Remember car camping with your family? Most of us have trucked a Volvo/Ford Explorer/Chevy Tahoe from the ’burbs to a designated parking space in the woods for a few nights of bug bites and bonding time. The EarthCruiser takes that idea way, way further off the grid.
The camping-with-your-car-but-more-hardcore scene known as “overlanding” has picked up some steam in the last few years. And this $50,000 Wild Fennec conversion for your Land Rover Defender is pretty much the ultimate manifestation of it.
The U.S. Geological Survey has incredibly detailed topographical maps of the entire country and now National Geographic is trying to put all of them online for free downloading. Use them to plot your next off-road adventure, make art or just ponder the majesty of our nation with.
Bored of scrolling past updates about your old roommate’s cousin’s new baby or weird tirades from your crazy uncle? Delete your Facebook and check out Defender Journeys, a site Land Rover set up for owners to share off-road adventure stories.
Overlanding, its the vehicle based equivalent to backpacking, only without the smell or the half sized toothbrushes and for the people that do it that’s exactly the appeal: All the nature you can handle, with a modicum (or more) of comfort. As a curator on the kinja Overland & Expedition as well as in my own personal…
Ever since we saw those cool models of old VW buses mated with rock crawlers I’ve been obsessed with this idea of an extreme off-road hippie van. So far, this is as close as I’ve been able to find.
AT Overland’s new Tacoma Habitat package looks like a really elegant solution for off-road camping comfort without the mass of a full-on RV.
The KiraVan is apparently what you get from a room full of brilliant engineers with a bottomless budget. And of course, one objective: bring everyone’s high-tech adventure vehicle fantasies to life.
Sometime the a journey is defined by where you go, what you see and what you do when you get there, sometimes its defined by what happens along the way. There is nothing wrong with the first type, but while one is typically called a trip the other, well that’s an adventure.
“So, there I was minding my own business getting all too little work done and browsing Opposite Lock and Overland & Expedition sub-blogs when I got an email from a friend.”
The truck in action:
“As slow as possible, as fast as necessary.” That’s what we say when we’re on a long-haul off-road expedition, living out of roof tents and retractable kitchens. Unless you’re Tonka, then you’re like “Yo dog, I heard you like lift kits...”
“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.
As much as I like to think of myself as an overlander I’m not, not really. Most of my adventures are day trips or at most weekend trips and i’m hardly ever traveling from one place to the next or over great distance as much as I would like to. Being married with a young family has tempered my dreams from Ushuaia to…
What started life as a 2WD delivery van had been reborn as an unbelievably bad ass off-road camper, which has since had the bejesus beaten out of it and needs a new maniac to bring it to life once again. Do it. DOOO IT. Because holy crap is this thing righteous.
Welcome to Overland & Expedition, a new blog pertaining to all things Overland and Expedition related.
The Overland Journal has just released some new stories from Australia's sandy Canning Stock Route track, as well as an account of their own Editor In Chief's drive through Central American jungles in his 80 Series Land Cruiser.
Off-road parks are fun, but for many of us 4x4 fans the real dream is creeping down new tracks into unfamiliar territory with the hopes of reaching an epic camping spot/photo op. Don't have time to carry out your own expedition right now? Here's enough video for you to vicariously adventure for the next couple weeks.