Theres something cool about a website that focuses on high quality products at bargain prices - Huckberry [link] is one of those cool websites. They've just launched a General Store - filled with all of the 'expo-tastic' goodies you could want. World's smallest production lighter? Check. Stormproof Matches? Check. Whiskey Stones? Check.Check it out here! [link]
ExPo: Adventure and Overland Travel Enthusiasts
I'm still wondering how Bring A Trailer [link] finds all of these fantastically unique vehicles every day. Today they posted a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 319 Fensterbus - It's like a VW Bus, except it's made by Mercedes. If you'd like to learn more about it check it out on Bring A Trailer!
Prindville releases limited edition Land Rover Defender, and in the process completely misses the point
I know there have been numerous strides in refinement since what became the Defender was released in 1983. Through the various gearboxes, engines, and interior modifications it has always retained it’s utilitarian DNA. Sure, a 2012 Defender 110 when compared to a 110 from 1983 would certainly seem better equipped and much improved, but it was never to the point of luxury. There was always a specific purpose for the older brother in the Land Rover line - and it was being a simple, purposeful 4x4. The luxurious duties were always reserved for the Range Rover.
Some would argue that this is the bike that really started the dual-sport craze. Named after the Elsinore Grand Prix - the MT250 was one of the first bikes designed by Honda for the dirt, not merely a street motorcycle modified for the dirt.
It appears to be in great shape for it's age, and with just over 7,000 miles, This could be a great vintage motorcycle to fill your curiosity of the dual sport world.It's available on eBay Motors here. [link]
“What do you think Johno?”
Paul and Leigh both stared at me intently, as if I was some authority on trusting strange men in the Iraqi countryside in the middle of the night.
I weighed up the risks.
“Okay,” I said, looking up, “let’s do it”
We had spent the day in the British Embassy, based in a Five Star Hotel on the outskirts of Erbil, making the most (some would say abusing) the restaurant, Wi-Fi and bathrooms. Unfortunately we had been kicked out as darkness fell due to Embassy rules that only allowed Embassy staff to stay overnight and the fact that the cost of an actual hotel room could have kept us in Ronaldo’s place for two weeks.
via West County Explorers Club: This is a flashback post that I wrote before WCXC, back in 2006. :)
Last summer I decided to take my 170,000-mile, 1986 Isuzu Trooper for a month-long, solo road trip from California to British Columbia and back. I was looking forward to the thrill of the open road, clear-blue water, wildlife, and remote wilderness, so I prepared well, packing my tent, my gear, and a month’s worth of food into the Trooper in case I got stranded and needed to wait for the Mounties, a passing husky team, or whoever handles that sort of thing in Canada. I’m glad I did. Despite a snag or two, I learned a few things and returned to tell the tale. Not everything in the wild is so lucky.
After about three months of working at Overland Journal, I decided my current set of wheels - a Toyota Celica, just wasn't cutting it anymore. It wasn’t that it was a particularly bad vehicle, in fact I became quite affectionate for the little red car. Being around a plethora of 4x4’s all day meant that my eyes occasionally wandered off into the distance and caused me to start reminiscing about the 4x4’s I owned in my past.
MAXTRAX donated a special pink version of their vehicle extraction device - with all of the proceeds going to help the X Elles.
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