The Pinzgauer, to say the least, is an interesting vehicle, it was designed by Steyr-Daimler-Puch in the late 60's to be a light multi-purpose military vehicle that was incredibly easy to repair in the field. Unique to the Pinzgauer is it's air-cooled, flat-four engine with two carburetors and multiple oil pumps to ensure that the engine always has oil no matter what angle it's at. Also attributing to it's off-highway prowess was the fitting as standard of cross-axle locking differentials. They're somewhat rare, although more and more are being imported to the United States as they become eligible. This 1975 model appears to be in good condition with low miles and a 12 volt converter so you can run your accessories.
As soon as I knew what it was to want, I desired nothing more than to be the commander of an intergalactic space shuttle. Later on I decided that I would make a better commercial fishing boat captain. For a short time in 5th grade, my best friend Nick and I decided that we wanted to be nefarious gang members. We even went so far as to form our own gang called The Bloody Devils; we designed a logo that we intended to get tatted on our arms (a dagger with dripping blood), and declared the Southwestern corner of the Heritage Middle School playground as "our turf". My mom, ever the supporter, bought me a red bandana so there would be no confusion as to the level of my bad-assedness.
Even though it has more computers than a 60's spacecraft, the Land Rover LR3 is slowly but surely gaining prominence not only in the overland market, but in the 4WD industry as well. Their strong traction control systems and flexy air suspension mean that the vehicles walk through obstacles like few stock vehicles can. The aftermarket industry is also starting to support the model with skid plates, bumpers, sliders and lift kits available everywhere now. This 2005 LR3 is one of the cheapest models we've seen so far and it comes with a variety of genuine accessories such as a roof rack, brush bar, and lights.
by Matthew Scott and Chazz Layne
With Summer officially here, we've taken it upon us to recognize that our viewers, whilst exploring the world, or just spending a weekend camping, likely enjoy it with an adult beverage. With Chazz and myself being avid beer enthusiasts, we curated 6 of the finest beers that could be assembled with the constraints of our lunch break to be reviewed for you here today. From the decoration of the cap, to the height of the bottle, we're taking this to the next level.
Unfortunately even though the manufacturers intended the rear seat footwell to hold, well...feet—it often just ends up holding empty cheetos bags, or my personal favorite for a driving snack, corn nuts. It's about time you did something with that space, and why not store that 40L of heavy water that would normally end up on your roof rack, or mounted in a leveraged position on the rear of your vehicle where it should be—centered between the axles and down low.
For a while now ARB has been producing one of our favorite quarterly publications, ARB 4x4 Action, the best part is that it's always been free. The magazine comes out four times a year and includes great informative tech articles, great travel stories, and news on new products and events from around the world. They've sweetened the deal by developing an app ($0) for iOS as well as Android that allows you to access the magazine anywhere you'd like. We've heard it's a perfect fit for the iPad, and Andoid tablets—isn't a little more overlanding in your tech-world always a good thing?
The 70 Series, known for it's durable and reliable construction has been modified for years into a double cab configuration by aftermarket conversion companies, finally, Toyota will be making it a factory option. Just announced, buyers in Australia will have the opportunity to purchase the first-ever Land Cruiser 70 series double cab late this September. It joins the line-up as the forth body style in the range, alongside the existing single cab, troop carrier, and wagon styles.
This 1971 Land Rover Series III might just win an award for having the best looking photography in an eBay Auction...ever, but aside from the great images, there's a great vehicle to back it up. 1971 was the first year of the Series III, and this 88-inch model was just the 33rd to be produced. It recently went under a "vigorous" restoration process where the frame was completely stripped and repainted, the bulkhead was replaced, and everything was painted in "Land Rover Grey." The vehicle becomes even more interesting after a quick look inside where a stove and sink have been fitted into a modern cabinet system along with AC power, provided by a small Honda generator mounted under the hood. This might just be the ticket for someone desiring a compact camper with a unique edge.
via West County Explorers Club: I've been into learning about rocket stoves lately. They burn a small amount of wood but create strong draft in order to burn the wood more fully. This has a two-fold benefit: less smoke (which is actually unburned fuel) and greater efficiency. A company called StoveTec makes a small rocket stove for camping. It's just over 10" high and will burn any biomass you can fit in the 4" x 4" opening.
If you're looking for a natural-fuel camp stove, this little beauty, with it's ceramic combustion chamber and cast-iron stove top, could be it.