Looking back on my recent trip to the desert and how we got stuck in the sand, I'm reluctant to blame the truck and the fact that it's a 2wd. We could have also gotten stuck in the deep sand with a 4x4. Taking a 2wd off-road is always a risk, but it's how you … Continue reading A lesson in patience from a 2wd off-road adventure truck owner
Choosing the best air compressor for your off-roading and overlanding needs shouldn't be too difficult. Don't overthink it. If you're an occasional offroader like me then you probably don't need to spend a ton of money. The VIAIR 88P ($60-70) has been reliable for 4 years now, always in my truck ready to go. If … Continue reading Best Air Compressor for Offroading and Overlanding
If you plan on going offroading, overlanding, or camping in remote areas, you should always carry recovery gear and traction aids. You never know when the weather might turn bad bringing mud or your GPS is 30 yards off and takes you down a dirt road to a sand pit. It happened to me. Essential … Continue reading Basic Offroad Recovery Gear every 4wd/2wd owner should carry
When going offroad I always say the three most important things you can bring is an air compressor, shovel, and traction boards. I recently got myself into a pickle -- deep sand about 100 yards off the main road and was able to try these recovery tools in a real world scenario. This experience is … Continue reading Maxsa Traction Boards Review: Stuck in sand and successful recovery story
Someone recently asked me what preparation and recovery gear is essential if you're going offroad or overlanding. One of the first things that always comes to mind is the Viair 88P portable air compressor. Airing down your tires when going offroad is important and you'll need a quick way to air them back up when … Continue reading Viair 88P Air Compressor Review – critical gear for offroad & overland road trips
The possibilities are not endless, but you can still have fun. Let's cut to the chase here. Overlanding & offroading with a 2wd truck or SUV isn't the ideal, but it's doable. Having a 4x4 is always the best route and this article isn't meant to be another 4wd vs. 2wd for offroading debate. But … Continue reading Overlanding with a 2wd vehicle — can it make it offroad?