On this episode of the podcast we bring you an interview with Jason from Mountain State Overland. Mountain State Overland is headquartered out of Virginia and they mainly explore in the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern United States. Mountain State Overland is very different than most other offroading outfits that you may find on the internet and around the world. Their core principles are to do good for the environment and take care of what exists in nature for us. Preservation is critical to everything that Mountain State Overland does.
A few weeks ago, Craig had the chance to go to the Lucas Oil Off Road Expo in Pomona, CA. This is an annual event that has vendors from around the US and the rest of the world. The show has gotten bigger and bigger over the last few years. It could be the biggest event of its kind outside of the offroad hall during SEMA. Tons of cool rigs to check out and great people to talk to. The Lucas Oil Off Road Expo is open to the public. If you want to get up close and personal with some the stars in the offroading world, this is the place to find them.
Bushwacker is known for making pocket style flares that are now widely imitated. Bushwacker continues to lead the market and they have just released their rendering of the fender flares for the 2015 Ford F-150. The F-150 features lots of cool offroading gear that would work well as a chase truck for a desert racer or weekend toy but still fit in as a daily driver.
On this episode of the podcast we talk about Craig’s trip to the Sand Sport Super Show in southern California. This show is all about going fast in the desert. There were lots of sand rails, quads, and side-by-side UTVs. Of course there was also some overlanding goodness but the bulk of the show was all about speed in the sand, just as the name of the show would indicate.
I just received some gear from EnerPlex to review for The 4×4 Podcast. This video is simply an unboxing. I’ll be road testing these devices for the next few weeks and then I’ll come back and let you know what I think.
On episode 84, we chat with Frank Ledwell from OutdoorX4 magazine about his experiences with the new BFG AT KO2 tires from BFGoodrich. BFG invited some media guys down to Baja, Mexico to try out their latest tires on the most demanding terrain on the planet. BFG must be confident in the AT/KO2s to bring down some guys to through the tires down sandy washes, deep silt, rocks, mud, and everything else you can find in the desert.
On this episode of the podcast we shake up the format again. The first segment of the show Dan chats with Trey from Pronghorn Overland Gear. Pronghorn Overland Gear has taken a very unique approach to how their bumpers and such are put together. Their modular design and lightweight materials combined with fully boxed construction makes the bumpers perfect for your rig if you’re serious about getting out to explore and then coming home safely.
Interview with Trey at Pronghorn Overland Gear
Its been more than 2 months since we’ve recorded a show but we’re getting back into the saddle. We’re going to be changing the release schedule for shows and the show notes will probably be a bit more sparse than you’re used to seeing. But at least there’s a show, RIGHT?!
Way back on episode 35, I did an interview with Gianni of Set Them Free Offroad. Set Them Free Offroad was organized to help raise awareness of human trafficking and ultimately execute mission trips to stop this crime. In 2013, the first annual event was held and was a huge success. Set Them Free Offroad actually raised enough money to fund a rescue mission which resulted in pulling a few girls out of their situation and the arrest of those perpetuating the crime! I was so excited to hear this news because it’s not that often that you can get clear and tangible outcomes when you simply donate to a cause.