Off Road Podcast Episode 211 - Interview with Scott Brady Part 1

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast. Today we will be exploring the off road world-- whether you like crawling up rock ledges or enjoy exploring the backroads with your family. Stay with us to find out events in your area, off road news, and topics to interest every guy & girl who craves the outdoors as seen through the windshield. I am your host Ben here with my co-hosts Jeremy, Aaron, Steve and our guest Scott. How’s everyone doing?

Anyone done anything exciting?

  • Ben - Preparing for snow camping while enjoying snowpocalypse 1 through 3.  Got to use my winch to recover a minivan, an F150 deep in a ditch, and a Scion XB toaster.

  • Jeremy - Should have been preparing for the podcast snow trip, but went wheeling during the snowpocalypse instead.

  • Aaron - Prepping for our podcast snow camping trip.  Pulled apart all of my recovery gear and put it back together.  Dropped out 3 bow shackles for 3 synthetic shackles. Can’t find some of my stuff since moving. Flew a nice drone and shot some footage for the 1st time.

  • Steve - Still working on Winch bumper, almost finished.  Just a bit more welding, a lot of grinding, and then some primer and raptor liner. Need to figure out how to make the best use of my Last US Bag Co. bags.

  • Scott - Spent some time with Nissan in Morocco.  

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Main Topic:

Scott Brady of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal

  • How did you get started offroading?

  • What type of offroading do you like to do?

  • What was your first off-road rig?

  • What is your current off-road rig?

  • Do you have a dream rig?

  • Any embarrassing moments on the trail?

  • You run a online forum.  Can you tell our listeners what it is about and how people use it?

  • Why do you think your forum is still growing while on a whole people are turning away from them?

  • You also run a magazine.  Tells up a little about it and it’s content.

  • When I got my first issue of Overland Journal in the mail (Gear 2014) I read it all on one sitting.  My heart raced as I devoured the different gear tests, the article of a British female solo riding a motorcycle through Iran, and the Expeditions 7 team as they completed the circumnavigation of the northern hemisphere. What direction do you have your magazine pointed and how do you come up with content?

  • What was your inspiration for starting the businesses you run and exploring the world as you do?

  • You mentioned offroading is done for sport, what is your definition of Overlanding?

  • Are you concerned with how commercialized overlanding has become?

  • What was your favorite trip to go on?

  • What is it like to live abroad?

  • Do you have a favorite place to travel?

  • Is there anywhere you haven’t been but would like to go?

  • Do you have any fears with travel?

  • Have you been part of an expedition or trip and had it go really wrong?

  • Your Expeditions 7 adventure was amazing.  How hard is it to plan for something like that?

  • Are you a paper maps guy or do you geek out on navigation apps?

  • What technology have you seen advance the most since you started exploring?

  • Do you have a favorite thing to geek out on?

  • What is your preferred sleeping setup when off road?

  • Have you competed in any sort of motorsports?

  • Have you considered participating in a Gambler 500 event?

  • What is the worst “off road” vehicle you have ever traveled in?

  • What is the best and worst modification that you have seen done to an off-road vehicle?

  • What are you currently working on?

  • Where can we find you?

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Off Road Podcast Episode 084 - Interview with Jeff at Rugged Overland

 

On this show we cover all things offroad whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Ben and joining me is my fellow host Steve and our guest jeff. How are you?

Anyone done anything exciting

Listener feedback

  • None this week

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Events and Happenings  

  • Easter Jeep Safari march 19-27

  • Jeep Blitz presented by Steinjäger April 15-17 in Bushnell, Illinois

  • Pacific Northwest Off Road Racing Series
    March 19th 2016 Riverdale (short course)
    April 2nd 2016 PNW Off Road Racing Series Starvation Ridge 100 (UTV Only)
    April 30th 2016 Straddleline wa (short course)

  • Jeep jamboree

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Off Road News

Main Topic

  • Let's talk about you

History

Trailer

New Rig

  • Your company

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ORP 037 - Change Is In The Air Along with Some Feedback

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg and joining me is Jeff. In this podcast we’ll cover all things offroad.  Whether you're looking for Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or hard core rock crawling, we will cover it all.   Episode 37!!!

What did you do this week?

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Listener Feedback:

Hey guys! Love the podcast! Yours is the first off-road podcast/4x4 podcast I found (and I had been looking for literally years) that was accessible to a newb like me. Listening to episode 32 and I was thinking of some things you might be able to use as giveaways that aren't expensive and could be pretty universal: grab handles (admittedly kinda specific to Jeeps), shifter knobs, cellphone/GPS holders (suction cup type that attach to windshield), D-rings, tow hooks, hitches, Amazon gift cards, decals/stickers/graphics, gas cards, phone cases, gas cans, tire covers (can you tell I drive a TJ? Lol), any cleaning product like top conditioner/cleaner or leather cleaner or wax, memberships to 4x4 parks, etc. etc. This might seem like silly stuff, but I promise your listeners are listening for content, not free gear, so any giveaways at all would be icing on the proverbial cake. Thanks for the work, banter, and A+ information, Catie '03 TJ

Four wheeler just did a "10 worst off road widgets" I'd love to hear your thoughts. Also, what are you going to talk about once the jeep is lifted?

Hey Jeff and Greg love the show keep up the good work don't think there are any other off road podcast as detailed as you (I know of one other podcast but not as good) here is my 88 Yoda kinda wish I had tools and need to do heavy offroading I've got a 85 with a straight axle sitting ready to be sold need a lot of work.

BTW both trucks have 31" x10.5"x15 (think thats right) tires I like the dick cepeks but they are bold so swapped them out for my $800 less Schwab A/T radials they have 50,000 miles on them with 70-80% tread left

Hi Guys!!

I love the show and have enjoyed it from the beginning!  Every time I hear Jeff talking about building a new rig, I never hear about the vehicle that I think might be perfect, the K-5 Blazer!  Parts are cheap, since most of the parts are also on the trucks as well.  The interior is nice and big (I'm 6'2" and have room to move the seat back more) but the outside dimensions are not that much larger than a Pathfinder.  And the best part, Chevy 350!! Again, parts are cheap, and abundant!  I know you guys aren't into motor work, so I'd recommend the early carbureted models, before the smog pumps (in my state, that's 1975 and earlier), or the early 90's where they went to the throttle body injection (TBI).  I have a 1992 with that motor, however it is IFS.  I would guess that you'd probably straight axle the front, and I wouldn't be surprised that some of the early model front suspension parts could be swapped/fabbed to fit on a '92-'94 model.

I'd love to hear what both of your thoughts are on a K-5!

Thanks,

Scot in CO

Thank you for reading my email about my 87 4runner. I decided on getting some new bilstein 4300 shocks, and keeping the stock height. I also settled on getting a new used motor, I picked up a newer 22re with 120000 miles. Plan on changing the head gasket, head bolts, water pump, oil pump, flywheel, and clutch. I am still on the fence between 33 and 31 what do you guys recommend? I will be driving on the road allot going from state to state but my main goal is to be off road. After listing to your more of your shoes I decided to spend more of the money on winch and recovery equipment. Thanks again

Ps monstaliner is a bed liner paint that has the texture of an orange peel not rough like other ones

Howdy fellas,

I am a proud owner of a 2001 4.7 WJ and have owned several WJ's and ZJ's over the last few years. I have never really toyed with suspension unless it was standard maintenance (Track bar and such). I am weighing the options of lifting my current rig and am now finding out the issues of having a unibody vehicle. I am not wanting an insane lift but just something to give a bit more clearance. I live in the Appalachian Mountains and so most of the time I'm either driving in snow or driving some trails to go hiking. What kits would you recommend for this platform?

Thanks again, and I dig all of your podcasts on this network.

Travis

Greg and Jeff,  just curious on your thoughts for running a spare on your jeep,  besides the obvious reason you would want to, why would you not want to? - Dan

Main Topic:  Changes Coming!

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ORP 032 - How Did We Get Here Wheeling?

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg and joining me is Jeff shackin bacon Bakken. In this podcast we’ll cover all things offroad.  Whether you're looking for Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or hard core rock crawling, we will cover it all.   Episode 32!!!

What did you do this week?

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Listener Feedback:

Hey guys,

Came across your show a couple days ago and have since subscribed.  Well done you all.

I came into your overlanding discussions and was curious have you all ever talked about the off road trailer market? Overlanding is a huge market and worth the discussions.

Looking forward to future episodes.

Happy Wheeling

Jason

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I am brand new to off roading, mostly fire roads and mud.  I just purchased a Full size 1988 K5 blazer and was wanting to know what mods would you suggest for a new off roader on a budget.  350 Motor Auto transmission (400r?) No lift, as of yet.  Hoping to get some good advice from guys who have been there.

Thanks in Advance. -Dean

700R4 - Chevrolet K5 cBlazer

Main Topic:  How Did We Get Here?

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ORP 030 - Overlanding?

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me is Jeff Bakken the coolest guy alive. In this podcast we’ll cover all things offroad.  Whether you're looking for Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or hard core rock crawling, we will cover it all.   Episode 30!!!

What did you do this week?

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Listener Feedback:

I think your head knows what you should do, put the FAM and the future first. How else do you think I ended up with a cr-v and not Grand Cherokee, or 4runner.  I you have mentioned this struggle on two episodes now.  I think you can host this show like a boss without this dream JK.  Also, a trailer queen sounds like a better option. More capable and less cost.  Believe me I know it sucks not being able to show it off daily driving but it just might be a smarter solution.  As for selling the JK that's gonna be tough but it might be the only option if you want a hard core wheeler on a budget.

Take care I understand this dilemma well.

Andrew the gun toting, CR-V wheeling, frugal, engineer

Hey Greg and Jeff -

Your podcast is awesome.  Thanks for the great work.

Ohio terrain tends to be a lot more muddy than rocky.  And it's more hilly than mountainous. Can you recommend a "top ten" list of recommended mods for rigs that are tackling this terrain?

Patrick

ps Can you give DAS Offroading a shout out on the show?  (DAS stands for Deep and Sticky.)

Main Topic: Overlanding?

Where is the love for the overland vehicles, A buddy of mine and I are planning a 30 day trip from Tennessee to Alaska and back. We are taking the long way around, We are driving West till we hit water then driving north till we hit water again. The way back will be through the Rocky Mountains pass. Here's the kicker, we are carrying 17 foot kayaks and bikes on our rigs. For the most part we will be sleeping and living out of the vehicles. Here is the question for you. I bought a 2015 Tacoma TRD Sport DCLB for this trip. I have a $5K build budget. Things to consider, It's not a rock crawler, It has to be able to transport camera and video equipment the Kayak and bike and still allow me to sleep in it. Oh, the vehicle has a bumper to bumper lifetime warranty on all mechanical parts and 8 year on electronics. How would you outfit this vehicle? Love the show, keep up the good work. Forgot to mention, Vehicle is stock but has a Bilstein 5100 2.5. Factory TRD roof racks skid plates and running boards. Dave..

Overlanding is self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. Typically, but not exclusively, it is accomplished with mechanized off-road capable transport (from bicycles to trucks) where the principal form of lodging is camping, often lasting for extended lengths of time (months to years) and spanning international boundaries.

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