19 – Always getting ready …

I havn’t been much of an adventurer lately. I recently sold my Toyota Tacoma in favor of a slightly more unique (and much more complex) build project, a 1999 Isuzu Vehicross. At 167,000, it has issues. Some more serious than others, but it definitely has issues. In this post I will attempt to cover everything I have done, up to this point, and what still needs to be done before I can take it on it’s first real adventure.

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07 – Radio Communications

There is a point when traveling when you will look down at your cell phone and see no service.¬†This is where civilization ends for most people and where the real adventure begins. But what if your traveling in convoy? Do you stop everything so you can get out and ask a question of the next vehicle? Fortunatly we live in the 21’st century and there are solutions.
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05 – Caps and Shells



When it comes to Overlanding, at least in a truck, you will spend at least some time worrying about whatever gear you have stowed in the bed. Is it getting rained on? Snow? Are there people around who may want to take your stuff?

Caps, covers, camper shells, shells, whatever you call them they provide a basic, almost primal service; piece of mind. Sure, all of this can be fixed by not getting a “truck” in the first place. A nice Land Cruiser, Land Rover or just about any SUV¬†style vehicle solves this problem with no added cost. Everything can be buttoned up tight, safe and sound from the baddies. Trucks, for the most part, have a longer wheel base than SUV’s as well, making steep angles more challenging. So why bother?
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04 – Oregon Trail Off-Road


Oregon Trail Off-Road has a mission: To traverse (as much as they can) the entirety of the Oregon Trail, backwards.

The original Oregon Trail, as traveled by the famous Lewis & Clark expedition, began in Independence, Missouri and ended in Oregon City, Oregon. At the time, the Roughly 2,200 mile journey had never been completed before and much of the burgeoning nation that we now call The United Sates of America was largely unsettled, unexplored, and no maps existed to even show the true boundaries of what the nation actually possessed.
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I am no stranger to the world of blogging, however this is my first attempt at using WordPress. I ran a successful blog for a number of years on another sight before stopping. It wasn’t that I was low on content, there is always something to write about. It was just not what I wanted in a blogging platform anymore. After a lot of searching, and a lot of research, I finally decided to something with the WordPress account I created years ago.

It has been said that when starting a blog, you should know what your first post is going to be, as well as your 20th. I am not sure I agree with that. I prefer a more organic approach to blogging, allowing the site to take on a life of its own. It has worked well for me in the past and I am sure it will work well here as well. In fact, my old blog still receives regular daily traffic. It’s just that I haven’t updated in a very long time and I have no plans to.

So, what is this blog is going to be? What is the focus? What is the target audience? All good questions that I hope will be answered in the fullness of time. Until then, I invite you to join me on this endeavor. It probably won’t last forever. Then again, what does?