Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Trail Closures

All across the United States our trails are being closed for one reason or another. The Forestry Department and the Bureau of Land Management are closing thousands and thousands of miles of trails every month. 



The off road and overland community is huge. The number of voters we have is enormous! We need to make our voices heard! 



How do we do that? 
  • Get involved! 
  • Find out if there are closures in your area. 
  • Find out where your elected officials stand. 
  • Voice your opinion.
  • Get your local clubs involved. 
  • Watch this video.





Thursday, February 13, 2020

Nexen Tire Review

Nexen Tires has recently entered the off road tire arena. A new company coming into a already established world is difficult, but let me tell you... These tires rock! 



I was hesitant at first but I  quickly changed my mind during my 10,000 mile trip across America. During the Fall of 2019 I set out across America to do some wheeling, meet Jeepers, and experience the life of overlanding. I took the Rodian MTX tires on every terrain I could find from lava rock, snow, ice, mud, sand, and on asphalt on the highway. They performed amazing. 



Nexen says they are born from performance and I would have to agree. They performed perfectly on all the terrains we hit. 



  • Forward bite on par with competition sticky
  • Lateral stability is solid
  • Unique sidewall construction 

That unique sidewall construction was second to none. I beat up those sidewalls wheeling in Arizona and they were amazing. 



After 10K miles I found very little wear. And you don't need to air down as much as you would another tire. 14 PSI was the perfect number for rock crawling. Those tires performed just as good if not better then a tire aired to 10 PSI. 



Sunday, February 9, 2020

A Must Have

During my adventure last fall, I had the opportunity to test out knives from L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives. I never understood people's fascination with knives however, that all changed after the month long journey. 


We were given a personal knife each the Bushcrafter, the Camp Muck. Wow, using this knife totally changed my outlook on a good quality knife. I don't leave home without my knife now. 


The blades are a superior quality made from a high carbon steel. Every knife they make is made by hand with attention to detail. The handles are so comfortable in my hand and I don't feel awkward using it like I do with other knives. 

I also got to test out the Machete  using it for everything from chopping wood to clearing trails, even a fire poker. It held up amazingly and is still as sharp as when it first arrived. 


Another favorite of mine is the camp kitchen set of knives. There are four of them in this cool holder made by Blue Ridge Overland Gear. My go to knife is the paring knife. Again very comfortable in my hand with a blade that is solid. 

I was also lucky enough to be able to see, first hand, the knives being made and the knife artisans who take pride in their product. Check out the tour video. The link is below. 
I highly recommend getting one of these knives if you plan on doing any offroading or overlanding. 

A Journey into the Wild - Day 2

We woke up on day two of the 4Xploring adventure to an amazing sunrise, blue skies, fresh air and the smell of sausage and chorizo cooking. ...