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Return of the Ranger

Undoubtedly, you’ll have heard the good news—the Ranger is officially back, and the timing couldn’t be better. With mid-size truck sales up 83 percent since 2014, and the Colorado Tacoma feud raging, Ford’s new contender will only serve to turn up the pressure on manufacturers, while giving consumers another great option for mid-size trucks. And…

Tail Lamp: Camp Fear

Anxiety is not a word often associated with overlanding, but if you are adventurous enough to test the limit of your courage, you will experience your fair share of angst. I am not merely referring to the pre-departure turmoil (particularly the intercontinental let’s sell it all and see what happens journey) but more specifically, the…

The Last Mile

For some, breaking away from the norm and living a life of adventure becomes, well, normal. When it comes to folks like Loren and Patty Upton, I maintain that Merriam Webster should add “Upton” to the definition of the word adventure. Back in June of 1984, the couple packed up their CJ-5, affectionately called Sand…

Video of the week: Choosing an Overland Vehicle

If you’re into overlanding, chances are that you’re familiar with Expedition Overland. Their action-packed YouTube videos have kept enthusiasts hooked since their initial release in 2011, and have inspired many people, myself included, to venture out into the beautiful world around them. But besides their epic trips through North, Central, and South America, which you should…

Should You Buy a Vintage Overlander?

In the summer of 1987, I attended a car auction with my dad with a wad of cash and hopes pinned on a mid-’70s muscle car. Born into a family of avid car collectors I knew the drill, and as all the prices for muscle cars climbed out of my financial reach, I began to…

Happy Holidays

As we round the final bend into 2018, we wanted to take a moment to wish you and your families a joyous holiday season and a happy New Year. Wherever you are, whatever you’re celebrating, and whoever you’re celebrating it with, we hope you’re making memories as warm and inviting as a campfire on a…

The Ultimate Adventure Gift List

If you’ve seen our home page in the last month, you may have noticed that we published our holiday gift guide a little differently this year. Instead of lumping gifts of every size and shape into one article, we separated them into three distinct categories, one for every budget. Our first guide covered cool gear…

Off-Road Review: 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL

When the Wrangler made its début in 1987 as the YJ, Jeep purists poked fun at Jeep’s new prodigy, casting derogatory insults such as “Yuppie Jeep” and “Real Jeeps have round headlights.” While I agree with them regarding round headlamps, the YJ retained the DNA of its venerable predecessors in the CJ lineup. It had…

How to Buy a Rooftop Tent

I’m sure you’ve noticed, but you can’t swing a dead cat these days without hitting a roof top tent. There are now dozens of purveyors of car-top sleepers with some auto dealers even selling them as add-on upgrades. If you don’t have one yet, statistically, I’d say you will soon enough. For those inclined to…

Featured Vehicle: FOTORNR

Over the last few years, the 5th-generation 4Runner has become one of the most popular four-wheel drives in the overland segment, and it’s not hard to understand why. They are capable, reliable, relatively affordable, and easy to modify, making them perfect for both new enthusiasts and experienced travelers alike. But recently, we’ve noticed a growing…

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