Escape in Style With the Best Ultralight Travel Trailers of 2019

first_img The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain Hiker Trailer Miles Branman/The Manual Miles Branman/The Manual Previous The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Timberleaf Next Previous Previous 1 of 4 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Taxa Outdoors Timberleaf How to Shave With a Straight Razor Next 1 of 2 1 of 3 Previous Safari Condo At roughly 2,600 pounds, the Airstream Basecamp barely qualifies as a “light” travel trailer. No matter, because it’s still easily towable by most midsize SUVs. It’s designed to live up to its namesake: as a “basecamp” for your wide-open-space adventures. It boasts all the features today’s outdoorsmen expect in a modern camping experience, including a workable kitchen, a bathroom with a shower and toilet, and a sizable cargo area for hauling your essential gear. The sleek, taut aluminum exterior is beautiful and unmistakably Airstream. Unfortunately, with the name-brand cache comes a sky-high price tag (plus any additional options). Here’s our full review.Bonus: Clever, off-road-centric design features — including an aggressive departure angle and large tires and wheels — allow you to get far, far off the beaten path.Pricing: Starts at $36,400Timberleaf Teardrop TrailerFor the Minimalist Trekker 1 of 3 The Happier Camper/Facebook Next Next The aptly named Hiker Trailer company has one goal: create serious, affordable, off-road-capable travel trailers. Like most teardrop trailers, every model is purely utilitarian and features only the most essential amenities, all packed into the smallest space possible. Basic models offer little more than a durable, barebones aluminum shell that’s intended to be buyer-customized. Deluxe models feature legit off-road-worthy upgrades like beastly 33-inch tires, 3,500-pound axles, and 2-by-3-inch steel off-road frames. Their lightest model weighs just 640 pounds, meaning it’s (almost) towable by anything stronger than a bicycle.Bonus: Hiker Trailer offers so many custom options you can truly build the camper for your budget.Pricing: Starts at $2,890 for the basic 4-by-8-foot modelAirstream BasecampFor the Modern Gear Hauler Teardrop trailers are great for efficiency and portability, but, by design, they’re thin on amenities. The Alto R Series by Safari Condo aims to remedy that problem. While towing, it features a traditional, streamlined teardrop trailer design that the company claims reduces drag by up to 75%. Once at your campsite, however, an electric switch raises the Alufiber (an aluminum/fiberglass composite) roof to reveal a spacious, full-featured interior with panoramic windows. It manages to pack a surprising number of amenities into a tiny space. A king-sized bed, two-burner cooktop, mini-fridge, fixed-flush toilet, and shower are all standard.Bonus: The kitchen, beds, storage, and toilet are all still usable even with the roof lowered.Pricing: Starts at around $29,000Article originally published August 10, 2016. Last updated to include more trailer options and the latest pricing info. The teardrop travel trailer market has exploded in recent years, thanks to their being towable by just about any vehicle (in some cases even a motorcycle). The Timberleaf is minimal and functional with just the right amount of charm. The company’s woodworking skills are evident in the beautiful craftsmanship throughout. Inside, the cabin features a massive skylight, making for perfect stargazing, and ample shelving guarantees plenty of space for your camping essentials. Round back, the hatch reveals a beautifully designed birch galley with a cooktop and pull-out drawer.Bonus: An optional custom-built cooler provides ice retention for days and leather grab handles add a dash of sophistication to your campfire cooking escapades.Pricing: Starts at $19,750 for the Classic Teardrop’s base packageSafari Condo Alto R SeriesFor the Outdoor Transformer Taxa Outdoors Hiker Trailer The Happier Camper/Facebook Next Previous Hiker Trailer Next 1 of 3 Timberleaf Editors’ Recommendations The pint-sized Happier Camper HC1 offers an ingenious solution for travelers looking to take only the most essential elements of home along for the ride. While the retro-modern shell oozes vintage cool, it’s what’s on the inside that’ll interest most road trippers. The clever Adaptiv interior features Lego-esque cubes that are infinitely configurable to suit almost any traveler’s style. The sleeping space, kitchen, and work areas can all be repurposed to however large or small you need them to be. It’s the closest thing to a mobile Swiss Army knife we’ve seen on the travel trailer market.Bonus: The company offers rentals for anyone looking to try before they buy.Pricing: Starts at $24,950Taxa Outdoors Cricket Planning a road trip? Here’s everything you might need to plot a cross-country journey, a family vacation, or a solo trek.Airstream was once the only game in town for sleek, well-built travel trailers, and buyers paid handsomely for the “privilege” of owning one.However, in the last few years, a number of manufacturers have jumped into the game to offer niche solutions for every type of traveler: weekender, hardcore explorer, gear hauler, road tripper, etc. Here are the best ultra-light travel trailers on the market today, no matter what kind of adventure you have planned.Happier Camper HC1For the Retro-Cool Rambler Miles Branman/The Manual Timberleaf Miles Branman/The Manual Safari Condo Previous Taxa Outdoors For the Jack of All TradesTaxaOutdoors’ Cricket is arguably the most love-it-or-hate-it design of any travel trailer on the market. The asymmetrical shell may seem strange, but there’s a method to the company’s madness. Every interior space offers only as much space as is necessary and, even by RV standards, the company crams a boatload of intelligent storage solutions into a tiny package. Perhaps the best part is its diminutive size (15 feet long by 6 feet, 11 inches tall) and weight (just 1,732 pounds unloaded), ensuring it can easily be towed by most four-cylinder vehicles.Bonus: A panoramic, 32-inch by 20-inch rear window ensures the cabin is awash in natural light.Pricing: Starts at around $33,317.Hiker TrailerFor the Off-Road Adventurer 1 of 5 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make The Happier Camper/Facebook Miles Branman/The Manual last_img read more

Guyana working to safeguard marine life before first oil in 2020

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMaritime Safety Training Institute to boost local content trainingDecember 13, 2018In “Business”Guyana to improve management of Solid Waste from ShipsSeptember 8, 2017In “latest news”How Guyana must prepare to cope with the ‘jeopardies and perils’ of oil discoverySeptember 4, 2018In “latest news” As Guyana moves towards an oil producing nation, calls are being made for the protection of the country’s marine life, now that exploration is at its peak and extraction slated to commence in 2020.These calls were made on Wednesday when the Maritime Administration of Guyana (MARAD) hosted its Maritime Conference 2019, which features international and local stakeholders who explored different measures  the country can undertake to safeguard its marine life.“[The Government] is urged to consider that implementation is critical to safeguarding Guyana’s marine environment within which port-state inspection plays a crucial role in ensuring that shipping takes place securely, safely and efficiently on clean oceans,” says Colin Young, regional advisor of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).The IMO is a global agency which creates standards and regulates the performance of international shipping. Through a regulatory framework, it ensures that these standards are adopted and implemented, eliminating a pathway for ship operators to cut costs by running unsafe operations.“The safer a ship is, the less likely it is to become involved in an accident, sustain damage or spills cargo or bunkers to the detriment of the maritime environment or cause the loss of life,” Young stated.On the other hand, Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson admitted that there is much more to be done, including a revision of the legislation.“As we recognise the projected transformation that our country will embrace, we also acknowledge that there is much more to complete, including revising and updating of our legislation to reflect the current reality.”Guyana is now on the forefront as home to the world’s largest new deep-water oil discovery and ExxonMobil’s intention to develop the oil reserves puts production date in early 2020 or possibly late 2019.The Audit Office of Guyana has begun training to conduct environmental audits, which will come in handy to monitor the oil and gas sector.Auditor General, Deodat Sharma had informed that the audits will firstly focus on the protection of the nesting ground of the four endangered species of turtles in Guyana, in the event of an oil spill.While oil spills are seen as a detriment to these species, basic offshore operations can affect marine animals. These include the release of sound waves into the ocean and the disposal of waste materials. read more