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What is Overlanding? :: Podcast #18

The Overland Journal Podcast #18 Principles of Overlanding :: What is Overlanding? Summary: For this Principles of Overlanding, Scott and Matt discuss the history of the term “overland,” and how to properly define it within the context of experience, with input from a large quorum of other overland travelers. They also pose a series of…

Podcast #16 :: Rooftop Tent or Ground Tent or Wedge Camper for Overlanding?

The Overland Journal Podcast #16 Principles of Overlanding :: RTT vs. Ground Tent vs. Swag vs. Habitat vs. Sleeping in the vehicle Summary: For this Principles of Overlanding podcast, Matt and Scott discuss the best sleeping solutions for an overland camp. They review the options of a Rooftop Tent (RTT) vs. a Ground Tent vs….

A Letter From Our Medical Editor

Publisher’s Note: We are grateful for all of our Expedition Portal readers, and our subscribers to Overland Journal. These are challenging and defining times for all of us as people and as travelers. Many of our fellow overlanders are stuck behind borders or managing major adjustments to their travel schedules. If there is anything we…

2020 RawHyde Adventure Days

Editor’s Note: The Rawhyde Adventure Days is a popular event in Southern California that brings motorcycle and 4wd adventurers together. Read our overview of last year’s event here: 2019 Adventure Days Press Release :: ADVENTURE DAYS 2020 RawHyde is thrilled to announce that Adventure Days 2020 will be the Grand Opening of our newest and…

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Fieldcraft Survival Offers Overland Training

Press Release: Fieldcraft Survival has partnered with Overland International to offer Overland Training. Fieldcraft Survival has partnered with Overland International to offer quality overland training courses to cover a myriad of topics and skillsets. Fieldcraft will be offering this training to civilian, military, commercial, law enforcement, governmental, and non-governmental teams. Overland Training courses will provide…

Build Your Skills With These Off-Road & Overland Adventure Books

Over the years, our staff has been asked a lot of questions about overlanding. But there’s one query that almost every enthusiast seems to have in common. No, it’s not “What size tires can I fit with this lift?” but rather “What will improve my vehicle’s capability the most for the least amount of money?”…

A Touch Of Camel Trophy: Towing a Land Rover Through Canada’s Whipsaw Trail

What do experienced overlanders do when a disabled truck needs to be recovered on the trail? Some of North America’s best off-highway driving instructors and vehicle recovery experts showed us their skills when they recovered a disabled truck from the historic Whipsaw Trail in July 2019. My husband, Steve, and I have driven Whipsaw four…

Slow Is the Way to Go

We were recently reminded that the unquestionable fundamental principle of off-road driving—drive as fast and necessary, as slow as possible—applies equally to overland on-road driving. Nigeria is a difficult country to travel overland: the roads are either terrible or okay, the police either horrific or friendly and relaxed, the heat sucks the energy from your…

Is the Rebelle Rally the Most Important Off-road Competition in North America?

OFF-ROAD RACING, YEAH!! The smell of gasoline, the sound of thunderous exhausts, the teeming energy drink representatives, and million-dollar tube-chassis race trucks. The Rebelle Rally is, well, none of that. In fact, it’s not a race at all, but rather a competitive and inspiring navigation and driving challenge. Four years ago, when Emily Miller and…

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Training Our Limits

“Driver training should be one of the first things we buy for our overland vehicle.” A 36 Hours of Adventure Presented By :: 5.11 Clothing and Bags The most elite units in the world rely on training, best-practice, and continuous improvement; yet many overland travelers skip this critical first step towards competency and safety in…