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Gear Scout: PDW Field Kitchen Knife Set

I’m a big believer in the buy once, cry once mentality. After churning through one piece of cheap gear after another, I finally realized that if I purchased a few high-quality products instead of several low-quality products, my camping experience would be infinitely better, and thus far it has been. That’s why I love finding…

Expo East 2018: Cool Trucks and New Gear

Overland Expo is about travel, education, friendship, and experiences, but if we’re honest, it’s also about the amazing trucks and gear. Enormous Unimogs, Earth Cruisers, Global Expedition Vehicles, and Earthroamers that we would rarely spot elsewhere litter the event. There are vintage trucks from every corner of the globe, expertly built 4WDs of various makes…

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Expedition Portal and Overland Journal staff would like to take a moment to wish our readers and their loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving, and to say THANK YOU for your continued support of our publications and this community. We’d also like to extend a special thank you to those men and women serving our country…


Field Tested: ArchiTec’s Travel Clothing

So here’s a little confession for you, I hate “travel clothes” or at least most of them. There are plenty of reasons for this prejudice, but the two pillars on which my distaste stands are generally fit and appearance. That’s because it seems like clothing designers have decided that a travel shirt or pant is…

SEMA 2018

October has passed, and with it one of the biggest automotive events of the year, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, or SEMA, show. As always, this year’s event was absolutely packed with insane builds of every shape, size, color, and type, with enough accessories to make your head spin. We spent several days running around…


Gear Bag: October

MPOWERD Inc. Luci Solar String Lights I’m a pretty big fan of Luci lights. These solar-powered lamps are affordable, durable, and have served me well in conditions ranging from Arctic snows to scorching Outback heat without failure. They last for hours, charge quite quickly, and most importantly, strike a rare balance of lighting up your…

Gear Scout: Brake Light Antenna Mount

We’re always fans of simple products developed with a little ingenuity, especially when they solve rather annoying problems. Case in point, this flush mount antenna bracket for your rear brake light. It was originally designed by Neal Technologies for the new Ford trucks, as the magnetic mounts wouldn’t stick to their aluminum body panels, and drilling…


The Gear Goody Bag

Anyone that has ever walked into an REI or Cabelas will know that there’s basically an endless supply of widgets and gadgets available for camping. Do you want an outdoor oven? Sure, they make that. How about a 12-volt blender? You can have it. Need a rolling cooler with an integrated sound system and charging…


Win a Dometic Fridge! UPDATE

The dates of this contest have been extended due to the unfortunate fire season. The contest will now run until October 31st, and the winner will be selected at their SEMA booth! Big news floated down the pipeline from Dometic and Tread Lightly earlier this month. It turns out that the two organizations have teamed…

Field Tested: Batwing Awning

Expletives flowed freely as another gust of wind throttled the canvas, throwing a support leg into the back of my head while I tried to wrestle the awning’s unwieldy form into submission. The now bird’s nest of guylines, stakes, and metal poles of death had me surrounded, and the prospects of surviving the ordeal looked…

Eezi-Awn Drop-down Fridge Buddy

Our Engel MT 45 fridge is built like a battleship. Like most good portable fridges, it weighs as much as one too, especially when loaded. Hoisting it atop the Decked drawer system in the bed of our Tacoma GS overlanding rig can be inconvenient, and in some cases, impossible; especially in light of the overhead…

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