In addition to being a videographer for Expeditions 7, Bruce Dorn (DGA) wears many other hats, one of those includes being a Canon Explorer of Light. He recently put together a series of tutorial videos about the new Speedlite 600EX-RT, something Canon enthusiasts have been long waiting for. The series shows the potential of the incredible built-in radio functionality of the Speedlite when using multiple off-camera flashes. With the pleasure of having Bruce's office located right down the road, there's plenty of overland-esqe shots in the videos. A certain little Land Rover made it into one of the tutorial videos, as well as Carlo from AT Overland. Check it out on Canon's website here. [link]
Have you ever been told your truck just wont fit in a container but you know it will? These guys have.
There's no doubt about it—this is the coolest, cleanest Range Rover Classic you'll see all week, and you can even buy it if you like it enough! The owner of this car spend a good amount of time thinking about what would make the perfect early model RRC. They knew that a 1990 SWB would be the most desirable model to start with, as it was the last year with the older style dash, yet it still offered the refinements of the newer models. The color, Eastnor Green, is reminiscent of the earliest RRC's, and when combined with the Rostyle wheels and vintage-pattern Dayton Timberline tires, make for an unforgettable sight. Best of all, the seller claims that it's rust free, and doesn't leak! Tell us what you think in the comments!
If you've been looking to outfit your 2007-2011 Jeep Wrangler JK (2 or 4 door) with an aftermarket snorkel, you might want to give the new Modular XHD Snorkel System from Rugged Ridge a closer look. Before they even started at the drawing board, engineers were asking Jeep enthusiasts what they wanted in a snorkel for their JK. "When JK owners were asked online what they would like in a snorkel design, the response was overwhelming," said Matt Stanesic, Director of Engineering at Omix-ADA (Rugged Ridge's parent company) "Feedback poured in, starting an amazing interactive process between JK owners and our engineers to work together on a totally new concept. After extensive research and development, the new Modular XHD Snorkel System is finally a reality, delivering on the best of these ideas and creating a revolutionary new product."
You know how we're always saying that pretty much anything can be an overland vehicle? Well for the record, that even applies to miniature hand-built versions of a limited production Swedish military tracked snow vehicle. Forum user Steinbruchsoldat has been spending the past few months documenting the build of his mini Hagglund. When we say documenting the build, we don't mean a log of bolt on modifications, we mean hand making tank tracks from the tread of used tires, and building your own belt sander. Yes, it's pretty intense, he's even designed the entire thing out in CAD, but most importantly, he did more than design, he's actually making it come to life. There's 30 pages to the thread, which include some seriously cool and interesting projects. Mad Max meet overlanding and you need to check it out.
Keeping a level head: I consider it a strength of mine, with a few notable exceptions. There was the time I flipped out on our neighbors in college for staging a boxing match against our front door in the middle of the night. By the time I realized what was going on, I was standing in the chilly air in the middle of the fight in my underwear, screaming like a banshee. And there was the time I unleashed my verbal wrath on Tom Danielson, now a top 10 Tour de France finisher, after he acted like a sally girl crybaby during one of our mountain bike races. But in general, I'm an even-tempered guy. And it was with this even temper that I envisioned myself dealing with police on this trip. Just be cool, I tell myself when I practice in front of the mirror.
Why settle for the "usual" pick-up truck when you could have something so much more interesting? Forget the Ford, Dodge, or Chevy and check out this FJ45 Land Cruiser for sale in Savannah, Georgia. The best part? It's diesel and according to the seller, returns around 25-30 miles per gallon. It appears to be in great shape, and may even have a newer pick-up bed from a 78 series Land Cruiser. If so, this could be a great alternative to a 78, as they're still really tough to get in the United States. The bid is at $12,100, and we're thinking it's a pretty good price for a solid truck.
Land Rover and Land Cruiser aren't new names to 4WD, and they've been competing with each other for decades. The Discovery 3 and re-designed Prado are still butting heads on competition, what's your favorite?
The older I get, the more I realize that maintaining a consistent, lively, and meaningful relationship is actually quite difficult. Especially one that keeps you on your toes and consistently entertained. Unfortunately, it's not one of my strong suits, and there's been some instances lately where my eyes have wandered and distracted me...I've even had a few instances of infidelity in past relationships. It's not something I'm proud of, and I always feel bad, but sometimes there's nothing like trading your ride in for a newer faster model—or even swapping keys with someone else for a day. I'm told it's completely normal to want something different, and that I shouldn't be ready to settle down quite yet, but it's a battle of emotion...I really do love my Land Rover, as I did the vehicles in my past.
If you've ever complained about traveling with your kids, especially on short jaunts—here's some serious motivation for you. The Dennings have been on the road for quite some time now, all seven of them. They're raising their kids from the road, traveling from Alaska to Argentina in their veggie-powered Ford F250. Their series of blogs and articles tackles everything from the challenges of living on the road, to how they fund their trip from the road. The discussion thread on their trip has over 22 pages of conversation between the community and the The Dennings, and if that isn't enough, they have an entire website dedicated to their trip with some fantastic articles to read.