Peach State Overland’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

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Every year our families ask us for gift ideas for the holidays and we know its not an easy task sifting through products to find the perfect one. This year we have put together some of our favorites and we hope that this list can help you narrow down your search. Happy Holidays! Image Source: SnowPeak.com By: Dan W. Boles By: Steven Sorensen By: Kevin Winskey By: Patrick Metzger By: Kevin Keegan This gift was a hard one to justify, but now that I have one, I love it! The Snow Peak Titanium Double Wall Mug. I have the 450mL ($49.95), but they also come in 300mL and 600mL sizes, and use it on every single trip. At 4.2 oz … Read More

Kevin’s 2012 Xterra Pro-4x: “Big Blue”

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The need for a spacious and capable vehicle centers around my main drive in life—to create stories through video and photos. While I’ve had many trucks and SUVs in my garage, i’m currently driving a 2012 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X. It’s a capable machine built on a time-tested body-on-frame chassis and reliable powertrain. Since my needs involve toting around lots of camera and support gear to various and sometimes hard to get to locations, the truck lends itself naturally to overlanding as well. My first foray off-road, as well as one of my first introductions to fellow Peach State Overland member, Steven, took place on a trip to Tray Mountain in Georgia two or so years ago. The trip was fun … Read More

GOXPLOR4x4 – Dan’s 2008 4Runner Limited 4WD

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The GOXPLOR4x4, a 2008 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD, is Dan’s 3rd Overland Build which is sort of why it’s known as GO-X3. Purchased in late March, 2016, it only took the PSO team and him about 48 hours to take this 2008 4Runner from bone-stock to Moab-ready. The #PSO2MOAB2016 trip began exactly one week after Dan purchased the truck, so we had to move fast. As Dan’s experience and passion for overlanding has grown, he’s learned a lot about building and maintaining a proper overland vehicle; it’s much more involved than maintaining a regular commuter vehicle and this was officially the first build that we all had a hand in as a team. The entire crew was involved, helping select everything from … Read More

Steven’s 2013 4Runner Trail: “Rudy”

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   #4RunnerRudy I began my overlanding journey back in early 2014 and at the time I had a 2 wheel drive ’07 Toyota Tundra that I bottomed out going over some minor obstacles on my first trip off-road. Add to that, struggling to drive home in Atlanta’s 2013 “Snow-Pocalipse” and I decided that it was time for an upgrade. Like many of us I spent countless hours researching vehicles, and all that I knew was that I wanted something I could afford, that was reliable, and had a short enough wheel base that it wouldn’t bottom out again on a simple obstacle. With those far-too-simple constraints in mind, I started the search and eventually decided the 5th Gen 4Runner was the way to … Read More

Patrick’s 2007 4Runner Sport Edition: “The Black Pearl”

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The Black Pearl Typically, you would expect to see a Toyota 4runner cruising around the suburbs of Atlanta carrying kids to a sporting event, packed full of groceries, or out at local shopping spots, it is rare to see one traversing terrain found in the sweetest dreams of Bear Grylls. I’m Patrick Metzger, the co-founder of Peach State Overland, and I love exploring the great National Forests of the South from Point Washington State Forest in Florida, to Talladega National Forest in Alabama, to the Uwharrie National Forest and most everywhere in between. I enjoy getting lost in the vast spaces of the wilderness. While I consider my 2007 Toyota 4runner (affectionately named “Black Pearl”) a moderate build, it is … Read More