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Foxy Lady—Factory Race Series Fox Shocks for a Tundra

We’ve run Old Man Emu suspension on two different trucks, over a total of 150,000 kilometres. Over 50,000 of those kilometres covered roads from Canada to Argentina. It’s really hard to argue against the attributes. Old Man Emu performs better than most factory suspension systems (especially on loaded vehicles), requires almost zero maintenance, costs a…

You Don’t Need Lockers! (Well, I don’t.) Nitro Helical Worm Gear LSD Installation

Our little 1990 Toyota pickup travelled effortlessly from Canada to Argentina and back with factory front and rear open differentials. Yes, we went overlanding without lockers! Could we have gone farther off the beaten track with some sort of traction-aiding differential? Most definitely. Were we willing to spend the money on a locker or two…

Winter Overland Gear Guide

Winter and polar travel present some of the most challenging and rewarding conditions for the overlander, (often) requiring in-depth planning, logistics, and specialized equipment. Even a trip to the local mountains for some four-wheeling in the snow will necessitate an additional degree of preparedness, which we think is all part of the fun. To assemble…

The onX Off-Road GPS App Shows You Where to Explore

Knowing Where You Can Legally Overland is Half the Battle There are times that even 36 hours of adventure seems impossible to schedule, the realities of daily life, family, and work responsibilities compounding. Sometimes just a few hours is all we have, or as a side trip during a work obligation. While it will be…

The Roofnest Falcon is Ultra-Thin and Uber Cool

I bought my first rooftop tent 10 years ago, a used Howling Moon with a tan cover, weather-worn canvas walls, and a folding floor made of wood. At the time, overlanding had just begun to emerge in the United States, so to me, and most everyone who saw it, this soft-shell tent was the pinnacle…

Setup of Solar Bugout Kit

Solar BugOut Kit for the Overland Camp

One of the cornerstones of overland travel is self-reliance, a trait inspired by the remote locations we visit and the unpredictability of vehicle-based backcountry exploration. We may be parked for days on a secluded beach in Baja, needing to keep both the fresh fish and the Coronas cold. Or we might have accidentally left the…

Reviewed: Roofnest Sparrow Eye Roof Tent

From a not too distant past, the definition of “home” was as concrete as its foundation. It was a solidly built place with four walls, a roof, and was permanently placed onto a chosen piece of land. Fast forward to more recent times, and that definition has completely changed, taking on a much more metaphysical…

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Did AEV Just Launch the Ultimate Recovery Kit?

Anyone who explores the backcountry has or will get stuck. It is just part of the unpredictable nature of venturing off the beaten path, which can include sudden storms (mud), deep sand, or that snow-filled mountain pass. Being properly prepared as an overlander includes bringing along a comprehensive self-recovery, or vehicle-to-vehicle recovery kit, and AEV…

Desert Ops Patriot Camper with Land Cruiser

The Desert Ops Patriot X1-N :: Overland News

When the best* Australian trailer gets better. . . and more affordable. Australian backcountry roads are brutal, and they manage to rip apart nearly any trailer sent down their corrugations. Because of that, Aussie designs and engineering focuses on durability- serious durability. And that was when I first encountered a Patriot Camper, watching one survive…

Factor 55 Releases New Recovery Straps and Soft Shackles

Overland News :: Factor 55 Press Release (unedited as supplied by the manufacturer) Soft Shackles- The Factor 55 10 inch Standard Duty Soft Shackles are Made in the USA under the uncompromising Factor 55 quality standards. Like all Factor 55 rigging products, these shackles have been lab and field tested to assure consistent repeatable minimum…

Field Tested: Rancho RS9000XL Shocks

Rancho is a well-known entity in the off-road shock absorber world. Established in 1950, the company initially focused on the Jeep 4WD market. In 1990, it was purchased by Tenneco, which enabled Rancho to expand its product offerings via increased manufacturing capabilities. With Tenneco’s backing, Rancho designed the first multi-damping adjustable shock to allow drivers…

Made in the Shade – Overland Journal’s 270 Awning Head To Head Test

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal, Summer 2019.  As I tightened the last bolt of the awning’s mounting bracket, I smiled, envisioning how the scene would unfold. Soon I would be sitting on some remote sandy beach, the waves lapping on the shore while I sipped a cold drink beneath the unfurled…

Overland News :: Warn Synthetic Rope and Soft Shackles

Over the past decade, significant improvements in winching component safety has become available to the overland traveler, mostly as a result of synthetic ropes and soft shackles. The primary advantage of these products is to reduce the total mass of the winching components under load, a soft shackle weighing a fraction of a steel screw…

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