via West County Explorers Club: It’s pretty amazing to see what this mostly stock 911 can do off-road. Finally having the engine in the back makes sense.
La Aduana: 1968 Kaiser/Jeep Wagoneer
via West County Explorers Club: There’s a beautiful ’68 Jeep Wagoneer 4×4 on ebay right now. Back then the Wagoneer was still made by Kaiser (formerly Willys). As for this black-plate example, the seller reports about…
Exploring Iceland with AEV
A compelling adventure video from the team at American Expedition Vehicles. Iceland is a beautiful and rugged country that tugs at my soul. I arrived just a few days after AEV returned to the US, so this footage is particularly poignant to me. Well done guys.
La Aduana: M35A2 “Deuce-and-a-Half”
If you’re looking for a tough-as-nails off-roader, I don’t think you’ll get more bang for your buck than this 6×6 M35A2 “Deuce-and-a-Half” Army truck.
The Top 5 Trip Reports
Trip reports are to Overlanders what wine is to the French—a daily necessity.
When not traveling, there are no better ways to dream and plan your next adventure.
Exclusive First Look at the New AT Overland Off-Road Flatbed trailer
A flat bed that’s tough as nails, and as capable as any 4WD you pull it behind.
Camel Trophy, The Land Rover Years
via West County Explorers Club: This video details the last ten years of Land Rover’s involvement with the Camel Trophy. It’s 90 minutes of non-stop action beginning in 1989 with Defender 110s in the Amazon to Freelanders driving across Tierra del Feugo in 1998. In all of the other years the Discovery features prominently. You’re probably familiar with a few of these segments. It’s nice to see them all strung together. Enjoy.
Review: The Magellan eXplorist 710
Technology and I don’t often get along. I tend to be a little old school in how I do things
Gear: Binocular Review
These are all good binoculars. After spending some time with them though, some differences have emerged. Here are my impressions.
Ural Sidecars, Built By Hand!
Since producing the first M-72 motorcycle in 1941, the skilled artisans at URAL Motorcycles have been producing their machines by hand!
Here’s a quick look inside the Ural factory as they assemble one of their infamous sidecars!
VOTD – The Inca Rally!
For those of you who likes adventure in a different way, make sure to check the first edition of the Inca Rally!
The Rally starts August 1st, so you still have 2 months to register and make your way to Peru.
A Journey into Somaliland in an FJ Cruiser
I became interested in Somaliland as a traveler and as an economist. At the time, I was writing a chapter of an economics textbook and wanted to use the pirates of the Gulf of Aden as the topic of the chapter.
VOTD: TAD gear interview at Overland Expo
Overland Expo was filled with great vendors and exciting products – it’s hard to pick one amongst the group! Here’s a quick interview with Triple Aught Design‘s founder and owner. Make sure to check the Expedition Portal channel on YouTube for many more great interviews with Persephone!
VOTD: Driving in Sand Tracks
via West County Explorers Club: Here’s an excellent video from South-African 4×4 expert, Andrew St. Pierre White, showing how to drive in sand, especially in deep tracks.
Thanks thanks for the tip, Greg!
Dust Therapy: Stretching The Legs of My 4Runner (and Dog.)
A good friend of mine (who works too much) was back in town yesterday, so we decided that it was about time I took my truck out.
Review: Wolfman Tank Panniers
One of the challenges involved with packing a motorcycle is making things accessible, while still being secure. Accessibility is what made me look for extra luggage, specifically tank panniers.
Grilled Fruit Skewers with Chocolate Dip
Delicious grilled fruit─It’s what’s for summer.
Cast Iron Baked Bread
Pining for an original culinary experience? Bake your own bread over an open fire.
VOTD – Sabotage
Today we’re making an exception.
This video is not about overlanding – although there are some good car driving scenes in it and some crappy motels…it’s an homage to an extremely talented band member who influenced an entire generation.
RIP MCA (Adam Yauch)
La Aduana: ex-Swedish-Fire-Brigade Unimog U1700L/38
This truck, and its square-jawed, 1980s brethren represent my favorite iteration of the Unimog concept.