When the first Overland Expo took place in Prescott, Arizona, nearly 10 years ago, most of the vehicles in attendance fit the same mold. Built on 4×4 SUV platforms, they all included a roof top tent and a bevy of bolt-on modifications designed to maximize off-road proficiency. Not to say those trucks are less prevalent…
Now in its ninth year, the 2017 Overland Expo commenced again, this time in a new location in the tall pines outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. Previous years have suffered unusually extreme weather conditions, but this year’s show kicked off under sunny skies with clear views of the snowcapped summit of Mount Humphreys. Although official numbers are…
No matter how much we try to trim down our kits, more and more gear continues to find its way into the back of our rigs. As these items continue to pile up, it becomes increasingly difficult to locate specific items amongst the mountain of countless duffels, tool rolls, and pelican cases—not to mention the…
I’m not sure how it happened, but I’ve become somewhat of a multi-tool nerd. I think it started while evaluating tools for an extensive review for the Fall 2016 issue of Overland Journal. In that roundup I tested Gerber’s Multi-Plier 600 Basic and was impressed with its ease of use, thoughtful selection of functions, and…
A purpose built touring trailer that’s as rugged as it is luxurious
I was once almost in love with an Afrikaans girl. She lived in a posh house on top of a hill and bore a German surname. Her father, Loot, hated the thought of me but begrudgingly liked me and one day asked for my help to build an overland trailer which he planned to use…
Testing a mobile abode with a lap of Africa.
There are probably more than a few of us who have dreamed of owning an overland camper. Even the most die-hard tent lovers have probably longed for a heated interior during a rain-soaked, frost-bitten night. But for those who make it past the dreaming stage and decide to pursue one of these four-wheel drive behemoths, the path can be challenging….
We escape into the Texas hill country for a weekend adventure
We tow the newest Chaser model from the edge of the Arctic to the Mexican border
Setup and breakdown camp with the push of a button
EarthRoamers aren’t the most agile or affordable of overland vehicles, but they do have an undeniable cool factor. Something about combining granite counter tops and wine coolers with 41″ tires and bead-lock wheels seems to appeal to people, and in truth it’s not hard to see why. These vehicles are luxury apartments on wheels, and now the…
Three days in the Northern Frontier
A modern twist on the old classics
We take a look at one of the most impressive DIY interior builds around
2016 wasn’t all doom and gloom, so lets look at a few positives
Through snow, sand, and mud, Basil gives feedback on switching from a mud tire to an all-terrain
Tracing the Continental Divide through Southern Colorado
Building a dream camper for North American adventures
Overlanding goes upscale with a new venue for Overland Expo East.