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Hot Ash Mini Wood Burning Rocket Stove

Campers, adventurers and explorers searching for a lightweight wood burning rocket stove may be interested in the new Hot Ash Mini launched via …

Camping

How to Reduce Digital Noise in Astrophotography Using Exposure Stacking

Astrophotography has become increasingly popular in recent years, with good reason. There’s something about the night sky, stars, and The Milky Way …

Tutorials

You Don’t Need a Big SUV to Tow These New Lightweight Adventure Trailers

The world of overlanding needs more lightweight adventure trailer options. And the offerings from new guys on the block TetonX are looking pretty …

Camping

36 Hours of Adventure: For the Gram

It all hit me at a Starbucks in San Jose, California. I was hammering away on my keyboard, happily sipping my latte while writing a story, when I …

Camping

The 6 Best Off-Road Trailers of 2018

<i>Last Updated January, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018.</i><p>There was once a time when exploring the great outdoors on wheels …

Off-roading

OVERLAND ROUTES – Big Bend National Park

ACCESS<p>West entrance From Alpine, head south on SH 118 for 87 miles toward Terlingua. Upon reaching the Maverick Entrance Station, pay your fees and …

Hiking

The 10 Sweetest Rigs at Overland Expo 2018

Photo: Jakob Schiller<p>1997 Stewart and Stevenson M1078 LMTV<p>This four-wheel-drive ex-military vehicle is now Eric Duckworth’s full-time home. He bought the chassis in 2014 and spent eight months building it out. The rear shell has several beds, a full kitchen, and a bathroom. It sits on 46-inch tires …

RVs

How to Find Free Camping in the US

There’s lots of ways to camp—from reserving a highly coveted campsites in national parks to camping on private lands. If you’re willing to forego …

Nikon F – The Camera That Changed Everything

If there’s one camera that’s been a constant presence throughout my years as a photographer and writer, it’s the Nikon F. Nearly every research trail …

Honeymooning Around the Earth in an Amphibious Jeep

<i>M</i>y heroes are up there with the Ernest Hemingways, the Amelia Earharts and the Jacques Cousteaus of this world; names that conjure up the romance of …

These Snap-On Tank Tracks Make Your 4x4 Invincible, No Tools Necessary

Installation is as easy as driving up a ramp. Snow doesn't stand a chance.<p>Driving in the snow is nothing but anxiety. It can take four to ten times longer to brake in the snow and visibility is often low. And good luck if a surprise blizzard catches you before you mount your snow tires—or worse, …

Field Tested: Buckstop Bumpers

When Ford designed the Excursion, it’s clear that they had a few things in mind; durability, reliability, and versatility for example, but somehow I …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

How to Photograph Water Droplets on Glass

A little creativity at home can be a lot of fun in photography. In this article, you’ll see how you can make some miniature worlds with some water …

The Overland Journal Air Compressor Test

Air, the simple mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, argon, and a few other gases, is not only elemental to life, it is a fundamental requirement for a …

You Know You’re An Overlander When…

We all dream of being that guy (or gal). Suntanned, sinewy and wise, a world traveller with a million stories to tell and the scars to prove it. The …

Essential Gear For an Overland Adventure

<i>Last Updated March, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>“It’s not about the …

Camping

Tips for Light Painting and Some Common Pitfalls to Avoid

In this article, I will focus on light painting objects in night scenes during a single long exposure (rather than multiple exposures combined in …

The top travel kit that's worth your money

Want to invest in great gear that will last? We asked eight diehard travellers for the one item that’s never let them down. Then we tested the latest …

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 AEV Reportedly Going Into Production

Potentially called the ZR2 Bison<p>Last year, Chevrolet brought two incredibly cool Colorado concepts to the annual SEMA Show. One borrowed parts from Chad Hall’s race truck to turn the ZR2 into an even-more-capable desert off-roader. The other had been transformed into an overland adventure truck by …

Field Tested: Conqueror UEV-440

Conqueror trailers are finally on the American overlanding scene after years of seeming just beyond our reach. The videos of these trailers on …

RVs

First Drive: Ram’s new 1500

A few months ago we shared with you a preview of Ram Truck’s new 1500, a from-the-ground-up redesign of one of America’s favorite half-ton pickups. …

San Antonio

ARB’s Game Changing Jack

Since its introduction in 1905, the Hi-Lift has been the go-to for off-road enthusiasts. You see them mounted on roof racks, bumpers, hoods, and darn …

A Journey to Africa

The desert is a place to find peace and freedom. Even before we fell in love with overlanding, we dreamed of camping in the dunes of Morocco. We …

The best camping knives: survive the great outdoors with these knives

By Sarah-Jane Butcher<p>Whether you’re going camping, hiking, hunting or backpacking; a decent knife is an essential piece of kit to carry with you. …

How to Stack and Stitch Panoramas of the Stars: A Complete Guide

Here’s a 24-minute tutorial by photographer Ian Norman of Lonely Speck that looks at how you can stack and stitch panoramas of the night sky. Norman …

Tutorials

The Archaeologist’s Backpack: Building the Ultimate 4×4 Office

Unexpected snow flurries chill our fingers as we excavate through abrasive granitic soils. Our rental SUV is loaded beyond the GVWR and can’t access …

Off the Road Again: Recovery Equipment, Methods and Techniques

I have to admit, this is the second “first draft” of this article. I’ve seen so many awful attempts at recovering stuck vehicles that it was blindly …

You Passed, Now What? Steps to Take After Earning Your HAM Radio License

Amateur (aka HAM) Radio has proven time and again to be an invaluable option when existing communication infrastructure fails due to natural or …

The Jeep Wrangler JL Has Arrived!

It seems like we’ve been waiting an eternity for Jeep to unveil the latest Wrangler, but up until now, there has only been a torrent of rumors and …

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