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Clean Relic Runner – 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ55

As we head into the doldrums of winter, many of you are probably getting ready to do some work on your Relic Runners or Retro Ramblers sitting in the garage. Or maybe, you’re surfing the internet looking for a new

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[Trip Report] Relic Run V

Thank you for EVERYONE who came out and made Relic Run V a great success! We had Max make this awesome video: Check out the official thread on Expedition Utah to see tons of great pictures and hear about everyones

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Planning out the Pack

Planning out the Pack: Discussing preparation and packing for a week on the trail Is this your camp setup? (Photo courtesy of Dave Lilligren) “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half

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Wendover to St. George on Dirt

A simple idea… Drive from Wendover, straddling the Nevada/Utah border on I-80, to St. George in the SW corner of Utah, near the Arizona border. Drive from Wendover to St. George… on dirt. When a friend mentioned the idea asking

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A Swell Break

Sometimes you just need a break. It’d been a long tail end of the winter and nearly three months since my last camping trip to the Newfoundland Mountains. So while I was doing some maintenance to the Trooper a few

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Framed

One of the reasons I enjoy motorcycling is my view, the lack of a frame, or at least a frame that moves with my head, that of my full face helmet. Behind the wheel of my rig I’m dealing with

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Mother Nature V. Bone Stock

We’re driven in offroad adventuring, it seems, by two forces; the ego, and the land. It’s been my experience that answering the call of the wild is much less expensive. That call should be in the interrogative, questions anyone taking

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Paint Pole LED Camp Light

First, I want to be clear – this is not an original idea. When I first thought about an LED light on a telescoping pole several years ago, I found others already using a paint pole like this. So, with

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Tuweep to Laugh

Tuweep is a place that delivers you proportionately. Big earth, puny human. Like her not-so-distant relative, the North Rim, this more obscure Grand Canyon overlook shuts your mouth and opens your senses and your mind. We were there only eleven

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Cedar Mesa for the Weekend

Last weekend I spent a few days prowling around Cedar Mesa, both on foot and in my Jeep. Here is where I unfolded my cot and unrolled my sleeping bag at the dead end of the Cigarette Springs road. Still

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