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When a Toyota R&D Engineer Builds an Overland Rig

Dan Rich, Overland Bound Member 0582 has been an Engineer for Toyota for 30 years in Power-train Research and Development. For much of that time he has tried many different configurations on his FZJ80, which has led to the build he shares in this video. His rig is modest, but performs well, and reliably. You […]

What to do if a Blizzard Traps Your Car

For many Overlanders, winter is just another season in a year-round devotion to the outdoors, and many of us enjoy the relative isolation in our favorite spots without the fair weather masses. The unexpected can and will occur, and a few tips can keep you safe.  I’ve been stuck in the snow, rescued by California […]

Podcast S2 EP03 – Ronny Dahl Beginner Tips and Top 5 Do Nots

Ronny Dahl: Beginner Tips and Top 5 Do Nots We sat down with Ronny Dahl to get his advice for beginners, top five do-nots, and discuss critters to avoid! Ronny provides tips and inspiration for folks of all levels of experience interested in off-road adventure travel . He travels the vast Australian outback and shares […]

Podcast S2 EP02 – Overland Styles, Rigs, Basic Kit with Guest Chris Jones

Overland Styles, Rigs, and Basic Gear In this episode we have the Overland Bound East Region Ambassador, Chris Jones joining us to discuss a variety of topics. How do you define “overlanding” for yourself? What are rig requirements? Top questions from newcomers? Join us for this chat and get to know Chris a bit better! […]

How to Gift an Overland Bound Membership

We’ve had many questions asking if it is possible to gift an Overland Bound Membership. The answer is YES! An Overland Bound gift is a great option for those with adventure in their DNA. Well, I guess that’s all of us! Because a membership also includes access to many online features, there are a couple steps […]

Podcast S2 EP01 – I’ve Never Seen That Before

I’ve Never Seen That Before So uh, ya. One time we were driving through the Mojave Desert and our radiator completely blew up. It was a thing. Here’s what happened, what we did, and and what happened after that. We include audio of the explosive event. Discuss in our community

Budget Built Tacoma Overland Rig

Our friend Neil of @BWildJournals on instagram reminds us that you don’t have to break the bank to build an overland rig, and you can do something to make the world a little better along the way! Made for this rig as showcased in the video: Limb Risers Rack iPhone and iPad mounts GoPro Mount […]

Trail Guardian – Leave it Better Than You Found it

No Barriers to Information Overland Bound shares information and locations freely. There are two schools of thought on this. First, “keep it secret, keep it safe”. The reasoning here is simple. The fewer know about a place, the less likely it is to be overrun and trampled by a large number of people. Second, “no one […]

Vehicle Flood Checklist

By: Aaron Laurich and Drew Pache America’s fourth-largest city is in peril. Hurricane Harvey has dropped more than 1 trillion gallons of rain on Houston, Texas, and the surrounding area since it made landfall on Aug. 25.  It is the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2005. Discuss in our […]