Backroad Exploration Podcast

We are the overlanding, off-roading, and camping podcast for the weekend warrior. We love exploring mountain trails, desert tracks, and all of the backroads in between.

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Ep 6: Overlanding in a Subaru with Softroadingthewest

In Episode 6 we are joined by our friend Donald from the popular YouTube Channel Softroadingthewest.

Over the past few years, Donald has been exploring the PNW in his Subaru. Taking viewers along for the ride as he explores the most beautiful places in Oregon one weekend at a time. Mike and I have been following his adventures for a few years and are honored he was able to sit down and talk with us.

5: Jeep Wrangler Vs Toyota 4Runner

In Episode 5 Mike and Jared discuss which vehicle is better. The Jeep Wrangler or the Toyota 4Runner? We have both been driving our respective rigs for a couple of years now and we talk about the pros and cons of each one and help layout the criteria you should think about when deciding which one is right for you.

4: What Is Your Dream Overlanding Rig?

In this week's episode, we talk about our dream Overlading rigs. Discuss how we would outfit them and talk about when Electic vehicles will be ready for Overlanding. Do you like to keep your favorite places all to yourself or do you share those locations with others?
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3: Would You Buy The New Land Rover Defender?

In this week's episode we have Land Rover enthusiast Brent Smith on to talk about the all-new Land Rover Defender. The most iconic vehicle in the Land Rover lineup has been completely redesigned and modernized. We break down the pros, cons, and decide if we had the money would we buy one?

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2: Camp in your rig or in a tent?

Jared and Mike discuss the pros and cons of camping in a tent, and the pros and cons of camping in your rig. Have anything to add? Contact us at