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  1. Steve in Roanoke VA

    US East Reoccurring Western Virginia Roanoke Meet-up *****Next Meet-up 9/8/19*****

    Sorry for the Late reply, YES stock vehicle is perfect, these are gravel/dirt roads that are used often. Have some areas of washboard near sharp turns, but nothing requiring extra clearance. During hunting season sees a lot of use. Let me know if you need any help finding these roads, be happy...
  2. Steve in Roanoke VA

    Show off your campsite

    Camping Labor Day Weekend in Jefferson National Forest near Peaks of Otter
  3. Steve in Roanoke VA

    US East Reoccurring Western Virginia Roanoke Meet-up *****Next Meet-up 9/8/19*****

    Just to let everyone know.. we made it back home early. The dog didn't care for the hot weather camping & we didn't get a lot of sleep :disappointed:. Got up today, cooked breakfast, packed up & headed out. Took Blue Ridge Parkway North to Crabtree Falls overlook, took gravel/dirt road &...
  4. Steve in Roanoke VA

    What do you think are really good tires for most off road ventures

    I'm thinking that they should go a lot of miles in a lighter vehicle like yours and my std. cab taco, seriously considering a set.
  5. Steve in Roanoke VA

    Knox Box

    Here's an idea for the interior - instead of black, go with orange or a medium grey. Before I converted the back of my truck to platform, things were easily overlooked, (sometimes hard to find, occasionally not found until daylight!) because they just got lost on the completely black bedliner...
  6. Steve in Roanoke VA

    What do you think are really good tires for most off road ventures

    Great reading! I had a set of BFG AT's on a 1st gen Trooper, best tire I have used for off road. They were very good on the pavement until they wore down. Think I remember getting another set of the same at around 40K miles. So I am looking to get a new set of shoes on my 99 Tacoma this fall. I...
  7. Steve in Roanoke VA

    US East Reoccurring Western Virginia Roanoke Meet-up *****Next Meet-up 9/8/19*****

    If we are really liking just hanging out at this spot, will stay through Monday morning-ish. If we find a better spot when exploring, then I should be able to update location on OBtalk app. If we move will post up! I have camped in this area before and it has (so far) been great.
  8. Steve in Roanoke VA

    Cast Iron or No? (weight right now is not an issue for me)

    I prefer cast iron as well. I have an OLD smooth cast iron small skillet (3eggs) that was my grandmother's that cooks great on a burner or on the coals. It's only a few pounds, so it always goes with me. If there will be a lot of folks to cook for, I take the big (13") skillet with lid. HEAVY...
  9. Steve in Roanoke VA

    Tacoma Overland Drawer 2.0

    That burner/sink combo is great! Solves a lot of issues in a compact unit.
  10. Steve in Roanoke VA

    US East Reoccurring Western Virginia Roanoke Meet-up *****Next Meet-up 9/8/19*****

    DIRECTIONS to Steve's camping spot - Will be camping here on Saturday, August 31. Plan on arriving in the AM, set up camp & hike some fire roads (closed to vehicles). Only thing that may change is if someone else is already there, it's National Forest, so no reservations (and don't tell anyone...
  11. Steve in Roanoke VA

    4Runner Camp/Explore build

    Very nice! Did you fab the ditch light mounts? I also like the use of the the space under the stereo for switches, great idea. Need to upgrade my stereo to bluetooth enabled so I can take calls when driving.
  12. Steve in Roanoke VA

    ClampTite Tool

    That's a neat tool! Looks like the kit comes with a fairly compact case. It's on my tool wish list!
  13. Steve in Roanoke VA

    CAMPFIRE GOSSIP

    Never bring a dull knife... unless you're meeting at the sharpening stone.
  14. Steve in Roanoke VA

    Get Over it!!! (Overland Humor :-)

    HAHAHA!!! I am so going to sue the people that replaced metal rakes with plastic ones......!
  15. Steve in Roanoke VA

    US East Reoccurring Western Virginia Roanoke Meet-up *****Next Meet-up 9/8/19*****

    Sorry haven't replied sooner, thanks, sounds great! Have not decided on location yet, thinking near McFalls Creek / Jennings Creek area, I normally go up the Blue Ridge Parkway & take gravel road 618. BUT am open to other locations - suggestions? Will update!
  16. Steve in Roanoke VA

    US East Reoccurring Western Virginia Roanoke Meet-up *****Next Meet-up 9/8/19*****

    I'm planning on camping/wheeling the weekend before, since I have Monday off (Labor Day weekend). Have a gig on Saturday the 7th. Looking to rough camp in National Forest, every campground I looked at is booked! Would rather be out in the woods anyway! (Plus don't really get excited about...
  17. Steve in Roanoke VA

    How about this for tent option?

    The issues I see are: Clearance, Visibility, and Cost. Interesting idea if not going off road. Since the tent is not included, it would be easy to have over $2K invested. If left attached to the vehicle, looks like the same amount of space lengthwise is required for setup as having a short...