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Video of the Week: 2021 Sniper X Overland Off-road Trailer

In this week’s video, Scott takes the new Sniper X overland trailer out in the Prescott National Forest for a proper hands-on test. While the profile of this trailer may look similar to other trailers from Down Under, it has some notable differences. The dry weight of this trailer is 1,800 pounds, and with a…

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Video of the Week: Putting the Toyota Hilux Through the Wringer

Is the legendary Toyota Hilux really as good as they say? The boys at WhistlinDiesel seem hell-bent on determining the answer to that question. But honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about this video. Entertained? 100%, but also a little bit sad to see such a cherry of a truck pushed past its limits….

Video of the Week: Baja Like Nowhere Else

Have you ever made the long journey down the 1200 kilometer-long Baja Peninsula? It’s a diverse sliver of land, a spectacular setting where the desert meets the ocean and a rich cultural experience awaits. While Baja has historically seen fishing and ranching as major sources of income for its residents, agritourism is expanding, providing more…

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Video of the Week: Van Life is Overrated

Is #vanlife overrated? Jake Frew brings up some great points about living life on the road, be it in a campervan, trailer, or another vehicle like a Subaru hatchback. In my own experience, down-sizing my belongings and moving into a campervan with my partner was a wonderful experience. But just like conventional life, you will…

Overland Journal Podcast Episode 43 : Interview with David Soza

In episode 43 of the Overland Journal podcast, Scott Brady interviews David Soza on the merits of minimalism, along with the essential design considerations for expedition campers. They also take a deep dive into critical Tacoma modifications for strength and durability. David shares his experiences living remote and off the grid, along with lessons learned…

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Video of the Week: Never Ride Alone

There are few humans out there willing to endure physical hardship like Scott Englund in Never Ride Alone. But watching this film, I understood him; I understand the desire to attain something everyone else thinks is crazy—a goal that takes up so much space in your brain there is no longer room for reason, so…

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Video of the Week: Scout Campers Kenai Walk-through

The much anticipated Scout Campers Kenai, which has been available for pre-order since fall of 2020, is almost here. It’s the largest camper in Scout’s lineup, ideally suited for full-sized pickup trucks with 6.5-foot (or bigger) beds. Read our previous article featuring the Kenai for more details about this lightweight yet functional slide-in truck camper….

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Video of the Week: Overland Journal Jeep Wrangler JLU Project Vehicle

Join Overland Journal’s Brian McVickers as he traverses the lonely Arizona desert landscape, testing the Jeep Wrangler JLU project vehicle which he has been refining since April of 2018. Starting with a basic Wrangler Sport, Brian logged some miles to determine what this vehicle really needed. He then got to work, adding safety and recovery…

Overland Journal Podcast: Episode 39, Justin and Kyra of Westx1000

In episode 39 of the Overland Journal Podcast, Scott and Matt interview Justin and Kyra of Westx1000. This adventurous couple owns a multimedia company where they primarily create content for the motorcycle and motorsports industry, but they also do much more. Learn how they make a living on the road and why they love to…

Video of the Week: Bridges (in Baja)

This week’s video of the week is a short film by Andrew Godaire and the Journal of Lost Time. Bridges takes us to two tombolos (or sand bridges) and the turquoise waters of Baja California Sur. For many rubber tramps and overlanders, Baja is not just an escape from the cold, but an opportunity to unplug…

Video of the Week: The Cradle of Adventure

For many world travelers, Africa is the epitome of adventure. The communities, landscape, flora, and fauna are as unique and diverse as it gets, and with 54 different countries (according to the United Nations), there is practically an endless selection of destinations to explore. In this week’s video of the week, we visit Kenya, Uganda,…

Overland Journal Podcast: Principles of Overlanding – Wheels and Tires

Wheels and tires are a common area of discussion amongst four-wheel-drive enthusiasts that often result in a wide variety of opinions. Is there an answer to the question: What is the perfect wheel/tire combo for your vehicle? In this week’s Overland Journal podcast, Scott Brady and Matt Scott review the different considerations for tire selection,…

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Video of the Week: Mitsubishi Fuso with Slide-out Kitchen and Bathtub

In a world that often feels saturated with six-figure overland vehicles, it’s nice to be reminded that you don’t need to spend a fortune to be part of this community of travelers. Pro snowboarder Mike Basich, who called an off-grid stone cabin at the summit of California’s Donner Pass home for many years, had the…

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Video of the Week: A 9-foot-tall Mitsubishi Delica JDM Import

Whenever I see a Mitsubishi Delica on the road or trail, it always puts a smile on my face. Those classic angles and right-hand drive are just good old-fashioned quirky fun. However, I’m not even sure how to react to this nine-foot-tall Delica. Is it a spectacle or spectacular? I only wish he’d taken it…