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.
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.
Delicious grilled fruit─It’s what’s for summer.
Pining for an original culinary experience? Bake your own bread over an open fire.
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)
This truck, and its square-jawed, 1980s brethren represent my favorite iteration of the Unimog concept.
As you plan your summer trips, it’s always good to brush up on your outdoor skills.
They all make great reads.
There is always a big argument between motorcyclists on the best option for luggage, specifically the side and rear cases.
After eight months of full-time logistics and planning, Brady and Miller arrive at the shores of the Arctic Ocean and the official start of Expeditions 7.
Possibly one of the biggest misconceptions about overlanding is the idea that you need to save for years, buy your own vehicle, spent tons of time and money outfitting it and then take a year off before you can go out to explore. There are other alternatives and one of them is to buy a plane ticket to South Africa, rent a vehicle and go out explore on your own!
Having the right gear can often make all the difference in the world when it comes to the enjoyment of your trip. Having the wrong gear can take away from your enjoyment of a trip, …
On the trail as a comparison, they bring along a 1964 Jeep Forward Control crew cab. It’s funny to see the two together. The Mighty FC looks like a bulldog. The old Forward Control looks like a loaf of bread. It’s great to see footage of both of these truck on the road!
Things have changed quite a bit in the Overland world since…
The 2009 edition was held at the Yavapai Fairgrounds in Prescott Valley
Overlanders are a unique bunch of people. They want it all, especially when they’re our traveling for extended periods of time with a partner….
Via West County Explorers Club: Jonathan Ward, of TLC and Icon fame, shows off what he calls a “142,” basically an FJ62 on an 80-series chassis. This truck was built through TLC, his Land Cruiser restoration shop in Southern California.
As you can imagine, this was an extensive rebuild. Even the engine was replaced with a GM Vortec unit. They went through the truck inside and out and everything looks to be first class.
I sit here, in the middle of absolutely nowhere, with only the moonlight and muscle memory to guide my fingers while I type, my thoughts fresh in my mind. Fire; it’s amazing and serves many purposes.
Without a doubt the most common question we get at Expedition Portal is: “What do I need to buy to go overlanding, fourwheeling, car camping, etc?” With the assumption that the goal is exploration and not recreational ‘off-roading’ in a group, this is our top ten purchase list, in order of importance.
via West County Explorers Club: This beautifully shot video takes you off-road through the desert near Dubai on a KTM 525. A Honda XR650R rides alongside.
Well done, guys!
These extraordinarily capable trucks were built in the 1970s for the Swiss military by the Austrian manufacturer
Steyr-Puch (who, coincidentally, also build the G-wagen for Mercedes-Benz).
I am finishing this article less than two hours after driving the Forward Control
concept vehicle from the Jeep design team.