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Destination :: Trona Pinnacles

  If spectacular desert landscapes get your heart racing, you should add Trona Pinnacles to your bucket list and make sure to bring your camera when you go. Trona Pinnacles is located on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed land near Ridgecrest, California, southwest of Death Valley National Park in the expansive California desert. What…

Expedition Portal Classifieds :: 1978 Toyota Chinook 4×4 Conversion

Expedition Portal Classifieds :: 1978 Toyota Chinook 4×4 Conversion Have you been looking to add an immaculate 1978 Toyota Chinook camper conversion to your vehicle collection? Now is your chance, but you’ll have to act fast, this vehicle is for sale via an auction which will end in 4 short days!   This one-of-a-kind 1978…

Overland News of the Week

Pelican Commemorative First Aid Kit Pelican Founder Dave Parker, who recently passed away April 2020, started the now-global company in his garage in Torrence, California, back in 1976. One of his first products, a first aid kit specifically designed for divers, initially put him on the map after customers began repurposing the waterproof, crushproof housing…

Nena Barlow and Ram Truck to Tackle 2020 Rebelle Rally

Ram Truck and Nena Barlow are renewing their partnership to tackle the 2020 Rebelle Rally, a 1,000+ mile long navigation-focused 4X4 rally which begins in Lake Tahoe, California. In October, participants will take to the trails, traversing the Nevada desert with the ultimate goal of making it all the way to the Imperial Sand Dunes…

ARB Intensity Solis LED Lights Illuminate the Trail

ARB Intensity Solis LED Lights Illuminate the Trail The new ARB Intensity Solis LED lights are round, focused driving lights that illuminate the road or trail with an impressive 165 watts of power packed into a heat-dissipating aluminum housing. Thanks to the low-profile, squat design, ARB says that the Intensity Solis LED lights have reduced…

Ford and Telenav Collaborate for Offline Vehicle Navigation

SYNC 4 technology, which is at the heart of the new F150 and Bronco line of Ford vehicles, offers rich interactive mapping software via Telenav. In addition to providing traditional navigation, it can also provide suggestions for specialized routes for towing or 4X4 adventures. These navigation features will work with or without cell network coverage….

The Efjord Cabin is a Glass Masterpiece

Norway is lucky to have some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. It is a landscape of extremes, where snow-capped peaks plunge into icy fjords, and quaint fishing villages bask under the ethereal glow of the aurora borealis. Because of the almost never-ending scenic vistas, the Norway countryside is a fitting setting for…

Sony Alpha 7S III is a Video Powerhouse

Mirrorless cameras are relatively new to the photography scene but have quickly established themselves as legitimate replacements for the beloved DSLR (digital single-lens reflex). Beginning with compact, APS-c, and micro 4/3 format models, there are now full-frame powerhouses that deliver medium-format resolution (we’re up to 60+ megapixels) with wide dynamic range that (almost) fit in…

Sustainable Overlanding with Titus Adventure Company

I found out about Travis’ Denver-based overlanding rental business, Titus Adventure Company, about a month ago when I wrote up a press release detailing their new mountain biking gear rental add-on. But after doing a little bit of digging and learning that Titus offsets all of the carbon emissions of their fleet, I wanted to…

How an Elite Marine and Afghan Dog Saved Each Other

Craig’s candor caught me off-guard as he described the experience of narrowly avoiding death in Afghanistan, but then again, elite Marine Corps members have a unique lens through which they interpret their experiences. Craig went overseas as a CI/HUMINT (counterintelligence/human intelligence) operative, but little did he know that going to Afghanistan to serve his country…

Featured Camper :: Black Series Campers HQ15

Black Series Campers is a family-owned, off-road camper manufacturer based in Australia that has been in business for 10 years. During that time, they’ve produced over 30,000 units. Offering both soft-sided pop-up campers and hard-sided models (and at least two hybrids), Black Series Campers has 12 different models to choose from, ensuring that aspiring adventurers…

Go Fast Campers SuperLite Redefines Hardshell RTTs

Montana-based Go Fast Campers has a penchant for producing drool-worthy overlanding gear, and they just did something that is likely to send waves through the rooftop tent (RTT) market. Behold the SuperLite: a sub-100-pound, hard-shell, made-in-the-USA rooftop tent for $1,300. Cue fireworks. EDIT: a SuperLite mattress to go with your SuperLite RTT will add $279,…

Bronco Sport is Compact but Mighty

We’re still riding that Bronco wave of excitement and today we’ve got more details for you. Bronco Sport, Ford’s new ‘Bronco of small SUVs’ plays smaller sibling to the 2-door and 4-door Broncos. The Sport, which appears to be aimed at weekend warriors and a more general audience of would-be Bronco owners, debuts with a…

Conservation Journalist Kris Millgate Migrates with the Chinook

If the name Kris Millgate sounds familiar, it’s for good reason. She’s one of the preeminent conservation journalists of our time as well as the CEO of Tight Line Media, a conservation news and content production company based in Idaho Falls, Idaho. But Kris wasn’t always the successful, well-known storyteller that she is today. In…

Ford Sets High Bar for Factory 4×4 with New Bronco

Bronco is back, amid a substantial amount of fanfare and enthusiasm. Bolstering this iconic revival are some impressive stats that promise a highly capable, trail-ready, factory 4WD with a slew of optional upgrades. “We created the Bronco family to elevate every aspect of off-road adventure and equipped them with class-leading chassis hardware and exclusive technologies…

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