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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…

Field Tested – Wagan Tech

I am not going to lie. Electricity and I are not amigos; we have not reached an understanding. In the past, I have regarded electricity as necessary but fickle, demanding and potentially dangerous, expensive and unreliable – like the ex-wife I have yet to marry. For years we have struggled with onboard power as we…

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…

Walter Sky WS-MH01 Nuyarn Merino Zip Hoodie

Living full-time in a modestly sized van means space is at a premium, and packing light is essential. Consequently, there’s really no place for clothing that’s not multi-functional, so I rarely purchase apparel that’s not suitable for both everyday life and outdoor activities. Technical products tend to be lighter, more packable, compressible, quick-drying, warmer/cooler, and…

2021 Overland Expo West :: Day 1

Overland Expo West is officially underway in Flagstaff, Arizona. Day one brought beautiful weather and an enthusiastic crowd of attendees, all of them eager to see what the 400+ exhibitors from the overlanding and offroad industry had on display. The Expedition Portal film crew eagerly jumped in the mix, visiting a variety of exhibitors, including…

KUIU Ultra Merino 145 ZIP-T Hoodie

Founded by Jason Hairston, KUIU is primarily a hunting brand designed to be “the lightest and highest performing Mountain Hunting clothing possible.” However, the apparel line has cross-category appeal and, whilst I don’t hunt, is well-suited to most outdoor activities. Hence, I was keen to see how their 145 ZIP-T hoodie would perform on a…

Field Tested : Offroam Phone Mount Kit for Jeep Wrangler JK and Gladiator

Security and stability in vehicle phone mounts have always been an ongoing struggle. It seems as though these products are purchased, mounted, fought with, and ultimately make their way to a landfill. Suction mounts lose strength, unable to withstand the weight of today’s cellular devices, causing driver safety and mental health issues. Numerous companies claim…

micro start sport

Field Tested: Micro-Start—The World’s Smallest Jump Starter

Created by Antigravity Batteries, known for high-end lithium batteries, the Micro-start is the first, original mini jump starter. These days, we rely on electronic devices more than ever—even in the middle of nowhere—which is what makes the Micro-start an essential item whenever I walk, drive, or ride two wheels off into an adventure. This pocket-sized…

Featured Vehicle Interior :: Overland Site’s 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Vehicle features here on Expedition Portal offer a wealth of information about overland builds, including specifications, modifications, and upgrades. While they are helpful in a general sense, I want to dig deeper. I want to know what’s in drawer systems, how dry food storage is organized, what kind of toiletry kits overlanders swear by, and…

Duration Health

Suffering a medical emergency while traveling is a scary experience, especially when far from home and definitive medical care. For those who travel remotely, I recommend taking a wilderness first aid course and bringing an activity-specific first aid kit capable of handling the first 24 hours of accident or illness. But, what if your travels take…

Overland News of the Week

Toyo Trunk Shape Toolbox T-190 SV In the ongoing search for vehicle organization solutions, the Japanese-made T-190 SV steel toolbox from Toyo is a lightweight and sturdy option that stacks nicely within larger gear containers. These simple metal boxes are pressed from a single piece of steel which means that they have a clean, seamless…

Field Tested: The Rux 70-Liter Container

Outdoor adventuring for our family requires some careful planning in order to make adequate use of limited space. We need to be able to put most of our gear in the bed of our truck, it has to be packed in a way that can handle the elements, and it needs to be accessible along…