Month: September 2017


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 Recovery Guide – Phase 2: Introduction to Winching

There are a few iconic accessories that come to mind when envisioning a vehicle outfitted for overland adventures:  snorkels, lights, and of course a winch.  I’ve already discussed my thoughts on snorkels and lights.  Now it’s time to discuss winches. A winch is a mainstay for most 4×4 vehicles.Despite their ubiquity, are they really needed? […]

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Product Review

[Product Review] Cooper Tire 15,000 mile Update

Rocking 255/85R16 Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx tireswhile exploring Jefferson National Forest in central Virginia In January of this year I got a set of Cooper® Discoverer S/T Maxx™ tires mounted on the LJ.  In the last eight months I’ve logged over 15,000 miles of cross-country highways, around-town errands, and backroad overland adventures.  Read on for the next […]

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No Highways Tour

[Update] No Highways Tour Vol 2 – WV, KY, TN & NC – Postponed!

If you’re not aware of Hurricane Irma by now I’d like to know the rock you’re living under.  In the next few days a (currently) Category 5 Hurricane is going to make landfall in Florida.  While that does not immediately affect me, within a few days the remnants of the storm are projected to drift […]

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