We caught up recently with Squatchy Adventures who happens to be one our customers and one of our favorite explorers on instagram. They shared a bit of their history with the outdoors (and cool pics of course) with us.
"The first big trip I took wasn't overland but was overwater. My grandfather had a homemade 30-foot steel hull riverboat named the grey ghost. It's a nickname he got from his favorite dog breed: Weimaraner."
I was 8-years-old and he took me and my brothers and a couple of our friends on a long weekend excursion up the black warrior river out of Tuscaloosa, AL. There are several local and state parks that have water access from the river and we visited several of them on the trip. We would drive up river during the day, stopping to make lunch and jump in the water to cool off.
We would stop at night at the parks and tie off and build a fire on the shore. We cooked out and wandered about the wooded banks of the river with flashlights looking for frogs and whatever we could find.It was my first time to take an outdoor adventure like that and it really stuck with me. He passed it onto my dad who would take us hiking and backpacking around the state."Nevermind the squatchy poodle chilling on the spare tire... The drawer build is coming along smoothly. Making some minor changes, I decided to shorten the length of the build down to 37" from 48". Initially I wanted a full length system that ran up to the front seats but I decided to make it work with 2nd row seats in. So now I will be building an additional removable storage compartment where the 2nd row seats go. That way I can get a flush platform when I need it but also have the option to put in the 2nd row when I need it. #storagedrawers #uzj100 #ome #arb #emuwing #toyota #landcruiser #coopertires #squatchy