At Expo East I took a course on digital mapping solutions. They went through a variety of apps and techniques. From memory they discussed Avenza, Maps Me, Gaia and some others. Mostly they discussed pros, cons and techniques for use.
Its way more desert running, high speed stuff but the guy who puts these together is doing cool stuff and is very brand neutral and honest. Its a little like watching the old micro machines guy though for the narration.
I know soft shackles have tons of advantages but my gads...the 4.75T SWL hard shackle failed at over 38T! The soft shackle broke right at its breaking point - if - you did it right. 8000-9000 kg (~8-10T) is still roughly 2x safety factor over a 4.75T hard shackle and the failure was very progressive but 38T is an 8x…
In my last post, I was debating the merits of taking either my newly resurrected Honda Civic 4WD Wagon or my Land Rover Discovery to Big Bend. With the trip two weeks away I’ve finally made a decision.
In my last post about Overland Expo East I was telling you how much I loved Blue Ridge Overland Gear (BROG). I cruised their website repeatedly and looked at all of their stuff. I now have a long list of things I want from them because it will satisfy my need for order!
*By area of the base. Every town has their claim to fame and Cholula is no different. They have a giant pyramid that actually looks like a mountain in the middle of town. The Catholics happily built a giant church on top of it, as you do.
This town was actually our favorite of the trip. It was an unassuming choice, but…
Sorry for the late report, but the whole wife having surgery to donate a kidney and subsequently having to play Mr. Mom meant this was on the back burner. Spoiler alert: wife is doing well and back home; getting better every day.
I am sorry this is so late. I have a few photos of the mud fest and a very short, pointless video to accompany them!
We slow down, stay above 10,000 feet as much as possible and explore more of Mexico’s quiet high country.
*Disclaimer: Lucky8 LLC is one of the sponsors of this event and so pictures of their trucks with logos will appear in this write up, my only association with them is that my buddy who I was riding with runs their social media accounts. I received nothing in the way of discounts and or money for this write up.
Before I had even bought my JL in July my best friend and co-worker had made plans to head out to Big Bend National Park. Upon my acquisition of the JL, we decided to try our hand at over-landing, with me wanting to specifically tackle Black Gap and get that badge of honor from Jeep. About a week later his dad up in…
My friends and I are planning an offroad trip to Big Bend in December. The plan is to drive from our respective starting points, meet up, and then spend four-ish days exploring the park in our 4WD vehicles. But wait… I have two 4WD vehicles now!? That means I get to choose...
We escape the big city and head off to do some camping, wheeling and hiking up on Volcanoes! We were fed up with the city and just 40 minutes outside one of the worlds biggest cities is pristine forest with no one around. PERFECT.
Do you have 3/4 of an hour for your lunch break?
I know this has been a long time coming, which makes me even more exited to present to you the third installment of our story where we flew to Sacramento, bought cheap 4x4s, and took them 2,200 miles through some of the best off-roading and overlanding the United States has to offer. Do I have you hooked yet?
In 6 hours. We decided to leave the GX at home and rent a car. All of our camping stuff is still in storage. No sense in putting 1200 miles on the car when I found a rental for $25/day after tax. Will report after.
Last night I finally got the first complete draft export of the episode three of our road trip video out. Yes, this is a full year after episode two was released. It has been a busy year! >_>
Of course because I can’t have one, I’m thinking a Prado 2 door Utility would be just about the perfect daily for me...
By now we’re all familiar with the magic of Luftgekühlt, the once Southern California only aircooled Porsche love show, but few were there for the first or second one. I wasn’t at either, but I would imagine the vibe was very similar to this first TransTerras show held last weekend at the Paramount Studios Ranch, a…