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Recycled Firefighter 24 Hour Everyday Pack Review

Recycled Firefighter 24 Hour Everyday Pack Review

A little less than a year ago, I swapped my 5.11 Messenger bag for something less tactical looking and more normal looking. What I ultimately went with was a Recycled Firefighter 24 Hour Everyday Carry pack. If you aren't familiar with Recycled Firefighter, they make packs, wallets, and other soft goods out of old water hoses from fire stations. Hence the name, Recycle Firefighter. Jake Starr, the owner of Recycled Firefighter, was himself a firefighter before switching over to making soft goods. His story is an interesting one, and the ...
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Pedal Commander Overview

Pedal Commander Overview

We ended up with a 2016 SR5 4Runner to replace our Chevy Suburban this past September. Not only as my daily driver but also as our primary adventure rig. One thing I read about and was noticeable right away was the delay in the pedal. It wasn't terrible, but there was some room for improvement. This was the reason for purchasing a Pedal Commander. My usage of the Pedal Commander was done with the vehicle being driven entirely on the pavement. I have not had a chance to see how ...
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Harding Expedition Company Profile

Harding Expedition Company Profile

Harding Expedition Company (HEXCO) is a jack of all trades company in the overland space. Their business is a bunch of puzzle pieces that come together to form a single unique entity. HEXCO is run by two adventure-seeking people who wanted to build a network of like-minded people across the country. The intent with HEXCO was to combine loves of travel, engineering, and aviation into a viable business. Elijah Aikens, one of the founders, states, "We didn't want to be just another overland brand. From the beginning, I've tried to ...
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KOAR Thank You

KOAR Thank You

Gratitude is a KOAR principle “To travel, to experience and learn: that is to live.” — Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay I swear it was September yesterday. It can’t be Thanksgiving already, can it? I mean, I am still sifting through photos and memories. Thinking back to this past September and the amazingly awesome weekend I spent with some equally awesome people in the middle of nowhere in an area of Michigan with a name that no one can quite remember how to spell or pronounce.  If you are not familiar ...
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The Seven Hour Plane Crash Trail

The Seven Hour Plane Crash Trail

DISCLAIMER: This route potentially passes through an ATV only trail north of Calumet. Please ensure you are paying attention to posted signs when driving this route. Do not drive on any trails that are posted for ATV only. The Seven Hour Plane Crash trail is easily one of the best overlanding trails in the midwest. If you haven’t heard of it before, here’s what it is and my personal experience driving the trail. It was initially posted on an overland bound forum by member GPG3. The Seven Hour Plane Crash Trail The ...
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An Overnight Trip In Gaylord

An Overnight Trip In Gaylord

I left Freeland around 11 am Sunday, and after turning around two times because I forgot some essentials, I finally made my way up to Gaylord for a quick overnight. It was rainy when I left and cloudy when I got into Gaylord, but Weather Underground was telling me I was in for a good 18 hours of beautiful weather. I stopped by White Birch Outfitters(WBO) for some local info and scored a nice pair of Kuhl pants that were on clearance. I got a paper map with suggestions on ...
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