Today, and today only
12% off everything. Winch mounts and Blue ridge overland included!
20% off sumo lift kits!
After a ton of people asking about the winch mount for the 2010-2014 Subaru Outback, it is finally almost done.
The 5th generation mount is also available and out in the wild. You can get that one here!
Costa fabrications has been a great partner in working with us to get these out! Great fit and finish with CNC plasma cuts for everything. Such a great fit and finish!
They sent out a kit with a 5k temperature (not a fan of blue). The kit is a 100% complete easy to use installation with zero issues really. From start to finish, even if you aren’t a mechanic it’s a 20 minute affair at most. So far I haven’t had any issues.
The install was easy and fast, no big surprises. Make sure you take a look at the video and see the whole review!
After the trip to Expo East, kinda got on a kick get an ADV bike So, being the complete and total impulse person that I am, I decided to sell the Harley and get myself a dirt bike. Not just any moto.
I originally wanted a BMW 800gs, but I am far too not normal to get that. After a couple weeks of searching, a Triumph Tiger popped up. On the very short list (3 bikes to be exact) of what I wanted, I went ahead and got it. 6 hours total of driving later, it was in the driveway. 4 hours later….a bunch of stuff was ordered.
We were able to take some time and head up to Overland Expo East.
The event is one of the largest overland festivals on the east coast and was held at the beautiful Biltmore Estate
There were so many cool rigs, vendors and classes to visit. unfortunately, because of Hurricane Matthew, I had to leave on saturday due to power going out at home, with the wife being there alone. Next year will be a whole nother story!
Enjoy the pictures!!
The start of the long trip we just returned from, was to the American Adventurist Appalachian Rendezvous.
This event is a small, quaint gather of people who like to explore, camp and all around hang out. I spent most of the time just enjoying it, so not a ton of, or really any media directly related to it. But fun none the lesss.
The picturesque setting of Troy NC and Uwharrie National Forest were the backdrop of the weekend filled with tons of fun and great people.
Blue Ridge Overland Gear is a mainstay in the overland/offroad community. Offroad Subaru is HONORED to be selected as one of the few dealers this year for their gear.
We aren’t stopping there! More products from other MFG are being added soon. Our goal is to be your one stop shop for everything 4th and 5th gen outback from windshield wipers to winches. We want to have all the gear you need to go where you want to!
In a push to try and get you more fun content, here is another video we did.
Rallitek sent us a pair of the rear sway bar endlinks they developed. We did a quick video to show you how to install the endlinks into the car. We then head out to the range to shoot with a few friends.
Remember the upcoming Appalachian Rendezvous Sept 29-Oct 2 and then Expo East Oct 6- 9.
We are a speaker at Expo East on friday at 2pm!
I will be at both with the TcTeardrops 5×9 trailer and staying in the area during the week. Would love to meet up with any Subaru guys in the area and hang out!
We will also be hosting a camping event in Ocala National Park Oct 19-22
And finally we have been accepted to be an event vehicle at the Florida Tiny House Festival in St. Augustine nov 18-20! Check us out there also.
We like to do a little more than just play around in the dirt. We also love to support local places and show you what you can find! The other day we headed over to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm to check it out. I personally love to snap pictures of birds, so it was a perfect place to check out.
It’s a fantastic place for kids and grown adults, as you can see.
he St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park began in the late nineteenth century as a small exhibition of Florida reptiles and soon became a quintessential Florida attraction. Today it functions as a modern zoo serving the public and the scientific community with educational shows and exhibits, important research, and worldwide conservation efforts. The Alligator Farm’s history as an attraction and an accredited zoo is nearly as exciting as zipping across the Alligator Lagoon on Crocodile Crossing, the park’s thrilling zip-line attraction.
Its not all that expensive to go, as you can see at their ticket page
Check it out and let us know what you think! We will be going back for sure.
Link to article that this is from on The Adventure Portal.
We all started somewhere. For me, it was in Saudi Arabia in the back of a Kia Sportage. Then onto a Kelty Palisades 4, then an Rei Kingdom 4 and a smaller 3 person tent for backpacking. But you know what? Tents suck. You may be all like, “I’ve been tent camping for years!” Sure you have. But did you tent camp, have a downpour, pack it up, then move 100 miles, unpack and sleep in it again? Yeah, if you did, you know how crappy it is. If you haven’t, then this article really isn’t for you.
Tent camping has its place. Base camps, Family camping, weekend at the lake, etc. Some of us need portability. For that there is the Roof top tent and trailers. Roof top tents are cool. You can pack em up wet, and open them back up with a dry inside. But once it’s up and deployed, it’s out. No moving. Part of the issue I had with mine (I have a Teupi Kukenam Sky, which I still do love for certain things) was getting set up and wanting to go somewhere, only to have to pack it all up and make the run if you forget something.
So in the end, after going through all the stages of gear preferences, I finally broke down and got a trailer. After checking a number of options, I settled on a TCTeardrops 5×9 trailer with the ground clearance option in order to match the ride height of my car with matching wheels and tires. During the build, Todd at TCTeardrops was more than accommodating with taking care of a few additions that I wanted such as extra wiring, extra items installed, a galley that wasn’t finished so I could customize it, among a number of other small things.
I opted for the yakima roof rack, rhino rack foxwing with four tapered walls, a basket to put the trailer spare in, and used Bomber Products awning mounts for the ARB awning that is used as a changing room. There is also a misting system installed using the onboard water tank and pump to keep you cool on those warm days.
For those hot or cold nights, a climate right 2500 air conditioner/heater unit can be mounted and used to regulate the teardrop temperature very quickly. We had 70 degree temps in 97 degree heat and 68 degree temps in 28 degree cold. No matter what, you can be comfortable, which is important for the other half!
The trailer has been all over with me. The entire northeast, east coast and now settled in florida. I have over 30 nights in the trailer so far, all with a greats night rest. It goes anywhere the Outback can go and has served me well over the past year. It was alot of hard work to get it where I have it now, but in the end it was worth it. It’s the perfect campsite basecamp and mobile platform, as well as the best beach trailer ever!
Better Built 60” Tool box
Blue Sea Battery Switch
Blue Sea 4 switch panel
110V Input plug
Onboard Battery Charger
110amp hour AGM battery and battery box
Blue Sea 10 circuit Distribution Block
Climate Right 2500 AC Unit
Honda EU2000I Generator
Camp Chef Triton L5 hot water heater
Two extension cords
4 LED room lights
2 Dimmable LED reading lights
Memory Foam Bed
12v Ceiling Fan
15 Gallon water tank
12v Water Pump
Custom built cabinetry
Camp Chef Stove
12v and voltmeter
Edgestar 43t refrigerator