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Deep Ozarks

White caps, like the peaks on my great-grandmother’s meringue, fill the road ahead. The waters are high and raging at a usually benign stream crossing deep in the Ozarks. It is late April and a wet and stormy spring in Arkansas. We had another downpour last night, the rain is still falling, and we’re in…

Where the Mountains Meet the Desert

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal, Gear Guide 2019. It’s springtime in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains. The wildflowers are out, birds cheep, and there’s a soft warmth in the air. My flying visit here is capping off a satisfying bout of winter travel in North Africa. A few weeks prior, I’d joined…

Gazelle T4 Hub Tent

By Ryan Keegan The Gazelle T4 Hub tent is a direct descendent of the Eskimo ice fishing shelter as well as the Barronett hunting blinds, both made by Ardisam. They have been producing seasonal outdoor products since 1960 and have upped their game with the Gazelle line of camping tents and shade awnings. The Gazelle…

The Best Backcountry, Travel, and Overland Communication Devices

We live in an age of constant connectivity. Emails, phone calls, social media, TV, and the internet inundate nearly every moment of our lives. With so much emphasis on modern technology, it’s little wonder we often look to nature for an escape—opportunities to ditch the devices and disconnect. Despite the downsides, technology has also made…

Overland Routes | Anza-Borrego State Park

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal, Spring 2017. Anza–Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP) is a remote moonscape that beckons the adventurer with technical terrain, expansive geology, and the solitude of desert campsites. It is named for the Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and borrego (bighorn sheep). At 600,000 acres it…

Overland Conservation | Combat Flip Flops

Photography courtesy of Combat Flip Flops “Welcome to the unarmed forces,” is a slogan at Combat Flip Flops, a company founded by a group of former US Army Special Operations soldiers. In addition to flip-flops, the company sells clothing and accessories, all made in Afghanistan, Laos, and Colombia. Their model is simple: by manufacturing products…

Straight to the Point

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal, Gear Guide 2019. The archaeological record indicates that some humans were favoring stone blades—essentially any tool with two parallel edges longer than its width— by the Upper Palaeolithic period. Human culture evolved, as did blade and knife technology, and eventually transitioned in most instances from lithics to…

Overland Expo is Coming to Colorado! :: Overland News

In an exciting piece of news, Overland Expo has announced its new event in Loveland. Colorado: The Mountain West Overland Expo, scheduled for August 28-30. This is now the third venue in the series, along with the West and East shows. Since 2009, we have watched the Overland Expo grow in scale and influence, the…

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