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 make our business structure different so we can focus on building a community and better relationships with our customers and affiliates.”

The difference between HEXCO and other businesses is what they offer in their affiliate program. For a flat rate for the year (or a monthly fee), affiliates can take advantage of several options HEXCO offers in the form of a discount for online items, media services, and more things on the horizon.

The products they offer are familiar to anyone into overlanding and adventure travel. Products from recognizable companies like Baja Designs Lights, Tembo Tusk, Black Rhino, GOAT Truck Armor, and many more can be purchased from their online store.

New for 2020 is its media services package. For an additional $30, you can take advantage of the artists they have on staff. Services include photo editing, logo and branding design, Lightroom presets, and photography contracts (local to them and abroad). 

Another arm of HEXCO is Wander Wear You Are (WanderWYA) apparel, which houses soft goods with designs for and by the community. It might be the smaller piece of the larger puzzle but no less critical. 

WanderWYA is where paying for media services can pay off. HEXCO offers branding and logo services with the media package, which can turn into people getting designs for their own needs and apparel.

The last piece is probably the most exciting. We’ve talked with plenty of people who feel the cost of adventure can be too high. Hope Quests is a non-profit that helps adventurers fund what they love doing while also providing money to charity. 

The thing that makes it unique is it is merely not a funding tool. Applicant teams apply to HopeQuests with a charity in mind and compete against each other to raise funds. Fifty percent of the raised funds go to the charity, 40 percent goes to the winning team, and 10 percent goes into a victors pool. The team that wins the funding competition receives the victor’s pool as a bonus. 

Hope Quests is an exciting take on helping people fund their travels outside of the usual routes like GoFundMe. All-in-all, we here at Michigan Overland 100% support HEXCO and like the direction they are going in. They are a small business worth investing in, and at such a low cost to join, it’s almost a sin not to. Check them out at the link below and make sure to jump on board their affiliate program to take advantage of what they have to offer.

Follow HEXCO on Instagram @hardingexco, @harding.media, and @hopequests.

Link: https://hardingexco.com/products/hexco-affiliate-program2020

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ROUSH Performance | 2020 Ford F-150 Off Road

If you run a full-size, specifically a 2020 F-150, then this might interest you. Roush is offering a package for 2020 F-150 owners to upgrade their trucks with an off-road ready package. It includes several Roush specific appearance changes to the vehicle along with a Fox 2.0 suspension and lift. Overall it looks pretty killer. Hit the link below to check it out the full write-up on the Roush website.

Rugged Looks and Off Road Capability. Built on Ford’s XLT or Lariat the ROUSH F-150 provides excitement on any terrain. Includes 3-yr, 36,000-mile warranty

Source: ROUSH Performance | 2020 Ford F-150 Off Road

The Only Gift Guide You Need For The Overlander In Your Life

There are plenty of other sites who have already created Christmas wish lists for. Check them out here, here, here, and here. They’re all good and it means we don’t have to do anything because it’s already covered. And realistically, you could get any piece of outdoor equipment and they’d probably be stoked about it.

However. There is a new product that absolutely no overlander should go with out. This item is going to be revolutionary in the overlanding scene and you will absolutely need to get one for the overlander in your life. It will revolutionize the way they overland.

Honestly, we’re surprised nobody else is doing this. After people start showing this off though, everyone is going to be doing it. So you better get the original. Don’t settle for the knock-offs that are sure to come.

So what are we talking about? Watch the video below and prepare to be blown away.

That’s right. The only item on our Christmas wish list is a drone helipad for a roof rack. Does it matter that we don’t have a roof rack? Nope. Does it matter that we don’t have a drone? Nope. Do we have the hottest thing in overlanding since the skottle? Yup. Well, not yet. We haven’t ordered ours yet. But we’re going to! We promise!

Get yours right here before they’re sold out. So you can show all of your Instagram followers that you mean business when it comes to taking shots with your drone.

DISCLAIMER: This article is completely tongue in check. Just so we’re clear. This is a joke. The helipad isn’t. You can really get that. That parts not a joke, it’s a real thing. But our Christmas wish list is a joke. Mostly because we were too lazy to put something together.

Bollinger Is Making the Electric SUV You Want, But It’s Not Cheap

Bollinger has released pricing on their B1 and B2 models recently. Coming in at $125k Bollinger has put themselves into sports car territory. That’s about double what Rivian is offering with their R1T and R1S models with less mileage. The Bollinger comes in at 200 miles per charge while the Rivian comes in at 400 miles per charge. Let us know what you think about this new wave of electric adventure vehicles. Leave us a comment below.

Big batteries cost a pretty penny.

Source: Bollinger Is Making the Electric SUV You Want, But It’s Not Cheap

Ford’s Overlanding Ranger Concepts Will Make You Forget the Ranger Raptor

The linked article has some Ford Ranger overlanding concepts. Hopefully, Ford can get them looking right after the questionable build they had at the Detroit auto show. Hit the link below. Let us know what you think.

Five ways to outfit your Ford Ranger for overlanding (and one way to slam it).

Source: Ford’s Overlanding Ranger Concepts Will Make You Forget the Ranger Raptor

The Overland Photographer’s Camera Kit – Expedition Portal

Image from Expedition Portal.

We just picked up a new camera this past weekend. We nabbed something we are familiar with in a Nikon. This article from Expedition Portal goes into some extreme depths in describing several different camera kits that the author uses depending on situation. We will definitely be taking some cues from this article and updating our camera kit. Let us know what you think. Leave some comments below with your camera kit or gear recommendations.

Source: The Overland Photographer’s Camera Kit – Expedition Portal