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If you’re looking for a winter project in order to get ready for camping season, these two excellent drawer projects might be the ticket. The Blake Weber video details “the ultimate overland truck bed kitchen drawers for camping” and to me that seems like a pretty good description. The project incorporates a grill, propane stove, sink, and pressurized water tank, among many other clever features.

The GVM Corner video, below, offers a clever take on a fold-out bed and basic kitchen set up. Hat tip to Nathan Donnelly from Northwest Resilience for passing this video along.

My only suggestion, if you build one these is to make sure the silverware and kitchen tools are stored in a way that will keep them from banging into each other. Otherwise the rattling on rough trails may drive you nuts.

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Check out the video of this amazing remote controlled 1/10 scale, 80-series Toyota Land Cruiser off-roading and crossing streams!

You might like the Matt’s Off-Road Recovery channel on YouTube. They do vehicle recovery in Southern Utah near Zion National Park and they just seem like a great bunch of guys. It’s also a great place to watch real-life off-road / overland recoveries in action and learn a thing or two.

 

This video seems to cover all of the bases for a method of cutting down waste and refilling those green, 1-lb. propane bottles. An adapter is needed to do the job but there’s a link to it in the video description.

Be sure and check local laws as far as the legality of this goes in your area.

I’m a fan of The New York Times’ Wirecutter reviews. In this one they offer their take on the best camping stove. If you don’t want to click over there, the Coleman Classic Propane Stove came in as their pick. At about $44 it seems like quite a deal.

Another stove, not included in the Wirecutter review that you might be interested in none the less, is the ultra-slim GSI Pinnacle Pro Stove. It boasts two 11,000 btu burners (compared to the Coleman’s 10,000 btu burners) and packed height of only 1.4″. This stove just came out and I think they’re still hard to find. Expect pricing in the $175 range.

This wonderful, narrated video details a trip made by a group of friends from England, throughout Africa, and back in 1959/60.

Singer has released an all-terrain version of its reimagined 911 which was developed in conjunction with Tuthill Porsche in Britain. It’s called the All-terrain Competition Study (ACS for short) and pays homage to the 1980s 911 Safari.

This two-part video from YouTube channel LROR (Let’s Roll Off Road) shows two Pinzgauer 712 6x6s, two Land Rover Defenders, and a modified Suzuki Jimny tackling rough terrain on Mt Airy, northwest of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.

It’s interesting to see how four-wheel drive compares to six-wheel drive over the same obstacles. Having six driven wheels doesn’t automatically make the Pinzgauers invincible but they can clear some ledges that the 4x4s just can’t muster. Lots of great footage here shot in beautiful, scenic country.

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