Mountain State Overland is a YouTube series and vehicle-based guide service that plants Trees for the Future. Since its inception in the "Mountain State" (West Virginia) in 2013, this team of explorers have captured motion and still images that recount nearly 30,000 miles of vehicle-based adventure travels.
07/05/19 - Garmin Overlander
We rely on efficient tools to navigate our guided adventures beyond cellular service and staying in touch with emergency personal is extremely important to our clients. For the last 4 years, we’ve carried a Garmin inReach on board to navigate, track our progress and stay in contact in the wilderness.
Just over a month ago, Garmin introduced the Overlander. Paired with an inReach, the Overlander is the most durable and capable out-of-box navigation and communication device on the market.
This is the truck that started it all for most of us. Visions of yellow Land Rovers tackling challenging terrain still surface in our memory. Fast forward 20 year and now we can afford to build one - in fact, we're gonna do it on a $5,000 budget!
After 5 years and nearly 50,000 miles of adventures, Mountain State Overland heads north of the border seeking the most remote regions of the Appalachian Mountains.
Mountain State Overland's commitment to advocating responsible lifestyles supports awareness of Earth's natural resources. Mountain State donates a tree per every expedition mile traveled during filmed expeditions to Trees for the Future.
Each tree donated supports the development and management of forest gardens in Africa. By planting specific types of trees and crops in a systematic manner over a four year period, families can change their lives forever. Forest gardens provide families with sustainable food sources, livestock feed, products to sell, fuel wood and up to a 500% increase in their annual income.
With Trees for the Future, farmers in Africa learn to plan for their family’s future with food crops that will help them make more money, grow more food and build a sustainable future.
We build trucks and we take you on tours of trucks other people have built! Join us in this evolving series of video content we call "Built 4 Adventure."
After traveling nearly 15,000 miles through the Appalachian Mountains we've fine tuned our trucks to include equipment that simplifies life on the road. Filming on the run does not pair well with being unorganized and relying on gear you can't trust. Learn more about the companies that provide equipment to support our adventures.
Mountain State Expeditions (MSX) is an overland guide service based in the southeastern United States. Cast members from the Mountain State Overland video series guide multi-day trips that revisit a lot of the tracks traveled throughout Season 1-2. Join MSX clients and team members on their journey remote backcountry and take a walk around tours of some of the trucks driven in this multi-part series.
Real people. Real adventures. This is a series about exploring territories that you can reach and you can touch. Watch a show that inspires you to live and breathe what makes adventure a reality. Join Mountain State Overland on their journey to travel some of Vermont's most technical and remote backcountry in this 8 part series.
Join Mountain State Overland and follow their journey through New Hampshire and Maine. This 8 part series unlocks some of the truly special places that make New England "wild."
Watch Mountain State Overland kick off their first complete video series exploring the backroads of West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. This 10 part series recounts over 1500 miles of gravel, dirt, mud and good times.
Simply said, "we eat better outside." These fun backcountry recipes bring gourmet to the trail. Each of these episodes include tips and tricks for prepping that perfect meal away from home.
This is where it all started. One camera, then two plus a couple mods and lots of traveling exploring locally.
These media partners share the passion for adventure and contribute to helping Mountain State Overland inspire others to explore. Learn more about each of our media partners.
As our video series evolves, we are always seeking opporturnities to collaborate with companies that can provide professional services to enhance our adventures and compliment our productions. Learn more about the companies that support the production of Mountain State Overland videos.