We are embarking on a new adventure and have made the decision to sell our Jeep. We’ll be so sad to see her go. She has been our trusty mode of transport through many an adventure, but we know she will go on to have many more in the hands of another adventurous soul. Every aspect of her build has been meticulously thought out and she has been lovingly maintained along the way.
Hard to believe it’s been over a year since we’ve posted anything, anywhere. Sixteen months to be exact!
In January 2022, we made a decision that took us in a completely different direction. We committed to that decision, ignoring what our gut was telling us and every red flag we encountered from day one. There were many!
We try to bring good energy to everything we do and genuinely thought we could overcome the myriad of challenges we faced daily as a result of our decision. We believed we could turn things around for the better and stayed the course. It was a rough year that fought every good effort and threatened to crush our good nature. It takes a lot to take the wind out of our sails and we were both operating on autopilot by the end of 2022. Thankfully, the time came to get ourselves unstuck.
It is such a relief to now have the tension and instability that plagued us throughout that experience finally in our rearview. We dug our way back up into the light and feel like ourselves again; happy, relaxed, experiencing renewed energy and excitement for what’s ahead.
Some good things have come out of our experience in 2022. It has led us to where we are now, which is a very good thing. It has also taught us to listen more closely to our intuitions, be kinder to ourselves and to be more intentional with where we shine our light.
When we set out to find a better solution for powering our camp setup, one that did not drain our starter battery, we were fortunate to have found the guys at Overland Power Solutions. They recommended and installed REDARC’s RedVision TVMS. It’s a DC to DC charging system that works seamlessly behind the scenes distributing power from our lithium battery to both fridges, camp lighting, multiple usb ports, inverter and more, that also provides power protection and ease of control.
We are able to monitor real-time data, such as the state of charge, charge input, load and condition of the lithium ion battery and have control of up to ten accessories through the system’s bluetooth connection with the RedVision app on our phones or from the control panel mounted just inside one of our CastleFab Cargo Keepers.
Seamless and intuitive to use, one of the best things about REDARC’s RedVision System for us is that while managing the output of the power drawn from the Lithium battery and providing control from one central system for everything we rely on in camp, as well as allowing for solar input, there is never any draw on the starter battery. Also, it’s just some pretty darn cool tech!
If you’re looking for a custom power solution for your off-grid adventure rig, need advice on the best way to power your adventure or want a custom install done right, we definitely recommend getting in touch with the guys at Overland Power Solutions!
They’ve done an outstanding job getting our off-grid overland power needs sorted which has allowed us to focus more on the adventure!
Deborah A. Kriegshauser
Founder & Managing Partner of DJK Films, LLC, Number One Trail-Nut, Spouse and Mother!