Bruce Elfstrom of Overland Experts discusses the finer attributes of an off-road classic, the Hi-Lift jack.
Mechanical mishaps are bound to happen. Coen and Karin-Marijke take us to the best workshop in Ecuador.
They call it the Lost World Expedition, and it all began in 2009 when Lacey and Luis sold everything and hit the road.
Of the many skills to learn as a 4WD enthusiast, left foot braking is one of the most important.
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.
VIa West County Explorers Club: Johnathan Hanson explains the importance and function of airing down.
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
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.
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!
Things have changed quite a bit in the Overland world since…
The 2009 edition was held at the Yavapai Fairgrounds in Prescott Valley
Reseating a bead can be more than difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing. Gain some valuable information here before you have to perform in the field.
Besides the classes, the best part was meeting so many great people.
There is still time to register for the last Overland Rally of the year being held in Hollister, California – where it all began one year ago.
The journey from Arizona to the sands of the Sahara.
As a continuation of our vehicle selection article, the community of Expedition Portal examines the critical requirements of vehicle modifications for long-distance exploration.
After sleeping in a tent for 45 nights straight, one gets accustomed to noticing the differences between brands
Mario Donovan, one of the experts at Adventure Trailers, teaches us how to build an effective overland vehicle.
AT Overland Equipment outfits a fair number of on-board air systems to vehicles, we also sell portable compressors to take care of tire and air bag inflation, so it was wonderful to spend a day with George Carousos from Extreme Outback and tap into his encyclopedic knowledge of air systems. George has a unique perspective on the…