I wanted to create this quick access guide to the gear in my set up. There will not be any reviews found here, but assume that if it makes this list it has the full Dirt Orcas Seal of Approval.

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DIRT ORCAS 2019 GEAR OF THE YEAR

In what has become an annual tradition, it is now time to announce the winner for Dirt Orcas Gear of the Year. While this product has seen far more prestigious awards this year (hello SEMA) than the little old Dirt Orcas award, that hardly means it isn’t damn well deserving of this one anyway. We present the Giant Loop Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder as the 2019 Dirt Orcas Gear of the year winner!
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THE 2019 DIRT ORCAS STATE OF THE UNION

2019 is nearly in the books. It has been a life changing year for me on several levels. I took some great trips, grew to new heights professionally, and most importantly, I am now a father to a wonderful baby boy named Cole. He is everything. As the sun begins to set on the year, I wanted to take a look at the state of all things Dirt Orcas and share my thoughts on the year that was with all of you.
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WHATS THE DEAL WITH HEATED MOTORCYCLE GEAR?

If you have ever taken a motorcycle ride after the temperatures start to drop, you'll certainly have had that experience of feeling cold. Perhaps it was caused by exposing your bare skin to the wind. Perhaps you set out wearing inadequate gear. Maybe you were only planning to ride a short distance and something caused you to be out far longer than you intended. Getting cold on a motorcycle can easily happen for a variety of reasons and all of a sudden you notice that your knees are numb or you can't feel your fingers pulling in the clutch lever. If any of this sounds familiar you might really enjoy wearing heated motorcycle gear on your rides.
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2019 DIRT ORCAS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

It's here! The Dirt Orcas Holiday Gift Guide. A time honored tradition where websites and blogs tell you about items they think are cool in the hope that you click their Amazon links and they will then earn a measly percentage of that sale to further their dreams of inter-web relevance.
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CONTINENTAL TKC-80: AN ODE TO A TITAN

Can you remember the first time you considered mounting the Continental TKC80 tire on your adventure motorcycle? Depending on how long you’ve owned an adventure bike, you may remember when it was basically the only choice.
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VAN X: THE MULTI-TOOL FOR ALL THINGS VANLIFE

Do you daydream about packing your life into a camper van and setting out to explore back roads and communities that sit just on the edge of spectacular wilderness?  Do you long to spend more time outside hiking, viewing wildlife, and sleeping under the stars? A new website called Explore Van X has set its sights on providing you with all the information and connections you need to make this dream a reality.
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THE BEST KTM 790 ADVENTURE R REVIEW

Adam Riemann has posted the premier review of KTM's 790 Adventure R. Like many of the things he is involved with, he has created a better way to showcase the relationship between rider and machine. His film making style is ideal for presenting a new bike to the viewer, in a way that is tangible enough to feel like you're involved.  
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THREE COOL THINGS FOR THE DIRT ORCAS SUMMER CLASSIC

The 3rd Annual Dirt Orcas Summer Classic is just a few months away. This edition of Three Cool Things will take a look at some of the gear you may want to pick up before the event.
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THREE COOL THINGS FOR VEHICLE RECOVERY

This edition of Three Cool Things will focus on vehicle recovery.
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THREE COOL THINGS FOR VALENTINES DAY

Be the star of your own personal romance novel with these Three Cool Things for Valentines Day. 
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THREE COOL THINGS FOR COLD WEATHER CAMPING

Three cool things for winter camping seemed like the appropriate way to wrap up my first week back from my overland journey to Lake Superior last week.