The Overland Roundtable is a panel discussion that focuses on topics relating to those of us who explore the world. If the journey is more important than the destination and your travel revolves around the vehicle you drive, then this is the show for you! The discussion each session will be focused on a single topic and you'll hear thoughts and experiences from panel members with years of experience.
We discuss how overlanding has changed over the last few years and then talk about how the Covid 19 pandemic has impacted our travel habits now and in the future. The panelists include: Scott Brady, Mario Donovan, Patrick Metzger, Aaron Matkowski, Jason Spect, and Dan Cole.
Summer Trip Preparations
On this session of the Overland Roundtable we have some special guests and a couple first timers on this show to talk about new additions to the rigs and any specific trips that are getting lined up.
Session 11 - Cold Weather Camping
On this session we bring the boys back together and chat about our experiences camping in the cold. The term "cold" registers in different places for each of us and not just because some are using celsius! We have a fairly lengthy string of tips and some of them provided by our listeners. The list is certainly not all inclusive and we may have gotten some things wrong. Please send in your pro tips and corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wear warm clothes
Bring clothes to change and stay dry
Drink lots of water and eat high calorie foods
Layer clothes. The 3 Ws - wicking, warm, weatherproof
Sleep in a hat to keep your feet warm
Hot water bottle in sleeping bag
Avoid windy camping spots
Bury water bottles in at least 6" snow on all sides to keep it from freezing
insulated sleeping pad with high R value
dig down to the ground or build a quinzee
vent the tent to mitigate condensation build up from breath and body heat
keep tailpipe clear
know the signs of frostbite and hypothermia
skip the cotton
Brandon Libby - https://www.instagram.com/overland_kitted/ and https://www.facebook.com/OverlandKitted/
Ben Allreed - https://www.instagram.com/offroadpodcast/ and https://www.facebook.com/OffRoadPodcast/
Adam Schalow - https://www.facebook.com/overlandhistory/ and https://www.instagram.com/overland_history/
- Also at Blue Ridge Overland Gear https://www.instagram.com/blueridgeoverlandgear/
Alex Garner - https://www.instagram.com/intentsoffroad/, https://www.facebook.com/IntentsOffroad/, and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Pw9gbXhykd0xXHKYyV83g
Taylor Adney - https://www.instagram.com/tiresandfires/
When To Call It Quits
On this session of the Roundtable, the panel discusses when you should stick with your current project and when to start over. This can be an emotionally difficult decision. The group gives their thoughts on the decision making process.
Session 9 - When to Alter your Course
On session 9 of the Overland Roundtable, we discuss a topic that we have all dealt with but maybe not given much though; when to change plans. There frequently comes a time during an adventure that we have to make a decision. We can either act sensibly or push on and conquer whatever lies in front of us. Pushing on can be the first idea in a string of bad decisions. The Overland Roundtable panel gets together to discuss their lessons learned, give some recommendations, and share some stories surrounding the tales of when we altered course...or should have.
We mentioned some other links that you might find helpful or interesting.
Brandon mentioned using the Garmin maps to identify public vs private land. A blog post from Garmin regarding their mapping that would serve this purpose can be found here. Dan mentioned onXmaps as a cross platform mapping product that can also help differentiate public and private land. This may have been mentioned on a past session by someone in the audience, but its worth mentioning again. Brandon also mentioned a book titled Beetle Drive by Fiona Easterby as inspiration to get out and explore using whatever means you have available.
Our guest panelist this session is Jason Hamasu ("J" on here since Jason Spect is on the show) from Outlaw Xpedition Overland (OX Overland, formerly Oregon Trail Overland). Jason and his team just recently finished their adventure that retraced the Oregon Trail from finish to start; a trip that was more than two years in the making.
Flashback 3 years ago, almost to the day. This is where it all began. Jays #f150 and my other #fordranger. It's been a long crazy road thus far: from the team changing, to different rigs, bearing a New Name with a New Purpose. What started off as two kids skateboarding and pushing against the grain, has become two brothers planning and executing these Historic expeditions in contrast to what "Overlanding" really is. We are Purpose driven. The goal is as much The destination as it is the Journey. Somehow we found a way to push against this grain as well....And we're proud of our path and where it has led us. Thanks to ALL OF YOU who support our craziness. Click link in bio to watch episode 16 as the brotherhood of 5 guys begins to unfold along the Oregon Trail. ------- #OXoverland #OutlawXpeditions #AmbassadorsOfAdventure #conquerthetrail #offroad #wewillbefree #optoutside #exploremore #exploretheworld #welivetoexplore #neverstopexploring #offthebeatenpath #forgeoverland #overland #expedition #overlanding #myoverlandadventure #adventuretime #lifeofadventure #americanadventurist #roadlesstraveled #anywhereispossible #travelphotography #thegreatoutdoors #overlandcommunity #documentaryseries #brothers #flashbackfriday @warnindustries @arb4x4 @gsioutdoors @spartanrope @scrubbladewipers @blackpeaksupply @offthegridsurplus @krazybeavertools @borderland_trailers @stoutewebsoln @outer_limit_supply @americanadventurist @tractionjack
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Also on the show is Jason Spect, one of our regular contributors. Check out Jason and his Mountain State Overland videos at http://www.mountainstateoverland.com/
Big weekend @ok4wd and we're just getting started #overlander #explore #overland #adventure #travel #offroad #camping #4wd #4x4 #outdoorx4 @arb4x4usa @ok4wd @blueridgeoverlandgear
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Taylor Adney joins us, as usual from Overland Textile Co. Pick up some awesome overlanding related swag at OverlandTextile.com
Camp on the first night of our trip with the @lonestaroverland crew a couple weekends ago! We stayed at the tip of Signal Mountain and it was very windy, so we snuggled up against the p
On this session of the Overland Roundtable, Dan shares an interview that he did with the group known as Via PanAm. The group is running from Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina on foot! 590 marathons! The audio quality isn't as good as usual and the format for the show is different. But at any rate, its a great story involving overland travels that is worth the listen.
Cheers and see you next time, at the Overland Roundtable!