Editor’s note: Our writer, Rick Stowe, recently attended Overland Expo EAST. He’s documenting his experience on our Instagram, @thenewartemis. He’ll be sharing photos, interviews and updates throughout the weekend, so check back soon for more coverage!
Jonathan Hanson of Overland Expo reviews his compact and complete tool kit with session attendees.A well loved Land Rover in the Camel Trophy area of the expo.
The expo allowed vendors and attendees to talk gear and tech over the course of the weekend.
Blue Ridge Overland Gear’s soft good provide a great selection of accessories for a variety of trucks, personal bags, and gear storage.
Mike from L.T. Wright Knives demonstrates his fire starting abilities in the Bushcraft area.Scott and Mike spoke with attendees about the various models of blades.
A few models available from L.T. Wright Knives include (top to bottom) The GNS, the Bushcrafter, and the Coyote. LTWK’s also had one of the most popular patches of the expo available.
Mark Farage lead an excellent class on Go Bags, including recommendations, particular considerations, and gear insight. Taylor Ranch and Overland Expo made sure the fire pit area kept the chill at bay the whole weekend.
The camping area provided as much interest as the rest of the expo with a huge variety of camp set ups and overland rigs.
This VW was one of the more unique vehicles spotted during OXE.
The motorcycle skills area allowed instructors and students to work on real world skills in a very hands on setting.
The Camel Trophy Skills area was one of the most popular programs of the weekend. The knowledge and innovation shared during the courses was highly valued by everyone in the class.