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Fjallraven is giving away U.S. National Parks Passes this Holiday Season

Last year Swedish outdoor gear and clothing maker Fjällräven gave away U.S. National Parks Passes at their brick and motor stores on November 29th. This year, they are using an interactive online platform to continue the giveaway, offering customers a more responsible and socially distanced way to participate. This holiday giveaway runs from Nov 20th…

Win a RTT: iKamper Thanksgiving Giveback Giveaway

How would you like to help feed hungry children while also getting the chance to win an iKamper Skycamp Mini rooftop tent?   This Thanksgiving season, iKamper is partnering with the Conscious Alliance in an effort to reduce hunger in communities across the United States. The goal is to raise $5,000, a sum that will…

Destination: EcoCamp Patagonia, Chile

Without a doubt, South America is one of the quintessential overlanding destinations in the Southern hemisphere. Its enormous stretches of uninhabited terrain are punctuated with tropical rainforests, desert steppes, and jagged alpine summits. And for travelers interested in exploring South America’s most extreme and exotic landscapes, the national parks of Southern Chile’s Patagonia region will…

New 4-door Bronco: 21 Square Feet of Sleeping Space

While it might not be the first feature that would-be Bronco owners are considering, 21 square feet of interior space in the new four-door model provides enough room for all but the biggest and tallest folks to sleep. Ford says this functionality was a consideration that their design team incorporated into the new Bronco. “We…

Expedition Portal Classifieds :: 2019 EarthCruiser FX

If you’ve been on the lookout for a low-mileage EarthCruiser, this 2019 FX only has 18,000 miles on its Mitsubishi Fuso FG chassis. The FX comes in roughly halfway between a van and a full-sized truck, making it comfortable and nimble. Its 3-liter Fiat diesel engine strikes a happy balance between durability, economy, and serviceability….

Overland News of the Week

Luno Seatback Organizer The problem with those knee-height pockets in the back of your vehicle seats? Eventually, they just become one big pocket full of food crumbs, old tissues, and who-knows-what-else. That’s why the Luno Seatback Organizer is a breath of fresh air. It attaches to your seat’s headrest, putting it at eye level where…

Total Composites Expedition Truck Bodies

One of the biggest dilemmas when beginning a DIY overlanding vehicle build is the trade-off between ready-made components and self-built solutions. There is the most obvious dichotomy of cost versus time, given the prospect of designing, engineering, and building something from scratch, but there are other trade-offs as well. Things like precision, accuracy, and build…

Video of the Week: Popup Life Episode 1

“The caravan of American Off-Road Vehicles, equipped with Four Wheel Campers’ lightweight, low-profile, durable pop-up campers, crossed through six western states and included a wide cast of characters including climber Jonathan Siegrest, climber/surfer Jessica O’Bryan, professional snowboarders Danny Kass, Chad Otterstrom, and Alex Andrews, snowboard mountaineer Laura Hadar, and many more. The adventures begin at…

Overland Vehicle Rental Guide: Campervans, Trucks, and Motorcycles

Compiling an overland vehicle rental guide is a challenging objective, primarily because the term “overlanding” has gotten a bit muddy, and I quickly found myself wondering what the most accurate definition is. I chuckled when my initial search led me straight to the Overland Journal podcast and Scott Brady’s discussion with Matt Scott about the…

Max Adventure Tyre Sealant Stops Flats in Their Tracks

Used by British Special Forces to prevent flats when you can’t afford to have your vehicle disabled, Max Adventure Tyre Sealant immediately plugs punctures up to 25mm in diameter when installed pre-emptively. The water-soluble formula is non-corrosive, won’t damage your tires or rims, is shelf-stable, and can be reused between tires.   Plan Ahead for…

The Far Cabin on Maine’s Remote Atlantic Coast

Photos by Jeff Roberts, Courtesy Winkelman Architects.   This 420-square-foot cabin was lovingly named the Far Cabin by its designers, Winkelman Architects. It is perched on a rocky ledge along Maine’s central coast where the owners, and occasionally their family, can escape the day-to-day routine and take in the calm of the surrounding forest and…

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