I saw this article and immediately thought of this post/question. It is as humorous as it is true and slightly depressing, all at the same time. Enjoy!
99 Buick sounds like a great rig to me, I think you should start a you tube page on how to overland on a budget ??Thanks for the replies, you all are awesome. One reason I joined Overland bound was for community. I DO get out there as much as I can sorry if I didn't mention that. Me n my '99 Buick do what we can. Honestly, I don't go out with other overlanders yet because I'd be embarrassed with my car. And I am NOT camping in bear country in a ground tent LOL
You had to read a how to article?! Pshh. You’re never going to make elite in this game kid.I saw this article and immediately thought of this post/question. It is as humorous as it is true and slightly depressing, all at the same time. Enjoy!
Its a Tundra or nothing, of course. Not elitist, just keeping it real....Like any hobby we participate in and consume...they're going to be elitists. For instance, not to pick on any specific type of overlander...but the I drive a Toyota pick one of the three popular models,
True. And its still Tundra. :)This question and all the ones like it that have been asked in dozens of other hobbies and will continue to be asked until the end of time. All have one answer and are all the same questions for one reason. People! As long as people are part of a hobby, so will it's complexity and branching niche subgroups and trends and everything in between. You do you.
DINK--Double Income No KidsNope, I was called lots of names for owning an 88-62 Series LandCruiser, I was a Uppie, a DINK, and now a grumpie...
This is one of the many reasons I don't fret over what someone else has in terms of gear. Operating as a 1 income, 3 kids family is whole 'nuther ball game. Our prioties and choices are deliberate and we are content with what those mean for us in terms of what we can and cannot afford. Those who have chosen different paths are welcome to the pros and cons of their choices. Everyone gives up something in order to achieve their goals.DINK--Double Income No Kids
Your not alone. Many OB'ers are in the same shoes, I'm one of them. Personally I get my kicks building the older rigs especially knowing I'm going out in the boonies to challenge them. While others may spend $60+ to go boondocking, I would never do it even if I had the money to do it. That's just not me. I'll bet I have just as much fun as they do and a whole lot less tears and anxiety.Saw a review of the 2020 Defender today. Very nice and certainly a vehicle I would love to have, BUT, the fully tricked out version is over $80 K which is a little rich for my blood. It's easy to see how owning such a vehicle could give you the feeling you are just a little bit better or more fortunate than the other guy so it's an easy slide into being an elitist. I drive an '88 Bronco that I have resto-modded to being a vehicle that provides exactly what I want for overland, camping, fishing trips etc. While I would love to experience the luxury of a new Defender, I would also be afraid of damaging such a large investment while traversing the american outback. Of course, I don't really want to scratch the new Bronco paint job either but that truck is paid for and is a fairly large investment by itself. So is over-landing becoming an elitist activity? Yes, it is for those with money to burn. Do they have more fun in their shiny new toys than I do in my old Bronco? Very unlikely.