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Podcast S1 EP06 – Trip Planning

Podcast S1 EP06 – Trip Planning


Trip Planning

Over the years without really thinking about it, we’ve come up with a method of trip planning we pretty much follow every time. There’s a series of questions to ask to help prepare. We created the Trip Planner which is a free download on this site, which steps you through the process, and in this podcast we have some fun while explaining how ans why we use this method. We hope its useful!


Backwoods country bumpkin. Overland enthusiast and lover of the great outdoors.


  1. Cool stuff . Lisa and I are alittle different. All the gear is always ready, The bins are organized. We have the gear ready all the time. We do have to plan gas and food and mapping routes but thats about it. For weekend trips we can and will once and a while just jump in the truck at 5 on a Friday hit the store and take off. Our bags are always loaded with our camping cloths so there is no packing.

    I over maintenance the truck. I regularly maintenance the truck and replace things before they even show signs of wear.

  2. Good stuff. Enjoying the podcasts. You guys are funny.
    Planning a week long to Oregon ghost towns (via Bay Area). I’m having trouble finding out if routes are passable and frankly, how difficult. Any suggestions?

  3. I just came up with a trip whilst on temporary duty in N.Carolina. From Fort Bragg through OBX, through Va. Beach, ferry to De., ferry to Jersey – instead of reversing my route here on 95. Should I ship my 130 pounds of gear home first, or since I’m driving a 2002 Jeep Wrangler with barely any fuel efficiency, not even worry about it? Ugh. Help!

  4. You mentioned that it is difficult to get "another" thing done. I am wondering if it might help to allow members to provide pre-recorded episodes discussing things like trip planning to their favorite areas or perhaps trip reports. Someone would of course have to filter the recordings but I think with a following like Overland Bound has you could get some good podcast content from other regions. Just a thought. – Matt L.