Wednesday, September 7, 2022
New Horizons for Overlander.com
There’s no mistaking it, gearing up for a new expedition is almost as exciting as actually getting on the road. Here at Overlander we’re embarking on a new journey ourselves. We founded Overlander.com with a single vision: take a decade’s worth of global overland travel experience and use that knowledge to build a collection of overlanding gear that you can trust. Now, we're excited to share the launch of a complete website redesign for Overlander.com! Our hard-working development team has...
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Press Play: Talking Brewing Essentials with Planetary Design
A few miles east of Missoula, Montana there's a small community on the banks of the Blackfoot River named Bonner. Situated where the Blackfoot flows into the Clark Fork River, Bonner was a nexus for the powerful timber economy that dominated western Montana for generations. Huge lumber mills processed the mile-high stacks of timber that were bucked from Montana's forests and shipped all across the west and the world. Lumber mill on the Blackfoot River, Bonner, Montana....
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
The Scoop on Apple's Satellite-talking iPhone 14 - Time to Sell Your SPOT?
By now you may have heard the news about Apple’s iPhone 14 and its ability to communicate with satellites. In my typical fashion, I’ve dug way too deep into this topic to break down the tech on the iPhone, and its pros and cons. I’ll also talk a little bit about the future of cell phones and satellites and what it means for overlanders. What is it? The iPhone 14 promises to be able to connect to satellite services when terrestrial services (cell and WiFi) are unavailable. It will act in a...
Thursday, September 22, 2022
What Rig? The Softroader Revolution
Can a crossover or a wagon really be a legit overland rig? They tick a lot of the right boxes: car-like comfort, all-wheel drive traction, and plenty of room for the family. What they lack in hard-core off-road capability, they make up for in other ways. Is the softroader the future of overlanding? Crossing Over A challenge that a great deal of would-be explorers face is simply the question of whether or not to buy a completely dedicated overland rig. Maintain one vehicle for daily commuting...