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Featured Camper :: Scout Olympic

If you’re looking for a small backcountry camper footprint, then the new Scout Olympic lightweight truck camper might be an ideal solution. This compact, weatherproof shelter has all the basics covered: water, toilet, heat, kitchen, and with its pop-top upper bunk, the Olympic sleeps up to 6 people. Designed for Adventure Scout campers were created…

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…

Featured Camper :: Taxa Cricket

I generally shy away from consumer products named after insects, but in the case of Taxa Outdoors’ Cricket travel trailer, I must admit, I like what I see. The Cricket fits into Taxa’s lineup of campers as a mid-sized offering at 15 feet long. Taxa’s “mobile human habitats built for adventuring” all share the familiar…

Featured Camper :: The Living Vehicle

In the plainest of terms, the Living Vehicle is a luxury camper. But I wouldn’t be doing this towable tiny home justice with such a simple explanation. An extremely robust electrical system and elegant design choices make this travel trailer one of the most unique off-grid living solutions I’ve seen. The Living Vehicle Replaces Your…

iKamper + Front Runner Announce US Partnership and Gear Giveaway

Overland News:  Overlanding accessory makers Front Runner Outfitters and iKamper have just announced their new US partnership: iKamper as Front Runner’s preferred rooftop tent partner, and Front Runner as iKamper’s preferred rack partner. The Washington- and California-based companies have had an ongoing partnership in South Africa and they are excited to expand their collaboration to…

Storyteller Overland Mode 4×4 Review

Each year, hundreds of thousands of RVs are sold throughout the United States. The materials they’re built from are often cheap, and their entry prices are as low as their ground clearance, but for the average buyer looking to hit the road for a few weeks a year, they’re just good enough. However, a growing…

Feature Vehicle: EarthCruiser Mercedes Benz G-Pro Escape

There is no way around it, the EarthCruiser Mercedes Benz G-Pro Escape is an object of desire. This tightly integrated pop-up camper mated to a Mercedes Benz G Professional chassis has serious off-road capability combined with a refined and compact living space. EarthCruiser Australia Builds A Beast With offices in Bend, Oregon, and New South…

Find Camping Nirvana with the Zenvanz Modular Sprinter Conversion

The explosion of first-time campervan owners over the past few years has been met eagerly by upfitters, who offer everything from basic to boogie van builds. Want a simple bed and some cabinetry? No problem. Want radiant in-floor heat, on-demand solar-powered hot water, and satellite communication? Yep, that’s also available. As you can imagine, the…

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…

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…

Warn Acquires Factor 55

For the past few years, Factor 55’s recovery products have been steadily, if not rapidly gaining popularity amongst overland and off-road enthusiasts. Their line of carefully crafted closed-system winching products have been especially popular, so it comes as no surprise that they eventually caught the attention of famed winch and recovery gear manufacturer Warn. We…

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