Welcome to our new Pro Travel Tip series, a daily feature of the best travel tips from explorers around the globe. Monday through Friday will feature a new insight on topics ranging from culture to money to driving, all short and to the point, providing a lesson (sometimes hard learned) from a fellow traveler. We are fortunate at Expedition Portal to have a team of well-traveled adventurers, their combined experience spanning seven continents and over 140 countries. We are also grateful to Sinuhe Xavier, Chief Creative Officer for Overland International for the suggestion to start this series, which we plan to continue into the foreseeable future. If you have a Pro Travel Tip to share, send an email to editor (at) expeditionportal.com. We will pick contributors at random for free gifts from Overland Journal and other partners.
While dehydration is no picnic and can ultimately kill you, drinking water rife with nasty critters can just as easily bring the Reaper or make you so sick you’ll be calling his name.
West County Explorers
Finding inspiration for the adventure traveler
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.
Deaver Spring Manufacturing, Custom 10 Leaf Pack Sierra Madre of Mexico Full military wrap and tapered ends Just the thickness of the springs adds an inch over stock height Statistics Deaver Springs: Total Number of Leaves: 10Total Arch to Top of Leaf Packs: 10.5″Pack Thickness: 2.5″Eye Bolt Center…
Toyota Tacoma Demello Rock Sliders Fully welded .120 wall 1.75″ tubing .25″ plates and gussets Rock Slider Benefits Rocker Protection is one of the most critical modifications to be added to a vehicle intended for challenging terrain. Properly designed rocker panel protection provides several benefits in addition to guarding…
Columbia Overland: An interview with Larry Grubbs
Columbia Overland is a premium vehicle outfitter located in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in Land Rover service and modifications for all popular overland platforms. Their reputation has been built by producing high-quality skid plates, suspension components and interior panels for Rovers, but that ingenuity has extended to the Toyota Tacoma as well with their new dual-battery tray. Their line of products extend from campaign furniture to satellite phones.
We spent some time with Larry Grubbs, one of the company principles talking about their product offerings and design/testing philosophy.
LAND ROVER SHOWS PHOTOS OF NEW DEFENDER WHICH WILL BE RELEASED AT THE 2011 FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW
- Land Rover confirms its global intention to launch a new Defender in 2015, with no current decision on whether or not the next generation Defender will come to the North American markets
- Land Rover DC100 investigates the potential future direction of the iconic Defender
- Demonstrates the future of Land Rover capability and versatility
- Design team led by Gerry McGovern
Land Rover released photos today of the DC100, a modern interpretation of the iconic Land Rover Defender, which will make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Overland Rally Washington: An Interview with Remote Medical International’s (RMI) CEO, Andrew Cull The Overland Rallies and Workshops are community events held in California, the Northwest, the Northeast and the Southeast. These events bring hundreds of adventure travelers and dozens of industry vendors together in easy to access locations for education symposiums, adventure presentations and…
As seen in the Winter 2008 issue of Overland Journal in the ‘SEMA Showcase’ section on page 21, we have installed the Truck-Lite LED headlights.
If you are looking for the latest ideas for your next Overland vehicle, there is one show you can’t miss. The Abenteuer & Allrad in Bad Kissingen show in Germany is the largest gathering of expedition vehicles in the world. Expedition Portal was lucky to have one of his members on site. Here are some…
Why should the Dodge Ram Runner be considered an expedition vehicle?