AARON - NWOL MODERATOR

Meet Aaron Kravik, your NWOL Forum Moderator. Be sure to say hi!
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EMERGENCY - HAM: 146.46

Safety is key! If you or one of our NWOL members gets stranded, we're here to help. IT'S A GROUP EFFORT!
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WEATHER/EMERGENT UPDATES

Severe weather & fire ban updates or other trip "need to knows"!
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INTRODUCE YOURSELF

A place for new members introduce themselves and get connected
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TRIP REPORTS

Sponsored by 4Xpedition - Check out these amazing trips your fellow NWOLanders are loggin!
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TRIP PLANNING FORUM

The best part of overlanding are the secret places we'd miss out on if we weren't willing to share.
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MUST HAVE - SAFETY

Sponsored By Pronghorn Overland Gear - Safety is key! There are some rules of the game that keep it fun and safe.
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OVERLAND DESTINATIONS

There's so many amazing places to see... let's help each other have amazing experiences.
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GIRLS - WE WANNA HAVE FUN

Calling all ladies! We love to empower women to get out on the trail and make some memories!
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WRENCHING - HOW TO

Have a project, need a hand, want to help... this is where we do it!
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FAMILY FRIENDLY

Often challenging, some overlanding trips are better suited for the family dynamic. Share and learn here.
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PODCASTS & VLOGS/BLOGS

Need some inspiration, this is a great place to listen in.
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NWOL PETS & ADVENTURES

Let's be honest... they might as well be children!
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IT'S ABOUT THE EATS

Who doesn't love eating! Offroad dining can be something of an art, let's have fun with it!
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RIGS

Regardless if it's a truck, Jeep, van, wagon, or other concoction on wheels... we're pretty proud of our rigs!
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FIELD COMMUNICATIONS

What's your call sign?
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RIDE SHOTGUN ON A TRIP

Don't have a rig - or it's out of commission? Have an open seat and would like to have a buddy? CONNECT HERE!
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PRODUCT REVIEWS

Have you purchased a cool product? Are you searching for a cool product? Share it here!
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GOT TO HAVE IT GEAR

There should probably be a 12 step program for this... but hey, you only live once!
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NWOL BUY & SELL

Is it time for a new toy? Get rid of the old to make room for the new!
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CONSERVATION-GIVING BACK

NWOL is all about makin' a difference and creating an opportunity for you to protect this great region.
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NWOL - FEATURED ARTICLES

Serving up awesome resources!
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FINITE AREAS OF INTEREST

Hang here if you have specific interests like key regions, destinations (water, hiking, biking), offroad intensity, etc)
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PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO

We know you capture some pretty amazing stuff. Share it, you never know, it could end up on our homepage!
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NW OVERLAND RALLY

Everything you need to know about the Rally, Trail Rides, NWOL Happy Hour, and more! Be sure to TITLE your post!
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WHAT IS OVERLANDING

Is it camping, day tripping, overnight excursions... well, it's all of this and more!
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YOUR STATE / REGION

Want to fire up conversation in your state or region? Let us know and we'll add it.
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MEXICO

We like connecting folks across the board, but here's an opportunity to get granular.
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CANADA

We like connecting folks across the board, but here's an opportunity to get granular.
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OVERSEAS TRAVEL

We like connecting folks across the board, but here's an opportunity to get granular.
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HEY ADMIN... DID YOU KNOW

Thank you to all of our amazing Coordinators who make this community possible.
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New Posts
  • Had a desire for a flood light for camping in the woods. I seem to always show up at night to my camp spot and usually am fiddling with trying to set up in the dark. Here is my build: Paint roller Remove roller, drill holes in light bracket Search boxes of random parts in shop and find old sway bar bushing and small hose clamp. Attach to extendable paint pole Here is the result. Solar powered, rechargeable, remote controlled, extendable height flood light. I got this off of Amazon for $50ish. Comes with solar panel, light with internal battery and remote. Charge while drive during the day with solar mounted on roof rack. Set up in camp on rig or tree. Light for hours. This is only 30w so not crazy bright but for $175 you can get much brighter versions.
  • Take a look at my new review of the Subaru Outback for a soft road overland road warrior. After owning three Jeep JKs I opted for the Subaru as my lifestyle evolved and in the process put the Subaru through the gauntlet. I've put together a great video review I think is worth watching for anyone that is looking for a vehicle that is as utilitarian yet civilized as the Outback.
  • After 7yrs and 90k miles it was time to say goodbye to our beloved JKU. After a great deal of thought and introspection I realized I wanted something a little (okay, a lot) more civilized that could still do a forest service road and boondock with that my wife could actually drive and stand to ride in for more than an hour. Sacrificing comfort and driveability for an activity that consumed maybe 5% of my life behind the wheel wasn't worth it anymore, at least in the near term. My choice is a little unorthodox and unconventional, but after a few subtle mods it will suffice and allow us to enjoy the entire journey more as we pull our tear drop further than we would have with the Jeep. So what did I replace a heavily modded JKU with you ask? A Mercedes ML550. New wheels and tires get installed next week, the 1.5" lift arrives early next year (some crazy Russian actually came up with one), and skidplates should be fabbed up this winter. I am under no illusion of the significant downgrade in off road capability but life is all about trade-offs. It's going to be an interesting journey as I discover its limits while saving up for a well sorted G-wagon.
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