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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Closing Statements


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Off Road Podcast Episode 181- Nevada Expedition Part 1

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Welcome to the Off Road Podcast. I'm your host, Ben. 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 here with my co-hosts Steve, Aaron, and our guest Daniel from The Renewed Rewilder! How’s everyone doing?

Anyone done anything exciting?

  • Ben - had to break my hitch lock,got some first aid supplies from a buddy and need to redo my first aid kit again this time with 3 levels of trauma,did some yard work with my t4r,forgot to mention i was on the last episode of the overland round table and i too am itching to get outside did coolant flush oh the joy and fun

  • Aaron - Dying to go off road. :(  Put some stickers on my truck.

  • Daniel - I have a four-day campout with my daughter coming up in a couple of weeks. Really looking forward to that.

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NITECORE LR10 250 Lumen USB Rechargeable Ultra Compact Multi-Purpose Lantern w/ Built-in Battery

Feedback:

Jason haynie shared this story <link to story> I'm sure it wasn't a listener, at least I hope not, but maybe spreading the word will help catch them and educate against acts like this.

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Main Topic -

7900 lbs loaded

Wild horses at Sand Creek

Old cabins

Always close the gates you open

Aaron bathes in a muddy reservoir

Petrified wood
Indian artifacts - finding and telling the stories

Shot belt (only gun fired the whole trip)

Low tire

How I tell stories through Patreon
Honda CR250

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Nevada “highways” that drop into creek beds

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Closing Statements

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Off Road Podcast Episode 164 - Super Jeep indeed

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Welcome to the Off Road Podcast. I'm your host, Ben. 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 here with my co-host Aaron How’s everyone doing tonight?

Anyone done anything exciting?

  • Aaron - Got my LMTV!!! Started tinkering on it...”new” wheels and tires.

  • Ben - I went scootering! Got some snow and did some doughnuts in the yard even went sideways had a blast now I have a behemoth in my yard…wife upped the budget for truck and were getting closer and a decision.  Also, made an appearance on this week in guns again along with having a Merry Christmas.

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The Interview

Let's talk about you

How did you get started off-roading?
What was your first rig?
What type of wheeling do you like to do?
Most embarrassing moment on the trail?
Tell us about super jeep!

How did you go about preparing for the show?

did anything change before it started?

What was being on TV like?

What was your most used tool on on the trail

How bad did they play off the drama compared to whatever drama there was.

If you could do it again would you?

Are there any forums or facebook groups you frequent?

You recently had a popular video did your turkey taste a little bit like diff fluid?

What would you suggest to anyone looking to get into wheeling or who just got started?

Roberts question

hey carl i had a listener write in and ask a question maybe you could help answer this its a little beyond my know how Don't hate me but I'm gutting the leaf springs in the front. I did not want to look at the crowded front bumper anymore.

Can I fabricate a curved upper link on a 3 link? I understand it will be heavier and harder to adjust since it will have to stay vertical. I see track bars bent to clear oil pans all the time. I want to fab the upper arm, it will give me 4 inches of more compression. Well worth the time....if it can be done?

Your company


How did jantz engineering come about?
Do you have employees? How many?
Do you specialize in anything
What are some of the kits you sell
What's your company's mission statement and what do they provide for the 4x4 community?Where are you on social media and do you have a website

What's next for super jeep

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Closing Statements

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ORP 031 - King of the Hammers

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me is Jeff Bakken the sickest 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 31!!!

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Thanks for the Overland episode guys, my daughter and I loved every minute of it. You guys made some excellent points so I will adjust accordingly. The spare tire carrier seems to be a no brainer now.

What I have to start.

The Truck has a Bilstein 5100 2.5 lift and five Cooper 265/70-17 AT3 tires on it right now, The Taco is a 4X4 equipped with Limited slip Diff, TRD Running boards, TRD cab roof rack, TRD skid plates. I own an extensive selection of camping backpacking kit, so the food prep and sleeping supplies have been accounted for. My bud is driving a PRO-4X Xterra, we have no passengers but that might change.

Options I’m not sure of.

Should I go for an ARB Diff locker or for a lightweight option, like the Undercover HWMS?

As far as the camper top, should I get a hard shell or soft shell like Bestop?

Snorkel, pros & cons?

Should I do dual or a larger deep cycle battery?

Should I opt for a plate or ARB style front bumper instead?

Dave

Undercover Hidden Winch Mount Systems

ARB Rooftop Tent

All Pro Offroad.com Tacoma Bed Racks

What This Guy Put In The Back Of His Truck Made Me So Jealous. This Is Genius.

Expedition Portal

I am reading a leadership book and they are talking about Medtronic founder Earl Bakken. I recall you talking bout Family in MN and its coldness on an episode. I live in MN and know that Medtronic is a MN company. Are you guys related to Earl?

Hope your feeling better

Andrew

Hey Guys

I’ve got a few thoughts on the overland episode. While I'm no expert, I do play one on internet forums. But seriously I've had a few occasions to speak to overlanders and it seems the theme is capable and reliable. Balanced mild builds seem to work the best. Inline with camping/backpacking mentality

The trd probably already has a rear electric locker so that's a plus so I'd leave the reliable drivetrain alone. I'd go simple budget boost just get a little more room, possibly go 1 size bigger on the tires. That way you could get a little more performance without regearing or overworking the brakes. Plus it would suck to get the kayaks off a truck on 40's. Next I'd get a winch, but I would get a receiver mount so I could move it front to rear as needed.

After that I would spend the money on upgraded battery, gps, topper and storage solutions for the bed. I'd also get some sort of lockable storage for the important stuff. Tuffy bed drawers would be perfect, a bed roll/sleeping bag could lay right on top with plenty of secure storage below. Like you guys said, a larger fuel tank would be nice along with arb tire plug kit and air source.

I'd also carry a big bore revolver. I know how much you love revolvers Greg but that's how roll. Great show as always!

Later, Matt

Main Topic: King of the Hammers

King of the Hammers History

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Transamerican Manufacturing Group Announces Acquisition of Poison Spyder Customs

Transamerican Manufacturing Group (TMG), the largest independent manufacturer in the United States of innovative and performance aftermarket off-road accessories, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Poison Spyder Customs (PSC). Poison Spyder has proven themselves in the industry and is continuing to gain momentum in the off-road community.

CEO of Transamerican Auto Parts, Greg Adler, is very excited about the new acquisition for TMG, and the potential it provides for the growth of the brand. “I really admire what Larry McRae has done in building a predominant brand so quickly. Poison Spyder is a great fit with our brands and our customer base. We look forward to developing the full potential of what McRae and his team has already worked so diligently upon.”

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Well its been a hard secret to keep, with rumors flying for the past few weeks. But the press release came out today so its official: Poison Spyder has been bought by Transamerican, the parent company of 4 Wheel Parts. As we're gearing up for King Of the Hammers, we know this news will be competing with anything we're doing on the race course, so we wanted to let you, our fans, customers, friends and distributors know what's going on and address some of your concerns.

First of all, I (Larry McRae), am not going anywhere. I'm staying on as President of Poison Spyder, the only difference is that Greg Adler's signature will be on my paycheck instead of my own. The same with our staff, everyone is staying put, in fact we'll be adding more. The team that got Poison Spyder to where it is today is what Transamerican was after, and they intend to keep it intact. We'll continue to do our own product development, sales, marketing, and of course traveling the country to events to meet and wheel with you guys. And very importantly, our products will continue to be built in the same Poison Spyder facilities in Banning, California.

So what IS going to change? The biggest thing is we'll now have access to Transamerican's considerable resources to fuel our growth, keep the shelves full and expand our product lines. And through their distribution channels we'll be able to bring Poison Spyder products to a larger market. But for the most part, Poison Spyder will continue to function mostly autonomously. Those of you who like buying direct from Poison Spyder will still be able to do so.

Over the coming week we're going to have our hands full out here at King Of the Hammers, so its not the most convenient time for this news to break. But we welcome your thoughts on this. Please feel free to contact any of our staff through the usual channels, or comment below if you prefer. We'll try to keep up with responses even though we've got a race to run in a few days (against our new boss, among others smile emoticon

Larry McRae

President, Poison Spyder Customs

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ABOUT TRANSAMERICAN AUTO PARTS: TMG is a subsidiary of parent company, Transamerican Auto Parts (TAP). For more than 50 years, TAP has been an industry leader in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of off-road parts for Jeeps and light trucks. TAP established and acquired industry leading brands, including Pro Comp, Smittybilt, Rubicon Express, G2 Axle & Gear, LRG Rims and Trail Master. The company supplements a robust mail-order system with 66 brick-and-mortar 4 Wheel Parts retail centers, staffed with experienced product and installation specialists. In addition to the retail initiative, TAP has accelerated its business with the e-commerce marketplace, led by its flagship Websites 4WheelParts.com and 4WD.com. TAP’s manufacturing system features a 100,000 square foot research and production facility that incorporates an in-house conceptualization, design, and implementation process. From the beginning, TAP has dedicated its resources to serving its customers, and to establishing itself as the premier supplier and distributor of high quality automotive parts.

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