Well said! I think another great way to explain Overlanding is to read the Overland Bound Core Principles. To me it means it’s a little bit of everything! You can be at one end or the other! Just get out and enjoy!I think it is hard to define an exact terrain for overlanding. While it is certainly off the beaten path the path is not always beat up. In my personal experience I have done a lot of smooth trails both sandy and very muddy needing 4x4, tracks with ruts, grooves, rocks and steep inclines and up hill runs without 4x4. I have also been in the desert running for 50 miles at speeds of 60 mph... When I was in Moab for a few months I did all sorts of trails some were at a snails pace others I had fun spinning tires and sliding through turns.
Camping for me is certainly a part of it. With out group we have done over a 100 miles off road and I am pretty sure a corolla would not have made all of it but, maybe some parts.. My camping might be in a tent or the back of my 2 seater Tahoe or even just under the stars on the ground.
My guess is many of those videos are taken in areas with smoother trails or maybe they are like my wife and I when get into the rough sections we are often to busy hanging on to video it and we seldom if ever get out to video the action.
Either way I think overlanding can be varied in many ways terrain, vehicles, tents or lack of tents, distance or number of days.
I would also point out jeeps are not the average overland vehicles too.