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Death in the Desert

By Nena Barlow Photos by Nena Barlow and Dan Holmes Lead Image Caption: One of the best things you can learn how to do is to learn to assess things subjectively and pay attention to the changing conditions around you. These skills are important anywhere, but especially when your party is the only one within…

EarthCruiser Announces Their CORE DIY and Commercial Offerings

As the overland vehicle market continues to expand, there is more opportunity for recreational vehicle manufacturers to offer commercial and do-it-yourself (DIY) variants of their proven platforms. EarthCruiser is a leader in the cab-over segment, which allows them to leverage their notable experience with 4WD systems and off-highway performance (the founders have decades of offroad…

Caught Up in the COVID-19 Crisis in Saudi Arabia

A life on the street, a life in a van—after more than four years in Africa, we thought that nothing and nobody could stop us. But then came coronavirus. Africa We spent 1,561 formative days on the African continent, and every country left its mark—a total of 36 countries, 49 border crossings, and countless roadblocks…

Featured Camper :: Black Series Campers HQ15

Black Series Campers is a family-owned, off-road camper manufacturer based in Australia that has been in business for 10 years. During that time, they’ve produced over 30,000 units. Offering both soft-sided pop-up campers and hard-sided models (and at least two hybrids), Black Series Campers has 12 different models to choose from, ensuring that aspiring adventurers…

ARB Launches Their All New BASE Rack Overland System

In 1975, ARB began producing high-quality accessories for backcountry explorers, starting with a roof rack. Through the subsequent decades, ARB refined their rack line, making it stronger, lighter, and more refined. Their racks have always been considered expedition grade, robust to a degree that the vehicle’s roof would nearly always fail before the rack. Their…

Bronco Sport is Compact but Mighty

We’re still riding that Bronco wave of excitement and today we’ve got more details for you. Bronco Sport, Ford’s new ‘Bronco of small SUVs’ plays smaller sibling to the 2-door and 4-door Broncos. The Sport, which appears to be aimed at weekend warriors and a more general audience of would-be Bronco owners, debuts with a…

Conservation Journalist Kris Millgate Migrates with the Chinook

If the name Kris Millgate sounds familiar, it’s for good reason. She’s one of the preeminent conservation journalists of our time as well as the CEO of Tight Line Media, a conservation news and content production company based in Idaho Falls, Idaho. But Kris wasn’t always the successful, well-known storyteller that she is today. In…

Ford Sets High Bar for Factory 4×4 with New Bronco

Bronco is back, amid a substantial amount of fanfare and enthusiasm. Bolstering this iconic revival are some impressive stats that promise a highly capable, trail-ready, factory 4WD with a slew of optional upgrades. “We created the Bronco family to elevate every aspect of off-road adventure and equipped them with class-leading chassis hardware and exclusive technologies…

Lessons From A 35-Year-Old Land Cruiser

The morning frost had begun to melt on the sage and bunchgrass steppe that stretched to the horizon. A thick cloud of dust billowed from our tires, diffusing into the otherwise tranquil air. Inside the cabin of the Troopy the atmosphere was thick with corrugation-induced vibrations and the voice of Jack Johnson trying to cut…

Mystic Myanmar on Dirt Bikes

To live in South Africa as an adventure biker has many advantages. It is a great place to get your motorcycle fitted out with state-of-the-art equipment, as well as a great starting point for an expedition to some of the wildest and most beautiful countries in Africa, such as Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Tanzania, and Rwanda….

New Performance Upgrade Packages for Ford Ranger

Ford enthusiasts rejoice, the Ranger just got a whole lot more customizable straight from the dealership. New owners will soon have three optional levels of upgrades to choose from, adding improved performance and style to their 2019 or 2020 Ranger. These additional options come after Ford saw that most new owners were adding an average…

The New Ineos Grenadier is Overland Glory

There are moments in time when greatness coincides with the market—with consumer and commercial demand. The Unimog came back to North America 10 years too soon, and so did the 1993 Defender 110. However, the team at Ineos appears to have timed the release of their Grenadier exactly on queue.   I think Sir Jim…

Overlanders Share Their Favorite Apps

Mobile apps are designed to improve our lives and provide us with readily available information. This is especially helpful while travelling. Hundreds of new apps are popping up left, right, and centre, so we connected with our fellow overlanders to help narrow down the search. Google Maps, iOverlander, and Maps.me were crowd favorites, and nearly…

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