International Scout: The Encyclopedia

1976 IH Scout II
1976 International Scout II. Source:

So two guys wrote an encyclopedia about International Harvester’s Scout SUV/truck/jeep competitor and it’s 384 pages long. On of those guys is 4WD historian Jim Allen, and the other is John Glancy, a Scout collector who also owns the rights to the Scout name (?!?).

The book is International Scout Encyclopedia: The Authoritative Guide to IH’s Legendary 4×4   More on the book here.

International Scout


Another Person Thinks the Toyota Tacoma is a Great Overlander

Yet another person concludes that the Toyota Tacoma QuadCab pickup truck is the best (new) vehicle for overlanding.

The Tacoma has been the gold standard for people who want a small off road truck for decades and while the “all new” model leaves a little to be desired in terms of keeping up with the new and strong competition as a whole, its missions specific dominance remains unchallenged. The Tacoma is right blend of capability and cost for maximum value to the overland traveler

2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD OffRoad QuadCab. Source: Toyota
2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD OffRoad QuadCab. Source: Toyota

New Luxury Rooftop Tent for Toyotas

So this looks interesting. And expensive. Have to wait a week to see just how expensive, though, as prices haven’t been released yet. AT Overland’s new Tacoma Habitat, an aluminum composite camper shell/rooftop tent, fits on a five-foot truck, is 15 feet long when open, and won’t make your Toyota pop a wheelie when you put 600 pounds on the mattress in the overhanging part.

Tacoma Habitat camper shell/tent
Tacoma Habitat by AT Overland, open.
Tacoma camper shell/tent
Tacoma Habitat by AT Overland, closed


More details at Adventure Trailers.