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What Is Overland Expo All About?

What Is Overland Expo All About?

That’s the question I asked my husband, who has been to several of these events, after I decided to go with him to not one but to all three events this year—
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Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone and into Adventure

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone and into Adventure

When my dad first mentioned his plan to visit all 50 states, my ears perked up. I got excited about the idea of tagging along to some of the places I had never been to. I was especially interested in exploring the areas around Yellowstone,
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Buying a Used Jeep Wrangler JK

Buying a Used Jeep Wrangler JK

Are you considering buying a Jeep Wrangler JK ? Well buying a used one can be a budget friendly option, but there are some things that you need to watch out for, and I’ll discuss what those things are in the course of this article.
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Anza Borrego Adventures

Anza Borrego Adventures

Galleta Meadows and the Giant Sloths After about a two and a half drive through surprisingly snowy terrain and endless fields of grazing cows, me and my dad finally arrived at Anza Borrego State Park for our first stop of the adventure –
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Jeep Wrangler JL Rhino Rack Backbone Roof Rack (w/ Platform) Review

Jeep Wrangler JL Rhino Rack Backbone Roof Rack (w/ Platform) Review

Whether you are camping, hiking, overlanding, or anything in between, this roof rack provides you with extra carrying capacity and it's extremely useful if you are planning on mounting a roof top tent.
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Is the Goose Gear Platform & Storage System Right for You?

Is the Goose Gear Platform & Storage System Right for You?

While there are many eye-catching products out there that may be calling your name, the first thing you should do before spending your hard-earned cash is ask yourself, “Is this the right product for me?”
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The Ultimate Jeep Wrangler Lift Kit Comparison – Install & Measurements

The Ultimate Jeep Wrangler Lift Kit Comparison – Install & Measurements

Recently, I was able to spend some time with the crew at Dixie 4-Wheel Drive in Moab, Utah, where we had a very unique opportunity—take six, bone-stock Jeep Wrangler Rubicons, six different manufacturer's lift kits, a
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The Ultimate Jeep Wrangler Lift Kit Comparison – On & Off-Road Test

The Ultimate Jeep Wrangler Lift Kit Comparison – On & Off-Road Test

On the previous blog post , I shared how I was lucky enough to spend time with the crew at Dixie 4-Wheel Drive in Moab, Utah, take six bone-stock Jeep Wranglers and install six different lift kits so we could see how they performed and share the results with you.
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Is the Lifesaver Jerrycan 20000UF Water Purifier Worth $299?

Is the Lifesaver Jerrycan 20000UF Water Purifier Worth $299?

Having plenty of clean water on the trail with you is absolutely essential, and for the past few months, I have been using the  LIFESAVER Jerrycan 20000UF Water Purifier.
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The Magic of Overlanding in the Sierra Nevadas

The Magic of Overlanding in the Sierra Nevadas

My adventure into the Sierra Nevadas last July was, hands down, the best off-roading journey I have had in my life. I thought I knew what I was getting into after watching my dad’s video of his last trip here just a few months before but I was
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Dirt Roads, Good Music, Camp Cooking, and Starry Skies Are Food for the Soul

Dirt Roads, Good Music, Camp Cooking, and Starry Skies Are Food for the Soul

There’s something to be said for driving down a dirt road, surrounded by trees and blue skies, while belting out your favorite songs at
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Where Will You Catch Your Next Dream on the Trail?

Where Will You Catch Your Next Dream on the Trail?

At the end of a long, fun day on the trail there is no better feeling than climbing into my rooftop tent and going to sleep. It’s a rewarding because, once you get in bed, a feeling of satisfaction stretches through my mind because I have
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Becoming an

Becoming an "Overlander"

It might be a surprise to some that a love for everything lifted, muddy, and smelling like gasoline doesn’t exactly run in every member of the TrailRecon family.  For the longest time, I never
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Experiencing Overland Expo West

Experiencing Overland Expo West

Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona, is my absolute favorite event of the year. What I love most is that it’s not just an event, it’s an experience. You don’t just goto Overland Expo West—you engage with it. From the
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Channel Your Inner Astronaut: Off-roading in Valley of the Moons

Channel Your Inner Astronaut: Off-roading in Valley of the Moons

 This trail has it all! Rock crawling. Spectacular scenery. An abandoned mine to explore.
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Sedona Arizona: Off-Road Trail Adventure

Sedona Arizona: Off-Road Trail Adventure

Sedona is famous for breathtaking scenery with its massive red rock formations, but we’d also heard there were some pretty incredible trails in this part of Arizona. Just over a six-hour drive from San Diego, I knew I had
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New Shoes for the Wrangler and XJ: Cooper Discover STT Pro Tires

New Shoes for the Wrangler and XJ: Cooper Discover STT Pro Tires

? New Tire Smell There is nothing quite like the sweet aroma of new rubber. The kind that comes on a set of new tires. Especially a set of Cooper Discoverer STT Pro tires. Last August, I was fortunate
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Air Up! ARB CKMA12 Air Compressor Review

Air Up! ARB CKMA12 Air Compressor Review

Total cost: $374  Total time: Under 2 hours How do you know it’s time for a new air compressor? If you’re the last guy to air up your tires, it might be time for a new air compressor. If your current
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Auxbeam Spot LED VS. RIGID Industries Hyper-Spot LED Light

Auxbeam Spot LED VS. RIGID Industries Hyper-Spot LED Light

Picking the right LED spotlight for your off-road rig can be a bit overwhelming as there are so many options to choose from. My hope with this article is that I can offer you two options to choose from.  Now before we get into the
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