Learn from the community and improve your GFC setup with detailed how-to guides and shared DIY knowledge.
The How-To category is the ultimate resource for enthusiasts looking to improve and customize their setups. Whether you’re new to adventure travel or a seasoned pro, this category is filled with detailed guides and knowledge shared by the community to help you take your setup to the next level. From interior and exterior builds, to technical systems and trip planning, this category is organized into sub-categories for easy navigation and finding the information you need. The subcategories include Interior Builds, Exterior Builds, Systems, Trip Planning, Off-roading, Cooking and General Camping. Each subcategory is intended to provide helpful and inspiring information shared from the experiences and skills of our community members. With the wealth of knowledge shared in this category, you’ll be able to make your GFC setup truly your own and take your adventures to the next level.
When creating a post in the How-To category, here are some tips to make your topic as helpful as possible for other members of the community:
1. Choose the appropriate subtopic: Before you start writing, take a moment to think about which subtopic is the most relevant for your post. This will help other users find your post more easily and ensure it is seen by the right audience.
2. Clearly state your build objective and goals: Share what inspired you to start this project and what you hope to achieve with it. This will help other users understand the purpose and context of your post.
3. Include plenty of photos: Photos are a great way to show the details of a project and make it easier for others to follow along. Consider including detailed images of each step of the process, bonus if specs, drawings or CAD files are shared!
4. Share a parts list: If you’re sharing a guide on a specific build, consider including a list of the parts and tools you used. Hyperlinking to the products can be helpful, and providing pricing information can also be useful for others who are looking to replicate your project.
5. Keep it simple: While some projects may require a certain level of technical knowledge, try to keep your explanations as simple and easy to understand as possible. Remember that not everyone will have the same level of expertise, so the more accessible your guide is, the more helpful it will be for others.
6. Share your results and feedback: Once you’ve completed your project, be sure to share the end result and any feedback you have on the process. This will help other users understand the outcome of your project and learn from any challenges you may have encountered.
Here is a great example from @julian’s build guide. From start to finish, this is what we hope you’ll emulate in your own how-to guides.