Show Notes for Podcast Episode #24
Principles of Overlanding - Storage Solutions


For this Principles of Overlanding, Matt and Scott discuss a few of the best options for drawer systems, hard cases, and soft luggage. The review tips and tricks for storing water and fuel, while keeping weight low and your kit as minimalist as possible. 

Note: Show notes in progress. We apologize for the momentary delay. 


Consider Minimalism with all equipment and storage decisions
How much payload remainder do you have? 
What is your roof load rating?
How many occupants? If there are only two occupants, consider removing part of the rear seats
What do you need access to the most?

Advanced Considerations-
What is your vehicle weight balance?
The more of the gear that is removable, the better (dunes, breakdowns, etc).
Is all of the emergency equipment readily available?

Roof Racks

Drawer System
1. Organization
2. Efficiency
3. Stacking, loading, and lashing
1. Cost
2. Weight
3. Loss of flexibility

Soft Luggage
1. Wear resistance
2. Loops for lashing
3. For gear you take into hotels
4. Stored higher
5. Weather Resistance
6. North Face Expedition Duffel
7. RedOxx
8. Watershed Duffel
9. Front Runner Monsoon Bag

Hard Luggage
1. Pelican Aire
2. Wolf Packs
3. AluBox
4. Zargas
5. Cub packs

(Image of G-Wagon rear load area)


Seat Back Systems

Parkinsons Law

Scott’s Quick Grab Medical Kit

Nato Can
Front Runner Water Can
Dromedary Bags


Host Bios: 
Scott Brady
Scott is the publisher and co-founder of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal and is often credited with popularizing overlanding in North America. His travels by 4WD and adventure motorcycle span all seven continents and includes three circumnavigations of the globe. His polar expeditions include two vehicle crossings of Antarctica and the first long-axis crossing of Greenland. @scott.a.brady

Matthew Scott
Matthew is a leading expert in automotive adventure. He has extensively explored the world's most remote places by 4WD and is considered an industry authority on overland travel. He is the only American to ever become an editor of a major Australian 4WD publication and has over 15 years of competitive auto racing experience. @mattexplore