Episode 129 – Christmas Gift Guide 2017

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From the Listeners:

  • Matt Frick from Camp4Lo wants another 4×4 Podcast t-shirt
  • Aaron Brown – Blue Ridge Overland Gear items – Be sure to use coupon code “4x4Podcast” for a discount

 

Dan:

 

 

$119 – Rubicon Express RE1358 7.5′ Coil Springs by Rubicon Express for $119.43 http://amzn.to/2jid0kc

 

 

 

$24 – Gerber Dime Micro – Gerber 31-001134 Dime Micro Tool by Gerber for $22.14 http://amzn.to/2A6XIXs

 

$299 – GoPro HERO5 Session by GoPro for $299.00 http://amzn.to/2AsEq1W

 

$499 – GoPro HERO6 Black by GoPro for $499.00 http://amzn.to/2ArIOOx   

 

Rich: (Narrowed it down to my top 5 picks)

 

$369.99 Kodiak Canvas Mid-sized Truck Tent –

http://www.kodiakcanvas.com/canvas-truck-tent-mid-sized/

 

$35 MPowered Luci Inflatable Solar Powered Camp Light –

https://www.rei.com/product/126408/mpowerd-luci-outdoor-pro-inflatable-solar-lantern

 

$TBD Ram Mount Aluminum Tough-Track –

https://www.rammount.com/products/tough-track (Nylon version ranges from $6.50-$10)

 

$18.74 – Carhartt Legacy Tool Roll –

http://www.carhartt.com/products/carhartt-accessories-bags-tool-bags-belts/Legacy-Tool-Roll-100822B

 

$140-$200 – Campfire Defender fireproof blanket –

https://campfiredefender.com/

 

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Episode 128 – Trail Therapy Off-road

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Dan and Kevin from Trail Therapy Offroad chat together on this special Veteran’s Day Weekend Episode.  Trail Therapy Off-Road’s mission is to empower Military Veterans and their spouses through off-roading adventures

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Episode 127 – Baja Designs

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***Update 24 Aug 17****  We got a couple reports of issues with the audio.  We owe you the very best quality audio possible so we took down the old version and replaced it.  Thanks to those that let us know so quickly!  Cheers!  – Dan

Dan Interviews Chris from Baja Designs.  Baja Designs are the scientists of  lighting and have taken their design to a whole new level.  Baja Designs has been in the offroad light business for about as long as there has been an offroad business.

 

Chris points out that most people don’t think about the color or temperature of the light and how it effects our vision and ability to see at night.  We have discussed this on the show before.  You may have recognized for yourself that the more yellow, sun color light is easier on your eyes than that cool blue that you often find in lesser quality LED lights.

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Episode 126 – Treaty Oak Offroad

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On this episode Dan interviews Kyle Fogle, the CEO from Treaty Oak Offroad (or TOO as you might sometimes see it), based in Texas.  Treaty Oak Overland specializes in recovery equipment and its all manufactured in the United States.  It all started with some recovery points for the Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus GX470.  Since then, the recovery gear has expanded to soft shackles, bridles, static recovery straps, kinetic recovery ropes, tree savers and more!

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Episode 125 – BOLT Locks

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On this episode we have an interview with BOLT Locks.  BOLT Locks are made to accept your key from your vehicle and will program itself to match all the other locks on your vehicle with a single turn of the key.  That means that you can secure your spare tire, gas cans, trailer hitch, even your trailer with the same key that you use to open your doors and start the engine.

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Episode 124 – Chevy Colorado ZR2

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On this show we discuss the guys talk about the upcoming Chevy Colorado ZR2.  The ZR2 is an improved offroad package for the Chevy Colorado over the Z71 package.  It includes all kinds of improvements that make the Colorado ZR2 even more competitive (possibly even better) than the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.

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Episode 123 – Easter Jeep Safari 2017

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On this show we discuss the 2017 batch of concept Jeeps announced by Jeep.  This collection left us a little bit uninspired.  Rich is still busy with school for a while longer.  Craig is about $500 worth of parts away from his YJ being back on the road.

 

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Episode 122 – Taylor Adney and Overland Textile Co

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On this episode, we bring you an interview with Taylor Adney.  Taylor is the CEO of Overland Textile Co (https://www.overlandtextile.com), a company that specializes in bringing quality clothing, leather goods, and other high quality gear to the overlander, offroader, and outdoor enthusiasts.  Taylor is also involved in a group called, The Overland Adventures (http://theoverlandadventures.net) that explores, primarily in the northeaster areas of Oklahoma, and the surrounding areas, including Arkansas and the Ozark National Forest.  Taylor is also a primary panelist on the Overland Roundtable (http://overlandroundtable.com), a podcast that discusses topics specially related of overlanding in all the various forms.  

 

*REMINDER!* – Please be sure to stay on the trail, and be sure the trail you’re on is actually shown on the current Motor Vehicle Use Map. If the trail you’re on isn’t on the MVUM, then it’s not a trail and you’re breaking the law. Unfortunately illegitimate trails are cut all the time and just because there is a dirt path through the woods doesn’t mean it is an official, legal trail. If you’re caught on one of these illegitimate trails you may face fines and it’ll be a check mark against OHVs in the area… so, please, resist the urge to explore that random trail heading off into the woods and do your part to keep public lands open to OHVs by staying on legal trails. . www.overlandtextile.com . #overlandtextileco #overland #overlanding #overlander #overlandcommunity #overlandfamily #offroad #offroading #wheelin #wheeling #camp #camping #explore #adventure #exploring #explorer #exploration #expedition #adventuremobile #usfs #ohv #mvum #breakinthelaw #keepitlegal #keepitpublic #followtherules #oklahoma #ouachitanationalforest #brokenbow #hochatown

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Episode 121 – KOH 2017

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On the 121st episode of The 4×4 Podcast, Dan, Craig, and Rich catch up since its been so long since the last episode.  The guys also talk about the 2017 King of the Hammers.  The King of the Hammers is an annual off road racing event that takes place in Johnson Valley, California.  It is also known as the most challenging single-day off road race on the planet.  This year saw some changes to the race course but one thing did not change – it was a tremendous challenge that any of us would love to partake in.


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Episode 120 – Dan Grec and The Road Chose Me

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On this episode of The 4×4 Podcast, Dan interviews another Dan!  This episode brings you an interview with Dan Grec.  Dan Grec has set off on an solo overland adventure around Africa.  The interview was actually recorded a couple months ago and since then Dan has made some serious progress on the trip.  Head over to http://theroadchoseme.com/ and check out some of the fantastic photos and stories from the road.  Dan Grec has selected a Jeep Wrangler as the platform and built it out to be reliable and comfortable.

Photo credit to Dan Grec at theroadchoseme.com

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