Preparing for a lost passport starts long before you ever depart, and includes making copies of your passport and other important documents.
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do when bike packing. Its unfortunately one of the hardest things to do as well. Here’s some advice from a professional on keeping your body fueled and ready.
No, I am not telling you to end your marriage or your relationship. I am actually talking about going camping even when your husband/partner is not available.
Before you roll out, it might be wise to take with you a few tips, many learned the hard way. The very hard way.
There are many reasons why these vehicles hold such sway over our emotions, and make no mistake, Land Rover ownership is first and foremost an emotional decision.
In our continuing series of bikepacking edifiers, we now turn our attention to what many consider the most important component to a bikepacking setup––bike bags.
Christophe shows us how to keep our packs small and simple so we’re ready for adventure at the drop of a hat
While things used to be easy when choosing a bike, these days require more than a little guidance to make the right choice
If you love biking, but have never bikepacked, here’s some great info on how to get started!
VIa West County Explorers Club: Johnathan Hanson explains the importance and function of airing down.
Overland Journal’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Collard shares his soon-to-be-world-famous breakfast delight.
Tired of your old boring lights? Convert to new LEDs with these easy steps!
What allows us to seemingly ‘float’ over sand, climb slippery surfaces and crawl over rocks with improved floatation, more grip and less tire damage.
Answering the most important questions first
Chris Scott’s ultimate and always practical motorcycle planning guide. If you ride adventure motorcycles you need to read this book.
via West County Explorers Club: Winter’s on the way. To help you get ready, here’s a video showing some snow recoveries by the Search and Rescue Unit in Pierce County, Washington. One involves raising the truck with a Hi-Lift to pack snow under the tires. In the other a Hummer gets winched out of the snow.
When using the Hi-Lift, always keep your head (or any other body part) out of the area between the Hi-Lift frame and the handle, so the handle doesn’t accidentally snap up and whack you. One way to keep yourself out of the “whack-zone” is to put a foot on the base of the Hi-Lift and work the handle with your opposite hand, pulling with the weight of your entire body.
An exciting new video series from Thad Robison and the team at Motiv Fishing. Their first episode pushes them deep into Mexico, including some incredible jungle terrain. This is a killer teaser – can’t wait for the entire episode.
Say you’re camping and just about to crack open a can of tomatoes for your stew when you realize — d’oh! — no can opener. If there are some rocks or, better yet, some concrete nearby, to scrape the top of the can on, you can get it open.
No can opener? No problem.
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!