On October 19th, Rigs and Coffee will be leading an overland excursion to the Lost Forest area outside of Bend, Oregon. We will be meeting at EarthCruiser HQ at 10am for the briefing. Departure time is 11am. We ill have four guides on the trip so if you are just getting your feet wet or an experienced overlander, this trip is for you.
Limited spots available – email us at email@example.com to register
New to Overlanding – here’s what you can expect
The amazing feeling of being out on the trail; no people, no service, no noise. We all love it and it keeps us sane. However great those feelings are, there is always the thought at the back of our minds…what would I do if the worst were to happen?
There is no denying that what we enjoy doesn’t have some level of danger associated with it. Our journeys take us to some of the most remote and inhospitable places around. The further we get from civilization, the better we feel, the freer we are.
So, how do you reconcile with the danger to enjoy the expedition? Knowledge.
That is why Rigs & Coffee have teamed up with Cody, Xpedition America, to bring you a hands-on training course so you know what to do when things don’t go as planned. Join us at Front Runner Outfitters in Agoura Hills, CA on September 28th from 10-12 for this unique class.
If you don’t know Cody, he is a USMC veteran with over 20 years of navigation experience. During his time as a Marine, Cody led vehicle navigation while riding point. In addition to being a US Marine, Cody trained the Mexican Marine Corps in navigation. Currently, Cody leads live overland based classes on Instagram and adventure trips through the American Southwest.
Learn more about Cody here – @xpeditionamerica
Rigs & Coffee has teamed up with the Montana Brewer’s Foundation, the Montana Outdoors Foundation, and Philipsburg Brewing Company for the first ever Backroads to Breweries trip. These trips will focus on using backroads to explore the outdoors in the Montana area.
The first Backroads to Breweries event will take place at Philipsburg Brewing Company located in Philipsburg, MT. Nolan Smith, co-owner of Philipsburg, will be leading a group of 20 Rigs on a 2-hour tour of the backroads leading from the Springs Brewery location. We will be visiting various mines and ghost towns along the way. This event is limited to 20 Rigs so make sure to register ASAP.
Click Here to register for the event.
As always, make sure to bring adequate recovery gear to include tools to air down/up, two straps, and jack. Please be sure to pack enough water and snacks. Lastly, please remember to bring a first aid kit.
Feel free to message us directly with any questions – Contact Us
Rigs & Coffee has expanded to multiple locations. Here is our list of events for the month of June.
Time: 10am – 12pm
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June 8th –
Portland, Oregon – Wanderlust Overland
June 15th –
Bend, Oregon – EarthCruiser Headquarters
June 15th –
Lubbock, TX – Fly Wild Outfitters
June 15th –
San Diego, CA – Auto Anything
June 22nd –
Agoura Hills, CA – Front Runner Outfitters
June 29th – 30th
Big Bear, CA
We have teamed up with the Montana Outdoor’s Foundation and RecCon Montana to bring you 20% off to the RecCon Montana convention July 19-21.
RecCon Montana will be the first event of its kind to bring together all aspects of outdoor recreation; Overlanding, Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, Conservation, and more. The event will be held at historic Fort Missoula in Missoula, Montana. If you have never been to Montana, you have no idea what you are missing. The Missoula area is home to some of the best trails and trout fishing in the country; if you’ve ever watched an X-Overland video then you’ve seen the beautiful trips they take throughout southern Montana.
Join Rigs & Coffee along with other exhibitors at RecCon Montana. Meet and greet with great retailers and recreational experts during the day and camp with us during the night. RecCon Montana promises to be an amazing event and a great experience!
To purchase tickets visit www.recconmontana.com
20% off Discount Code: RIGSCOFFEE
Rigs & Coffee has officially expanded to Portland, Oregon. Home to great music, great beer, and an expansive landscape to travel, it wasn’t going to be long until we added a Portland meet. Please join us for the first ever, Rigs & Coffee, in Portland.
Rigs & Coffee will be hosted at 4 Wheel Parts in Tigard, Oregon on Saturday, May 11th, from 10am – 12pm. Immediately following Rigs & Coffee, the team will be heading to the PDX Overlander’s Vendor Fair at Migration Brewing in Portland.
With numerous choices, a wide range of costs, and personal preference…how can one possibly choose a stove. For many us, it is trial and error run to finding the right setup. However, in this review, we will try to provide enough of an opinion to help you decide if the Camp Chef Summit is the right stove for you.
How We Use It
After having run a twenty year old Coleman stove until it finally gave out it was time for an upgrade. The Camp Chef Summit was the replacement chosen and after a year, it keeps burning strong. The Summit offers one of of the highest BTUs on the market; two 20,000 BTUs/hr burners. This translates into a quick heating ability for making everything from coffee to pizza to steak.
A primary factor in a stove in addition to heating ability is the ignition switch system. This is one of the only stoves left on the market that still offers a turn style ignition system instead of a push button. Why is turn-style ignition important? We are usually lighting these stoves on a camping table or a tailgate making for a less than stable stand. Pushing a button to light may cause the stove to slip off its platform resulting in your eggs on the floor and a broken stove. The turn style ignition system is a much safer option and may just save your bacon.
The Summit has a nice latching system to ensure locked closure and an optional carrying case to keep your car clean during transport.
– Very reliable
– High BTU burners
– Turn knob ignition
– Dual burner
– Price $159.99 (add $15.00 for case)
– Fuel knobs are a bit weak
After testing the Camp Chef Summit for over a year in varying conditions, elevations, and temperatures, we expect this to stay in our arsenal for the long run.
A man looking to clear his mind, a mind that has a love connection with Subaru. Chad loves being outdoors and loves Subarus. So when it came time to select his weapon of choice, a Crosstrek found its way into the garage. Join us in this week’s Rig Spotlight, as we showcase Chad’s 2014 Crosstrek.
Why do you overland?
I overland because it’s a great hobby that allows you to clear your head
What’s your background?
23 y/o dad learning how to build my own rig as I go
Where are you from?
NEBRASKA where I help rep the Mtn Roo Nebraska crew
Most important thing you have learned?
It’s better as a group
Tips for people just getting into Overlanding?
Getting stuck is half the fun
Make/model of rig?
2014 Subaru Crosstrek Premium
Why did you choose that rig?
Huge Subaru fan, wanted something unique
Upgrades, What parts? Why?
Rallitek 1.2″ lift and springs (3inches total)
Lots of light bars and LEDs
Custom made 3/16th aluminum skid plate
Curt Tow Hitch
RallyArmor mud flap
On Saturday, April 27th, we will be hosting our next meet and GAIA training at Front Runner Outfitters. The meet will run from 10-12 and will include a detailed, GAIA 101 training held by Cody, AKA: Xpedition America.
instagram: Xpedition America
Cody is a 20-year Veteran with the United States Marine Corps with two combat deployments in in Iraq and Afghanistan. His position was in the point vehicle and lead navigator in his platoon. In addition to his service, Cody has instructed the the Mexican Marine Corps in in navigation and patrol. Today, you can follow Cody on Instagram as he leads people on adventures throughout the American Southwest. We are honored to have Cody leading the class.
We will also be raffling away prizes from GAIA. There is no cost to enter the raffle but you will need to wait till after training for the winners to be announced.
GAIA training will begin promptly at 1015am and conclude at 1130am with time for Q&A. Join us after the meet at Twisted Oak Tavern where you can enjoy a beer with Cody and friends.
RecCon Montana donated a pass to their event!
We will be giving it away!!!