Chill by the fire while old man winter rages and catch up on reading with “Off the Road: Explorers, Vans, and Life Off the Beaten Track” by Gestalten. Yes, there’s some irony in the fact that you’re sitting in your armchair reading about someone else’s adventure, but every explorer needs some time to plan their next great escape! Although I’ve only managed human-powered exploration, I envy the endless combinations of converted vans and trucks people employ. My own friend recently converted a Mercedes Benz Sprinter by hand and turned it into a top-notch climbing-mobile. Editors Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann and Maximillian Funk have curated a collection of outdoor adventure and vehicular travel companions and the equipment that makes it possible. Currently available on Pre-order, this book will certainly inspire me to get off the couch and find the perfect truck to convert for my next adventure.