Overlanding Blog

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

5 Ways to Connect With Other Overlanders in the Community


While heading out for a quiet, solitary weekend outdoors is a wonderful experience in and of itself, exploring the world’s beautiful places with others is something truly special. Some are fortunate enough to have friends or family who share similar interests, but we know this isn’t the case for everyone. Looking for an adventure buddy [...]

5 Ways to Connect With Other Overlanders in the Community2022-07-26T12:12:25-06:00

Hygiene While Overlanding


Aside from inquiries about our vehicle builds, the most common question people ask us is: “How do you deal with hygiene while overlanding?” This is a fair question! The reality is that in North America most of us have access to indoor plumbing or outhouses and don’t need to second guess where we’re going [...]

Hygiene While Overlanding2022-07-22T12:30:17-06:00

Snorkel 101: Function & Step-By-Step Installation


There are few build modifications that make a vehicle look as rugged and expedition-ready as a snorkel. Also known as a ‘raised air intake’ this aftermarket addition may look cool, but it also serves some important functions. The main purpose of a snorkel is access to clean air. Most people associate the snorkel with water [...]

Snorkel 101: Function & Step-By-Step Installation2022-07-26T12:12:25-06:00

GPS and Tracking Systems


Knowing where you are and where you’re going is imperative to any overland adventure. This is where tracking devices and satellite communication technologies come into play in a big way. These systems can be easy to overlook, but it is important not to underestimate the importance of GPS and tracking devices because, to be frank, [...]

GPS and Tracking Systems2022-07-26T12:12:25-06:00

Exterior Lighting for Your Overland Vehicle


While your vehicle’s headlights are likely more than sufficient for global overland travel, there are undeniable benefits to adding good-quality exterior lights to your build. A well-lit camp is safer and more comfortable and will save you some headlamp batteries in the process! From rock lights to camp lights, there are a variety of options [...]

Exterior Lighting for Your Overland Vehicle2022-07-26T12:12:25-06:00

How To Choose the Right Wheels for Your Overland Vehicle


In addition to suspension, wheels and tires are the most important parts of any overland build. Tire size and design directly affects the performance of your vehicle, but fitting them properly requires the right wheel. There are so many options out there on the market, so where do you start? A great first step is [...]

How To Choose the Right Wheels for Your Overland Vehicle2022-07-26T12:12:25-06:00

Meet the Expedition Overland Team!


Whether for expeditions or on an everyday basis, many amazing people come together to make Expedition Overland run. XO includes a core team that serves the creative, production, online store, and day-to-day administrative needs. Expedition teams vary—we assemble cast and crew based on each trip’s unique needs and challenges. Many folks have come and gone [...]

Meet the Expedition Overland Team!2021-02-18T19:41:28-07:00

How Did Expedition Overland Start?


Expedition Overland began out of desperation. Throughout the years, many of you have asked us, "How did Expedition Overland start?" We're glad you asked! XO's founder, Clay, had traveled to Uganda for a volunteer film project in January of 2010, and upon return, he learned that six months of planned film work was canceled due to [...]

How Did Expedition Overland Start?2022-05-03T10:15:23-06:00

Great Camera Kits for Travel


Do you ever feel the need to step up your photography game, but don’t know where to start? From smartphones to professional-level cameras, there are many options available, it just depends on what you would like to achieve with your camera!  It is said that the best travel camera is the one you have with [...]

Great Camera Kits for Travel2022-07-26T12:12:25-06:00