New on the Blog
Blue Ridge Overland Gear caught up with Pete Ellis at Overland Expo East 2018. The only thing this 4Runner lacked that rainy weekend was a boat paddle and maybe two of every animal! Watch as Ellis, of General Overland, walks us around his 4Runner for a closeup of his modifications.
if you order by tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, we will do our darnedest to get you your goodies to put under the tree for Christmas Day. But it is still possible that your handmade goods will get to you after the excitement of Dec. 25th. Please understand our magic has it’s limits. We will do everything in our power to avoid this kind of outcome but our elves don’t sleep at our workshop - they have families just like you.
Take a tour of a fully outfitted 2018 Mercedes Sprinter Van with Grant Wilson of Van Go Outdoors. See all the ways Wilson has turned this van into a comfy, state-of-the-art, home away from home!
Are you looking for gifts this holiday season for your overlander, adventure seeker, road-tripper, or off-roader? Or heck! Maybe you are an overlander and you want some handcrafted, American-made gear to give to friends or family. We've got you covered. Here are some of our favorites!
A Camel Trophy logo often painted on the side of 7P Land Rovers is “one life, live it.” This slogan encompasses Taylor’s philosophy on travel. Taylor decided he didn’t want to buy into the thinking that many people have; that you can work hard for forty years, then cash out and begin to live. “…get out there and do it right now, that was my thinking,” Taylor said.
In this episode of Unscientific Destructive Testing, Matt and the BROG team tested the strength and durability of our Tire Storage Bag with both a pull test and an abrasion test.
Mother Nature threw a curve-ball this year at one of our favorite semiannual events, Overland Expo East 2018. Though we experienced rain, mud and freezing temperatures, we had many smiling friends and new faces visit our booth to pick up some new gear and say hello.
The second annual James River Rooftop Tent Rally was another smashing success and a great opportunity to gather the overlanding community together to enjoy each other’s company and get outdoors. The rally continues to grow - this time there was around 250 vehicles.
I’ll only work with the best materials available and provide a 1 year guarantee on all labor. I never compromise quality for time and give my clients realistic schedules that accommodate their lives. I strive for honest customer service, so contracts are only paid in full when the finished work is to your complete satisfaction.
SEE MY HANDY WORK
MY NAME IS PETER
I started apprenticing for my dad, Peter Sweeney, Jr. when I was twelve, but even before that I was watching him work all the time. My grandpa established our company in 1918, back when we specialized in carpentry and woodwork. Dad picked up new trades and expanded our business. I’ve been servicing the greater Wichita area for over 15 years and am about to bring my oldest son in as an assistant.