Getting out into the backcountry with your overland vehicle for a few days or a few weeks is the perfect way to recharge your internal batteries and give you a new outlook on life. But the question we often get is, “How do you recharge your physical batteries while you’re in the wilderness?”
Overland Expo’s educational programming is second to none. Each event features hundreds of session hours of classes that teach everything from vehicle recovery to camp cooking, from advanced navigation to border crossing basics, and from how-to-DIY-build-your-dream-rig to classes on drone videography.
With vehicle electrification happening across the industry, it’s no surprise that van and RV makers are also looking to offer a fully-electric option for travelers, and it may have many advantages over gas-powered rigs in the future.
Midland has debuted the MXR10 repeater, which should help greatly extend the range of your walkies if you tend to need long-range communication away from cellular systems. For those unfamiliar, a “repeater” is a device that receives a radio signal, greatly boosts the power, and then re-broadcasts (repeats) it, all pretty much instantaneously. It’s what amateur radio users, search and rescue teams, and professional radio broadcasters have used since the 1970s to send signals far and wide.
There’s no one best vehicle for overlanding, but here are our top 12 picks.
Winch maker Warn has issued a recall for over 120,000 VR EVO series winch remote controls that may activate if water gets into them. To be clear, the recall is for the winches’ detachable remote controls, not the VR EVO winches themselves.
Iconic Italian motorcycle marque Moto Morini is set to return to the U.S. market in the near future, beginning with an initial two-bike offering, including the 650-class X-Cape adventure bike,
Overland Expo is excited to announce a new partnership with Geyser Systems. This partnership will see
American fans of Suzuki’s tough-but-tiny Suzuki Jimny 4X4 will have to continue to admire the machines from a distance, and the heartache may intensify with the introduction in India of a new 5-door variant that would seem tailor-made for “bigger car” markets like the U.S.
The MXPW500 Ammo Can Base Station from Midland provides overlanders with a mobile home base station to maintain a connection with your party at camp while others in the group enjoy the backcountry.
Chinese vehicle and EV maker BYD is looking to take on Hummer and all comers with a new brand and a new all-electric halo SUV model called the YangWang U8.
The list of fun motorized toys that don’t make it to American shores is long and sad. Perhaps one of the most frustrating absences are some of the vehicles plying the Australian Outback. Now, U.S. drivers have one more missed Aussie treat to lament: the new Toyota HiLux GR Sport truck.
The long winter nights make for a great excuse to make camp early and spend plenty of time around the campfire cooking a big dinner and enjoying your time outside.
Outdoor Retailer owner, Emerald, acquires Lodestone Events, producers of the Overland Expo series.
Ram unveiled a striking concept electric pickup truck at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, which Ram says will redefine the pickup truck segment with the revolutionary Ram 1500 BEV production model in 2024, to be introduced in the coming months.”
Audi is back in Saudi Arabia for the 2023 Dakar Rally Raid with an updated hybrid-electric vehicle it hopes will surpass the results of the RS Q e-tron from 2022 — and by a fair bit.
Garmin’s new RV 895 and RV 1095 navigation units allow users to set their route based upon the size and weight of their rig. Ostensibly for RVers, overlanders with big, oversize rigs may enjoy having these tools onboard.
Mopar releases a bevy of new accessories for the 2023 RAM ProMaster.
Ryan Horton and TJ Watson, founders of Truck Brigade, came together with the shared vision of revolutionizing the overland parts and accessory market. In 2017, that vision became a reality, as Truck Brigade was founded and is today considered the industry-leading one-stop shop for overland and offroad parts and accessories.
If you’re considering an EV or a smaller car and want to pull a trailer for camping, working, or a day at the beach, you usually have very few options. Most trailers are far too heavy to be towed by small cars. That is until the Polydrops P19 [Shorty] hit the market.
Bill Dragoo recounts his first overland adventure. In the fall of 1980, Bill bullheadedly dragged his young family up Pearl Pass, the wrong direction, in a Jeep CJ-7 in a blizzard.
Using the bathroom when overlanding can be a real challenge. When nature calls, and you need to use the bathroom on the trail, be prepared with the best practices and gear to poop outside — the correct way.
The Rivian and Mercedes-Benz Vans Memorandum of Understanding that outlined their plan to produce electric vans is now on hold.
Alison DeLapp tells the story of her first adventure-moto-based overland adventure. Full of false starts and heartbreaks, Alison uses her time on the road to learn to let go.