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Podcast #16 :: Rooftop Tent or Ground Tent or Wedge Camper for Overlanding?

The Overland Journal Podcast #16 Principles of Overlanding :: RTT vs. Ground Tent vs. Swag vs. Habitat vs. Sleeping in the vehicle Summary: For this Principles of Overlanding podcast, Matt and Scott discuss the best sleeping solutions for an overland camp. They review the options of a Rooftop Tent (RTT) vs. a Ground Tent vs….

Garmin Launches Their New Zūmo XT Motorcycle GPS :: Overland News

For adventure motorcyclists, easy-to-read, reliable navigation is a necessity. We cannot be fumbling with our phones and trying to scroll through touch screens that do not work with gloved hands. The screen needs to be bright and daylight readable, while also working with polarized glasses. This is why ADV motorcycling still has one of the…

Patriot Campers Launches Their New X3

Overland News: Patriot has built a reputation for producing extreme quality overland trailers designed to survive the Australian Outback. From that foundation of reliability and durability, they have also started to evolve their camping systems and solutions, adding comfort and ease of setup.   One of the realities of long-distance remote travel is bad weather,…

Thank You, Chris Cordes

A Special Thanks to Chris Cordes for his time as Editor of Expedition Portal. We wish him all the success in his new role with the OnX Mapping Team. I still remember the first day that Chris Cordes started working at Overland Journal, interning from the management program at Embry Riddle University. We knew he…

Premium Windows and Doors for Overland Vans and Campers

Small Business Spotlight: As overland travel and vanlife become more popular, DIY owners and new camper manufacturers are popping up every day looking for better products, more reliable solutions, and the brands with the best overall value. This is also true with van and camper windows, doors, and hatches. Their utility is wide-reaching, including bed…

Motorcycle Roof (Seat) Top Tent :: News

NEW PRODUCT Giant Loop Introduces First Seat Top Tent for Adventure Motorcycles (BEND, OREGON USA) Adventure proof packing systems innovator Giant Loop has introduced the world’s first seat-top tent for motorcycles, the EXPANDER™ Adventure STT Tent. Weighing in at just under 20 lbs., the EXPANDER™ mounts to virtually any adventure touring motorcycle, providing 100 square feet of hazard free living…

Land Rover Deploys Global Fleet to Support Emergency Response :: News

During these challenging times, manufacturers are providing assistance by producing ventilators (like GM and others), and supplying vehicles for emergency support and response (like Land Rover). These are unique times, so it is encouraging to see where corporations are helping.  To donate towards the Red Cross efforts, click here: https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CORONAVIRUS:…

Lexus GX470 and GX460 Icon Suspension :: News

Overland News There is no question that the Lexus GX460 and GX470 have become wildly popular for overlanding, reflecting their near-ideal combination of capability, reliability, payload, and comfort. This breadth of capability makes them as suitable for daily driver duties as it does for driving around the world.  As a result, the aftermarket has responded…

2020 Defender Overland Test Drive

There are few automobiles that capture the attention of multiple generations, inspiring everyone from the Greatest Generation to the wonder-filled eyes of a five year old. The Defender has been that vehicle, and even the most die-hard Land Cruiser lover would secretly admit to the charm of a classic Land Rover meandering down a dusty…

Overland Expo West Postponed to July

These are challenging times for our communities and families, and our hearts go out to all those affected. In addition, many travelers are stuck behind borders or are struggling to arrange transportation home.  As an overland community, we are an industrious group, and well-prepared to address this challenge together. We received notice this morning from…

Nomad Kitchen Module :: Overland News

(Editor’s Note: Unedited Press Release) Berkeley, CA (February 27, 2020) – Nomad Kitchen Co. is excited to announce the upcoming launch of their first mobile camping kitchen. The small startup, based out of the San Francisco Bay Area in California, hopes to cater to weekend warriors and hardcore adventurers alike with their compact slide-out kitchen…

2020 RawHyde Adventure Days

Editor’s Note: The Rawhyde Adventure Days is a popular event in Southern California that brings motorcycle and 4wd adventurers together. Read our overview of last year’s event here: 2019 Adventure Days Press Release :: ADVENTURE DAYS 2020 RawHyde is thrilled to announce that Adventure Days 2020 will be the Grand Opening of our newest and…

Warn Releases Their New Subaru Forester Winch Tray

Warn is on a roll with new hidden winch mount options for popular SUVs, trucks, and even crossovers. While it might seem unconventional to install a 12-volt recovery winch on a Forester, Crosstrek, or Outback, it makes sense. In my travels, I have encountered Subarus nearly everywhere in the backcountry, and they are almost always…

All New Method 704 Bead Grip Wheels

It is difficult to imagine, but one of humanities oldest innovations, the wheel, continues to evolve. Principally, companies like Method are finding ways to make them stronger, lighter, and more effective for use in the dirt. The wheels are available in titanium and black With their new 704 wheel, Method has integrated several new design…

Unimogs Reach 21,961 Feet :: World Record

“After the erection of two shelters in 2017 on the highest volcano in the world, the Ojos del Salado/Chile, we wanted to make a further contribution together with our partners to improve the safety of mountaineers. The High Altitude Truck Expedition 2019 pursued several goals: the installation of emergency radio units in the four high…

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Fieldcraft Survival Offers Overland Training

Press Release: Fieldcraft Survival has partnered with Overland International to offer Overland Training. Fieldcraft Survival has partnered with Overland International to offer quality overland training courses to cover a myriad of topics and skillsets. Fieldcraft will be offering this training to civilian, military, commercial, law enforcement, governmental, and non-governmental teams. Overland Training courses will provide…

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