What is Dirt Orcas?

Dirt Orcas is a site that celebrates the people who share a love of overland travel, the vehicles that they depend on to transport them to adventurous places, and the shared love of wildlife and nature that drive that adventurous spirit. In addition to essays, interviews, and fun videos, Dirt Orcas offers everything from overland related product reviews to trip planning, guided trips, and field advice.
The name Dirt Orcas comes from the pod dynamic of orca whales. A group that travels in highly sophisticated ways. They communicate and relate to each other. Passing down information through generations and to other pods. The vast community of overlanders and adventure motorcyclists are similar in this respect. We all share and exchange information, helping one another as we travel and learn ourselves. We just happen to do this travel over land (dirt) instead of by sea.
The hope of this site is the same. To share and educate though inspiration, information, and stories from our community

What is Overlanding? 

From Overland Journal

“History, wildlife, culture, scenery, self-sufficiency – these are the rewards of overlanding. Overlanding describes self-reliant adventure travel to remote destinations where the journey is the primary goal. Typically, but not exclusively, accommodated by mechanized off-highway capable transport (from bicycles to trucks) where the principal form of lodging is camping; often lasting for extended lengths of time (months to years) and often spanning international boundaries. While expedition is defined as a journey with a purpose, overlanding sees the journey as the purpose.”

About Paul Strubell


Paul Strubell of Dirt Orcas

A lover of all things wild and true, I find my balance in exploring the complexities of wilderness and sharing that passion with others. I started Dirt Orcas because I have a passion for overland travel, nature, wildlife, camping, and overland vehicles and their accessories.

Dirt Orcas is the confluence of all these things.

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. – Amelia Earhart

Dirt Orcas is dedicated to funneling the spirit of adventure and overland travel on to the reader.