In this episode we discuss all the skills and topics covered during the 2015 Northwest Overland Rally and Workshop, or NWOR for short. The NWOR was a gathering of overland and adventure travelers from around the world. Most of the attendees was from the Pacific northwest area but there were some other attendees from some pretty far off places. If we got some of the details in the show incorrect, send us a correction and we’ll include it in the next show. Read more
This episode of the podcast will cover the entire trip from Kansas City to Fairbanks, Alaska in pretty general terms, in some ways. In the upcoming episodes we will really dive in and discuss the Northwest Overland Rally, the trailer that we built specifically for this trip, and we also have loads and loads of product reviews from the trip. The episode is a bit of a marathon at over 90 minutes but it covers a lot of information and experience from driving the Alaska Highway. Hopefully you enjoy the summary but look for more info in the written trip reports that will be posted on the website here very soon. If you have made the drive to Alaska from the lower 48 before, please chime in and send us some feedback.
On this episode we have Brett from Western Australia on the show to discuss what offroading is like in Australia. Are those kooky commercials of someone fording rivers and cruising down long dirt roads just to go to the grocery store fact or fiction? Unfortunately, before we can get into all the amazing tracks that Australia has to offer, we lost Brett thanks for a sketchy internet connection to the outback. Sometime we’ll get Brett back on the show to discuss the different areas to explore and what should be on your bucket list.
WikiCamp – http://www.wikicamps.com.au/
Voicemail from Mike Riley
Voicemail from NickyG
2015 Toyota Hilux
Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations
The Hennessey Ford Velociraptor is powered by awesome-sauce
Ram exporting trucks to Australia and NZ
If there’s time. Jeep confirms next gen Wrangler won’t be all aluminum.
Outdoor Edibles – Cast Iron Spanish Rice
- Bell peppers
- Diced lime rotel tomatoes
- Brown Rice already cooked
Dan recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Randy from the Of Road Add-Ons Podcast. Randy has released 19 episodes of his show so far and has a really great show. Be sure to subscribe to his show and let him know what you heard about it from The 4×4 Podcast.
The full show notes are available here: http://offroadaddons.com/the-4×4-podcast/
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!