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Expedition Portal Celebrates 15 Years of Adventure

June 25, 2020 :: Press Release In late June 2005, expeditionportal.com (known as ExPo) went live, serving initially as a community forum, and now as one of the world’s largest online overland resources for the vehicle-based adventure traveler. While the website has grown continually since 2005, growth has accelerated in recent years because of the…

Life on the Road | Moto Proven

This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Summer 2020 issue.  One of the wonderful things about adventure motorcycle travel is the simplicity, eschewing the complexities and excesses of daily life. As a rider, we can only bring so much, and the more we travel, the more we tend to leave behind. The less we…

Claymore Ultra+2 Rechargeable Area Light | Field tested

This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Summer 2020 issue.  The business luminary Peter Drucker once said, “Don’t make a hundred decisions when one will do,” and that philosophy applies equally to overlanding. I have shifted my approach from highly specialized equipment to now looking for high-quality products that serve multiple uses, reducing weight,…

The Primus Camp Kitchen | Field Tested

This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Summer 2020 issue.  The year was 1911, and Roald Amundsen had just arrived at the South Pole. Roald was known for his pedantic nature and the extreme lengths he went to in testing equipment prior to an expedition. His stove of choice was the Primus, and it…

Overland News | Book Reviews

This article was originally published in Overland Journal‘s Summer 2020 issue. Two Wheels South: A Motorcycle Adventure from Brooklyn to Ushuaia By Matias Corea   Review by Scott Brady ISBN 978-3899559767 This hardcover volume is a beautiful journey of adventure motorcycling with a thoughtful balance of art, design, and constructive insight. In particular, I appreciated the…

The Basic Overland Gear Everyone Should Have

The Overland Journal Podcast #20 Principles of Overlanding: The Basic Overland Gear Everyone Should Have Summary: For this Principles of Overlanding, Matt and Scott review the top 10 pieces of kit that help support local and international overland travel. Topics include navigation, communications, recovery equipment, medical kits, training, tools, and more.  This list is all…

Is Iglhaut 4wd the Ultimate Off-road Sprinter?

If your plan is to travel remotely, capability is a key attribute of the vehicle you choose. While much of exploration is done on dirt roads and trails, the backcountry is filled with challenges and obstacles, including washouts, boulder-strewed washes, deep-water crossings from seasonal rains, thick mud, and soft sand. This is why I personally…

Bollinger Motors’ Cab Chassis is Overland Camper Ready

Electric vehicle innovation is coming at a rapid pace, and it is quite clear that commercial applications are directly in their sights. This also good for overland travelers, as commercial application trucks and vans often have the payload, simplicity, and durability desired for backcountry travel. With that, Bollinger Motors has released its new cab/chassis model,…

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What is Overlanding? :: Podcast #18

The Overland Journal Podcast #18 Principles of Overlanding :: What is Overlanding? Summary: For this Principles of Overlanding, Scott and Matt discuss the history of the term “overland,” and how to properly define it within the context of experience, with input from a large quorum of other overland travelers. They also pose a series of…

Equipt Announces Their “Overlander” Stimulus Package

Editor’s Note: This is a news release to make our readers aware of a small business promotion.  This press release is unedited and as supplied by Equipt.   PRESS RELEASE :: ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE Weekly Discounts Now through May on Equipt’s Most Popular Products SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Thursday, 4/23/2020 – Equipt Expedition Outfitters,…

Videos of the Week :: Driven to Extremes

Mac Mackenney is a legend in overland and expedition planning, completing logistics for major overland endeavors, including several by Ranulph Fiennes (The Greatest Living Explorer). Here are a few of his recent videos for a good skills download. Youtube Channel | driventoextremes.org | maxadventure.co.uk Note: Mac and his organization do a lot to help military…

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