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Overland Expo 2016 Embraced by the East Coast

Overlanding appreciates wide open spaces to roam and explore. So, it’s not surprising that overlanding in the United States first gained popularity on the vast expanses of the West and Southwest. However, it is clear that the rest of the country wants to be included as well. This year’s Overland Expo East, held October 7-9 at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina hosted an enthusiastic audience who came from as far north as Canada, all along the eastern seaboard… read more »

The ExPo Shirts and Howlers Are Back!

Winter is coming, and that means the holidays are right around the corner. Whether that means purchasing gifts for yourself or others, or just celebrating the approach of many great snow runs, this new shirt and howler are perfect for the occasion. Our new design features a lightweight 50/50 blend of polyester and cotton that is both soft and durable. Wear it during summer for a cool alternative to heavier shirts, or use it in winter for a comfortable bottom… read more »

Wandering In the Eastern Sierras: Part 2

  This story has been generously donated by the Explore Desert team. To read part 1, check out their original article here. To see their other adventures, check out their website here. Even with the thunderous weather the main parking lot was nearly full and a few brave souls were out walking around. The odds of getting struck by lightning and enjoying a nearly empty ghost town was a risk we were willing to take so we suited up and… read more »

First Look: Magellan eXplorist TRX7

When I first received our TRX7 sample, it appeared to be a fine product with a design mission I could get behind. Aimed at the off-road enthusiast, that’s me, I assumed it would have a few nice bells and whistles, but admit I didn’t expect such a comprehensive navigational system. It’s far more than just a dash-mounted GPS unit. Available in three different kits, all with the same main unit, our’s arrived with a RAM dash mount for 4x4 users.… read more »

Head to Head: Refrigerator or cooler

Every few months, with almost clockwork precision, a discussion pops up on the Expedition Portal forums pitting the virtues of the refrigerator against the time-tested ice chest. Which is better is not an easily answered question. As we tenuously approach a verdict, it is important that we understand everything we can about coolers and fridges. The modern cooler is produced in a multitude of variations using materials as basic as styrofoam to stainless steel and now rotary molded plastic. The… read more »

La Aduana (sorta): 1957 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen

If you’re a bonafide car guy you’re well aware that Porsche prices have gone through the roof lately. Anything air-cooled in particular has exploded in popularity and vehicles not worth big bucks ten years ago, are now fetching eye watering sums. There are a handful of cars that are so rare, they have always been expensive and difficult to obtain. The Porsche 597 Jagdwagen or “Hunting Car,” is certainly one of them. Made from 1955 through 1958 the Jadgwagen was… read more »

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