The All Terrain Tour – Teaser Trailer

This past March, we left San Diego for the trip of a lifetime. 9 days and 2000 miles through some of the Southwest’s most iconic, breathtaking, and challenging terrain. The All Terrain Tour is Outworld’s debut mini-documentary, highlighting the best moments from our expedition. We’re shooting for a 10 to 15 minute documentary that will be released this summer. Until then, …

Welcoming Spring in Post-Drought San Diego

San Diego typically gets painted with a broad brush stroke. Despite San Diego County encompassing 4,200 miles of nearly every climate and terrain, the city and beaches take the bulk of recognition. And with your attention on the lush coastline, it’s easy to overlook the severe drought that’s gripped the region for years. This time last year, the water levels …

The Great Land Use Debate

The off-road and overland crowd is almost comedically diverse. I’ve had great times on the trail with the staunchest conservatives and the most liberal of liberals.  These two groups are usually at each other’s throats online, but on the trail, they’re entwined by a sliver of mutuality. There are very few things which can unite opposites, and the outdoors is …

The Inconvenient Truth of Modern Overlanding

I’ve been camping my whole life, building trucks for a decade, and somehow the term ‘overland’ only popped on my radar within the past few years.  Seems like I’ve been under a rock as the practice of overlanding has been in full bloom across the globe – dating back to the 1940s.  It originally defined the act of camping for …

Back home from the All Terrain Tour

The All Terrain Tour has concluded. 2000 miles, 9 days, 3 rigs, and one hell of an experience – that was the tagline. It’s easy to create buzz; it’s quite another following through.  Zion, the Escalante backcountry, Moab, Telluride…it’s been one hell of a week. The crew rolled back into San Diego early Sunday morning, and we are grateful to …

General Tire Grabber X3 Review

Our 2000 4Runner is a project ten years in the making.  I began my first 3rd gen build, a ’97 4Runner, in 2006, and over the next 5 years ran 6 different tires: Generic all terrains that were equipped at sale, Super Swamper TSL, BF Goodrich AT/KO, Goodyear MT/R, BF Goodrich K/M2, and finally General Tire’s Red Letter. Toyota debuted …

Eastern Sierras Expedition

New Year’s resolutions are a dime a dozen.  This is the time of year where gyms are slap full and the healthy foods aisles are barren for all of one month.  Let’s face it – change can be difficult.  Challenging yourself is important, but it’s crucial to set a balanced bar between your professional self and your baser instincts.  Better …

White Christmas in San Diego

I’ll be the first to admit it.  Last week’s ‘snow trip’ was kind of…light.  But come on, we’re in San Diego – you can’t expect us to get a real dump, right? Wrong. I mentioned in the last article that despite the proximity to a city synonymous with summer, our local mountains are good for one or two legitimate dumps …

Snow in San Diego!

We’re ten days out from our New Year’s expedition in the Sierras and our minds are on powder.  So when our local mountains surprised us with the season’s first snowfall, a day trip was an easy sell to the team. Mount Laguna is one of San Diego’s true hidden gems.  With the coast dominating most of the attention, not much thought …

Trip Report: Ocotillo Wells

Welcoming winter in southern California is more than planning ski trips.  Around this time, the extreme desert temperatures start giving way to moderate climates, and thus the start of desert season. With our latest project begging to be tested, we took off to Anza Borrego for a day trip shakedown. Our CB radios arrived a couple days before, and we …