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Roof Loading for Overland Travel: How Much is Too Much?

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Summer 2022 Issue. Many of you likely remember the Ford Explorer rollover lawsuits of the early 2000s. We were inundated daily with news reports about the dangers of the Explorer and the risk to society that SUVs posed in general. Fast forward 20 years, and though…

Monimoto GPS Tracker

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Summer 2022 Issue. Motorcycle theft is a problem the world over, which is why an anti-theft GPS tracking device that can be hidden on motorcycles and other vehicles sounds like a great idea. The Lithuanian company, Monimoto, has developed a simple yet effective solution. Here’s…

Living Legend :: Emily Miller

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Summer 2022 Issue. Hyphenated titles come cheap these days. Celebrities aren’t just actors but count themselves as advocates or activists. Emily Miller, a woman whose diminutive stature belies the punch she packs in the way she lives, earns every comma in her introduction. Sports marketer, champion…

Nocs Provisions Zoom Tube 8 x 32 Monocular Telescope

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Summer 2022 Issue. The Nocs Provisions Zoom Tube is a fun little gadget to keep in your vehicle’s center console or mount to your backpack strap when you are heading out the door for an adventure. Primarily designed to help you get a closer glimpse of…

Want to Write for Expedition Portal and Overland Journal? Here’s How to Submit the Perfect Pitch.

Photography by Jack Mac By the time the most recent issue of your favorite magazine graces the newsstands or appears in the post, its pages were already well-imagined, copyedited, laid out, and finalized many months in advance. If we board our time machine, traveling to a time well before the issue was put together, we…

Telemedicine: Health Care Options Continue to Expand for Overlanders

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Summer 2022 Issue. Technology has advanced considerably over the past couple of decades, and services once out of reach while traveling have become readily available. This is especially true in the wake of Covid-19, as safeguards brought on by the pandemic have allowed expanded insurance coverage…

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Böhm Bike Mounts

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Summer 2022 Issue. Let’s face it; overlanders have a bit of a reputation as gear nerds. We appreciate a well-made piece of kit and enjoy the balance of form, function, and practicality that go into its production. But as much as we love our gear, I’ve…

IceCapades: High-performance and Lightweight, Soft-sided Coolers Get the Job Done

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Spring 2022 Issue. Soft-sided coolers have gotten good—really good. From the back seat of your truck to your campsite and on the trail, they provide cold storage for food and drinks, with waterproof closures and excellent ice retention. But beyond these fundamental functions, they are also significantly…

Transforming Travels into Tales With Lois Pryce

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Spring 2022 Issue. With her cherry-hued hair, goggle-adorned helmet, and lightweight Yamaha motorbike, you are likely already well-acquainted with this British solo female adventure motorcycle rider, journalist, and author. She praised vulnerable travel in her TEDx Talk, was shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards, and…

Land Cruisers of the Drug War

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Spring 2022 Issue. First synthesized in the late 1850s, Sigmund Freud was an early advocate of cocaine in addition to being an addict, prescribing it for depression and other conditions. In the late 1800s, coca leaves found themselves on the ingredient list for Coca-cola, and in…

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 Backpacking Tent

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Spring 2022 Issue. Few brands in the world of bikepacking have an equal reputation for quality, innovation, and functionality as Big Agnes. The Colorado company was established 20 years ago with a mission to “build better gear for sleeping in the backcountry” by a team who…

How To Become an Adventure Rider

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Spring 2022 Issue. Photography by Susan Dragoo Few motorsports employ such a diverse array of skills as adventure riding. Adventure riders are those enviable souls who ride big-bore motorcycles, some approaching 600 pounds before adding luggage, over terrain befitting a world traveler lost in the wilderness….

Treeline Outdoors Tamarack Plus Rooftop Tent

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Spring 2022 Issue. Many tents are coated in flame retardants to meet regulatory standards in North America, and these chemicals can easily transfer from fabric to skin to the hands (and ultimately, to your mouth). This is where Treeline Outdoors is making progress toward a safer…

Searching for Nothing

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Gear 2022 Issue. I was excited like a schoolboy in late June on the verge of a wild summer. It was a feeling I’ve had so many times, on so many big adventures, but oddly, different. For most of my adult life, my outdoor aspirations have…

Katadyn BeFree 1.0L

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Spring 2022 Issue. Swiss maker Katadyn has been producing personal water treatment systems for over 90 years, and the brand is well-known in various outdoor segments. While the BeFree is not new, I recently found myself comparing water filters for an upcoming backpacking trip. In terms…

The Pace of Change in Outback Queensland

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Spring 2022 Issue. Within the hour, paradise would fade into the distance. Every kilometre we put between us and the coast would melt into the afternoon sun. Once the rainforest canopy crumbled into open plains, a trail of dust would leave months of an unplanned pause…

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