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SDi Releases E-CLIK PRO for 2017-2020 Gen 2 Ford Raptor

E-CLIK is SDi’s semi-active shock technology system which allows users to select from multiple terrain modes on the fly for improved vehicle performance, all from the comfort of their truck’s cab. E-CLIK utilizes the OEM Fox live-valve shocks in the Gen 2 Raptor and applies its suspension-specific algorithms to drastically enhance performance. E-CLIK gathers driving…

United States Lighthouse Society database of Lighthouse Rentals

All photos courtesy of the United States Lighthouse Society   The United States Lighthouse Society is a non-profit historical and educational organization that seeks to preserve and share the history of lighthouses and maritime culture in the United States. As part of its mission, this organization maintains a database of lighthouses that are available to…

Video of the Week: Principles of Overlanding – What is Overlanding?

If you find yourself wondering what the term overlanding actually means, don’t feel bad. This is an extremely common question, and with many advertising efforts latching on to and often using the term interchangeably with off-road or 4WD, we understand the confusion. In the simplest terms, overlanding is vehicle-based adventure travel. In today’s video of…

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Use Gaia GPS in Your Car with Android Auto

One of my favorite navigation apps for use in the backcountry, Gaia GPS, is now compatible with Google’s in-vehicle user interface, Android Auto. As the first backcountry navigation app to offer such an integration, Gaia GPS offers many additional features that aren’t found in standard GPS navigation applications. The ability to view any of the…

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Airstream and Pottery Barn Team Up for Special Edition 28-foot Travel Trailer

Airstream’s newest collaboration is a special edition 28-foot travel trailer designed in partnership with home-goods retailer Pottery Barn. Positioned at the intersection of comfort and style, this new trailer features the amenities we’ve come to expect from Airstream with finishes, fixtures, hardware, and fabrics from Pottery Barn’s best-selling collections. “It’s a match that makes sense…

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Destination: Earthship Biotecture Community, Taos, New Mexico

Photos courtesy of Earthship Biotecture   One quality that I believe all overlanders can appreciate is self-sufficiency, and in many ways, we put it into practice every time we venture out on the road or trail. It manifests in many forms, including preparedness with items like extra fuel, a water filter, and recovery equipment. But…

Overland News of the Week

Haven Tent Hammock camping is one of those polarizing things that people tend to love or hate, with one of the biggest complaints that you can’t sleep flat. Instead, your back is forced into a curved position, and sleeping on your side is impossible. The innovative Haven Tent aims to improve the hammock sleeping experience….

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Destination: Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

Sitting on the border of Utah and Nevada, the Bonneville Salt Flats Special Recreation Management Area is an incredibly flat and barren 30,000-acres of brilliant white salt crust in Utah’s Great Basin Desert. Formerly lake Bonneville, this dry lake bed dates back to the Pleistocene era and is one of the largest salt deposits on…

Video of the Week: 2021 Ford Tremor Diesel Overland Review

Join Scott for a test drive of Ford’s new 2021 Tremor, a powerful full-size pickup with serious off-road chops. In addition to its standard 3,400-pound payload, 20,000-pound towing capacity, and 1000 pound-feet of torque, the Tremor can be factory optioned with a Warn winch, rear locker, front mechanical limited-slip differential, 35-inch tires, and a 2-inch…

Overland News of the Week

Hyperlight Mountain Gear Camera Pod Hyperlight Mountain Gear, makers of über-lightweight sewn outdoor goods, have just dropped their new Camera Pod, and if it’s built like their other products, I have no doubt that it will survive many miles on the trail. Hyperlight is one of the pioneering companies responsible for popularizing Dyneema (aka Cubin…

Destination: Ashley’s Western Saloon, Tetonia, Idaho

Photos courtesy of AirBnb   Here’s a chance to live out your western frontier dreams and sleep in a rustic saloon on the western side of the Teton mountain range. Ashley’s one-bedroom saloon is located on a 10-acre property in Tetonia, Idaho, just north of the town of Driggs. Her property features a stream as…