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Build of the Month: The Hiscox Sprinter

September 2nd, 2014 If you've spent any amount of time perusing our Expedition Campers forum, you've likely run across one of Paul Jensen's many inspiring camper builds. Early this year Mike Hiscox (of EarthRoamer XV-JP "Northwest Edition" fame) dropped off an empty T1N Sprinter cargo van for their third collaboration together—a custom camper van conversion. Read along in the build thread as they turn this... ...into this: A Few Highlights read more »

Field Tested: Terra Nova Laser Competition 1

September 1st, 2014 Had it not worked out as well as it did, it would have been a foolish thing to take an untested tent to the unforgiving highlands of Iceland. Before embarking on my two week unsupported mountain bike trip to the island I had tested every piece of my gear countless times knowing the margin for error was slight at best. I’d like to say I simply have a keen eye for good gear, but truth be told, the Terra Nova… read more »

Featured Vehicle: Jeep Cherokee

August 31st, 2014 Once a staple of the Jeep line-up, the Jeep Cherokee XJ is a dying breed. Nearly three million Cherokees have been sold, with model years ranging from 1984 to 2001. That's a staggering run for any automotive platform, rendering the XJ ubiquitous across North America. In its prime, it filled all of the roles: a workhorse, a toy, and even a status symbol.   Fast forward to today. A large number of Cherokees are still around, but that number has… read more »

Adventure Interview: Jon Beardmore

August 30th, 2014 Q, Who is Jon Beardmore?   Jon - I’m an adventurous chap who recently completed a 30,000 mile solo overland vehicle expedition across Central Asia. Now I'm producing a book, a documentary and engaged in public speaking about the journey. I'm a person who loves travelling, exploring and meeting new people. I’m on a mission to see the world with my own eyes and in my own indomitable way. I like to say yes to adventure. Q, What was that changing… read more »

Tested: Synergy Manufacturing Stage One Suspension System

August 28th, 2014 Since its launch in 2007, there have been a staggering number of aftermarket suspension options developed for the Jeep Wrangler JK. With a highly-capable platform now built to tackle everything from technical rock-crawler level trails, corrugated dirt roads, shopping center parking lots, and everything in between, it’s easy to see why.   There are a lot of suspension kits designed to drive down the highway in comfort—or get the absolute highest degree of flex; but the options for a well-engineered… read more »

Field Tested: Sea To Summit Carve 24L Waterproof Backpack

August 26th, 2014 Over the years I have tested a variety of waterproof backpacks, but never one that really floated my boat. Most delivered on the waterproof claims, but few were designed well enough to make for a comfortable carry. Almost all of them had too few or too many features. I recently had the chance to not just test Sea to Summit’s Carve 24L waterproof pack, I effectively lived out of it for a consecutive twelve days in one of the more… read more »

Featured Vehicle: Puchunguita

August 26th, 2014 Meet Puchunguita (Pooh-Choon-Ghee-Tah). Far more than a simple mode of transportation, she’s proven herself as a steady and loyal Sherpa, a persistent and knowledgable navigator, a workhorse in the thickest jungle when the rest of the team is spent, a wordless spokesperson in unknown territories, and a steady mount for one end of a hammock. She’s a psychologist who takes your music selections in stride, no matter what mood you throw at her. Like your favorite bartender, she’ll listen to… read more »

An Aussie Overland: Troy Bignell Visits the FJ Summit

August 24th, 2014 Everyone enjoys a good reason to get away from it all.  To get away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. Not everyone is lucky enough to be able to travel the world or go on long trips, but there are excellent alternatives. There are of course plenty of possibilities from heading for a night under the stars by yourself, or attending a preplanned event such as the FJ Summit. I took the later of those options recently and drove… read more »

VOTD: Belize Tropical Adventure

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Adventure Concept: Mini Cooper Adventure

August 21st, 2014 Since its initial release its modern form, the Mini Cooper seems to generate big ideas. Some come to fruition and roll into the market place. Others, like this concept project as envisioned by young apprentices and their mentors at BMW in Munich, are just creative exercises, examples of what could be done if they cared to do so. Starting with a Mini Cooper S Pacemen as the base platform, they set out to create a pint-sized adventure mobile with as… read more »

XVENTURE XV-2: Mid-term Review

August 20th, 2014 If you read the first installment of this three part series, you already know that the XV-2 is loaded up with plenty of new features and conveniences to make your journey as enjoyable and plush as possible. What you don’t know however, is how it performs on the trail. We recently set out with trailer in tow to push this unit to its limits and find out if it earns its rating of “Severe-Duty”. Upon hooking this trailer up for… read more »

Pat Callinan: Revisiting one of Australia’s Overland Firsts

August 19th, 2014 Pat Callinan is not a name that many of you US folks would have heard much about in your travels. His name in Australia however is synonymous with the 4WD industry.  Pat has been in the industry for many years but more recently he has started his own TV series and Magazine. Pat Callinan's 4x4 Adventures started in the form of a TV series in 2008, and in 2011 he started a magazine to go with it. His goal for both… read more »