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Your Guide to the Ultimate Adventure Truck

The 101 on the best vehicles, how to use them, and what to kit them out with. Plus a little stoke to help you get started.

The Skills

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Including which work best in certain situations and what they'll cost you

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Leaving the highway behind? Here's how to stay safe when driving gets adventurous. 

Bryan Rogala gives some quick advice for driving your adventure vehicle through the muck

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Bring less than you think you'll need, and put it back where you found it

On our second visit to New Mexico–based Tactical Application Vehicles, we take some epic rigs off-road

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Do this and never die from dehydration in Death Valley

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Just as with mountain biking, it's important to pick the most efficient, safest way through technical terrain

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The Inspiration

The Clean Cruiser Project's goal is to drive to Panama in a 1982 BJ42 Land Cruiser that runs on biodiesel 

Learn about the different types of adventure vehicles and basic upgrades for your stock rig.

If your budget is somewhere between $3,000 and $1.5 million, there's a rig here for you

Or: How to live in a vehicle long-term with your significant other

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How our writer turned a midsize pickup into the ultimate adventure home

Nick Pachelli

The next generation of adventure vehicles will be unstoppable, off-road beasts

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Roomy, safe, fast, and affordable, full-size trucks are the ultimate adventure enablers

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Denver linebacker Von Miller and Kansas City left tackle Eric Fisher are both avid outdoorsmen. So we brought them to New Mexico to go head-to-head in fishing, archery, and cooking. Here's how it went down.

The Rigs

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Real-world experience in the hands of an expert who drives the Ranger off-road every single day

Plus three tips on how to navigate the off-road paradise that is Overland Expo

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Here's a guarantee: if you show up to Overland Expo West, you'll of course see some incredible Jeeps and Toyota Tacomas. But the real way to take in this annual gathering in Flagstaff, Arizona, is to walk past the cliché Sprinter van build-outs and keep your eyes peeled for the trucks, vans, and other four-wheel-drive campers that are one of a kind. We spent all weekend tracking down some of these gems.

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Wes Siler takes a look at the new-for-2019 Ford Ranger

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Rigs for going far, far afield and taking all your gear with you

Step into the pricey, aspirational world of custom-built adventure rigs with Tactical Application Vehicles

‘The Baja Box’ documents pro snowboarder Austin Smith building out a box truck in Baja.

Ashley and Richard Giordano quit their jobs, sold their belongings, rented their condo, and hit the road in a Toyota pickup

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Want to go off-road? Here are options at $10K, $20K, and $30K.

The Accessories

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Thinking about designing your own rig? Here are some tips from a pro.

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The ABR E-Z Deflator is the cheapest, easiest way to improve your ride off-road

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Ratchet straps, bungee cords, a tarp, and some organization required

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The stuff you need to have in your 4x4 at all times

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It comes down to better organization, capacity, and accessibility

Investing in the right truck is good. Investing in some quality add-ons is even better. (Spoiler alert: It's not gonna be cheap.)

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