via West County Explorers Club: While planning for our Southwest trip, I asked my girlfriend, Natalie, if there was any gear she wanted to add to our camping list. She asked for a pair of binoculars for the truck, so I ordered a few to compare: the compact Bushnell Elite Custom Compact (7x26), the midsized Nikon Monarch 3 (8x42), and the full-size Nikon OceanPro, with built in compass (7x50).
What do you get when you combine a paddle tire, a BMW F800GS, and Jonah Street? Pure awesomeness.
If you notice less traffic congestion on Monday, you'll most likely be able to thank the thousands of commuters everywhere who will be ditching their cars, trucks and SUVs and riding their motorcycles or scooters to work for the 21st annual Ride To Work Day on June 18th. According to the Ride To Work organization, Ride To Work Day has been organized annually since 1992 to increase public awareness of motorcyclists; promote the use of bikes as safe, fun and reliable methods of transportation; and increase motorcycle safety.
For decades I was a die hard ice chest guy. Coleman steel belted models were my favorite. And I never understood why anyone would spend so much money on a fridge for their truck. Over the past half dozen years or so I've had the opportunity to use a portable fridge in my vehicle. Now I tell people it is the first piece of equipment I would buy. Here's why.
By Paul May, Owner, Equipt Expedition Outfitters
A repeat customer of ours went out and bought a new G55, and loved it. What he did not love was the plastic trim and generic look of it. Here in Los Angeles, they (G-Wagen's) are everywhere, and he wanted to make his unique. He reached out to us at ICON 4x4 and asked if we would be interested in restyling it for him. It seemed like a fun and different project for us, so we agreed to have at it. Fortunately, it turned out to be quite a fun project. Once we were able to get a closer inspection, we realized there were tons of opportunities to refine this ride! Mechanically, we chose not to mess with it, as the stock performance was fine for the customers needs. Instead we focused our efforts on the cosmetic surfaces, lighting and audio system.
Over the last few years, this thing we call "overlanding" has exploded, people have been inspired to take the back road instead of blasting down the highway, they've started taking their family camping in some of the most beautiful parts of the world instead of staying in a hotel. People have started to get out and see the world, even if it's just a little bit more than they used to. Most of the reason for that is people just like you reading this—you're the ones inspiring people to get out. We're thankful to have you as loyal readers and members of Expedition Portal. Needless to say, it's been a big year for us, first we surpassed 1,000,000 posts in our forum, and now we're incredibly exited to announce that we have over 50,000 members! Again, we really like to stress that none of this is possible without our loyal viewers and members, it's you that makes this the finest community for overland travellers in the world.