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TOP OUTDOOR COOKING RECIPES

- June 08, 2024
There are many reasons why we like to head off on vehicle-based adventures: wildlife encounters, sports activities, fresh air, quality family time, or to escape the urban rat race. One of the most popular and satisfying things on these trips is the chance to cook outdoors. Hitting the road, going for a surf, or reading a book in your camping h... [read more]
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FRONT RUNNER ON THE MOVE: RICKY FORBES

- June 06, 2024
​While chasing, filming, and doing live podcasts of storms up and down the notoriously dangerous Tornado Alley last year, Canadian Ricky Forbes did over 60,000 miles in his ready-for-action Ford F250. Front Runner recently spoke to Ricky about getting caught in the world’s biggest tornado, his well-kitted F250, and why he likes to get up close... [read more]
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PRO TIPS FOR TRAVEL WITH PETS

- May 17, 2024
Travel can already be a stressful experience, especially when you add a spirited pet into the mix, then stress levels can skyrocket. That's why we've reached out to four seasoned off-road adventurers, each well-versed in traveling with their furry co-pilot companions. Meet Eva Zu Beck and Vilk, Tiana Walton and Pickle, Acac... [read more]
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THE EVOLUTION OF OVERLANDING: FROM PIONEERS TO MODERN NOMADS

- May 03, 2024
Traveling over the land has existed since the beginning of humankind. Hunter-gatherers would have to leave the safety of their caves or huts to stalk animals or gather fruit and vegetables. The indigenous people were all overlanders, as some of their journeys took place over many miles of land. Without all the useful gear we can access to... [read more]
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FRONT RUNNER ON THE MOVE: RONNY DAHL

- May 02, 2024
We chat exclusively to Ronny Dahl, the Perth-based 4x4 guru whose sensational YouTube channel is why many Australians have taken up overlanding and off-roading. We ask Ronny about his favorite 4x4, bits of gear, remote camping spots, and much more. This is what Ronny had to say. © Ronny Dahl What should a newbie think about when kitting o... [read more]
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THE ULTIMATE CAMPING CHECKLIST

- April 20, 2024
What makes or breaks a happy camper varies greatly. Some don’t mind sleeping on the ground, wearing the same clothes for a few days, and eating baked beans from a tin can for a week. For most this won’t do. ​An ultimate camping checklist is vital in ensuring successful outdoor getaways, whether you're a seasoned camper or embarking o... [read more]
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Keep Searching with Dale Staples

- April 12, 2024
Curiosity is ingrained in the Staples family DNA; it’s how they live their lives. This family trait has been passed down from one generation to the next. We recently caught up with ocean action man Dale Staples after his unforgettable adventure along South Africa’s untameable Wild Coast with his dad, Daryl, and son, Knox. It was a trip where w... [read more]
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CAR CAMPING WITH A ROOF RACK YOUR ESSENTIAL CHECKLIST

- April 06, 2024
Camping is a much happier and more fulfilling experience if you have all the right gear to make it comfortable and dry. We recently did a feature on why you might need a roof rack, and in it, we concluded that a rack helps to solve the lack of vehicle packing space. (see link to article here) This is why you see many vehicles with roof ra... [read more]
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FRONT RUNNER ON THE MOVE Korbinian Engstler

- April 05, 2024
Meet Korbinian Engstler, the unassuming social media biking superstar who resides in the picturesque Allgäu region of southern Germany. He fondly describes it as heaven on earth for road and mountain bikers, and it's where you’ll likely catch him shredding through scenic mountain trails or treating... [read more]
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THE MOST FAMOUS OVERLAND CAMPSITES IN THE WORLD

- March 16, 2024
We overland to see stunning faraway places, watch painting-like sunrises and sunsets, and experience different cultures and food. We’re like tortoises on the move; where we park our vehicle is our home for the night, week, or month, depending on how much we like where we are. ​Sometimes, the weather, vehicle breakdowns, or... [read more]
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THE TOP 5 OVERLAND VEHICLES OF ALL TIME

- March 02, 2024
Purchasing an overland vehicle is a costly exercise. Before doing just that, you need to consider which vehicle best suits your specific needs and planned adventures. Read our Choosing the Right Overland Vehicle article to help you make the right choice. ​The modern overlander has a much broader range of vehicles to choose... [read more]
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FRONT RUNNER ON THE MOVE – YETI THE VAN

- March 01, 2024
South African couple Michael and Acacia and their cat Rusks have been exploring their home country in a Fiat Ducato van since May 2021; in that time, they’ve visited over 100 campsites. Their lives are all about prioritizing adventures and new experiences. Thanks to their cinematography and photographic skills, they work on the... [read more]
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MUST-HAVE GEAR FOR CAMP COOKING​

- February 17, 2024
Do you want to camp cook like a champ? We can’t all be great cooks, but if you have the right gear (and a decent recipe), there’s no reason you can’t deliver Jamie Oliver-quality meals when camping. Here are the top seven suggested pieces of kit that could help you make the tastiest camp food possible. ​© Front Ru... [read more]
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8 THINGS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE GOING WILD CAMPING​

- February 03, 2024
Before we get into things to think about before going wild camping, we first need to clarify the difference between wild camping and regular camping. Wild camping is camping in a beauty spot or national park without being surrounded by other people and without formal basic facilities such as a flushing toilet, shower, and electricity.&nbs... [read more]
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FRONT RUNNER ON THE MOVE – THE LOAM RANGER​

- February 02, 2024
Ryan Kelly and his wife Beth produce inspirational mountain biking videos for their popular YouTube channel, The Loam Ranger. This probably explains why they and their two kids, Casey and Tom, live in Canmore, Alberta, just outside Banff National Park, the mecca for mountain biking, skiing and other fun outdoor pursuits. ​Ryan went t... [read more]