Contact Dan Grec:
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For all press, media, partnership and advertising inquires, please email me directly – my address is my first name @ the domain you are reading now dot com.
During the Australian Expedition I will be writing regular feature articles for leading print magazines in the off-road, 4×4, outdoor and Overlanding markets.
These include but are not limited to:
- Overland Journal – https://overlandjournal.com/
- TREAD Magazine – https://www.treadmagazine.com/
- Jeep Action Magazine – https://jeepaction.com.au/
- 4×4 Australia
- Unsealed 4×4 – https://unsealed4x4.com.au/
- 4WD Canada
For more background on me and my story, checkout Jeep’s #MyJeepStory video featuring me!
I have also published multiple books documenting my global overland adventures, and a photography book from Africa
And I’ve spoken on stage and displayed my vehicle at numerous 4×4, Off-road and Overland shows around the world, including:
- SEMA in Las Vegas – the World’s biggest car show
- Overland Expo West & East – North America’s biggest Overland shows
- Toledo Jeep Fest – The world’s biggest Jeep show
- Bantam Jeep Festival
- North West Overland Rally / BC Overland Rally / Rocky Mountain Overland Rally
- Smokey Mountain Jeep Invasion
Thank you for the 2 wonderfull Days in the Nationalpark Penjari. Now we are back home in Togo.
We Hope, You Corss Nigeria without Problems.
Walter and Manjo
Really enjoy reading your updates, great stuff. Definitely different than life here in Kamloops, BC !
I gotta say, sometimes I daydream about my brilliant days snowboarding at Silverstar and Big White!
What a beautiful area you live in.
Great stuff Dan. So happy you’re living the dream far to many have trouble with life inside the wire, then blink & it’s over.
We love travel, 3-4 months, but up to 6. Little planning, day to day. Fellow travelers & locals makeit great even on the bad days.
Mike & Linda
PS: my 1st adventures was as a long haul trucker at age 18 in 1963
How are you?
I was wondering how do you make the travelplans in the map ?
I had a decal shop make the map itself, which is a big sticker. It’s clear, and I just paint the line on with a paint pen.
Last trip I painted the whole map and the line with just a paint pen. I traced the original map from one I printed onto paper. It also worked really well. See it here – Around Ushuaia.
After your African tour we kindly invite you to join us out there on Romania’s trails whenever you want.
Eastern Europe has much to offer and to explore and plenty of remote areas to wander.
We follow closely on our forum your great Jeep adventures!
Be well and we wish you health and a safe trip along your Jeep in Africa.
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Thank you very much for the warm invite!
My friend from Germany has been to Romania many times and has said many, many times how spectacular it is.
I am 100% certain I will explore Romania one day, I really am looking forward to it!
All the best,
I have a question about vehicle choice – i’m planning a long round the world trip overland – what would you chose for two people? looks like the jeep would be pretty tight for two. would love your thoughts.
There are a million considerations that come into play here, not least of all about personal preference. Think long and hard about if you want interior living space – how long is the trip? How challenging will the weather/bugs/humidity be?
After years on the road, there is only one thing long-term overlanders want – it’s not a bigger bumper, bigger tires or another winch.
It’s interior living space!
Good luck, I’d be interested to hear what you come up with.
Dan nice meeting you at wild camp Zambia with our small troop of kids and again in Malawi. Just read your article in our local SA4x4 magazine. Didn’t know you where a travel super star! Stay safe
Thanks Gert, it was great to meet your clan too!
I hope the road has been good to you.
Hello, I publish the site Westafricandocumentary.com which shows short films about West Africa. The purpose is to present an accurate and positive image of West Africa. The site is like an encyclopedia of 23 pages. Can I put one of your videos on the “Home” page? It’s a page with samples of videos, it’s this page:
You can see how it would look. Please do feel free to contact me at any time.
Los Angeles, CA
You may link to my videos on YouTube if you like, but please don’t just upload it to your site.
Thanks very much, let me know if you would like to link to or use any of my photos and articles.
Really enjoyed the article in Overland Journal about your trip through Brazzaville. I live there for two years as a kid. Will there be more articles of your adventures in Overland Journal? Will be on the look out if so.
Thanks for the comment! Absolutely, I have more articles in the works for Overland Journal. Stay tuned, they are coming!
Wow impressive adventurous. I’m married with two adventurous boys. Your YouTube videos are inspirational I wish I could be adventurous like you. Have a couple Jeeps just run my kids to sports and back in them keep up the good work
Take plenty of weekend camping trips to get the boys interested!
All the best,
I am the owner of the Midwest Overlanding and Off-Road Expo that is being held in Springfield, MO on Feb 15-16 2020. I would like to inquire about having you attend this event. Please let me know what fees or requirements need to be met to have you join us.
Hey Dan! It’s fun following your adventure and so exciting to pass you (JUST NOW!) traveling I70 in Kansas! So awesome, keep on Jeepin!
Haha, that’s awesome! I’m heading West to get to the NW Overland Rally in Washington next weekend.
Good morning Dan,
It was great talking with you again at the Virginia RTT Rally this past weekend.
I didn’t think about it at the time… But, we should have traded contact info.
Looking forward to the next time we meet.
Hey Dan, check out these books: “The Day of the Dipsas”, Nailed ‘n Screwed”, Sultans of Samba”.
Thanks David, I’ll check them out!
Hi Dan, my friends and I want to go on a road trip throughout Europe and America. I wanted to know how to modify a Jeep Wrangler or similar model to connect a boat propeller to the battery and attach some floating (I don’t know the word in English) I’ve seen a Jeep with two orange things similar to kayaks, to keep it afloat. My plan is to make a Jeep amphibious, I know it’s possible because I’ve seen two guys do it, I just don’t know how to do it or what materials I need. I’m not sure if you can answer my question, I came to this website because I was searching for an adventurer who’s also an expert on Jeeps.
I’ve heard that African safari/game parks have vehicle restrictions in terms of height/weight. Do you know what these generally are? I’m pretty sure the large expedition vehicles (Unimog. MAN, etc.) can’t get in some places, but beyond that I don’t know.
Thanks. I’m really enjoying your blog!
I think very large vehicles are almost always allowed, but they are just stupidly expensive. Many of the parks in Botswana for example my Jeep (less than 2.4 tons) was $50USD per day. A big MAN truck my friend was driving was $500 USD per day.
So it’s gets crazy expensive really fast!
There are probably good websites around with all the rates if you google – countries like South Africa, Botswana and Namibia are good at putting that stuff online.
Thanks for the info. I’m only partway through your blog, but I haven’t read anything about breakdowns or repairs. How reliable has the Jeep been? They aren’t particularly known for reliability, plus lots of people say you should get a vehicle that has a large worldwide dealer network and that local mechanics will have parts for and know how to fix (e..g a Land Cruiser). Obviously you went a different route. I’m curious about your reasoning on that and how it’s been working out.
I replied to you other comment also.
If you are very worried about breakdowns and spares, then yes, a Land Cruiser is a very good choice. But to be honest it’s not something that happens often with newer vehicles, so it’s not a huge focus of my trips. I really didn’t need parts, so a dealer network is not something I care to much about.
I posted this question previously, but I don’t think it was posted. Apologies if there’s a double post,
Anyway, how reliable has the Jeep been? How often have you had to repair it, and did you have to find a dealer or could a local mechanic do it? Some people say you should only attempt this kind of trip in a vehicle that has an extensive dealer network and is widely sold around the world (like a Land Cruiser) so mechanics will know how to fix it and spare parts will be available.
The Wrangler was extremely reliable. It never broke down, never left me stranded. I tore the boot on the front driveshaft, so it spat out all the grease, and finally the joint because very noisy. So I just removed it for a few weeks until I could re-built the joint and put it back on.
Other than that, not a single issue!
I recently watched a video which featured your AK-Argentina trip. The animated line on the map looked like it went from Baja California Sur to mainland Mexico.
How did you make that journey?
I caught a ferry across to the mainland. It’s easy enough to do, and tons of overlanders still do so.
Hello! First let me thank you for all your responses on YouTube. I go be “s” on youtube. I will be hopefully within a year to be a full time overlander. I deeply thank you for your follow up comments of questions I have. I have alot because of being a new full time overlander. With that said I have 1 book of yours and 2 more coming from Amazon so you don’t have to answer these questions if you answered them in your books. So here it goes. In Africa with most of it being a 3rd world countries how do you do or get for oil changes, do laundry and do you have a portable toilet? I appreciate you allowing me to pick your brain. Out of all yhe youtubers your the only one who have answered my quetions. Hopefully someday I will be able to meet you at a show or expo or just out overlanding. Take care bud and thank you.
You are very welcome! My goal is to inspire and help other people get on the road, so I’m happy to do anything that can help!
1. oil changes – there are always places that will do it for you at or near gas stations, and when you buy the oil the change is free. I always did it myself just because I wanted it done right, and I wanted to look over the Jeep. It’s easy.
2. Laundry I did by hand a bucket. There really are not many places you can pay to have it done in Africa, and it worked the way I did.
3. I don’t have a toilet, I would use the gas stations or whatever, or use the shovel !
I hope that helps!
Thanks Dan take care!
I have been hocked on your videos on YouTube for months now.
I’ve had a dream to overland from South Africa to Israel.
Would be the best thing in the world to be able to ask a few questions over an email.
really appreciate it!
Absolutely, you can make that route come true and I’m happy to help if I can!
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Happy New Year 2021
I think Dan should try and get on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast. I think it would be a great episode! Much love reading your books. Keep up the good work.
I did send them an email a while back…. no reply.
Very interesting, Dan. Thanks for sharing your process. I’ve heard of different systems, and yours may be one of the easiest I have heard, given the amount of control it gives to the user.
Over the hears I have thought about writing a book and wondered if there was any way to get a copy of your scripts.
Thanks, Steve Graham
I enjoy your videos — except for the speeded up driving down the road images. When you stop the fast driving video and show the area/wildlife and people I find it to be the best parts of your videos. Your later videos of you talking about and showing the vehicle etc. are much easier to watch. I look forward to seeing some “slow” driving in Australia.
I hope you take my comments as trying to be helpful and in no way trying to be nasty.
Absolutely John, thanks for the feedback. I certainly will put a lot more effort into my videos for Australia!
Hi Dan – awaiting delivery of my Gladiator and loving your channel – do you think your Renergy set-up could be fitted in the Rubicon’s under-seat storage? – cheers – Nathan.
Under the backseat?
I’m sure the charge controller would fit, but it also wants some airflow so that wouldn’t be great. I don’t think the 50Ah battery would fit under the seat, but I never did measure it.
Enjoy, that Gladiator is a lot of fun!
I am a faithful follower of each of your programs and I never wanted to bother with questions but now it is ready to pick up my new Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Diesel 2021 and as we want to use it for Overlanding for several months a year , moreover, we are two Argentines who live in Quebec and the salt, snow and small rocks in winter are everywhere I wanted to know your opinion, if possible, on the importance or not of making the anti-rust protection like the one offered by Jeep / Mopar from the Mastershield company that It costs $ ca 1,000 + tax, with a lifetime guarantee.
Just know your opinion based on your knowledge and based on your experience with your Jeep and with the jeeps of your friends, will be highly valued.
Thank you and good luck with your new australian adventure
Excuse me if the translation from French to English it’s not been perfect
Sebastian and Laura
My Jeep I drove around Africa actually has the anti-rust coating from Jeep, and it does make a huge difference. The frame still looks basically brand new where it was coated, which is great. If I were driving on salty roads in Quebec and Ontario, I would get it done for sure!
Kobus and Jessica here, send me an email when you have a second. Maybe we can jump on a call, Jess and I would like to discuss a proposition with you
Hi Dan, I came across one of your video a few days ago while researching the Dempster, and have watched several dozen since. All excellent! Well done, my friend. I feel as though I’ve gotten to know you pretty well. I’ve made 7 trips to Canada over the last 20 years, and feel as you do that the Canadians are a special people who live in a spectacular part of the world. In my journeys always have a sea kayak with me for exploring coastlines and lakes. Though it has allowed me access into some remote places, I would like to better equip my road vehicle to take me deeper into areas from which I can launch my boat. I’ve got a 2002 Tundra, and though I’d considered the Sprinter option I realized, and you have affirmed it, that the best vehicle for me is the one I currently own. Accordingly, I’m looking into upgrading my Tundra suspension to be more capable than what came stock. Mine is a 4X4 TRD version with extra cab, a canopy and rack for my kayaks. I’ve made an appointment with a local shop to assess for suspension upgrade, and when I receive that’ I’d like to run it past you for your comments. I’m currently building a set of truck-bed drawers, and plan to remove the back seat and create a cabinet storage system for camera gear, other gadgetry, and possible location for some water storage and a small fridge. Recommendations on the fridge would be helpful as well. Lastly, for now, my canopy is only cab height, and so my rig, while providing a comfortable sleeping platform atop the drawer system is lacking a proper living space. Getting a canopy with more headroom is unlikely because I don’t want the kayaks to sit too high. Any thoughts, other than relying on a ground tent and a nice awning? Okay, all for now. Let me know if there’s a better way to correspond. Thank you for being such an inspiring presenter and educator. As a now retired, and much beloved Biology prof of 30+ years, I know a thing or two about standing at the podium, and you’re doing a masterful job. Keep those videos coming. Oh, and one last bit, could you give me a GPS/Nav recommendation for my vehicle. Thanks. With kind regards, Andres