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Interview with Makoventure

Austin and Ashley are an Alaskan couple who, along with their dog, Ivy, have chosen to seize life by the horns. We caught up with them at the Overland Expo West and were immediately impressed by their can-do attitude, resourcefulness, and self-built camper. Over a campfire, we became friends, and I realized that this couple…

Mitsubishi Delica L300 4×4 – “SLACKERvan”

The Mitsubishi L300 4×4 has a cult-like following in the world of overlanding, and for good reason. This “small but mighty” vehicle is built on a modified Pajero chassis and thus benefits from the go-anywhere performance of a proper 4WD, whilst offering the space and functionality of a short wheelbase van. I love compact overland…

The Ball and Buck Jeep CJ8

I have a deep affinity for the early 80’s Jeeps, I remember as a 7 year old riding with my mother from Tahoe City to Minden, Nevada where she traded in her Volvo station wagon for a white 1980 CJ7 with a baby blue interior. She threw a Warn winch on the front of it…

2021 Overland Expo West :: Day 1

Overland Expo West is officially underway in Flagstaff, Arizona. Day one brought beautiful weather and an enthusiastic crowd of attendees, all of them eager to see what the 400+ exhibitors from the overlanding and offroad industry had on display. The Expedition Portal film crew eagerly jumped in the mix, visiting a variety of exhibitors, including…

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Ram 2500 Overland Build :: 2021 Crew Cab Cummins Turbo Diesel

Editor’s Note: As an industry employee, I received a discount when purchasing this truck. However, I have not received any financial compensation for the opinions expressed in this article.   The Expedition Portal full-size truck projects continue with a 2021 Ram 2500 Cummins overland build. When selecting a vehicle for overland and recreational use, it’s…

Featured Vehicle :: Makoventure’s 1982 Toyota Chinook 4×4 Conversion

Photography by Richard Giordano In a sea of Tacomas and rooftop tents, it’s always refreshing to spot a one-of-a-kind vehicle build. This 1982 Toyota Chinook 4×4 conversion is indeed unique, and like the Creature from Frankenstein, it is a composite of body parts grafted together and reanimated by the use of electricity, a ton of…

Exclusive :: GMC Canyon AT4 OvrlandX

Photography by Sinuhe Xavier We have come into a golden age of vehicle options for overland travel, with more capability and choice than ever before. A decade ago, there were just a few mid-size truck offerings, and now there are models available from all of the major manufacturers. Companies are also paying attention to the…

Featured Vehicle Interior :: Overland Site’s 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Vehicle features here on Expedition Portal offer a wealth of information about overland builds, including specifications, modifications, and upgrades. While they are helpful in a general sense, I want to dig deeper. I want to know what’s in drawer systems, how dry food storage is organized, what kind of toiletry kits overlanders swear by, and…

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RedArc Tacoma TRD Off-Road build showcases 12-volt power and capability

RedArc has just unveiled the newest truck in their fleet, which also happens to be their first North American vehicle build. The 2021 RedArc Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road build was upfitted for off-highway travel, backcountry camping, and to showcase the full potential of RedArc’s 12-volt power system, and judging by these initial images, it looks…

Featured Vehicle :: Toyota Hilux Arctic Truck 38 Polar Edition – DID Extreme Expeditions

David Daigle, former special forces and Norwegian climbing champion, owner of DID Extreme Expeditions, adventure travel expert, and all-round good guy, is the owner behind today’s featured vehicle, a Toyota Hilux Arctic Truck 38 Polar Edition. I first met David in southern Norway during a road trip to Stavanger, and if I’m honest, nearly came…

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