Overland News of the Week

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 been upfitted with a Rhino bumper and roof rack, MT tires with internal beadlock wheels, and tuned coil shocks.

$190 | horizonhobby.com


The Splitter – Titanium Multi Tongs

Photo by @tomjoyphoto, courtesy full-winsor.com

The humble spork has proven its worth as a do-it-all camping utensil, but here’s a new take on it. The Splitter is a combination of a spatula and spork that can work together to form a pair of tongs. The two individual utensils are made from titanium and nest together for easy storage in your backpack or cook kit. When it’s time to cook, a small pin at the base of the spatula’s handle interlocks with a slot on the spork to form tongs.

$55 | full-windsor.com


SDHQ Built Billet ABS Guards

Billet ABS guards are just what they sound like—machined aluminum bolt-on protection for a variety of Toyota ABS sensors. Installation takes as little as 30 minutes. Note that these ABS guards are designed to work with factory spindles as aftermarket spindles may prevent fitment.

$109 | sdhqoffroad.com


Rugged Road 65 Higher-performance Cooler

The Rugged Road 65 cooler has enough room for 55 pounds of ice or 65 12-ounce cans, yet it weighs under 10 pounds. Rugged claims that it’s up to 1/3 lighter than comparable high-performance coolers and has the ability to retain ice for up to 7+ days. The secrets behind this cooler’s weight and performance are its proprietary Rigorite shell—a material used bombproofing the Pentagon—and Fridgite insulating core (high-density insulation, secret composition). The cooler has a drain plug as well as a reversible lid with beverage stabilizers and a cutting surface. And if it ever ends up in the river, the Rugged Road 65 floats upright.

$300 | ruggedroadoutdoors.com


Goose Gear Zarges K470 Universal Box Top Plate

Upgrade your Zarges aluminum hard cases with Goose Gear’s new K470 Universal Top Plate. Goose Gear says that these top plates increase the strength of the cases enough that they can be confidently used as a step, seat, or low table. Installation requires drilling four holes in the lid of your cases.

$80 | goose-gear.com


Adventure Tool Company Camp Kitchen

Adventure Tool Company’s USA sourced and constructed soft goods are darn near bulletproof. Their Camp Kitchen bag upholds this high standard of construction, utilizing 1000-denier Cordura fabric, mil-spec hardware, and beefy YKK zippers. The Kitchen bag features two exterior buckle loops to facilitate hanging, four interior utensil pockets, slash pockets for plates or cutting boards, and two zippered compartments for smaller items. All Adventure Tool Company products carry a limited lifetime warranty.

$80 | adventuretoolcompany.com


Overland Cookery

This cookbook has some great recipes for the trail, but even more interesting than the meal ideas are its approach to categorizing provisions according to perishability. This allows the traveler to plan and execute a functional menu for any overland trip, regardless of the duration. The book is broken down into logistics, meal planning, waste management, overland nutrition, recipes, and dietary principles. It also includes meal planning templates, weights and measurements, and a resource guide.

$40 | overlandcookery.com


4122 Hitch Slider

Protect your vehicle’s rear receiver with a 6061-T6 aluminum Hitch Slider from 4122 Offroad. This metal block is designed to fit 2-inch receivers and, thanks to its ramped design, helps your vehicle slide off of terrain, taking the hit instead of your receiver. Additionally, the Hitch Slider provides a centrally-located shackle recovery point should you need to pull or be pulled out of a sticky situation.

$189 | 41twentytwo.com


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Matt is a paragliding pilot and adventure seeker living full-time in a 25-foot Airstream travel trailer pulled by a Ram 2500. His love of the outdoors has driven him to explore remote destinations across North and South America in search of the most aesthetic peaks and beautiful flying sites. IG: @m.b.swartz