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An exclusive overland adventure unlike any other. This Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend, join the PSO crew for the 2019 Shamrock Shootout, a weekend filled with caverns, clays, and camping. So pack your camping gear and cameras, fuel up your rig, and lets #GOXPLOR together! But hurry; there are only 8 vehicles allowed on this trip. This 3 day, 2 night tag-along through Talladega National Forest is a 2-3 hour drive from the Greater Atlanta area. For safety, security, and conservation reasons, we will not be revealing the route publicly. Participants will receive a detailed itinerary for the weekend after registration and payment. Unlike our Fall Color Run, there will not be a single basecamp for this trip – we will be … Read More
Why We Ride. We get this questions a lot. People are in it for various reasons. For us, we ride because it’s about the experience and the journey. There’s a thirst for adventure and exploration in all of us. We weren’t meant to be domesticated; we were created for so much more than shopping malls, cubicles, and subdivisions. Are we Lewis & Clark? No. We’re rarely discovering never-before seen territory or chartering new trails, but we are often discovering the path less traveled; paths that most people never experience. These experiences are an extension of who we are, and we love sharing it with others, especially those who’ve never done it before. It makes a lasting memory. There’s something truly … Read More
Few things compare to the beautiful, brilliant colors of fall along the backroads and byways of the South, especially when enjoyed with great friends, great food, and camp fires. Join Peach State Overland on their 3rd Annual Fall Color Run as they guide you through the backroads and byways of Cherokee & Nantahala National Forests as well as the rolling hills of NW Georgia! Experience an unforgettable weekend expedition that puts the brilliant beauty of fall color on display. Pack your camping gear and cameras, fuel up your rig, and lets #GOXPLOR!
Ground Tents are typically considered the most cost effective way to start your camping experience, but they do not have to be an uncomfortable or subpar experience. For the purpose of this write up, let’s break ground tents up into 2 categories. The backpacker’s ground tent is created with the goal of being light weight, easy to set up and secure from the elements. This was the tent I used for the majority of the Georgia section of the AT (Appalachian Trail) and it was purchased from REI for a modest $80. This tent offered me enough space for my oversized sleeping bag, my inflatable mattress, and room to toss and turn at night. After you install the rain fly, … Read More
Pictured Above: Left-to-Right, Patrick’s “Black Pearl“, Steven’s “Rudy“, and Dan’s “GOXPLOR4x4” at Expo East 2016. Join the Team at Overland Expo 2017 Coming to Overland Expo East this Fall? If so, we want to invite you to come hang out with us on Saturday night for a special Overland Expo edition of our #OverlandSocial. Drop in anytime between 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Saturday, Sept. 30th during Expo, at our Camp Site. This is kid/family-friendly, and we’ll have liquid refreshments available. Feel free to bring food/snacks to share. Also, check out Dan’s new Mt. St. Helens Rooftop Tent (and okay, sure his truck) in the CVT Booth this year! And check back here often for updates and more info. … Read More
Win a Rare Morale Patch & Support ALS Research Here at Peach State Overland, we hold compassion for others as a priority. It is one of our core values. As many of you already know we are active supporters of the Georgia ALS Association, and for the past two years have designated our end-of-Summer Expedition as a benefit ride to raise funds for the cause. As we continue our Annual Summer Funding Drive for the GA ALS Association, DaddyBadger Dan has donated a prized piggy patch from his personal collection to be auctioned off as a fundraiser. About ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease): Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control … Read More
2017 PSO2CureALS Snapshot: Thank you all for your generous support of the PSO2CureALS Ride and funding campaign! As of August 18, 2017, we’ve raised over $800 for the Georgia ALS Association. Thanks #PSOFam!!! Let’s Have an Auction! We’re raising the bar a little and we’re making a push to cross the $1,000 barrier this year. Check out our Facebook Page on the morning of August 18, 2017 because Dan is donating a prized patch from his personal collection … the Piggy Patch Fund created by GZila Designs, #124 of 200, which was issued in early 2017. We will be auctioning it off to the highest bidder; the auction will be open until 10:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, August 21st. Recap … Read More
Eventually, I bit the bullet and purchased a Warbonnet Blackbird, specifically a Double Layer 1.7, which refers to the hammock having two layers of 1.7oz/70 denier woven nylon. This allows for a higher weight capacity and also the ability to more easily slip in a sleeping pad between the layers if you choose to go that route; more on that later. I chose this one because of several features; an integrated bugnet, easy to use webbing suspension, impeccable quality, but more importantly the inclusion of what Warbonnet calls the footbox and the storage shelf. The former, is an extension of fabric that lowers the height of your legs allowing a flatter “lay” when properly positioned in a hammock, which … Read More