Opinion/Educational/Humor

Opinion/Educational/Humor

ECOA is Back!

The ECOA blog is back… sort of. Still a few things that need tweaked (mostly cosmetic stuff), but for the most part the site should be working. You’ll also notice a few new secotions. First, new for the second half of 2019 is a revival of the Patron Support Team. This will go a long […]

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ECOA is about to get a facelift!

Over the next few days the East Coast Overland Adventures website will be undergoing a major comprehensive overhaul.  This will be an inside out teardown and rebuild of our digital home.  This will not only increase functionality of the blog but it will also add some new features to the site.  What are those features? Well, you’ll […]

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Back to Basics

I recently returned home from managing the Overland Demo Area at the 9th Annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival.  It was a modest display, but between my trailer, Dan’s Africa Jeep, and Eric’s Postal Scrambler and Bantam Trailer we did a solid job of representing the overland adventure lifestyle to the Jeep community. During the event […]

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[Status Update] Overland Skills Weekend, Overland Expo West, and the LS Swap

By the time you read this I will already be on the road headed to Virginia for the first Overland Skills Weekend hosted by ECOA and Overland Experts.  As soon as it’s wrapped up I’ll be making a marathon dash westbound to Flagstaff, Arizona for Overland Expo West.  Sadly I will be doing it all […]

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Has overlanding become the next form of off-road cosplay?

With Overland Expo just a few weeks away my thoughts have turned westward with wide eyes.  Having missed Expo West last year I made a promise to myself I wouldn’t miss it this year. Overland Expo West, it’s like Boy Scout summer camp only with Jeeps and Skottles Having been to both Overland Expo West […]

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Opportunity, Reflection, and Ambition

As the year winds down I’ve been taking the time to do two things.  First, reflect upon 2017 (spoiler alert – awesome year).  Second, look ahead to 2018 (no spoilers, you’ll just have to keep reading). One of my all time photos from my 2017 adventures.Tanto National Forest, Arizona I like to think of myself […]

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You need to go read this article – Now!

I’ve made it a point to keep the content here on the ECOA blog my own.  Part of that is just because this is my own little slice of the digital world.  Also because I don’t have the funds currently to pay anyone else to contribute to the site.  As such, the job of content […]

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My Aussie Locker story

There was a 500 foot cliff to my right.  That same cliff swept across in front of me.  To my left was an escarpment of unknown height.  All the GPS was telling was, “Turn left here.”  Alone, with no spotter, in unfamiliar territory, I had only one option.  I couldn’t go back.  I couldn’t go […]

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In defense of “overlanding”

Overland Expo East 2017 is just around the corner.  This week I’ll be leaving for two weeks in North Carolina.  First I’ll be dropping down to Uwharrie National Forest for the annual American Adventurist Appalachian Rendezvous.  Then the following weekend I’ll be in Asheville for Overland Expo East.  With such a high profile event like […]

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ECOA BLOG POST #100!!! — A look back at the origins of ECOA

In the fall of 2014 I was faced with a pretty tough decision regarding what to do with my life.  I had recently lost my job and had my plans to finish a doctorate degree in education derailed.  I had a lot of swirling emotions to deal with that ran the gamut from anger to […]

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