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Georgia, the Road Leads Back to You

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Winter 2022 Issue. Georgia—not the American state Ray Charles and Martin Luther King hailed from, but the little-known country located at the crossroads of Asia and Europe—is a mountainous place of wild and astonishing beauty. Monasteries, watchtowers, and fortresses dating to the Middle Ages stand…

Die Raat vir Elke Kwaal: A CJ-3B Jeep Sluks its Way Through Botswana

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Winter 2022 Issue. At a crossing in the wild country of the Limpopo River may be found Gatvanolfant, the elephants’ hole. Here is also Oerwoud Store with the Wiltshire, a pub established in past times by a British Army unit that once guarded the drift…

Overland News of the Week

CMM Offroad Delete Pro Quick Disconnect Mounting System Tennessee-based CMM Offroad recently launched the Delete Pro Quick Disconnect (QD) mounting system, an aluminum accessory mount suitable for attachment to CMM mirror, A-pillar, or universal mount products for Jeep JL, JLU, Gladiator, and JT models. The Delete Pro QD can hold up to 50 pounds and…

The Worst Off-Roader Ever Made, Anywhere

Back in the 1970s, during the dark, torrid days of Apartheid, South Africa fought a Cold War proxy conflict against a collective of international communists in Angola. Due to the oppressive, racist regime and the policy of “separate development,” international sanctions were imposed against the country, limiting the average consumer’s options for purchasing everything from…

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQT Marco Polo Revealed

As the motoring industry embraces EVs and straight-off-the-showroom-floor campers, Mercedes-Benz has combined both in a compact and attractive package. Scheduled to be launched in the second half of 2023, the EQT Marco Polo will offer buyers the reliability and driver experience expected from the brand with a practical and fully electric small van based on…

Field Tested :: Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail 225/60R17 Tires

Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail 225/60R17 Test vehicle: 2017 Subaru Forester Limited Starting tread depth: 11/32 Tread depth, 10,000 miles: 9/32 Weight per tire: 29.3 pounds Disclaimer Falken sent me tires to test and review at no cost. I was not paid for this review, and my results are displayed honestly and without influence. I am…

Overlanding in the Underserved Communities : Interview with Kirk Williams

Kirk Williams, a Coloradan, is an active outdoorsman, storyteller, and adventurer who courageously travels overland despite a physical mobility impairment. When Kirk was in his early twenties, he had an unfortunate mountain biking accident, broke his neck, and was relegated to a wheelchair. That, however, has not hindered his drive and zest for life. Kirk…

Stranded in the Simpson

This is a story of preparedness, teamwork, resilience, and love. It is an insight into the power of the press, the positives and negatives of the digital world, and an intimate, raw, and self-effacing account of an overlanding disaster. In 2021, nearing the end of their 14-month Australian adventure, the Zavros family, also known as…

Super Pacific Switchback X1: Side View

Ram 2500 Overland Build :: Super Pacific Switchback X1 Truck Camper

Ram 2500 Overland Build :: Super Pacific Switchback X1 Truck Camper Of all the additions I have added to my Ram 2500 overland build, the Super Pacific Switchback X1 truck camper has been the most significant in terms of size and infrastructure. It provides a variety of solutions for vehicle-based travel, all in one neat,…

Field Tested :: Appalachian Gear Company Utilizes Alpaca Fibers in Its Performance Fabric

  Merino wool is on most people’s radar, but alpaca fiber is one of the new kids on the block of “natural” performance fabric. A familiar friend to those in the Andes region, it is a completely different animal (literally) when compared to sheep’s wool or llama fibers, with a more slippery origin material that’s…

Overland News of the Week

The Polydrop Trailer The Polydrop trailer is designed primarily with EVs in mind and is not strictly a camping trailer; it is a personal travel space you can take with you wherever you go. This distinction is important as you will notice that the trailer does not come equipped with the gear and accessories one…

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