Since I first heard about it a few years back, I have been wanting to attend the Overland Expo and see what it was all about. Certainly, as anyone who knows me knows, I love gadgets and innovative equipment that can help out on the trail and figured, if anyone would have it, they would. Well, I finally got a chance to make it out this year and, while I did have a great time making new friends and doing some wheeling out in the Sedona area, I must say that I was a bit disappointed in the show itself. While I did see some cool refrigerators, a powerful solar power blanket and a kitchen solutions or two, I can’t say that I saw a whole lot more than that or, at least in terms of what the average Joe could really use and or afford. All jokes aside, I didn’t even see too many, if any, companies soliciting stereotypical snorkels or roof racks or even recovery equipment. What I did see a lot of were crazy huge and expensive off-road motor homes, trailers and kitchen sets. Seriously, if I were new to all this and didn’t know anything about “overlanding”, I would have thought that the term was just another way of saying, “camping for rich people”. Not that there’s a problem with that and, not that I wasn’t impressed with what I saw but, that’s about all I got out of it. Having said all that, here are a few pics that I took while at the 2013 Overland Expo. I hope you enjoy.
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