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Storyteller Overland Mode 4x4
Each year, hundreds of thousands of RVs are sold throughout the United States. The materials they’re built from are often cheap, and their entry prices are as low as their ground clearance; for the average buyer looking to hit the road for a few week
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PUBLISHER AND CHAIRMAN Scott Brady PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF DESIGN Stephanie Brady CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER Christian Pelletier CHIEF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Brian McVickers CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Andre Racine DIRECTOR OF EUROPEAN OPERATIONS M
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Finding The Way Home
The first time I slept in my Jeep, I was cold, scared, and stuck. I raced the sunset as I finished up a short ski tour among the cacti in the Alabama Hills. In the midst of the snowiest winter in Sierra Nevada history, the snow crept down from the mo
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The Feed
I would love to see you do a feature on Rotel Tours, that crazy German tour bus company that has those custom busses with onboard accommodations. They really do meet the overlanding definition and take those busses to some exotic locations. It might
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Photography Platforms
People love razor-sharp pictures. A solidly supported camera reduces camera shake, and that, in turn, produces sharp imagery. This is not to say that the intentional use of subject blur isn’t an important creative photographic tool—it is—but unwanted
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Contributors
Lyn Woodward is an award-winning Los Angeles-based writer whose automotive and adventure work has appeared in such publications as Automobile Magazine, The Drive, Truck Trend, and Autoweek, among others. Currently, Woodward writes and hosts automotiv
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Historic Overland Journal: Paradise Found
On an evening in July 1985, Fat Paul Wonsok met Bros at Stan’s Bar at the Babanango Hotel in distant Zululand. Wonsok, so named because a goat once ate his other sock, had a proposal. Over brandy, he spoke of the Kgalagadi, the great semidesert of Bo
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Grayl Geopress OnePress
When we travel remotely or in the developing world, it is critical to prepare for accidents, spoiled supplies, and survival scenarios. I started carrying a water filter in every vehicle after a leak in my primary supply tank emptied all of my stores.
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Destinations: The Estrada Real in Brazil
You need to look up to notice it, a small white shrine perched on the corner of a wall. Since it is a mere 2 feet high and its tiled roof blends in with the similarly colored wall, it is easily overlooked. The shrine once served as a point for travel
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Aerostich Competition Elkskin Roper Gloves
Reliable gloves are a critical part of every adventure rider’s equipment, providing grip and protecting hands from weather, impacts, and blisters. Aerostich Competition Elkskin Ropers stand out in the crowd of adventure touring gloves (some resemblin
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Life On The Road: Water Safety Basics
Living off the land can add to the sense of freedom you get from overland travel. Sourcing your drinking water along your route is a great way to extend the amount of time you can spend between major resupply points. There are a lot of products out t
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Mosko Moto’s Basilisk Suit
This gear represents Mosko’s first foray into the apparel market—a departure from their luggage products, but just as tough. The outer shell of both items is made of eVent Expedition 3-layer nylon. The third layer referenced is called Super Fabric—an
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Overland Conservation: No Monkey Business
Wildlife watching is a travel highlight possibly only trumped by engaging directly with animals. Who can forget the touch of an orphaned baboon’s fuzzy arms clinging on while bottle feeding? Or the joy of seeing a traffic-injured tapir scurry off on
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Brixton Tiller III Hat
At some point in your life, you need a hat. It’s unavoidable, yet it’s one of the hardest things to find and like. They look suave on Indiana Jones, but when you try on the exact style, you’re harnessing Papa Smurf or Uncle Sam, which is why we owe k
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Skills: One For The Road-Adventure Motorcycling
Let’s accept that adventure motorcycling means long, unsupported journeys across the world’s developing nations, lately redefined as the Global South. Overlanding is another word for it, as distinct from regular touring vacations or even gnarly domes
Overland Journal1 min gelesenFashion & Beauty
Patagonia Iron Forge Hemp Canvas Barn Coat
Even though we’re 20 years into the new millennium, most performance apparel companies still recycle a cursory formula for their women’s lines: relabel menswear by tailoring the waist and pinch-hitting a few softer colors, also known as the ol’ “shri
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Overland Chef: Chilaquiles
I like to spend long stretches in the backcountry. How long? Generally, until either the water, food, and (hopefully not) gas run out. When facing the decision to leave my beautiful surroundings, usually requiring a long drive, I like to assess my fo
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Camp Fare
While many of us travel with dehydrated meals, a shelf-stable meal can be a good alternative. What they give up in shelf life, they make up for in ease of heating and convenience. Notably, they also require no additional water, as the fluids used to
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Tail Lamp: Downsizing
My wife took a photo of me standing next to our rental car—a sub-compact Chevy Spark—shortly before we contorted ourselves and our gear into its modest confines and began a journey around Ecuador that ended up totaling 1,500 miles. It wasn’t like I h
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Pearly’s Possum Socks
There are times when nature trumps current technology, which is never more evident than with insulating materials. Down remains unrivaled, as does merino wool, and even possum fur. Pearly’s manufactures their much-loved socks, as well as the packagin
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SealSkinz Socks
Motorcycle travel requires compromises, but innovation continues to close the gap. This is particularly evident with the new SealSkinz waterproof socks. For getting around when off of a motorcycle, I have started to wear White’s boots, which serve ad
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Eezi-Awn K9 Alu-Box Mount
Equipt Expedition Outfitters imports the K9 roof rack system made by the South African firm Eezi-Awn. Typical accessories for this rack include spare tire holders, water tank brackets, and jerry can mounts. One of the more unique items is a bolt-on m
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Returning To Our Roots
Sweaty palms. Blood flowing quickly through our veins. Butterflies blooming in our bellies. We were Yosemite bound. The thought of being suspended thousands of feet over the valley floor, balancing on webbing no thicker than a thumb, began to consume
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Hard-shell Tents
It wasn’t all that long ago that rooftop tents were rather new in North America. There was only a handful on the market, and nearly all of them were soft-shell canvas models made in Australia or South Africa. So few people had even heard of a roof te
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Redemption Rally
On day two of the Rebelle Rally, my teammate and I found ourselves unexpectedly running in eighth place, ratcheting up both pressure and expectation. With five more days of navigating our way through the desert, could we hold on? Was I bad enough at
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The Feed
In Gear 2020’s “Overland Truck of the Year,” we reported payload for the Chevrolet Colorado Bison as being 1,493 pounds, according to Chevrolet’s data. Final GVWR certifications now list the new payload range at 1,100 to 1,325 pounds. This changed th
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Maiden Voyage
I woke up to find my tent in my face. Why had my shelter collapsed, leaving me wrapped up in a lasagna of damp nylon? I lay motionless, listening for any clues that might suggest the cause of my predicament. It was early and quiet, but not too still
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Contributors
Janelle is a biologist and journalist traveling solo on a motorcycle to document the positive actions taken to protect wildlife. The only thing she’s been passionate about longer than riding motorcycles is wildlife. One of her favorite achievements i
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Field Tested
The year was 1911, and Roald Amundsen had just arrived at the South Pole. Roald was known for his pedantic nature and the extreme lengths he went to in testing equipment prior to an expedition. His stove of choice was the Primus, and it not only help
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Inspiring Your Inner Chef
This volume is both visually stunning and surprisingly practical. The first 40 pages are a treasure trove of tips and tricks to improve backcountry fare. Chapter 1 is a deep dive into setting up a camp kitchen, complete with lists of essential equipm
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