JonDZ Adventuring

Trail & Overlanding Database

Trail & Overlanding Database

Jondz adventuring
crossoverlanding

This website was made to supplement my YouTube Channel.

Trail & Overlanding Database

Trail & Overlanding Database

Trail & Overlanding Database

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See what trails are suitable for your crossover.

Outfit your vehicle

ESSENTIAL TRAIL GEAR

ESSENTIAL TRAIL GEAR

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Before you get out there, you should prepare your vehicle with the right tires and give it some protection

ESSENTIAL TRAIL GEAR

ESSENTIAL TRAIL GEAR

ESSENTIAL TRAIL GEAR

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Be prepared for the worst!

Click on this section to see gear you should be carrying.

CAMPING GEAR

CrossOverlanding vehicles

CrossOverlanding vehicles

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Sleeping system: air mattress, sleeping pad, sleeping bag

Shelter system (your vehicle, tent, roof top tent)

Cooking system (stove, pots, pans)

Camping accessories

CrossOverlanding vehicles

CrossOverlanding vehicles

CrossOverlanding vehicles

crossoverlanding

Strengths: Fuel efficient and daily driveable.

Weaknesses:  Limit to offroad capability

What Crossovers make good overlanders?

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Hello! I'm JonDZ Adventuring

One day, I was thinking about the surge in popularity of the crossover utility vehicle segment and the booming interest in USA "overlanding".  


It makes a lot of sense to overland a crossover because hundreds upon hundreds of miles have to be driven "on-road" before getting to the point of interest.  A crossover will typically make that long drive more comfortably and efficiently.  Keep in mind that the goal of "overlanding" is to explore, the goal of "off-roading" is to conquer difficult terrain and obstacles.  These are two different mind sets, and when the going gets rough, an overlander will simply turn around.


The phrase goes a little deeper than just overlanding a crossover, it also means to literally cross over into overlanding.  In other words, take a break from the TV, get off your couch and start enjoying the outdoors!


Being born and raised in the Los Angeles area, and living around the city my entire life, I've always aspired to live a more active outdoorsy lifestyle.  It wasn't until 2017, just right before the USA "overlanding boom", that I purchased my first full-time AWD Crossover/SUV (2015 Subaru Forester XT).  My YouTube channel and this website are here to share my experiences, progression, failures and triumphs while #crossoverlanding.