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NASA Built A Giant Fake Moon You Can Drive On

About 50 years ago, the U.S. government used 30,000 pounds of explosives to turn a chunk of Arizona into a simulated moonscape for astronauts to practice picking up rocks on. Today, you can take your own truck out there and carve it up like a ski slope because it’s an off-road park ON THE MOON. Here’s how to do it. » 7/09/15 12:29pm 7/09/15 12:29pm

Laugh At Our Pain Squeezing An Old Hummer H1 Through Philadelphia

I was so excited when Doug DeMuro invited me to off-road his Hummer! Of course when I got to his house; “Hah, no, I’m not paying for gas to drive all the way to the woods. Don’t worry. I got some fun roads for you to try.” ...I should seen the red flags right there. » 7/02/15 10:30am 7/02/15 10:30am

Even More Ways To Make Coffee On Your Next Off-Road Adventure

Coffee; delicious, addictive, ...delicious... I meant you’ve gotta drink something before beer o’clock. Our friends over at Expedition Portal did some extensive research on a few adventurous coffee-brewing techniques I hadn’t heard of, and now I need another cuppa’ pronto. » 6/30/15 4:37pm 6/30/15 4:37pm

One Wild Week Buzzing Baja With Old Airplanes And Brave Bush Pilots

“No, don’t worry, that alarm only means we’re almost crashing!” the pilot yelled over a wailing propellor and a strangled electronic bleat from the console. Not that I could hear him, as I hung out the window trying to photograph a race car while somebody held me in the plane by a fistful of shirt. » 6/19/15 1:53pm 6/19/15 1:53pm

The Insane Baja Race You've Never Heard Of

The film Dust To Glory captures the fierce competition of the high-stakes Baja 1000 desert race. But there’s another amazing event that runs down the peninsula every year: the NORRA Mexican 1000. We tagged along to shoot this video and show you why it’s called “a high-horsepower conga line to the finish.” » 6/18/15 1:37pm 6/18/15 1:37pm

This Guy’s Been Living In A Three-Cylinder Geo Metro For 150,000 Miles

“This guy” is Herrmann, and he’d really be more accurately described as a legend. We found him hitchhiking up AZ-209 and gave him a lift back to his camp; a Geo Metro loaded with living gear and a little kitchen that’d he’s been wandering around America in for a very long time. » 5/20/15 1:46pm 5/20/15 1:46pm

First Drive: We Figured Out What The Ram Rebel Is By Trying To Kill It

So there we were in the 2015 Ram Rebel, lugs-deep in dirt on a rocky incline we couldn’t see over the hood, pondering our next move. Until some bro in a Ford FX4 went barreling past us, somebody called somebody a pussy, and the rest is a big blur of red sand and rock dust. » 5/19/15 2:40pm 5/19/15 2:40pm

Why The Pan-American Highway Is Not The Adventure You Think It Is

You can have a great adventure on any road. But if you're planning an epic trip specifically to challenge man and machine, the Pan-American Highway — 30,000 miles of road from Alaska to Argentina — isn't the way to go. Beyond a particularly impressive total length the fabled PAH really is nothing more than, well,… » 3/13/15 4:01pm 3/13/15 4:01pm

How to Turn Your New Car into an Adventuremobile

I just bought the first car I've owned in 13 years and decided to break it in properly over the weekend. Ingredients for this adventure included: Death Valley, being naked around your friends and a bunch of crusty hippies, hot springs, Unimogs full of twinks, mushrooms and 125 miles of off-roading. » 2/16/15 7:46pm 2/16/15 7:46pm