My Very Timely Thoughts on the New Ford Ranger

My Very Timely Thoughts on the New Ford Ranger

As the clock struck midnight on January 14th, Ford put out their official press release and first official images on the new US market Ranger. This was something I had been waiting for for exactly one year, ever since Ford announced at the 2017 NAIAS that the Ranger and Bronco would be coming back...

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Part II: Camping in the Winter Sucks! (Colorado does not!)

Part II: Camping in the Winter Sucks! (Colorado does not!)

Getting back to civilization after being out in the wilderness is always a bit of a relief to me for some reason. I can’t tell you exactly why, I’d much rather prefer to be driving on a dirt trail with no one around for miles, but after a while it’s nice to have the ability to replenish your resources and like, use a real bathroom...

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Not Approved Adventure: Woods Fork Clubhouse

Not Approved Adventure: Woods Fork Clubhouse

Welcome to a new series here on Ozark Mountain Overland, which like most of the topics we review, has nothing to do with actual overlanding! Hopefully this is a series that doesn’t have too many posts, and you’ll see why. “Shut up!” you scream. Let’s get to it!

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Oregon Trail 2017 Part 2: Wyoming (Mostly) Sucks!

Oregon Trail 2017 Part 2: Wyoming (Mostly) Sucks!

Here’s something that isn’t enjoyable at all when camping: being cold. Being cold sucks! Stumbling out of a tent at the crack of dawn, dirty and smelling of smoke is probably my least favorite part of camping. Being completely unprepared for 30 degree temps on top of that is something I would not recommend...

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A Company Called "Heritage USA" is Leasing Dogpatch, and the Whole Thing Seems Sketchy

A Company Called "Heritage USA" is Leasing Dogpatch, and the Whole Thing Seems Sketchy

On Monday, it was announced by the owners of Dogpatch USA, located between Harrison and Jasper on Highway 7, that they were leasing the park to a company called Heritage USA, which would begin to revive and rebuild the park starting next spring.

The whole situation is sketchy as hell.

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Ozark Mountain Overland is in Full Swing!

Get ready for a week full of adventure here at Ozark Mountain Overland! From now until the end of the year you can expect full posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!

This week we have an introduction and overview to our overland rig, “Dudley”; a review and recap of of the Lost Valley hiking trail in Ponca, AR; and Part 1 of 7 of our “Oregon Trail 2017” series.

Happy trails!

Welcome to Ozark Mountain Overland

Welcome to Ozark Mountain Overland

As I was growing up, my dad would take my brother, sister, and I camping for a few days every summer. My dad loves camping, hiking, floating, the outdoors. We would head down to the Buffalo, camp along the river, and go hiking at spots like Hemmed in Hollow and Lost Valley. We would throw some kayaks on top of our Saturn Outlook and do whatever portion of the river was high enough to float in the middle of the summer.

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