OB01: Introduction

Overlanding has seen a meteoric rise in popularity over the past five years. This once small community has ballooned into everyone having their own overlanding thing. Jump on Facebook or Instagram and do a search for overlanding and you’ll end up with hundreds of pages, each with their own unique spin. While each has their own uniqueness, the underlying principle
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OB02: Building the Overall Picture

This part of the Overlanding Basics series deals with building the overall picture of what you want to do. Overlanding can easily turn into a money pit. Looking at rigs and gear the price tag begins to increase and increase the further down the rabbit hole you go. This doesn’t have to be the case though. You can break down
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OB03: Selecting the Right Vehicle

Selecting the right vehicle is an important part of the overlanding experience. You don’t need to buy the most expensive, tricked out off-roader though. Really all you need is a mechanically reliable four-wheel drive that can get you to where you want to go. If you’re just getting into overlanding, then one of the first decisions to be made is
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OB04: Vehicle Modifications

Getting out and exploring with a stock vehicle is the best way to determine what sort of vehicle modifications you need. If you jump on to any website, forum, social media, or YouTube and do a search of the first things you need you’ll end up with 10 or 20 different suggestions. The real answer is to do what you
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OB05: Driving On and Off-Road

Most people won’t have to worry about driving their everyday vehicle off-road and loaded down with gear. Much like pulling a trailer, there are some pretty basic things to keep in mind when driving on and off-road with your rig. On Road Driving Principles Having a vehicle that has been modified for overland use means it is likely not going
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OB06: Convoy Driving

Traveling with more people is beneficial when overlanding because it can spread the responsibility of certain tasks across those participating. Unless a rallying point is being established for groups, driving to and on location in convoy is a good way to travel. Convoy driving is a group of vehicles that are traveling together for mutual support. When planning a trip
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