Overlanding Blog

Atigun—Our Best Toyota Tacoma Truck Build Ever!


Tacoma Evolution From the very beginning of our journey here at Expedition Overland, we have enjoyed our unique relationship with the Toyota Tacoma. It has been a fun and rewarding process to participate with Toyota in the evolution of this extraordinary truck since its inception in 1995. Our beloved Gen 1 2001 TRD Tacoma that [...]

Atigun—Our Best Toyota Tacoma Truck Build Ever!2022-11-08T14:17:26-07:00

Built to Thrive: The Thinking Behind X Overland’s Alaskan Truck Builds


“Out of all the different methods of travel in this world, there is something uniquely special to traveling in your own vehicle, especially when it’s built to take you farther than you expect and allows you to thrive in the journey.” Clay Croft, Episode 1//Alaska: The Last Frontier Truck Build Philosophy Atigun inside the [...]

Built to Thrive: The Thinking Behind X Overland’s Alaskan Truck Builds2022-11-08T14:03:57-07:00

Medical Kits and Why You Should Complete Wilderness First Aid Certification


We often become distracted by the tools, gear, and aftermarket accessories we need to bring on an overland trip - and these items are important - however, perhaps one of the most important items to include in your vehicle isn’t for the health of your vehicle at all, but for your personal health and safety. [...]

Medical Kits and Why You Should Complete Wilderness First Aid Certification2023-01-18T14:12:40-07:00

A Look at Pennzoil’s New Carbon Neutral Products


We at XOverland are thrilled to partner with Pennzoil this year for all of our synthetic motor oil needs. Honestly, we never knew there was so much to learn about motor oil, but the awesome folks at Pennzoil have done an incredible job educating us on the subject. Did you know that Pennzoil is the [...]

A Look at Pennzoil’s New Carbon Neutral Products2022-06-02T05:50:02-06:00

Your Favorite XOverland Vehicle Builds


We've been building trucks since Expedition Overland's inception in 2010. From our very first builds in Season 0 (a 2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Series and 2001 Toyota Tacoma TRD) to this year's 2020 Toyota Tacoma builds, we've been wrenching on vehicles and putting them to the test for over a decade. We love sharing [...]

Your Favorite XOverland Vehicle Builds2022-07-26T12:12:26-06:00

Choosing An Awning for Overlanding


An awning is something you seemingly don’t really need, until all of a sudden you do. Whether you’ve been hit by a rainstorm in the Costa Rican jungle or need to escape the heat on a sweltering day in the Altar Desert, an awning can greatly improve camp comfort when spending time outside of the [...]

Choosing An Awning for Overlanding2022-07-26T12:12:25-06:00

2021 X Overland Event Schedule


It's been an action-packed summer and we've loved returning to some of our favorite overland and outdoor events of the year. Want to stop by and chat with the team, check out the XOverland fleet, pick up some merch or ask us questions? These events are the perfect place to do so. Here is the [...]

2021 X Overland Event Schedule2022-07-26T12:12:25-06:00

Do You Need Body Armor for Your Overland Vehicle?


The ultimate goal of aftermarket armor is to provide additional strength, durability and functionality, protecting the vehicle from major damage (whether from rocks or other vehicles), so we can ultimately return home safely and under our own power. Whether you decide to install armor, and which pieces you choose, will ultimately depend on the purpose [...]

Do You Need Body Armor for Your Overland Vehicle?2022-07-26T12:12:25-06:00

Airing Down: Why We Don’t Recommend a Specific Tire Pressure


For those of you who aren't quite ready to invest in an upgraded suspension kit but are looking to tackle tougher trails and create a more comfortable ride, there is a simple, straightforward and (relatively) inexpensive solution. One of the easiest and least expensive ways to improve off-road traction and create a smoother ride (without [...]

Airing Down: Why We Don’t Recommend a Specific Tire Pressure2022-07-26T12:12:25-06:00

Winches and How to Use Them


When it comes to vehicle recovery, the winch packs a powerful punch. As one of the most useful self-recovery tools out there, a winch can help recover stuck vehicles from all kinds of obstacles, including mud, snow and ice, and sand. With great power comes great responsibility, however. Thoroughly acquaint yourself with the user guide, [...]

Winches and How to Use Them2022-07-26T12:12:25-06:00