Show Notes for Podcast Episode #12
Vanlife and Overlanding
Scott and Matt sit down with Brittney Bloch (@brattneyb) and Chris Cordes (4x4_touring) to discuss their full-time travels in their vehicles. Brittany owns a diesel 2WD Sprinter and Chris has a diesel Excursion, and they use both vehicles depending on the chosen adventure. We discuss the differences between Van Life and Overlanding (not much), and learn about tips, tricks, and hacks for life on the road. Vanlife is an admirable combination of living on the road and meandering travel.
The First "Van" was a 1917 Ford Model TT
Van as a term started from the word caravan.
One of the original van upfitters is Sportsmobile, started in 1961
In 1989 Allen Feld started Sportsmobile West, made famous for converting and modifying Ford vans for travel.
Iglhaut 4WD Sprinter Conversions with Locking Differentials, Low Range, and 37" Tires
Chris mentioned the Omnia Oven: https://omniasweden.com/en/home/
Brittany mentioned her hack as the Dawn Wrinkle Release Spray: https://downy.com/en-us/fabric-softener/downy-wrinkle-releaser
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 include three circumnavigations of the globe. His polar expeditions include two vehicle crossings of Antarctica and the first long-axis crossing of Greenland. @globaloverland
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