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essentials for overlanding

Ten Essentials for Camping – and How Does it Apply to Overlanding

Many boy scouts, hikers, as well as survivalists are aware of the list known simply as the “Ten Essentials.” Those who are not familiar with this list need to be as it is just as important today as it was when it was first being collated during the 1930s. Created by members of Washington state’s … Read more

Best meals for overlanding

Elevate Your Overland Meals

With Guest contributor head chef and founder of MONTyBOCA, Chef Corso As we head out on any trek, short or long, food is always an important component. It keeps us fueled, it helps us look forward to the next meal and it brings us together with our crew and out community. But it can be … Read more

How to travel with Pets

How To Travel With Pets

Traveling can be complicated, especially if you are a pet owner and are planning to take your pets with you. With a little extra planning ahead of time you and your pet companions can not only travel together, but you can do it easily and safely as well. In fact, starting now will allow you … Read more

social distancing and overlanding

Why New Social Distancing Habits Will Make Overlanding Even More Popular

Due to the changes in society inflicted by the Coronavirus pandemic, those wishing to continue to travel have to adapt. The amenities we previously relied on for vacations and adventures are no longer available or are limited and uncertain. COVID-19 is a global problem that has airlines, hotels, and other travel-related businesses shut down or … Read more

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Tow Strap vs Recovery Strap

For many, using a strap to tow a broken down vehicle or releasing one that stuck is standard procedure. What is not standard would be knowing that these jobs will require different equipment to get the job done safely and without damage to the vehicles involved. What follows is a closer look at how to … Read more

Mud Driving with 13 tips

A Simple Guide on Mud Driving – Including 13 Tips

One way or another, an overlander would have to drive in the mud. But driving on mud is a challenging task. However, there are some tips you can keep in mind to prepare the best for tackling muddy conditions. Also, it will be great if you have the right kind of gear with you. And, … Read more

pepper spray vs bear spray comparison

Bear Spray vs Pepper Spray

Perhaps if Leonardo DiCaprio had a can of bear spray handy in his pants pocket during that bear brawling scene in “The Revenant“ then that scene would be much shorter. Still not historically accurate, but shorter nonetheless.  Could Leo have pulled out a pepper spray and screamed loudly for help? Would it have been more … Read more

How to drive safely

How to Drive Safely in Any Circumstances

You probably think it won’t happen to you. You are after all, a multitasker extraordinaire. It’s those other people. It’s completely fine for you to be texting the wife, scoffing that donut and latte while doing 30 above the limit in a school zone at 9am in the pouring rain. Right? Wrong. The importance of … Read more

how to make money while travelling

How To Make Money While Overlanding or Vanlife-ing

Typically, overland trips could be weeks, months, and even years long. Especially if you consider yourself a #vanlifer. Let’s not get into the debate of overlanding vs. vanlife in this post. Our focus now is how can you prolong either of them by financing your trip on the go. You might be wondering how some … Read more

ATV vs UTV all terrain vehicle vs side by side

ATV vs. UTV

ATVs or UTVs? Which one is the best option for off-road adventures? Are there any differences between UTVs and ATVs? These are some of the common questions that arise when you are going to purchase a new off-road vehicle or tool. In this post, we are going to share some informative details about ATVs and … Read more

how to pee and poop in the forest

How To Poop In The Wilderness

First Let’s Cover How to Pee in the Outdoors Peeing outdoors is much easier than pooping. You should ensure you have privacy if you are at a busy hiking trail or an area with lots of campers around. You should avoid peeing on animal life, plants and near or in small bodies of water whenever … Read more

4x2 or 4x4

4×2 vs. 4×4

If you are in the market for a new truck or SUV, you have one big decision ahead: 4×2 vs 4×4? While there are benefits to both drivetrain configurations, they will both have different effects on the performance of your vehicle, and it is important to understand the differences between them.  Quick Answer – Should … Read more

overlanding in georgia

11 Reasons That Make Georgia (country) an Overlanding Wonder

You might have heard the interview with us in the GHT Overland Podcast, where we mentioned we believe that Georgia, at the edge of eastern Europe, is one of the best countries to visit if you really want to experience what overlanding is about. Georgia (in this article the country, not the US state) is … Read more

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Overlanding through China

There are thousands of travel blogs out there that can help travelers decide where to go and what to see in China. In this post, I’ll try to focus on traveling through China from an overlander perspective and share our experience organizing this part of the trip, from dealing with bureaucracy to trip planning and … Read more

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Hi-Lift Jack Review and Guide

If you’re into off-roading or overlanding, then you’ve probably heard of Hi-Lift, the American company based in Indiana. The company’s name became THE name for off-road jacks, so anyone who is looking for the best ‘high-lift’ jacks will inevitably come across their product: the Hi-Lift Jack. If you are the owner of a 4-wheel-drive vehicle … Read more

reasons why mongolia is perfect for overlanding

12 Reasons Why Mongolia is Perfect for Overlanding

Mongolia is a special place for overlanders. Here are the reasons why:   1. Endless opportunities for remote, adventurous overlanding.  Mongolia is the 18th largest country in the world but its population is only 3 million, making it one of the world’s most sparsely populated countries. 45% of the population is packed into the capital city … Read more

3rd gen 4runner mods

From California to the Sahara Desert with a 4Runner – Meet Marc!

We’ve met Marc during our African adventure when we took part in the Budapest-Bamako Rally. Marc was driving a 3rd Gen Toyota 4Runner with all the modifications that you can only see on well-equipped overlanding vehicles. When I spoke to Marc he told me that he’s done nearly all of the modifications himself and his … Read more

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How To Use A Tire Repair Kit

Proper vehicle safety involves keeping a fully stocked emergency toolkit. A vital part of this kit, especially if the journeys you take are long or the roads you travel are often lonely, is a tire repair kit. They are inexpensive, thoroughly effective, and require merely a few steps to use. Needless to say, they should … Read more

Which is the best camping stove

The Ultimate Guide To Camping Stoves

If you’re a keen overlander, it means that camping is also ‘your thing’. And while cooking outdoors is definitely enjoyable, you should have the appropriate equipment for this purpose – I’m referring to camping stoves, of course. Nevertheless, one thing is for sure: the diversity of products to choose from – both online and in … Read more

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How And Where Are YETI Coolers Made?

What’s the first thing you can think of when you think “cold”? Winter, ice, the abominable snowman – YETI. There’s a reason why this brand is actually so popular – despite the fact that their products don’t exactly scream “uniqueness.” However, they are made to last, and their quality is known to be unmatched. But … Read more

the rubicon trail

The Rubicon Trail Guide

What Is The Rubicon Trail?   If you enjoy off-roading in the western U.S., then you have probably heard of the Rubicon Trail. If you haven’t heard of it, or you’re interested in more details, then you need to continue reading. Simply put, the Rubicon Trail is one of those Bucket List destinations for American overlanders. … Read more

Rooftop tent vs ground tent

Rooftop Tents vs Ground Tents [Guide]

While camping in a tent has been around for a long time, mounting a tent to the roof of a vehicle is something that was developed after WWII in Italy, although there were also examples as early as 1937. While this style of a tent has not caught on with the general public, they are … Read more

How raised air intakes or snorkels work

How A Raised Air Intake Works

What Is A Snorkel Or Raised Air Intake? A snorkel is a device often used on an overland vehicle that moves the engine’s air intake from under the hood – usually from the wheel arches – to a position at roof height. The device is connected to the engine’s intake with a coupler and ran … Read more

Budapest - Bamako Rally

What is the Budapest-Bamako Rally?

January 13, 2018: Not much happened on this day other than trying to get as close to Almeria, Spain, where our ferry left from, as possible. Motorway miles, just to get to the end of the continent. Let’s talk about the Rally itself then. So what is the Budapest-Bamako Rally?  The short answer: a great … Read more

Winch Buying Guide - Best offroad winches

Winch Buying Guide – How to Choose the Best 4×4 Winch

As overlanders and off-roaders look for more remote places to discover and more trails to conquer, winches have evolved over time to become an important tool that is used from rig to rig. Primarily designed for 4×4’s and pickups, there are many types of winches to choose from with early three dozen winches available on … Read more