Entries by Bus Junkies

Empi Sway Bar Install

The bus wasn't designed to be a performance vehicle. There are a few popular methods used tune your suspension and after restoring the suspension quality of your ride by replacing the shocks and any other worn components you may find yourself considering sway bars.


Javacan Portable Espresso

Any traveler understands the significance of how preparing a drink for someone can bring people together. On the inside, The Java Can™ gives you everything needed to enjoy your favorite espresso drink that can be shared with those around you. But on the outside, it’s the rugged spirit of the “Can” that brings us to seek for adventure.


Hydro Flask Insulated Bottles

Hydro Flask makes double wall stainless steel vacuum insulated water bottles that are backed by a lifetime warranty. They will keep water icy cold on a hot sunny beach and serve up a hot coffee on the slopes between fresh powder turns! Your camp beers will stay frosty while you gather wood for the fire on a warm starry summer night.


NEMO Equipment Helio Pressure Shower

The NEMO equipment Helio Portable Shower rests upright on the ground and delivers the pressure you need via foot pump to wash hair, do dishes, rinse your gear, water plants, or wash dog and any other dirty camp item you can imagine.


Power Practical Luminoodle Review

Innovative Salt Lake City-based Power Practical has quickly made a reputation for making high quality and innovative products! Having great products like the Power Pot XL, the USB Practical Meter, and USB battery packs means getting and conserving power on the go couldn't be easier.

Susie Q motor build part 2

We have spent the last couple months overhauling and improving our new hi top bus Susie Q! She has new shocks all the way around some new interior goodies and a brand new Deano built motor!

ShiftPod Festival Tents

The SHIFTPOD is a lightweight shelter system that is designed for easy transportation and weather resistance in all kinds of environments and conditions. A note of caution needs to be applied here…a lot of people are going to ask about your Moon tent and whether or not you got it from NASA lol.

Susie Q Hi Top Motor Build

Our new Bus Junkies bus Susie Q came to us in mysterious fashion when our friend Sak from Thailand picked her up in Arizona and brought her back into the limelight by sharing his travels and her adventures with us on Facebook. He traveled the Arizona deserts in her as well as the Southern California coasts and Northern California Mountains. He came to visit the Bus Junkies in Felton California a small mountain town near Santa Cruz and we bonded over our love of buses and this old Hi Top named Susie Q.

GRAYL Water Purification

GRAYL® makes water treatment for every travel occasion. At the tap, on the trail, or when facing the uncertainty of international travel. The interchangeable filter system provides the right filtration for your lifestyle and location. GRAYL® transforms personal water filtration into something that works!

EcoXGear Wireless Speakers

Both the ECOXBT and the ECOCARBON and in fact many of the other products from EcoXGear are waterproof. We also tested and BUS JUNKIES approved the ultra compact ECOPEBBLE. Not water-resistant, but completely waterproof. You can literally dunk this in water until it is fully submerged.

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food

Of course taste and nutrition are important too…let's see how these well packaged and visually appealing meals from Mountain House treat the Bus Junkies. We know these quality freeze dried foods offer simplicity and lightweight packability.

TrailKeg Growler System

Greetings friends, beer lovers, homebrewers, adventure seekers, and Bus Junkies people from across the globe. We wanted to give you an update about the cool TrailKeg unit we have been testing in collaboration with the great dudes over at TrailKeg.

Solo Stove Titan

We recently partnered up with the good folks over at SoloStove who manufacture a well-designed piece of kit we had to try! When they sent us this unit we decided to put the SoloStove to the ultimate test for Bus campers…. making the morning coffee.

MAH 2015

A lot of fun was had on the streets of Santa Cruz thanks to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) and the hard work of our friends here in town. We had an amazing car (Bus) turn out and met some great folks.