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Overland Tech & Travel is your place on the web for overland equipment reviews, tests, and news, brought to you by Jonathan Hanson and a team of the best overlanding experts on the planet.

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Jonathan co-founded Overland Journal and was its executive editor from 2007 to spring 2011. He is now co-director of Overland Expo with his wife, Roseann Hanson. Jonathan's overland experiences encompass explorations on land and sea in North America, Europe, and Africa, by boot, bike, kayak, motorcycle, and vehicle. He has published a dozen books, gaining several awards along the way. He loves the technical aspects of overlanding almost as much as the travel itself, and has a particular obsession for flashlights, and knives, and tents, and  . . .


Chris Scott, author of the new Overlanders' Handbook, Sahara Overland and Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, has racked up thousands of miles of overland travel across the Sahara in 4x4s, motorcycles, a Mercedes sedan, taxis, and camels. Overlanders-handbook.com


Graham Jackson Connie Rodman drove their Defender 110 from London to Cape Town in 2004. Since then they have traveled extensively in the U.S. from their home in Denver, and are planning an extended overland journey to Down Under.





Duncan Barbour runs Barbour All Terrain Tracking Ltd., specializing in 4x4 vehicle launches, camera tracking in the film industry, expedition consultancy and management. He was the UK Camel Trophy team coordinator in the 1980s. Wildtrackers.com





Lois Pryce & Austin Vince are the first-couple of do-it-yourself overlanding adventures. Lois is best known for her books Lois On the Loose and White Knuckles and Red Tapeabout her Trans-Americas and Trans-Africa solo motorcycle journeys, while Austin rode round the world twice on a 400-cc Suzuki, chronicled in his Terra Circa and Mondo Enduro videos. Loisontheloose.comMondoEnduro.com


 Sarah Batten is lead training instructor for Land Rover Experience at Eastnor, Herefordshire, UK. She's an expert driver in addition to a Land Rover tech expert, and we hear that she's pretty darned accomplished on a motorbike, too. 






Roseann Hanson is the founder and co-director of Overland Expo and ConserVentures Charitable Organization. She's been a journalist, naturalist, metalsmith, conservationist and tour guide in the Americas and East Africa, racking up extensive overlanding travel experience solo and with her husband, Jonathan Hanson.