Dual Battery Conversion

*Special thanks to AJ Shick and Matt Maes for the help! Couldn’t have done it without you. Whether it’s a bicycle or a sports car, half of the fun of owning any kind of vehicle is modifying it to fit your needs. There’s something special about customizing and making it unique. You’re improving it in some form (hopefully), and the …

The California Roll

Outworld requires substantial planning.  Logistics, camp and film permits, coordinating schedules – it can take lots of effort behind the scenes to appear effortless on camera. Sometimes a spur-of-the-moment solo trip is just what the doctor ordered. This past Friday I was sitting at work with every intention of a lazy weekend. The Saturday prior, we had to cut a …

CeramicPro Ceramic Coating

It’s a usual departure from our hardware focus, but I promise it’s worthy. From casual to hardcore, everyone’s preference is unique. When it comes to your rig’s paint however, it’s binary. You have your beaters – ridden hard and put away wet, or something you actually like to keep clean in between trips. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with that – it’s …

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 …