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Buyer’s Guide: Travel, Rescue, and Medical Evacuation Insurance

It’s an unexplained phenomenon, but as soon as people set out on a vacation they assume they’re shielded from harm by an invisible bubble. That couldn’t be further from the truth. As an adventure travel guide for a decade, I told my clients before every outing that even romantic diversions like cycling through French vineyards…

What’s in your winch bag? The basic gear you should be carrying

The other day I ran into the proud owner of a well-built four-wheel drive. Eager to talk shop, he began to list a few of the numerous pieces of equipment he had installed on his new vehicle. The list included 37-inch tires, aftermarket wheels, a 4-inch lift, lights, a roof rack, a front bumper, and…

American Overlander: Gerber Center-Drive with Bit Set

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…

SEMA 2016 Day Two :: Product Showcase

While most of the project vehicles at SEMA have become the bastions of bad taste, there are still fantastic products and new innovations to be found. For this product showcase, I review some of the more notable offerings.   WARN: Each year Warn manages to not only release new products, but also stay true to…

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