Is Overlanding's Popularity Wrecking or Saving Our Trails?

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Overlanding is one of the fastest growing trends in the entire car world. WIth the popularity of the outdoors exploding, more people than ever are taking their SUVs out on the trail and camping! But with so many people out on the trail, that has government officials, environmentalists, and other overlanders asking the same thing: Is this good for our trails? Today we’re looking into the positives and negatives of the trendy hobby.
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Josiah T
Josiah T Πριν 2 ώρες
another sub section of overlanding that has exploded over the years are adventure bikes. the are the real overlanders with a low footprint
GameRecordChillout Πριν 6 ώρες
But if you take a long Ford and put it on off-road wheels😳.0:41
Simba TheGreat
Simba TheGreat Πριν ημέρα
I inherited my grandpa's Trailblazer and it's taking everything in me to not lift it, buy a brush guard, roof lights and taillight guards.
Bryan Bowen
Bryan Bowen Πριν 2 ημέρες
Nolan, I have a 2018 Crosstrek I bought used. 6spd manual. I'm averaging 28 has a very short first gear, good clearance and can maintain highway speeds with ease. My ex's RAV 4 is a bit more comfy...and easier to work on , but I like the flat 4.
Jacob Horton
Jacob Horton Πριν 2 ημέρες
Dude YES get a crosstrek! Its small, but I love taking it camping, ive slept out of it, on top of it, next to it. Forded rivers in it, you cant get the thing stuck! The AWD is closer to 4 wheel drive than the AWD from 10 years ago with its viscous limited slip diff. Oh also would you tell James ive found his adopted father. Matts offroad recovery is his father, like 99% sure
Phil Proulx
Phil Proulx Πριν 2 ημέρες
I love my crosstrek. I've lived out of it on road trips. Get one
Ivan Jimenez
Ivan Jimenez Πριν 2 ημέρες
Sucks we live in the U.S.S.A. and don’t live in a free country
Jarrett Thompson
Jarrett Thompson Πριν 2 ημέρες
Get a Crosstrek
Alec Villanueva
Alec Villanueva Πριν 2 ημέρες
Totally agree with this video. Seems like many trails in my area have gotten worse as a result of the recent overlanding craze. I’ve seen it first hand. Increased vehicle traffic is has contributed to increased erosion and ruts in existing trails making them more difficult to drive. Vegetation damage. More trash. Fewer nice spots to enjoy the outdoors without crowds. Also not to mention all the inexperienced out there making mistakes and getting stuck. Disclaimer: I do not overland but often drive forest service roads for work or sometimes to reach a nice fishing spot.
Damezca Πριν 2 ημέρες
Best way to explore is by dual-sport motorcycle, bicycle or on foot. By all means, use your car to go the national park but when over there, just walk or cycle! It's way more fun and will reduced your chances of spreading the image of fat 'Muricans. Plus you'll even be able to hear the sound of your famous Eagle, thing you wouldn't not be able to do in your SUV with A/C turned on.
@ 7:59 "POP POP UP AND DOWN TRUCK TENTS" - Random Stuff Garage, 2021
Tyler Daily
Tyler Daily Πριν 3 ημέρες
Throw Trash Catch Hands #SonsOfSmokey
MrTruggyBoy2.0 Πριν 4 ημέρες
For Nolan, I have a 2015 Crosstrek with the 5-Speed set up for some light off roading and I love it. Would recommend to anyone that is looking for a great option as well as great economy in the city.
CrayZcarts Πριν 4 ημέρες
In other words, "City people" are the problem
Maxwell McComb
Maxwell McComb Πριν 4 ημέρες
Been overlanding in a lifted 08 Subie Outback for the last 3 years, 243k miles going strong💪
Delta Philip
Delta Philip Πριν 4 ημέρες
After the great reset, National Parks are going to be closed: Our national parks will be used to pay off our national debt.
Jackson Riley
Jackson Riley Πριν 5 ημέρες
oh dude the Crosstrek even with just a few power bolt-ons is wonderful
Emmanuel Puentes
Emmanuel Puentes Πριν 5 ημέρες
Ima take my brz to climb rocks
Nuclear Facility
Nuclear Facility Πριν 5 ημέρες
Leave the campsite cleaner than you found it folks. There will always be someone who leaves their trash, be the good guy and pick it up.
Phetogo Kgathi
Phetogo Kgathi Πριν 5 ημέρες
Here in Botswana over landing is our lifestyle.
Thomas Carter
Thomas Carter Πριν 6 ημέρες
Don't medowstomp if you go out you ruin it for those of us that go out to take the more challenging trails with our $$$$$$$$$$$$ into expensive purpose built rigs. Have fun but stay on the trails people.
JanTube Πριν 6 ημέρες
This looks like a purely US-American trend. We don't have that here. We have "camping" but we don't have "overlanding". And yes, it looks like they only do it for the likes.
Kenny Jeong
Kenny Jeong Πριν 6 ημέρες
I have a 2014 Crosstrek. The CVT can be frustrating at times. My remedy for the "lack of power" is using the paddle shifters to downshift. The engine is totally adequate when used with a manual transmission or paddle shifting override. Not much into camping but I do take it to the trailhead for hiking/biking. Also a pretty nice ride for a day trip into the mountains. Taken mine to Lake Tahoe and Yosemite already.
Angl0sax0nknight Πριν 7 ημέρες
I’m an avid off-roader but what I hate is people don’t pick up after themselves! Pack out what you bring in....
Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson Πριν 7 ημέρες
Overlanding is just clout grabbing while leaving a trail of trash behind.
Gary Grinkevich
Gary Grinkevich Πριν 8 ημέρες
When the bro caravans hit the woods with their 5th wheels tossing empties and dirty diapers all over the wilderness. save the earth stop a birth folks.
Corey Blanco
Corey Blanco Πριν 8 ημέρες
The crosstrek is a great safe car but it’s only if you wanna do easy trails to get to perform as well as an older yota truck or suv though is very expensive
Jason S
Jason S Πριν 8 ημέρες
Crosstrek meh
Yoshi Tadda
Yoshi Tadda Πριν 8 ημέρες
I used to work for subaru and when I needed to go on a parts run or just go get food I would take a company crosstrek sport. I think the crosstrek is actually one of the best vehicles in their lineup. It's a pretty spacious ride for the size of the car with plenty of room to haul people, pets, or just trip essentials. The ride height is a great too, at a goldilocks level of not too high and not too low. You'll clear small to mid-sized rocks, especially with a lift kit, but you don't have to worry about not seeing the road in front of you. I loved the sporty feeling of it as well, even though it's not a fast car by any means, it makes you feel like it's a racecar. If you're in the market for one I'd say go for it, but you might wanna buy it new since subaru owners tend to trash their interiors haha
Ricardo roams
Ricardo roams Πριν 8 ημέρες
I'm 70 years old. Back in the late 50's, my parents started taking us kids camping to National Parks like Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Yosemite. We camped in a tent, as did most people in those days. There were no palatial motorhomes, no 5th wheel monstrosities being pulled by behemoth, gas guzzling pick-up trucks. As a result, we'd pull the family station wagon into a Park like Yosemite, pay our fee, pick out a campsite, pitch our tent and lay out our sleeping bags. It was a unique wilderness experience that we simply could not get living in the city or in the cookie cutter suburbs that were rapidly expanding throughout the country. There were no reservations required, no eternal lines of traffic and no shuttle busses because of the traffic. All that has changed. The crowds at the more popular National Parks are ridiculous! Reservations are sometimes required a year in advance. In an effort to escape these "Disneylands of the wilderness", people have purchased vehicles capable of going into more remote areas away from paved roads, and away from the hordes of people that now overwhelm many National Parks. However, in so doing we've created more problems. Sensitive environmental areas are being overrun by too many overlanders with their rigs equipped with heavy off road tires leaving their scarring "footprints" on the land. Thoughtless, inconsiderate people leave trash and other debris, including human feces for others to clean up. They don't follow the rules by overstaying their time limits. The homeless have found sanctuary on BLM and U.S. Forest lands and erected semi-permanent camps. While young partiers take their alcohol and guns out for wild weekends in their 4 wheel drive pick-up trucks. The government is always short of funds when it comes to many of these lands so the end result is more and more are getting shut down, ruining for everyone. We all love our wilderness areas and it seems we are loving them to death. I don't know what the answer is, but I do know that future generations are going to pay for it.
Scarecrow Hunter
Scarecrow Hunter Πριν 8 ημέρες
Wanna see some awesome 4wding id say some of our Australian channels are some of the best
SBA Tower02
SBA Tower02 Πριν 8 ημέρες
The you tube algorithm brought me here because I was getting replacement parts for a jeep.
13 milespergallon
13 milespergallon Πριν 8 ημέρες
Gf has a Crosstrek. She loves it. I love it. The back seats fold flat so you can sleep inside the car (F rooftop tents). It's also great on gas and feels like I'm driving a go-cart. It's definitely a fun little car. I'm biased though and I'd say get a Land Cruiser! 100 series!!!
stanhry Πριν 8 ημέρες
Over landing is easier than never. GPS devices are why easier than paper maps and travel guides.
Kelton Derkach
Kelton Derkach Πριν 8 ημέρες
If you litter your a pos
Francis Ngo
Francis Ngo Πριν 8 ημέρες
Definitely seen more trash out there since the pandemic. This tells me they're new people out there who do not understand the basic outdoor golden rule - leave no trace. Easiest solution is to not add geolocations when posting or have social media platforms remove that feature.
Jay Bones
Jay Bones Πριν 8 ημέρες
That being said, can you guys let me know what the largest tires I can run on my taco without a lift?
Mini Bike Morgan
Mini Bike Morgan Πριν 8 ημέρες
Overlanding? You mean off-roading? Don't try to make it trendy or hip
USSINDYBOY Z Πριν 8 ημέρες
Matt’s off road recovery is a great Channel for this!
kris jones
kris jones Πριν 9 ημέρες
Are you going to an episode on the epa and the rpm act? Because it would ruin overlanding as well
Tj Pettus
Tj Pettus Πριν 9 ημέρες
Wife has a crosstrek. She loves it. I'm not a fan of cvts but the manual probably fun
Sune Kafton
Sune Kafton Πριν 9 ημέρες
APR from 19.99 %. 🚽
Gaara Πριν 9 ημέρες
Humans being humans Nothing new here
Rhythm Outside
Rhythm Outside Πριν 9 ημέρες
I think the funniest thing about this hype is running into people with decked out rigs on the trail being too scared to use their trucks properly.
Kai Reid
Kai Reid Πριν 9 ημέρες
If you wanna watch a good 4wd /overland show look up 4wd247
Shawn Green
Shawn Green Πριν 9 ημέρες
Chokecherry canyon was this beautiful place in 1999 full of juniper trees and sharp rugged terrain. Fast forward to now and it is completely barren with round over hills and trails. One generation of off-roaders destroyed a whole area.
Justin Broderick
Justin Broderick Πριν 9 ημέρες
I've had my Crosstrek for 3 years and it's a very capable car for light to medium overlanding as it comes. I have the 6 speed manual so I can't speak to the CVT issues that some people complain about. The stock ground clearance was good enough for me to take on moderately rough forest service roads although I have since added a 2.5" lift and larger tires to help with the rougher roads I have to travel for work. I did build a sleeping platform for the back because I was spending months at a time living out of it with my dog and the backseat does not fold flush with the hatch area. I'm not a tall person (5'7") but I fit perfectly sleeping in the back. I will admit for long periods of time it can be cramped to live out of like this which is why I'm building a small off-road teardrop trailer to tow behind it, but for shorter trips it works great.
Bendejo 1984
Bendejo 1984 Πριν 9 ημέρες
Is he really trying to compare a rock crawling rig to something that somebody set up for camping? The “overlanding” crowd is more environmentally conscious than any other automotive sport trend there is!
Lucas Blanchard
Lucas Blanchard Πριν 9 ημέρες
Sean F
Sean F Πριν 9 ημέρες
Great video, people always need a reminder to clean up their shit. Nothing I hate more than a beautiful landscape covered in trash. As for the crostrek, my dad has one. They're good little cars but absolutely gutless. I'd go with something larger like a Forrester or a Cherokee Trailhawk
It'sParkerSmith Πριν 9 ημέρες
Ecs tuning rally wagon vibes
Original Sade
Original Sade Πριν 9 ημέρες
Get a second gen manual crosstrek noah. Has the 6 speed with better low end gearing. Theyre great cars, cant recommend them enough... just quite slow so youd probably be limited with the amount of gear you could take if going on tougher trails
MustachesPizza Πριν 9 ημέρες
Not a crosstrek owner but currently own an outback and this is my fifth subaru after two wrxs and two outback sports (similar size to a crosstrek) i test drove a couple crosstreks before I decided on the outback cause I wanted more room for trips. They got just enough power for its weight, not fast but zippy or quick. Great gas mileage after driving a v8 4runner. Maintenance can be a lil pricey but if you stay on they last. And if you pick one up and go that route of overlanding, it'd make a great series. Smaller wagons and crossovers can do a lot with a little and it can show those who are interested but don't wanna buy a new 40k car or a 8k 2000s suv. Gives that happy medium of nice daily to cruise around in but also you can take it to the woods and spent some time.
Brad King
Brad King Πριν 9 ημέρες
This boy scout always leaves his campsite better than how he found it.
Sebastian // SBG
Sebastian // SBG Πριν 10 ημέρες
And I’m that note I love my fj80 even more
Tyler Richey
Tyler Richey Πριν 10 ημέρες
Crosstrek is a horrible car dont get one
Connor Legault
Connor Legault Πριν 10 ημέρες
Nolan, I love my crosstrek. Get one, I dare you.
Jakub C
Jakub C Πριν 10 ημέρες
I got my crosstrek in November and I have put a couple over landing mods on it, it’s also a 6 speed manual and I absolutely love it. It’s my daily to work and school And hopefully when I find the time I can take it out on some trails. And if you get snow, trust me Subaru is the best car to have, when the Texas snow storm hit I was driving around pretty much all week and didn’t slip a single when I didn’t want to. But when I did want to slip, you can control the drifts perfectly in this car. So yes I highly highly recommend this car if you don’t care about the underpowered issue.
marley234 Πριν 10 ημέρες
I love my 2021 Crosstrek sport!! Im 6 ft and i have plenty of room!
2ANGRY 2DIE Πριν 10 ημέρες
If they never get used, what's the f*** point of having trails?
SCE 2045
SCE 2045 Πριν 10 ημέρες
My Lowered 4WD 3rd Gen 8 Cylinder Explorer with 16's is suddenly looking reeeaaaally comfy
Cade Alexander
Cade Alexander Πριν 10 ημέρες
Crosstrek it great! I love mine! But... be ready to never pass another vehicle ever again. Great car way under powered and if you know that going into one you'll be ok. I got the manual transmission and it makes it better.
Jimmy Im
Jimmy Im Πριν 10 ημέρες
Crosstrek is good but you will be limited to what you can do and where you can go. It all depends on the type of exploring you want to do. You'll be pretty much limited to only fire roads.
Deniss Millermon
Deniss Millermon Πριν 10 ημέρες
I HAD a cross trek and I loved it. I had a 2019 with the CVT and loved the car but hated the transmission. It cut me back often made me wish I had gotten the 6 speed. I’ve driven other people’s 6 speed manuals and they’re fantastic. If you get a cross trek, get the manual.
P Kuudsk
P Kuudsk Πριν 10 ημέρες
Car Camping is also known as homeless for many. So keep them trails open by taking your crap you bought back home.
Dakarai Reed
Dakarai Reed Πριν 10 ημέρες
I will legitimately fight someone if they litter in a national park.
Paulwal Πριν 10 ημέρες
Noland your "overlanding fitness level" looks good bro 100. Keep it up!
Dylan Ammerman
Dylan Ammerman Πριν 10 ημέρες
I just bought a 2021 Crosstrek premium and within the first week took it on a light overlanding trip and it did phenomenal. Actually surprised me on how capable it really was.
Cooper Giesen
Cooper Giesen Πριν 11 ημέρες
Hey Nolen, Subaru crosstreks are super fun cars, I've had one for around 5 years and they're super fun. They are super reliable, handle good and sounds like a wrx haha. But the 4wd is incredibly handy and i don't plan on selling my crosstrek.You should definitely look into one!
jett elliot
jett elliot Πριν 11 ημέρες
It is 4 wheel driving where I am and we don’t go to a Shitie national park we go to bum fuck no were
Sam Πριν 11 ημέρες
I’ve had my Crosstrek for a couple years and I love it. It’s not the most powerful but it’s gotten me through the Midwest winter and some trails in the Dakotas and Wyoming while still all stock . It also has great gas mileage for daily driving.
dewboy13 Πριν 11 ημέρες
Overlanding, or basically camping as I've always done it. Out in the boonies. I always thought it pathetic when people would go "camping" and never leave the pavement.
Rosso Racing
Rosso Racing Πριν 11 ημέρες
This is why automakers shouldn't market to people who prioritize comfort over practicality so often
The Michael
The Michael Πριν 11 ημέρες
Thought you were talking about boonie hopping there for a second. A 4X4 or 4WD is needed if you want to make it out of the desert. And it's just a quick thing to do, like burning donuts, instead of 4X4 Camping.
Brendan Moore
Brendan Moore Πριν 11 ημέρες
Loved my Crosstrek! is small. I’m 6’5” and that was fine when my kids were 3 and 4 but when they got to 9 and 10, I had to upgrade to the Forester and that is an amazing car too!
Jose Vazquez
Jose Vazquez Πριν 11 ημέρες
I love my 2017 Crosstrek, but for more serious off-roading, I use my first gen 4Runner. Both, great vehicles!
Dominic Tan
Dominic Tan Πριν 11 ημέρες
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Tyler Carlson
Tyler Carlson Πριν 11 ημέρες
I drive a 2014 5-Speed Crosstrek and it is so much fun! I think it might be the slowest car I have ever driven but I love it. @nice_subi_dumbass
Gypsy_on_Drugs Πριν 11 ημέρες
call it camping and going for a 4bie like us Aussies. p.s We do everything offroad better :)
Jake Smith
Jake Smith Πριν 11 ημέρες
I got a 2013 Crosstrek and its not bad. it lacks power and fancy gadgets but its a perfect for me and can take me up to the mountains in Colorado and haul a couple bikes in the back.
Benjamin Naugle
Benjamin Naugle Πριν 11 ημέρες
cross trek is great the rear door goes more vertical than the Forrester I hit my head on the fozz door too often
robotomo Πριν 11 ημέρες
Nolan could very well replace my Legal, Business, History and Geography classes!
JustinLegend Πριν 11 ημέρες
I had a roof top tent in the mid 90's. I got it for free from my aunts boyfriend that was starting up a company that was going to make them. Had it on top of my '86 Jetta. I never saw another one for years!
Nathan Radmall
Nathan Radmall Πριν 11 ημέρες
I love my Crosstrek, just wish it had more power!
Yo momma's Pimp
Yo momma's Pimp Πριν 11 ημέρες
Pack out what you packed in
jerry henderson
jerry henderson Πριν 11 ημέρες
The way i see it the government is directly at fault , they have used the schools and media to purposely turn the average person into a mindless drone that can't think for itself . And the only fix is to use the same programming methods to make people care about the environment . It works for religion , it sells cars and many other things by programming people into believing that they need that product . Hell it's convinced a whole generation of people into thinking their 4 door front wheel drive garbage is a sports car . Programming could be used for some good , instead of just a way to make money and take advantage of people .
I care
I care Πριν 11 ημέρες
you need more soy....
Isaac Riez
Isaac Riez Πριν 11 ημέρες
I have a 2001 Chevy Tahoe, it’s leveled on 33s. Fucking love that truck, it goes anywhere I want and does anything I want. Amazing vehicle if you maintain it properly.
I care
I care Πριν 11 ημέρες
people are all cooped up due to the plandemic.
I care
I care Πριν 11 ημέρες
I live in Nevada, what is a "National Park?" its all BLM and 99.9% free to camp in.
Austin Belch
Austin Belch Πριν 11 ημέρες
Nolan, listen to me, if you build an overland rig and there isn’t a full fledged dedicated series on donut for it, I’m going to unsubscribe.
Austin Belch
Austin Belch Πριν 11 ημέρες
Also, I have an old Cherokee. Works great for this job. But I’d imagine cross trek would do fine as well. I have been thinking about modifying a crv just because I love Honda’s but I’m kinda too deep in the jeep rn lol
Ryan Sanders
Ryan Sanders Πριν 11 ημέρες
My biggest issue is not with the idea and act of overlanding, my issue is the majority of the ones I meet seem to create their own "brand" and then label everyone else as wrong. Go with a couple buddies to wheel on private property. I'm bouncing my poor Jeep off trees and not caring that the rear end sounds like a dying cat, while that one guy that showed up with a bone stock rav4 with an rtt is throwing a hissy fit because I ran over skunk cabbage and I'm running the environment...
Alex Kang
Alex Kang Πριν 11 ημέρες
Crosstrek Manual Transmission one of the best cars
Benjamin Mullins
Benjamin Mullins Πριν 11 ημέρες
My cousin got a off road 203 4runer
Alexandre Simard
Alexandre Simard Πριν 11 ημέρες
I would look for a honda element AWD with a manual, probably more reliable and more space than the little crosstrek!
joseXedge Πριν 11 ημέρες
Live by 3 words when overlanding “leave no trace” but as for Crosstreks I have a 2021 and I love it, very capable and fun to drive! Get one you won’t regret it.
jason woodard
jason woodard Πριν 11 ημέρες
If you hit nature just for the insta pic someone should toss you off of the cliff.. 🤷🏽‍♂️
Mike Oleksa
Mike Oleksa Πριν 11 ημέρες
Time to revive the Pontiac Aztek!
Jake Cratty
Jake Cratty Πριν 11 ημέρες
Everyone knows gx470 is where it’s at
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