Car camping lets you bring any fancy kitchen contraption that fits in your vehicle. Marco Hernandez, founder of Ovrlndx and author of The Overland Cook, brings an oven to slow bake roasts on the go. While that may be a little extreme, Marco is an exceptionally talented car camping chef and he’s here with some delicious recipes and simple tips to spice up your next adventure.
Feeling overwhelmed by all the gear options for car camping and overlanding? Self-proclaimed “professional car camper” Jason Specht from Mountain State Overland is here to help. Jason joins us on the Gaia GPS Offroad podcast this week to sort through the gear you actually need versus the gear you just want. From rooftop tents to camp cookware, Jason gives his best advice for building out the overlanding vehicle of your dreams. Plus, get his super easy, go-to dinner recipe for camp cooking and his mess-free hack for the best s’mores.
With high desert mesas, alpine forests, and Moab’s copper-colored canyons, the Rimrocker trail makes a perfect weekend getaway for anyone looking to get into car camping and overlanding. Tune in to the Gaia GPS Offroad podcast with John Lumia, co-owner of Trails Offroad, for a complete report on this classic 160-mile route. John recently mapped the Rimrocker and he’s here to give us a rundown with all the trail’s fine details.
Android Auto is here! Gaia GPS now connects with Android Auto, bringing all your favorite trail maps directly to your vehicle’s navigation screen. Pull up the MVUMs, satellite imagery, National Geographic Trails Illustrated, and more, all on the big screen on the dash. View waypoints and follow turn-by-turn directions with any saved route on backcountry dirt roads and front-country pavement — worldwide. No cell service needed.
Take your adventures off-road with the best maps for overlanding. This list includes favorites like USFS Roads and Trails and Motor Vehicle Use Maps, plus a few bonus maps you might not know about. Discover new trails, go further off the grid, and be prepared for what’s ahead with these key map sources.
Overlanding has taken the outdoor industry by storm, and for good reason — the goal is to get as far off the beaten path as possible. Get started by learning what an overlanding route looks like, the type of vehicle and equipment you’ll need, and tips for planning your first trip.
If you’re considering an overlanding or off-roading trip, you’ll need a quiver of off-road driving skills like how to handle sand, mud, river crossings, and steeps climbs. Four 4×4 experts weigh in on the the key overlanding skills to master for a successful journey on the backroads. Learn about the best overlanding maps, tire pressure, and how to develop “trail vision.”
Tim and Kelsey Huber of Dirt Sunrise Adventures quit their jobs a few years ago and sold almost everything they own to pursue overland travel. Their first major adventure took them to South America on the Pan-American Trail. After two years plus on the road, Dirt Sunrise is back in the states and ready to talk about their adventures abroad. Tune in to the Gaia GPS Offroad podcast to learn how these professional driving instructors navigated deep off the grid with their trusty Toyota.
The Gaia GPS Offroad podcast launches today with a harrowing story about a run-in with disaster. Experienced overlander Casey Kaiser was on a solo trip in Oregon’s remote desert when all of the sudden his yellow Jeep Wrangler burst into flames, leaving him stranded some 30 miles off-pavement. Tune in to the debut episode to hear how Casey survived this nightmare. Plus, get an inside look at the impressive line up of guests slated for upcoming episodes on our new podcast geared toward dirt road travel.
We’re excited to announce a partnership with Trails Offroad, bringing thousands of off-road routes directly to your Gaia GPS account. A premier source for overlanding routes in the U.S., Trails Offroad compiles detailed reports from hundreds of experienced off-road experts and outdoor lovers who have navigated each route. Search Trails Offroad’s database of over 2,400 trails to find your next adventure and take it with you offline in the Gaia GPS App.