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Will Marshal

Will is a fish out of water, coming from the Hardcore off-road and rock crawling world. He developed a knack for writing and a hunger for adventure. Having written for Expedition Portal, Tread Magazine and Overland Bound, Will is our resident Wanderlust expert. He is also the owner/creator of Forge Overland and has an expert eye on all things outdoors.

Rivian Will Bring Electric to Off-Road

By Will Marshal Photos via Rivian The days of Prius drivers turning their noses up at pickups and SUVs are quickly coming to a close. Rivian, a mid-western automotive startup company based out of Normal, IL showed off two production samples of their latest vehicles this week at the LA Auto Show – the R1T […]

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is Ready to Rumble

By Will Marshal It has been 26 years; 26 long years. Not since the days of former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has Jeep existed in the pickup truck market. Today however, that’s all in the past as Jeep officially unveiled the new Wrangler based “JT” Gladiator pickup truck. Jeep came in with their eyes on […]

Overlanding Gear Report: Smaller is Better

By Will Marshal Photos Barry J Holmes It is really easy to get lost in the dazzling shininess of new overlanding gear. And with all the options out there, it’s important to remember all you ever *really* need can fit inside of a Rubbermaid Action Packer in the back of your vehicle. We are all […]

So You Want to Start Overlanding…

Overlanding is not new. People have been doing it for a long time, and it has been called different names, most recently it has been “Car Camping”. But the glory is not lost however, as to truly have your spirit of exploration fall into the Overland category, you have to throw blind adventure into the […]

Brick House: Dometic PLB40 Portable Power Pack Preview

New gear from Dometic was on full display at this years Outdoor Retailer show in Denver. The biggest news on the block was the new Dometic PLB40 Portable power pack. Venturing off the beaten path of Lithium Ion batteries, Dometic is employing new tech – Lithium Iron Phosphate. LFP batteries are in the same family […]

Et tu Brutus? Adventure Driven M1079 LMTV Build Out

Brutus started life as a contract built Austrian Steyr 12 M 18 military truck. Stewart and Stevenson constructed the LMTV, along with its 16 other platform variations for the U.S. Government as two-and-a-half-ton and five-ton cabover trucks. These vehicles were designed to replace the increasingly old M35A2/A3 “Deuce-and-a-half” and M809 five-ton trucks.

Pint Size Hero: Garmin inReach Mini

The Garmin inReach mobile GPS units have been a staple of hikers, cyclists and adventure off-roaders for years. And now Garmin has expanded the inReach product line by taking key features of the SE+/Explorer+ and packing it into a smaller, lightweight and exceptionally rugged package with the Garmin inReach Mini. 

FZJ80 + Maltec Will Give You All The Feels

Love At First Drive by Will Marshal photos by Barry J. Holmes Love is a fickle thing, and when you come across love at first sight – you hold onto it. Tim McGrath from Albuquerque based Sackwear recently partnered with Maltec, a German camper conversion company and immediately fell deep. It didn’t take long for […]

Overland Expo West 2018 Day Two – LR FC101 Realness

Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My FC101 by Will Marshal photos by Barry J. Holmes May 19th, 2018 – The second day of OXW18 brought perfect weather, large crowds, and (of course) more incredible builds. Our favorite rig of the day was a spectacular and unapologetic Land Rover FC101. Here we go.

Overland Expo West 2018 Day One – Favorite Vehicles

In the Name of Unapologetic Excess by Will Marshal photos by Barry J. Holmes May 18th 2018 – Overland Prom Expo. We all know that the biggest reason to come to OX is to see all the things that we wish that we could do, and at the absolute very least, be inspired as to […]