The other day I ran into the proud owner of a well-built four-wheel drive. Eager to talk shop, he began to list a few of the numerous pieces of equipment he had installed on his new vehicle. The list included 37-inch tires, aftermarket wheels, a 4-inch lift, lights, a roof rack, a front bumper, and…
Although every tent is slightly different, there are some common techniques for properly pitching a modern portable shelter. Do it poorly and you risk damaging the tent itself, or enduring a less than comfortable night’s sleep. I travel with people with extensive backcountry experience, yet see them making basic mistakes all too often. Most people would…
Big lugs or little knobbies. Which is best for you. We address some of the basics.
Never deal with a stuck zipper again
The Women’s Travel Festival is coming up March 3-5 in New Orleans
It’s not a defeat if you live to travel another day.
Whether you go by way of truck, motorcycle, or even on foot, going alone takes careful planning.
A chuck box of the luxury nature
Can you mix different motor oils without damaging the engine?
Driving any vehicle onto unimproved roads is not something to take lightly. Many variables, seen and unforeseen, can conspire to stymy forward progress or damage vehicles and the occupants within. While there are an endless number of techniques and skills to be learned, much of it only through hands-on time behind the wheel, there are a few general...
We address the overland pros and cons of manual cogs versus a slushbox transmission.
With no one else to count on but yourself, you had better be prepared.
You better know before you go.
How to handle bribes, bravado and other bouts with authority.
You bought the capable truck. Do you know how to drive it?
How to select a plot of earth for a short overnight stay.
The road to adventure is often lined with corrupt border guards, potential thieves and other hazards.
You’ve made the journey, be sure you come home with the image souvenirs you wanted.
In my article Top 10 advice for new travelers, I ranked first advice to travel as light as possible. And I mean it. I can do without many things, even if they seem vitally important, and I can gratefully use something simple without complaining about lack of comfort or pretentious brand name. Sometimes I even…
Why a trailer could be the best camping investment you’ve ever made, or your worst.