As long-time Amazon Prime members, we ordered an early release Kindle Fire for evaluation. Given the form factor, we considered its suitability for adventure travel. Being just in the middle of the iPad and iPhone on…
Phase 1: Intro; Northern/Central Mexico
Most Americans drool over the legendary Land Rover Defender 110, and especially ones newer than 25 years old, which cannot be legally imported & registered in the United States.
… design a modern vehicle to complete the same tasks that the Defender did so well, and yet the primitive nature of the Defender is one of the things so many love about it.
Besides the classes, the best part was meeting so many great people.
Bumpers for Expedition Travel
This modification was completed in preparation for our 2004 Sierra Madre Mexico expedition, which required a fuel range of 320 miles, with 270 miles off-highway.
There is still time to register for the last Overland Rally of the year being held in Hollister, California – where it all began one year ago.
We take a look at one of the baddest campers around
Auspit is an Australian made portable rotisserie that is lightweight and packable. With several configurations the Auspit provides a unique cooking solution for an overland camp or for your back yard!
Light weight and compact storage dimensions.
I wanted to make an awning that would interface with my Thule rack, and provide an easy set-up/tear down. This is an initial prototype, but it has proven to work pretty well. Awning Design…
Tire Selection for Expedition Travel
The Land Rover Defender has been an Icon in the overland community since its inception in 1983.
If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting Dakar Rally racer Jonah Street he likely stands out in your mind as one of the nicest and genuine people you have met.
I have found through the years that a freezer/fridge is an essential comfort accessory for vehicle dependent expedition travel. While traveling in Mexico it can be difficult to find ice, and food is often spoiled, or…
Demello Off-Road Frame Reinforcement
Why Coil-Overs on an Expedition Vehicle?
Deaver Spring Manufacturing, Custom 10 Leaf Pack Sierra Madre of Mexico Full military wrap and tapered ends Just the thickness of the springs adds an inch over stock height …
Toyota Tacoma Demello Rock Sliders Fully welded .120 wall 1.75″ tubing .25″ plates and gussets Rock Slider Benefits Rocker Protection is one of the most critical modifications to be added…
Columbia Overland: An interview with Larry Grubbs
Columbia Overland is a premium vehicle outfitter located in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in Land Rover service and modifications for all popular overland platforms. Their reputation has been built by producing high-quality skid plates, suspension components and interior panels for Rovers, but that ingenuity has extended to the Toyota Tacoma as well with their new dual-battery tray. Their line of products extend from campaign furniture to satellite phones.
We spent some time with Larry Grubbs, one of the company principles talking about their product offerings and design/testing philosophy.