/braided brake lines
37×12.5×15 Interco TrXus tires
Currently on 15×10 Daytona Steelies painted bronze
Mint interior with custom center console and wicked stereo set-up
Magnaflow 2.5″ exhaust with stainless tip
Bilstein 14″ 5125 shocks
Runva XP11500 Winch, synthetic rope and wireless remote for a decal 🤙🍻