On this episode, Brand Libby from the Overland Roundtable joins us to talk about his experience at the 2015 Easter Jeep Safari. Brandon is relatively new to attending the Easter Jeep Safari and shares some really great tips for those who are planning a trip for next year. Here’s some of the links mentioned during Brandon’s review of the trip:
Stayed at Kokopelli lodge – http://kokopellilodge.com/
Episode 100 has been a long time coming and we’ve finally reached the century mark! I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that has been subscribed and shared the show with your friends. With your help, we’ve created a pretty awesome little community. The next 100 episodes are going to be even better than the past 100!
We were fortunate to have a great group on the show time time. Of course there was Craig and Rich but that was just the start! We also had Tony from the XJ Talk Show; John from the Centre Steer Podcast; David from the Nissan Nation Podcast; Jason from Mountain State Overland; and Brandon from the Overland Roundtable.
—EDIT —- The audio quality on the first part of the show is a much lower quality that you’ve come to expect due to some technical difficulties. 99 episodes down and we’re still fighting digital gremlins.
On this episode of the podcast we have an interview with Eric McGrew from the Off Road Independence Podcast. Eric is from the United States but has been living in Chile for a last few years. His experience has given him an interesting perspective of offroading and travel outside the borders.
On this episode of the podcast, we have an interview with Beau Johnston from Toyota Cruisers and Trucks Magazine (TCT Magazine) and we talk about his recent experience with a Four Wheel Camper (FWC) on the Pacific Coast Highway. Beau Johnston has been on the show many times before and we’ve been enjoying the TCT Magazine for quite some time. Before I decided to keep my Jeep Cherokee, I was very seriously weighing the idea of buying a full-size truck and then using a slide-in FWC. It would give all the comfort of a full-size truck as well as the camping comfort of a hard side camper that can be removed from the truck for daily driver duties. I will say that I have fond memories of having a pickup truck and the comfort of a hard side camper is very appealing.
Would you trade your adventure rig for a full-size truck with a FWC installed?
On this episode, I have the wonderful opportunity to chat with Ara Gureghian who has spent the last few years exploring the United States on his BMW GS dual sport motorcycle with sidecar carrying his dog, Spirit. While the podcast is named The 4×4 Podcast, we talk about all things offroading. Ara has a very inspiring story! After chatting with him for a bit, I wanted to run out and buy a dual sport bike for myself, dump some responsibilities and just hit the road to explore!
This episode contains audio that is a significantly different quality than you are accustomed to on the podcast. Thats because I pulled the audio for this show from a GoPro video that was shot using an external mic. My wife and I (and my sister-in-law) were driving back from visiting Lodge Manufacturing in South Pittsburgh, TN and had a chat about the trailer that we’re building. If you like how this works out, then you may expect more episodes to be recorded like this so that we can create some content while on the trek across the western United States and then north through British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.
Be sure to let me know what you think about the audio quality and our plan for the build. Drop your comments and ideas in the comments section below and we’ll get back to you or maybe incorporate your ideas!
After sitting in the garage in my camp chair staring at a pile of camping gear set on top of my Alaskan expedition trailer frame, I decided that I needed a better visualization of the trailer. A nice professional rendering will also be helpful in the event that some sponsors want to allow us to show off their products in the course of this epic adventure. While I could have just opened up PowerPoint and drawn some boxes and circles but I thought that would have been lame. So instead, I picked up my woodworking friend, SketchUp and created a 3D model.
With the trailer now sitting as a rolling frame, I needed to wire up the trail lights so that I could pick up the lumber and other materials. But the trailer light connector that came with the Harbor Freight kit includes a 4 pin connector and the Yukon has a 7 pin connector. So after ordering a bunch of stuff on Amazon, I decided to lay out some of the gear t on the frame to get an idea of how things were going to be loaded
Last weekend I spent a few hours and put the Harbor Freight trailer frame together.