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Warn Debuts Epic Wheels

Warn Industries entered the automotive world in 1948 when they began producing locking hubs for surplus WWII Jeeps. Their famous winches followed in 1959, establishing them as one of the most recognized names in the off-road equipment market. By the end of the 1970s, Warn established a partnership with Ford, securing them worldwide product distribution….

Expedition Portal Classifieds :: 1964 Clark Cortez Coach

In 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts were transported to their spaceship in a modified Clark Cortez RV emblazoned with NASA logos. It was a historic moment in a historic vehicle. Clark Equipment, the manufacturer of the Cortez, built fewer than 4,000 vehicles between 1963 and the late 1970s, making this unique vehicle a bit of…

Yamaha’s First Full Suspension e-MTBs are Here

While Yamaha might not exactly be a household name in the bicycle world, it probably should be. Back in 1989, they were already prototyping e-bikes, and in 1993, they introduced the first commercially-produced power-assisted bicycle (PAS), which debuted in Japan. Often when new technology is introduced, it can take a while to catch on, and…

Video of the Week: Bring Back Bronco (The Untold Story)

  As the title suggests, this week’s video of the week is not actually a video, it’s a podcast. Bring Back Bronco: The Untold Story is “the story of a truck and the story of a country.” This eight-part serial podcast is hosted by NPR and New York Times contributor Sonari Glinton, who uncovers the…

Destinations :: Rocky’s Treehouse

Rocky’s Treehouse is a mountain escape located three miles down a 4WD/AWD access road high in Utah’s Wasatch Range. This unique cabin sits above the ground on stilts and is a perfect vantage point to take in the beautiful Utah scenery from the height of the surrounding treetops.     This all-season playground is a…

Featured Camper :: Hiatus Truck Campers

Hiatus Campers Builds Hard-Sided Pop-Up Truck Campers Washington-based Hiatus Campers was founded by two road-tripping adventurers who created a unique hard-sided pop-up camper design out of necessity. Tyler and Erin’s initial goal was to design a comfortable and secure retreat to make their pursuit of rock climbing, backpacking, and snow sports a little bit more…

Keeping the FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser Alive

The FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser is an Overlanding Classic The FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser is a legendary vehicle in the 4WD and overlanding world. Perhaps this is because FJs have made it to all corners of the Earth, or because so many wonderful memories have been made in these rock-solid rigs. For brothers Nelson and…

Video of the Week: VOX Water Safari

VOX is a specialized development organization that focuses its efforts on bringing sustainable, clean drinking water to the people of sub-Saharan Africa. Through private funding and a talented team, VOX has already brought water to over 1 million people across Botswana, South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Kenya. “Water is essential to life,” Says VOX Founder…

Destinations :: 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…

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…