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Gear Scout: SPOT Gen3

After a prolonged and secretive build up, SPOT has finally launched the latest generation of their wildly successful GPS Satellite Messenger. Aptly named the Gen3, this new device includes a number of refined improvements guaranteed to make it a continued success. The most noticeable change is the reduced size. At only four ounces with overall…

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Gear of the Year – 4WD Equipment 2011 – Overland Awards

The overland market is growing at a rapid pace, which is providing for innovation and a wide range of new products.  As a result, the team at Expedition Portal has started an industry award, Gear of the Year for multiple categories (each featured in a different article) and based upon their price point, with a…

Black Rat Hand Winch

Reasons to Include a Hand Winch with Your Recovery Kit The hand winch provides several key benefits as either the primary extraction tool, or as a compliment to a vehicle mounted electronic winch.  In my experience using the device, it is the unit’s flexibility that proves most compelling.  With the hand winch, the operator has…

Arizona Land Rover Rally

The Arizona Land Rover Owners club provided another exceptional event in 2011, hosting over 70 vehicles and hundreds of Land Rover enthusiasts in Gold Canyon. This is one of my favorite events every year because of the level of organization and the fact that I have known many of these characters since 2001! They really are a…

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