How is overlanding in the USA doing today? Is it still growing as it once did. In the US, overlanding is a relatively new industry, and it seems as if it is following in the footsteps of the same industry in countries like Australia and South Africa. In this series of videos I find out by taking a US built overland truck across the country, from Seattle Washington, through the wilds of Oregon, and then onto the country's largest overland trade expo, Overland Expo West in Arizona.

In this episode, we land in Seattle and spend a week preparing our trucks, and get out in the forests of Eastern Washington State before heading south.

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    • Charles Eye
      Charles Eye

      "Just bought a Zippo, got hit on by a Mexican...and now I'm at the Space Needle." Yeah, that's a pretty authentic Northwest experience, right there.

      about 2 years ago
    • Gideon Steinberg
      Gideon Steinberg In reply to Charles Eye

      @Justin Walters In the land where Puerto Ricans are Mexican, South Africans are Australian. God Bless Merica

      about 18 days ago
    • Albert Campos
      Albert Campos In reply to Charles Eye

      Haha...not all of us are Mexican doll...are you British? Latin, Latino is a better option sweets ;)

      about 3 months ago
    • Elliott Grossman
      Elliott Grossman In reply to Charles Eye

      Lol I died laughing at that one 😂😂

      about 3 months ago
    • OceanBlue
      OceanBlue In reply to Charles Eye

      Just ask him for his identification the next time and he will leave you alone!...lol.

      about 1 year ago
    • John Terpack
      John Terpack

      We just don't have the vast tracts of unclaimed/public land to allow overlanding to be a thing here. You're never more than an hour or two from the next town even in the most remote areas.

      about 3 days ago
    • JASON'S WORLD
      JASON'S WORLD

      You should send Kate back for an update video with us on the East coast.

      about 16 days ago
    • LMo421
      LMo421

      Should have went to REI instead of cabelas.

      about 24 days ago
    • Nostalgic Baainaar
      Nostalgic Baainaar

      The contrast in scenery between Washington State and your previous trips through Namibia and Botswana is mind blowing. Both epic in their beauty yet so completely different. What a beautiful planet we inhabit.

      about 1 month ago
    • Don Guello
      Don Guello

      Me this entire time “hmmm I wonder if Kate has an IG account......” Kate I just got hit in by a Mexican.....

      Me ..... also Mexican lol.

      about 1 month ago
    • airbats801
      airbats801

      Just saw this video, but noticed you hit up the evergreen air and space museum. I'm lucky enough to live 45 minutes from it, but it sure is a fantastic collection!

      about 1 month ago
    • vadimxp
      vadimxp

      no way your daughter got that swag for 40$ at cablas? fun story i went to cabelas (10 min from my house) asking for waterproof totes ...they said they dont sell totes WHAT!? ridiculous Cabelas is for the pretend camper...but if you have $$$$ to spare they got it (just no totes !)

      about 2 months ago
    • vadimxp
      vadimxp

      this is so weird watching this growing up in northern california and oregon and working in seattle...i want to explore WA (western Australia) haha

      about 2 months ago
    • Mike Swartz
      Mike Swartz

      Watching this to see what you like and dislike about the GX470. I'm considering a higher mileage one as our secondary vehicle. We have a 2005 4Runner with V8 and full-time 4WD (which the GX is based on). Absolutely love our 4Runner, bought it new and never plan to sell it. I also owned a triple locked 80 series at one point and can tell you the GX is definitely not the replacement for that, at all... not even close. The GX and 4th generation 4Runner are based on the 120 Prado Land Cruisers with variations here and there. The 100 series is the replacement for the 80, the 105 being the in between setup that the USA never got. Next time you come out here, call up TorFab and check out what they're doing just a bit North of Seattle.

      about 3 months ago
    • Heads Up Studios
      Heads Up Studios

      I was trying not to laugh when they were singing at the campfire. Did someone tell them at one time that they were good? That harmonica player was atrocious.

      about 3 months ago
    • Michael Archangel
      Michael Archangel

      Got confused when he left seattle on a ferry, headed 1.5 hours s. To oregon only to be driving east towards cle elum which is directly east out of seattle...editing..

      about 3 months ago
    • Shekhar Moona
      Shekhar Moona

      I wonder what Wally Bynum would think of us today?

      about 3 months ago
    • Shekhar Moona
      Shekhar Moona

      He's right. It's somewhat picking up now. This is a multi-pronged problem. Between sociology and economics. We Americans are at a point where we live to work.

      My father grew up in Saint Lucia and it wasn't uncommon for young people to spend a week in the wilderness and survive off what was grown. Now a day's even Saint Lucia has changed.

      about 3 months ago
    • Ewing Fox
      Ewing Fox

      The 'overlanding' industry in the states is pretty funny - I've apparently been overlanding all my life, but YouTube has shown me I'm doing it all wrong because I haven't needed to buy a 20k trailer, a 5k rooftop tent, or thousands of dollars in expensive custom trays. unfortunately, so many people are being exposed to overlanding through YouTube first and think that it's not attainable without such a massive investment. Service your vehicle, make sure you have a good spare and a decent Jack - have good maps and know how to use them, tell someone where you're planning on going and then treat the land respectfully. Shouldn't cost you more than the gas it takes for you to get there and the time off of work... Unless of course you want to spend the money and build $100,000 overlanding rig then by all means go ahead and do it :-)

      about 3 months ago
    • 4xoverland
      4xoverland In reply to Ewing Fox

      You hit the nail friend. There is so much 'off-grid hype' its a little bit silly. If I talk about way back and how we used to do it, I sound like a very old grumpy man.

      about 3 months ago
    • Willie Almeida
      Willie Almeida

      damnit! Mexicans! 😂

      about 4 months ago
    • JBM 2099
      JBM 2099

      In the 80s it was a club that was called Tread Lightly and it was overlanding in a nut shell. They were in all the 4x4 magazines and were pretty large at the time.

      about 4 months ago
    • Joricano
      Joricano

      that campground looks like a great fishing spot

      about 4 months ago
    • TWE
      TWE

      I watched this series and I just want to say what an awesome journey that you got to take your daughter on I'm sure it will be A wonderful life long memory for the both of you ○|||||||○

      about 4 months ago
    • Wil Hobbs
      Wil Hobbs

      Your daughter's nickname is now "Bear Snack".

      about 4 months ago
    • Emanuel Empire
      Emanuel Empire

      On the east coast it's all private land, so it makes it hard

      about 5 months ago
    • Spurious Effect
      Spurious Effect

      "Overlanding" is just a term city people came up with for how country folks in America have been vacationing since the 1800's.

      about 5 months ago
    • secrets532
      secrets532

      Sadly I'm not even close to your kind of offloading. I'm just looking for a sand dining monster.
      Please help. Thank you

      about 6 months ago
    • Taka Yama
      Taka Yama

      Good description of overlanding, which I have really never done, simply because in eastern USA, it's so hard to find a place.

      about 7 months ago
    • Raevenswood
      Raevenswood

      Lol you used the Frasier theme song :)

      about 7 months ago
    • Jaahda Jinnah Goes Walkabout
      Jaahda Jinnah Goes Walkabout

      Superb scenery - superb musicians.....reckon Leonard Cohen might agree!!

      about 7 months ago
    • Vadim Zubkov
      Vadim Zubkov

      How about East cost. I'm looking for same thing, best camping spots and overlanding not Off road. East cost, MD, PA, VA, WVA, TN, it's all blue ridge mountains. I will join you, please come to East too.

      about 7 months ago
    • Justin M.
      Justin M.

      "Overlanding" in the US is more about trend followers trying to monetize followers on social media with an overly built rig that never sees dirt.

      about 8 months ago
    • Dave T
      Dave T

      People are so sensitive here in the US! Yes, overlanding has existed here for decades in the shadows but it hasn’t been a mainstream portal for adventure until recent years. This captures that well. Similar to adventure touring for motorcycling. Yes people have been touring bikes for nearly a century but now there’s 30 models specifically aimed at ADV. great series.

      about 8 months ago
    • Charles Harrell
      Charles Harrell

      Perhaps it does better in other regions but in Southern Georgia where farming is king, the Tundra definitely is not one of the best selling pickups in America. It is. "bit player" compared to Ford, Chevy and Dodge. Now the Tacoma, that's a different story.

      about 8 months ago