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    F-150 Diesel

    Well the initial video reviews are out but the truck/engine option has yet to hit dealerships. Ford just announced their new 3.0l Powerstroke diesel option for the F-150 (an engine design that is based off of one that is used in Range Rover and Jaguar vehicles). 250 HP, 440lb-ft 30 mpg highway...
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    Ford Ranger Debut

    Anyone here catch the reveal of the new Ford Ranger? Initially, it will be offered with an inline 4 2.3l turbo gasoline, though rumors of a diesel in the future still persist. Optional FX-4 package with skid plates, e-locker, A/T tires. All the usual amenities that US consumers have come to...
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    The Snorkel's relevance to North American overlanding

    A broad thread title on my part, but I thought it would make for an interesting topic. I recently listened to a 4x4 podcast (High Sierra 4x4) which is basically geared towards the traditional jeeper-type offroading culture that is so prevalent out west. The hosts and many of the guests...
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    Let's talk axe and knife sharpening

    I've had a few knives and an axe for a little over a year now. They've all seen very moderate use, but I'm getting to the point where their edges need some sharpening and general maintenance. Axe: I have a small forest axe from Gransfors Bruk. I love the quality and the utility of the thing...
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    Center axle disconnect

    Reading up on the 4th gen ram 2500/3500, I learned that the 4x4 system switched from locking hubs to a system known as CAD (center axle disconnect). I believe the changeover year was 2013. I have a vague understanding of how it works. Does anyone here know how it compares to the locking...
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    Cummins 2.8L inline 4 diesel

    I'm sure some here have heard of Cummins' forthcoming release of its 2.8L inline 4 repower engine; it's being marketed as a crate engine that would be suitable for engine swaps into smaller vehicles. I'm excited to see this thing come to market and, as I understand it, it is basically a smaller...
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    Pre-Emission Full-sized Trucks

    As the title hints at, I'm on the hunt for a pre-emissions full-sized truck, preferably diesel and manual transmission. I'm looking to turn this thing into a multi-use overlanding, hunting, camping, towing rig. I've ruled out the Ford offerings due to the infamous issues with the 6.0L...
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    Delorme Inreach Explorer

    I know the staff here (Chris Noel) did a very good review on this topic (http://expeditionportal.com/field-tested-delorme-inreach-explorer/ ), but I wanted to add some user feedback because I don't see this device/software mentioned a lot in this section of the forum. I have Delorme's InReach...
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    Hunting with dogs in Canada

    So I was perusing some of the hunting regulations for certain Canadian provinces (Ontario) and I noticed, to my surprise, that certain areas allow for dog hunting (specifically for white-tail, moose, black bear, coyote, wolf and various small game). This is a total eye-opener for someone who...
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    Questions on Basic Knife Maintenance

    Seeing as how we have some knife aficionados on this part of the forum, I had some questions on basic knife maintenance. I purchased a Blackhawk Gideon Drop Point Knife for camping/field work a while back, and now that the weather is warmer I've had the chance to take it out and use it (cutting...
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    Ram 2500 5.9L Cummins Feedback

    Due to a possible move out west in the near future, I am considering the purchase of a 2005-2007.5 Ram 2500 with the 5.9l Cummins (6 speed manual). I'll be looking to get multiple uses out of my next vehicle (hunting, hauling cargo, exploring 4x4 trails/roads, camping) and while I've thoroughly...
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    Land Use Article

    Not really sure what section exactly this post belongs in. But I do know that a lot of people frequent this part of the forum, so hopefully the exposure here helps spread the word. There was an editorial written in Crawl magazine earlier this year (link below). The article is short and well...
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    Aluminum Bumper Options (5th Gen 4runner)

    So does anyone with a 5th gen 4runner know what my options are for getting an aluminum front bumper? I know that both Pelfrey and Hefty Fab Works make aluminum bumpers for the 5th gen, but as of now they only fit the 2014 and newer vehicles (mine is a 2011). Are there any other companies out...
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    Toyota Offroad Videos

    Found some old training videos Toyota put together for customers: Some of this stuff is pretty basic and some of it is specific to Australia. Still, it's interesting to see how a lot of the fundamentals haven't changed over the last few decades. Mods, I didn't see a 'training' section for...
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    When will Toyota make this truck?

    I am a Toyota fan....to a fault, I will freely admit. I think they are one of the few remaining companies that has a reputation for both reliability and robust performance (especially in their BOF truck/SUV offerings). But with some of their recent offerings, like the supposedly "new" Tacoma...
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    Alaska Overland Show

    Has anyone seen this History Channel show about a group of overlanders traveling through Alaska (Alaska Offroad Warriors)? I've only watched one episode. The content was very much a generic History Channel reality TV format....throw a bunch of eccentric characters together and cut to a...
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    Looking for vehicle GPS Solution

    Hello all. I haven't done any extensive overlanding or vehicular exploration as of yet (NY doesn't have much to offer so far). But I am looking to explore some nearby regions that do offer some good roads to explore (Vermont, Canada, Maine). I have been looking to get a good GPS receiver that...
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    Winter Tire Questions (5th Gen 4Runner)

    Hello all. I have been thinking this issue over for some time, and have only had mild success finding good information online. My 2011 4runner Trail currently has Cooper AXT's (stock size) on them...they've done fairly well in the warmer months. During the winter months, they've performed...
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    Aluminum vs Steel Skid Plates

    I've looked through this forum and others for pro's/con's and general comparisons of the two skid plate set up's (aluminum and steel). I have seen Toyota offer aluminum skid plates in their TRD line of products. Also, I've seen certain aftermarket companies, like RCI, offer aluminum skid...
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    Land Rover Body on Frame Question

    Hello all. I recently joined this forum and have thoroughly enjoyed the articles and discussions I have found here. I bought a slightly used 2011 4Runner Trail back in March of this year, and with the warm weather finally here, I'll be looking to do some preventative maintenance and potential...
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