Opinion/Educational/Humor

Intro to Overland Etiquette & Decorum

Over the years I have attended multiple overland themed events in a variety of locations across the spectrum of sizes. People often ask me what it’s like to go to a large event like Overland Expo and how it differs than a smaller regional rally. I’ve decided the time has come to pen my thoughts […]

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Overland Tech

Vehicle Electrical System Basics

Vehicle electrical systems can be somewhat scary for the uninitiated. I remember how nervous I was when I installed my first car stereo amp when I was in college. Now, many years and a lot more experience later, I honestly can’t say I’m any less nervous when doing vehicle electrical systems. When you hear about […]

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Podcast

Echoes of Adventure: Season 2, Episode 5

One of the most influential variables for what I do as an adventure travel enthusiast was the decision to pull an off-road camping trailer. In this episode I break down the pros and cons that influenced not only whether or not I pulled a trailer but the type of trailer I pull as well as […]

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Product Install
Product Review
Trailer Tech

Plug & Play Brake Controller Install: The REDARC Tow-Pro Elite

As you know, one of the cornerstones of my overland adventure setup is my off-road camping trailer. Although not required by law due to its weight, it does have electric drum brakes. I like having trailer brakes because they are just as useful off-road as they are on-road. The LJ already has a brake controller […]

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Echoes of Adventure: Season 2, Episode 4

Picking up where we left off, this episode continues the discussion on planning a build. This time around we focus on modifications and the resulting complexities that accompany them. ———————————————————–

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Echoes of Adventure: Season 2, Episode 3

Time to tie a few episodes together and look at what it takes to put together a comprehensive plan for building an adventure vehicle. In this first part of planning a build we will examine choosing a platform based on objective and pragmatic criteria. In the next part we will then look at coming up […]

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Opinion/Educational/Humor

2020 Overland Skills Weekends

The time has come to get our learning on! For 2020 there will be FOUR Overland Skills Weekends. They will be as follows: March 13-15 = OSW #1: Basic Recovery April 10-13 = OSW #2: Communication & Navigation June 19-21 = OSW #3: Advanced Recovery September 18-20 = OSW#4: Trip Planning and Logistics Overland Skills […]

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Overland 101

Introducing the ECOA Reading Guide

After five years and just over 150 articles I think the time has come to finally put together a reading guide. This list serves two purposes. First, it is a way for people new to ECOA to navigate their way through the more popular articles on the site. Second, and more importantly, it’s a way […]

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Podcast

Echoes of Adventure: Season 2, Episode 2

In this episode I sit down with longtime friend and de-facto ECOA crew chief/mechanic Jim for a trip down memory lane. We talk about the fleet of vehicles we’ve owned, our evolution has shade tree mechanics, and some of our (mis)adventures along the way. Dean’s Vehicle Lists Daily Drivers 1993 Ford Thunderbird ^ 1990 Ford […]

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Communication
Overland Tech
Product Install

WeBoost Drive X RV Install

For many of us our cell phones are our primary form of communication. In the age of smart phones they also double as mobile computers allowing us to check everything from social media to email. They also make very handy navigation devices with built-in navigation applications as well as specialized navigation apps like Gaia GPS. […]

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Podcast

Echoes of Adventures: Season 2, Episode 1

Trail Rating Systems with Descriptions American Adventurist Colorado Association of 4wd Clubs (Found on Dirtopia.com) Jeep Jamboree USA Moab Trail Ratings (Found on Cruise Moab) Rausch Creek Off-Road Park Trail Map & List Backcountry Discovery Routes (Dual-sport Moto) Trail Damage (membership required) Trails Offroad ————————————————————

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Echoes of Adventure: Season 1, Episode 12

All good things come to and end. As we put a cap on 2019 it’s time to put a cap on Season 1 of the EOA podcast. I know the season seems short, but with starting things off a little late in the year that was to be expected. Looking ahead, you can expect a […]

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Communication
Overland Tech

Overland Communications: Cell Phones & Cell Boosters

Cell phones are probably the one common form of communication most of us have. While radios and satellite communication devices have their place, they present a significant investment and, in some cases, require either a license (for radios like HAM or GMRS) or monthly subscription plan (for satellite devices). Also, since cellphones are the way […]

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Opinion/Educational/Humor

My Overland Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore was completed in 1941 as a way to not only promote tourism to the local area but pay tribute to some of our country’s greatest leaders. I thought it would be interesting to explore my own conceptual “Overland Mount Rushmore” of the four fellow overlanders that I enjoy following. So let’s take a […]

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Echoes of Adventure: Season 1, Episode 11

In this episode of Adam from Overland History and I have a fireside chat about the history of Overland History, our mutual love of the Jeep Cherokee, and some other randomness. Sit back and enjoy a look into one of my favorite instagram feeds. Mentioned in this Episode Overland History – Facebook Instagram Website (Coming […]

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Communication
Overland 101

Intro to Communications

When looking at communication systems for overland adventure travel there are a wide range of options. The goal of this article is to cover the basics and introduce the various systems, how they work, how they are similar, how they are different, and what their advantages and disadvantages are. In later articles we will expand […]

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Podcast

Echoes of Adventure: Season 1, Episode 10

Hard to believe we’re on our 10th episode already. This time around I have Dan Grec and Benjy Davenport on to discuss the ins and outs of international overland travel vs domestic adventure travel. There’s no single right way to do things. However there are some subtitles to how builds are approached. So sit back […]

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Echoes of Adventure: Season 1, Episode 9

What happens when 6 people with 4 microphones sit around a campfire a few days removed from Overland Expo East? Shenanigans, that’s what. Full disclaimer, this episode is not to be taken too seriously. It was recorded after, during, and before more than a few adult beverage were consumed. It’s lighthearted yet touches on many […]

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Product Review

Everyday Carry Review

There are a number of products I take for granted because they are part of my everyday carry. Thankfully they are quality products that I can rely on day in and day out without having to worry about their quality. In this article I’ll give you a rundown of what I carry with me on […]

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Podcast

Echoes of Adventure: Season 1, Episode 8

How risky is international travel? What kind of first aid kit should you carry? Are flip-flops safe footware? If you have questions like this then this is the episode for you. The best part it there are three guests – yes, three – on this episode bringing together their varied professional backgrounds and years of […]

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