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Classic Baja Off-Roader Bar 'Horsepower Ranch' Sold, Hope It Stays Wild

A couple hours south of the border there’s a 100-acre patch of land outside Ensenada that’s played host to off-road heroes, kicked-off races, and launched epic Baja adventures for ages. The joint’s called Horsepower Ranch, and it’s just been bought up by some SoCal investment outfit. Hopefully they don’t kick all the… » 8/23/15 9:42am Sunday 9:42am

Adventure Testing The $10 Wal-Mart Multitool: What Could Go Wrong?

A multitool looks dorky dangling off your belt. But at some point being able to summon a knife, screwdriver, saw or plier makes you a hero on every trip. A well-rated tool is $100 to $300, so I marooned myself on an island with the cheapest one I could find to see what happens when you skimp out.
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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