Water Matters

In mid-November 2013, we drove our Land Rover Defender from Arequipa to Cuzco, Peru. Well, that was the plan. At roughly 15,500 meters on the desolate, lifeless altiplano the engine management system beeped a loud warning:…

Ice, Snow, and Falls of Fire

“Nature is best enjoyed with thousands of strangers, long lines, and lots of rules.”–No one ever Here’s the thing, I love national parks, but like many outdoor enthusiasts I find myself rather conflicted about visiting them….

Yeti Hondo Base Camp Chair Review

Yeti is an impressive company, based on a simple ethos: “Build the cooler (i.e., product) you’d use every day if it existed.” They certainly made their name constructing extremely robust coolers that endure full-tilt adventure travel,…

EarthCruiser’s EXD Camper

If you’ve ever looked into overland vehicles, you’ll almost certainly know of Earth Cruiser. This Oregon-based company builds expedition-grade trucks specifically designed to address the needs of international travelers. They’re rated for four-season camping, capable of…

Overlanding with Packboats

Packboat is my made-up word for easily portable boats that roll into a bag but deploy in minutes, in contrast with hardshell kayaks or canoes in aluminum, plastic, or composite. I’m here to suggest that if…

1234