Sunday, November 27, 2011

Is Your Camping Cookware American Made?

Are you looking to Americanize your home, your RV, or just looking for a special Christmas gift for friends and family? Are you tired of spending all of your hard earned money on cheaply made foreign products? I don't know about you, but I'm sick of it, so why not change the way you shop and buy higher quality American made products!

If you're ready to make a change and do more to help the US economy, check out some great American made cookware from Jacob Bromwell. Jacob Bromwell has been making quality American made cookware since 1819! How cool is that!

How can I Americanize my camping experience?

Jacob Bromwell has tons of great American made cookware that will help you Americanize your outdoor camping adventure. For example, you could wake the family with the smell of bacon and eggs cooking in a Frontier Frying Pan, sip hot coffee or hot chocolate in Classic Tin Cups, or maybe you could pop American made popcorn around the campfire with America's Oldest Popcorn Popper!

Isn't it worth spending an extra dollar or two while shopping if that means that you'll not only own higher quality products, but you'll also be helping your fellow American brothers and sisters keep a job during these tough economic times? Of course it is, so what are you waiting for! Check out Jacob Bromwell today and bring a little piece of Americana into your camping adventures!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Unexploded grenade found in Dunebuggy Flats

On Saturday, November 5, 2011 the Imperial County Arson and Bomb Unit was dispatched to detonate an unexploded 40 millimeter grenade found by a camper in the Dunebuggy Flats camping area of the ISDRA. Dunebuggy Flats is also known as Gordons Well.

Even though the Imperial County Arson and Bomb Unit successfully destroyed the grenade, the camper that discovered it made one crucial and potentially deadly mistake. HE MOVED IT! Please, if you ever come across any strange object that is thought to be a UXO, don't disturb it and report it to 911 immediately. Experts also advise that you move at least 100 feet away from a potential UXO before using any cell phones or radios.

I hope that you never come across any UXO, but don't forget that the ISDRA was part of the training ground for General George S. Patton and his troops during WWII. Where do you think Patton's Valley got it's name? None the less, if you do happen to stumble upon UXO, here is some general guidance that will help you with the rules of engagement.

Recognize, Retreat, Report!

  • If you see UXO, STOP, do not move closer.
  • Do NOT transmit radio frequencies near UXO (cell phones, two-way radios, CB radios. Keep at least 100 ft. away).
  • NEVER touch, move, or disturb UXO.
  • NEVER remove anything near UXO.
  • Call 911 and report UXO. Move 100 ft. away before using cell phone or radio.
  • Avoid any area where UXO is located.

The full BLM article can be found here.

Dune smart, and be safe out there duners!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Camp In Comfort With A Vortex

Desert season has officially started and we've already had rain at all of our favorite sand slinging camping areas this weekend such as Glamis, Buttercup, Gordons Well, Ocotillo Wells, and Dumont and some of you may be finding yourself in the market to upgrade your old trailer or trade in that old tent for a cozy new toy hauler. Well, if you are, you might want to check out the Vortex from our friends over at MVP RV.

Vortex camping trailer by MVP RV

Vortex camping trailer interior photo.

The aluminum framed, laminated Vortex is the ideal choice to compliment your camping lifestyle and includes standard features such as:

  • Built in 4000 watt Onan generator
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • 100 gallons fresh water capacity
  • Convection oven
  • 40 gallon fueling station
  • 7 foot ramp door
  • 2 inch fully insulated deck floor

In addition, the standard "Camp in Comfort" package also includes other options such as:

  • Pressure washer
  • 13.5 A/C
  • Awning
  • High intensity lights with a door-side dimmer
  • Outside speakers
  • Upgraded cherry wood cabinetry
  • Dynamic exterior graphics
  • Stylish interior decor

Available as either a Travel Trailer or a Fifth Wheel, ranging in length from 20 feet up to 32 feet.

For a complete list of options and upgrades, please check out the downloadable brochure, or go over to the MVP RV website. If the Vortex doesn't fit you needs, they also have several other models to choose from.

So whether you're tired of fighting the wind and the rain, ready to upgrade your old RV, want to protect your awesome sand slinging machines with a new toy hauler, or just looking to be a bit more comfortable while enjoying your favorite weekend getaways, go check out all of the great product lines at MVP RV.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween Duners

It's Halloween weekend, the official start of this years desert season and with an estimated 73000 visitors expected, it's also one of the biggest desert camping weekends of the year. Large holiday weekends like Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Years, and Presidents always draw a large crowd so safe duning needs to be stressed more than ever. Keep your speed down around other campsites and please don't drink and ride. Remember, it's our behavior as responsible duners that will help preserve this great sport for all of the future generations to come.

Have a safe and happy Halloween Duners!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Powered By Beer T-Shirts

Listen up all you beer lovers! SandRazor now has custom designed, one of a kind, "Powered By Beer", t-shirts available for sale.

Be one of the first to show the world your true love for beer with this SandRazor original "Powered By Beer" t-shirt! Don't wait, get yours now!

For those of you that feel that being "Powered By Bacon" more appropriately describes you, there are also "Powered By Bacon" t-shirts available through one of my other web sites, Get one for yourself, give one as a gift, or both!

Both the "Powered By Beer" and the "Powered By Bacon" t-shirts feature an original design printed on a cotton t-shirt that is made in the USA by American Apparel.

SandRazor "Classic" t-shirts are also now available. Don't be left out!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Light Up Your Ride is your source for high quality sand rail parts from all of your favorite name brand vendors at affordable prices.
The first big trip of the 2011 desert season is only days away. If you're still working on your sand rail, jeep, or other off-road vehicle, time is running out.

Is your ride ready? Don't be left in the dark, light up those dunes with a new light bar from

High intensity LED light bars are the perfect lighting choice for any sandrail, jeep, or other off-road vehicle.
Running your favorite sand slinging machine through dunes is one of the best times you'll ever have out in the ISDRA, but it's even more fun at night, so it's important to make sure that you have the proper lighting. LED light bars from come with durable die-cast aluminum housings and are packed with high intensity LED bulbs that will light up the desert with minimal power consumption. Light bar models are available in either flood, spot, or combo beams and range from 6 inches to 40 inches, which make them the perfect addition to any sand duning vehicle.

Why not brighten up your next dune adventure with a high tech LED light bar from

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Save Big This Labor Day

Great Labor Day savings and deals on all your camping and duning accessories on
Happy Labor Day duners! It's looking like it's going to be a great great holiday weekend.

Whether you are heading to the beach or hanging around the house and barbecuing this Labor Day weekend, don't forget that desert season is fast approaching and Labor Day weekend is a well know time to save big on camping gear as well as car & truck parts and accessories from all your favorite big name stores.

Check out some of these great opportunities to save on name brand items but not wait because most of the deals are only valid this weekend only.

Huge Auto and truck parts sale at Sears
Huge Auto & Truck Parts Labor Day sale at Sears. Sales on Michelin tires, all Cobra products, batteries, even service. Plus, use promo code LABORDAYSHIP for free shipping!
Save big on auto parts at Advanced Auto Parts
Get 15% off any order, plus get $50 back at Advance Auto Parts this weekend. Make sure to use use promo code LABOR in order to lock in your savings!
Performance truck parts and accessories
All truck parts on sale at Performance 4 Trucks, including tires, shocks, exhaust systems, wheels, and more. The sale is good through the 6th.
Get all your favorite trucks parts at 4wheel parts
Save up to 20% on all your favorite truck parts at 4Wheel Parts. Sale ends on the 6th at midnight.
JC Whitney, your auto accessory superstore
Free shipping on any order at JC Whitney. Make sure to use promo code DAYOFF. Expires on the 5th.
Never get lost again while driving with a TomTom GPS navigation system
Exclusive Offer from TomTom: Get 15% off any all GPS systems, route planners, and speed camera alert systems. Use promo code TTFALL15.

Get all your favorite hunting, fishing, and camping gear and clothing at Cabelas
Save 20% on orders of $150 or more at Cabela's. Offer good through the 6th.
Camping World is the campers choive for RV supplies and accessories.
Enjoy super savings all weekend on RV supplies and accessories at Camping World. Offer expires on the 5th.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Got Sand Rail Parts? is your source for high quality sand rail parts from all of your favorite name brand vendors at affordable prices.
Desert season is just around the corner and many of you are probably working feverishly in order to build, modify, or repair your favorite sand slinging dune buggies and off-road cars before the first trip.

Don't waste another minute. If you are in need of parts for your sand rail, or you are looking to accessorize your Rhino or Razor UTV, make Sand Parts your first stop. Shop now for quality name brand sand rail parts from vendors like Fox, King, Hella, K&N, Outerwears, VDO, Tri Mil, Engle, Kennedy, Mickey Thompson, and many more.

It doesn't matter if you're building a low dollar dune buggy or a high-end extreme sand rail, if you need high quality sand rail parts at affordable prices, than you should check out Sand Parts.

Sand Parts is the preferred sand rail parts and accessories distributor for SandRazor so make sure to visit them online now!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Press Release: Royal Purple

Last week I was sent a press release from Royal Purple so I thought I'd share it with your all. For all of you Royal Purple users, I'd love to hear what you think about the product.

Easy Maintenance Tips To Finish The Season Strong

June 10, 2011 (Porter, TX) - The summer is quickly coming to a close and you're ready to squeeze that last little bit of performance out of your vehicle. Preventing breakage and wear is more important than ever, so you can finish the season strong and not let the season finish you. While you may be thinking maintenance takes tons of time and a certain level of mechanical expertise, with tips from Royal Purple, it's easier and faster than you expect.

Protect Your Cables
In the tough, dirty environment where you play, it is crucial to maintain your cables to keep them from getting hung up or binding up, a situation that could result in major issues. With just a few squirts of Royal Purple's Maxfilm, it's taken care of. Maxfilm is a multipurpose, synthetic lubricant that deeply penetrates leaving an exceptionally tough and durable lubricating film for improved operation and long lasting protection against wear, rust and corrosion.

Extend The Life Of Your Chain
Everyone has experienced that frustrating moment when your chain begins to slip and you start losing power, or even worse, it comes off completely causing a catastrophic failure. Replacing chains is not only annoying, sometimes they can be hard to find while on the road. An easy and cost-effective step you can take to preserve your chain drive is to keep it lubricated with a high performance synthetic lubricant like Max-Chain.

Max-Chain can dramatically reduce wear and extend equipment life. It provides excellent protection against rust and corrosion for chains, open gears and exposed metal surfaces that are subject to severe loading. It works equally well in wet, acidic and dusty environments. Max-Chain can be applied by either spraying or brushing. Once applied, the carrier evaporates leaving a long-lasting, dry, wax-like film. This non-tacky film effectively minimizes the collection of abrasive dust and other airborne contaminants. Max-Chain can lubricate at up to 400°F once the carrying solvent has evaporated.

Keep It Cool
Whether you're on the trail or racing across the dunes, your engine is going to get hot. Help your vehicle's engine fight the heat by adding a radiator coolant additive like Purple Ice. Purple Ice reduces engine heat by reducing surface tension of the radiator fluids for improved heat transfer all while preventing the formation of scale deposits in the radiator and lubricating the water pump seals. Learn more about keeping your cool at

Videos demonstrating Royal Purple performance advantages can be viewed at Become a part of the Royal Purple family, follow Royal Purple on Twitter at @Royalpurpleinc or join Royal Purple on Facebook

About Royal Purple
Royal Purple produces synthetic products for all your automotive needs including: engine oils, transmission fluids, gear oil, coolant additives, power steering fluid, chain lubricant, grease, penetrating lubricant, and assembly lube. For more information about Royal Purple or its products, contact Royal Purple Inc., One Royal Purple Lane, Porter, TX 77365, 281-354-8600,

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Life In The Desert

If you stop and look closely, you'll notice the deserts are coming to life as winter wraps up and spring prepares to make its 2011 appearance.

For those of you that are interested in viewing the colorful wildflowers as they start to blossom, decorating the sandy washes and barren rocky hillsides of Anza Borrego State Park, it's time to start paying close attention to the wildflower reports.

I'm interested. Which wildflower reports should I follow?

The absolute best wildflower reports that I have discovered online are those from They not only follow the current wildflower conditions, but they also supply good information as to the best possible viewing areas, which will save you both time and money as you explore the desert valleys. also includes not only reports for Anza Borrego State Park, but also many other popular locations such as Death Valley, Joshua Tree Nation Park, and many others.

While you should be able to obtain maps and other relevant printed wildflower information from your local desert nature center or park headquarters, if you have a smart phone, you can also try the online wildflower field guide from

If you enjoy the wildflowers and would like to see more, you may also consider checking out the poppy reserve in Antelope Valley, CA. The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve offers up 8 miles of trials that lead through rolling hills that are covered with brightly colored poppies. There is also an annual poppy festival in April for those that are interested.

Whatever you decide, make sure to watch the reports closely, get your camera batteries charged up, and get out there and experience the beauty of our deserts during spring.

Wildflowers and mountain backdrops from Anza Borrego State Park taken by Todd Bryan Photography
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park. Spring 2010

Desert Dandelion and Arizona Lupine from Anza Borrego State Park, taken by Todd Bryan Photograph
Arizona Lupine and Desert Dandelion. Spring 2010

Brittlebrush closeups at Anza Borrego State Park, taken by Todd Bryan Photography
Brittlebrush closeups from Anza Borreo. Spring 2010

Sunday, January 9, 2011

14th Annual Sand Dunes Cleanup

Mark your calendars and plan your weekend, as the 14th annual Sand Dunes Cleanup is scheduled for January 15, 2011.

14th Annual ISDRA Martin Luther King Weekend Sand Dunes Cleanup

Why is the Sand Dune Cleanup so important?

The annual Sand Dunes Cleanup event is vital to all desert enthusiasts, not just off-roaders. Dune cleanup events draw volunteers out to the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area and provide a fun day for the whole family, all while cleaning up the dunes and teaching our young ones about the importance of a clean environment. The sustainability of the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area is dependent on the ability of all dune enthusiasts to maintain a clean and safe recreation area.

That does sound important, so how can I help?

In order to participate in the 14th annual Sand Dunes Cleanup, you must register. Please arrive at one of the designated registration sites at 8:00 a.m. PST to pick up your trash bags. The first 3,000 registered volunteers will take home a free t-shirt, and each bag of trash collected will be exchanged for raffle tickets for a prize drawing that will be held at the end of the event.

South dunes registration areas include:

  • Gordon's Well (south end main staging area, near public restrooms)
  • Buttercup at Vendors Row
  • Ogilby Camp (past the tower toward the south)
  • Midway

North dunes registration areas include:

  • Glamis Flats (north end main staging area near vendor row)
  • Wash Road (Wash 4)
  • Gecko Road (across from the BLM ranger station)
  • Oldsmobile Hill

Dune cleanup is from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PST, lunch is served between 11:30 a.m. PST - 12:30 p.m. PST, and the prize raffle will start at 12:30 p.m. until finished.

The 14th annual Dunes Cleanup is sponsored by the United Desert Gateway, Monster Energy Drink, Rally's Burgers, Unchained Studios Unlimited and the Bureau of Land Management.
For questions or more information, please e-mail or call 1-760-337-4155.

14th annual Sand Dunes Cleanup registration and signup information:

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 15
LUNCH: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PST

  • North dunes, Glamis Flats
  • South dunes, Gordon's Well

PRIZE GIVEAWAY: 12:30 p.m. until done.

If for any reason you cannot make the 14th annual Sand Dunes Cleanup, or if you would like to volunteer for additional cleanups, there are also several mini-cleanups scheduled.

Mini Clean-ups Schedule 2010/2011:
When: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

North Dunes
Oldsmobile Hill:

  • November 6, 2010
  • February 26, 2011
  • March 19, 2011

South Dunes
Comp Hill:

  • November 6, 2010

Dunbuggy Flats:

  • February 26, 2011