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Destinations :: Cumberland, British Columbia

On the east coast of central Vancouver Island, British Columbia, you’ll find Cumberland, a gateway to Comox Lake 60 miles northwest of Nanaimo. What makes Cumberland and its 3,000-plus residents unique is the welcoming community and world-class recreation possibilities. Unlike other touristy stops on Vancouver Island, like Tofino and Coombs, Cumberland has kept its quaint…

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Thanksgiving Overland Gift Guide

Presented by GCI Outdoor     Beyond Clothing Guide Lite Gloves Gloves are one of those small, crucial items that can protect your fingers from cold weather, winch cables, tool handles, and grime. However not all gloves are created equal, and few (in my experience) are often up to the task of protecting your delicate…

Escapar a la Baja Tres: A Vanlife and Overlanding Meetup, Feb 2022

Escapar a la Baja, an Overlanding and Vanlife Meetup Baja season is approaching quickly, and for those heading south of the US border this winter, you’ll definitely want to check out Escapar A La Baja Tres. This weekend-long vanlife and overlanding rendezvous at Playa El Tecolote (just 30 minutes outside La Paz) is scheduled for…

Overland Trailers spotted at SEMA

Overlanding can be quite daunting, especially when you are pulling a trailer, unsure if it will make it over rough terrain. Perhaps the greatest advantage of traveling with a trailer is that you can leave your camp set up while you explore the more hard-core trails or head out for day trips without packing up….

Overland News of the Week

Harley Davidson Bagger Riding Jacket w/ Integrated Backpack Heading out on a short motorcycle ride and need a little bit of additional cargo space? Harley Davidson’s new Bagger riding jacket, constructed from 600-denier polyester canvas with a Teflon coating, offers protection from the pavement with a removable integrated backpack offering 20-liters of storage (men’s size…

Toyota USA Unveils Three Concept Truck Builds at SEMA 2021

Toyota unveiled three truck-specific build concepts at the 2021 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show. What we’ve seen of the Tacozilla Tacoma Camper and TRD Desert Chase Tundra so far has been via Toyota USA’s YouTube channel, so we’re pleased to finally put eyes on them (along with the Tacoma Overlanding Concept Vehicle) under the…

Overland News of the Week

Lavabox Over/Under The Over/Under is a 304 stainless-steel multi-level stand and cooking surface for your Lavabox firepit. When used as a base, it elevates the Lavabox off of the ground (two height settings) to comply with Forest Service regulations as well as Leave No Trace low-impact campfire principles. But if you fold in the legs…

Interview with Makoventure

Austin and Ashley are an Alaskan couple who, along with their dog, Ivy, have chosen to seize life by the horns. We caught up with them at the Overland Expo West and were immediately impressed by their can-do attitude, resourcefulness, and self-built camper. Over a campfire, we became friends, and I realized that this couple…

Mule Expedition Outfitters – MuleWagon Project

Australians know a thing or two about overland travel. Their country is enormous, and a traveler must be well prepared for every eventuality in the most remote areas. The Aussies have a love affair with their Utes (utility vehicles), and the flatbed configuration seems by far the most popular. But why? Well, there are a…

Overland News of the Week

Toyota Land Cruiser LC80 RTR (1/18th scale) If you’ve been looking for a good deal on a Land Cruiser 80 Series, here it is. This 1/18-scale LC80 is powered by a 7.4-volt LiPO battery and features aluminum frame rails, scale interior features, working headlights, and indicator lights. And for your 1/18-scale overland adventures, it’s also…

Featured Campervan Upfitter :: Coyote Conversions

Coyote Conversions is the creation of Callan and Meghan, two Boulder, Colorado-based adventure seekers who combined their woodworking and customer service skills to create a campervan upfitting business. With a focus on custom, one-of-a-kind builds, this small team works closely with their customers, designing vehicle interiors that complement your interests while simultaneously providing the comforts…

Overland News of the Week at Expo West

iKamper Disco Series Cooking Outfit iKamper makes a strong entry to the cooking game with this modular setup, complete with burner, adjustable legs, and more. What makes this cooking outfit unique? To begin with, the Disco burner (which is manufactured by Korean gear manufacturer Kovea) can be used independently of the tripod, thanks to its…

Redarc Unveils New Line of Adventure-ready Solar Panels

Australian power management equipment manufacturer Redarc has announced its new line of adventure-ready solar panels. Designed to survive the harsh environments that many of us explore with our overland vehicles, this collection of fixed, portable, and flexible solar cells capture additional power to keep your battery system topped off in the backcountry. “REDARC’s solar panels…

Eye-Catching Vehicle Builds of Overland Expo West 2021

Photography by Richard Giordano After a hiatus in 2020, Overland Expo West was back in the saddle this past weekend with a busy event at Flagstaff’s Fort Tuthill County Park. Offering their usual jam-packed schedule of roundtables, educational sessions, trail rides, presentations, and vehicle walk-arounds, the Expo fairgrounds were also filled to the brim with…