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Mathieu Godin

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Mathieu Godin

Totally redesigned in 2018, the 2019 Ford Expedition doesn’t see many changes. However, new this year is the Stealth Edition package, available on the Limited models only. Wherever you’d normally get chrome, this package mostly blacks it out... Read more

Trucks

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Mathieu Godin

Redesigned for 2019, the new Silverado now has an “in your face” stance and an aggressive looking front end. My tester was the Silverado 1500 High Country 4x4 in the Crew Cab Short Box configuration. The High Country is the top of the line... Read more

Trucks

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Mathieu Godin

My first impression when I saw my tester was “that thing’s a monster!” (but in a good way). My daily driver is not the smallest vehicle (2006 Nissan Pathfinder), but the new Ram Sport is big, and like many other full-size trucks – they’re getting... Read more

Trucks

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Mathieu Godin

Being the owner of a 4WD allows us to explore far into the backcountry–away from it all–but what if something goes wrong when we are out there? The purpose of a grab bag is to ensure you have everything you need to survive an emergency situation. Read more

Overland

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Mathieu Godin

As the passage on the beach was getting narrower, I stopped and stepped out of my Pathfinder to reassess my situation, while at the same time observing the sea waves crashing down on the beach. They were coming in strong with a wild roar. I was... Read more

Overland

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Mathieu Godin

As we were getting closer to Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, it was apparent with the amount of snow on the sides of the road that we were heading toward a snowshoeing paradise. And the mountains’ icy and twisty roads were the perfect test ground... Read more

Trucks

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Hi-Lift

A Hi-Lift jack is a must have recovery item for any off-road enthusiast. It’s a bit heavy, and must be treated with respect, but it’s a critical item to have in your recovery kit. Even using your winch, in some instances it’s preferable to lift... Read more

Tools

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Mathieu Godin

Driving south on Route 299 toward Gaspésie National Park, the Appalachian Mountains suddenly appeared in the distance. Massive peaks darken by the clouds. My mouth just dropped open. I had seen the Appalachians before as I am from New Brunswick... Read more

Overland 1 Comments

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Mathieu Godin

The truth is, before even getting to the dealership, my plan was to test drive a 2006 Toyota 4Runner. My second choice was a Nissan Pathfinder of the same year. Once I got to the dealership and learned that the 4Runner was already sold... Read more

Trucks

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Mathieu Godin

Risk Management for Solo Overlanders

It’s difficult to coordinate a long-term trip with other people for a few reasons. Sometimes the timing is not right, or some people will opt out at the last minute. Regardless of the explanations, they shouldn’t be any reason to cancel a trip... Read more

Sep 25, 2018 12:00 AM Off-road Essentials

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