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freak4life

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Hello Everyone!

I hope I am doing this correctly!? We just joined OB our number is 27195. We are very excited to be a part of the community. We love overland camping and exploring wilderness trails. We run a 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2. We use it as a dedicated trail rig and so far we have almost 9k of adventure miles on the odo. We love nature, T.R.E.A.D. Lightly and really enjoy the opportunity overlanding gives us to spend time as a family (except Fudge, our bulldog, he hates camping, LOL). We live north of Atlanta, GA so we spend most of our time in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Pisgah National Forest and Cherokee National Forest. We love the mountains and camping up above the bugs and humidity. We run slow paced, stop at waterfalls, eat well (not OVRLNDX / Mama Bear well but we try) and are not looking to break our rig. We are always looking for groups to go with on adventures and other couples and families to team up with on smaller runs. I am an old Eagle Scout so being prepared comes with my background. Really looking forward to all the community has to offer and hoping to provide some value to other members along the way! We look forward to seeing you all out on the trails! - Mike and Beth
Hello Mike, welcome to Overland Bound. tell fudge woof
 

freak4life

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Hey everyone...

Been a member for a couple months now but was a bit busy with life, and had some technical problems with getting on the forums, but had a whole lot of my time freed up recently (Broke up with girlfriend ) so here I am...

I'm Jeremy
My Baby is "Betsie" She is a 2018 Ram 2500 HD 4x4 Laramie
she came with the 20" wheels on 33" shoes but I cut the pinch welds and used a heat gun to mold the fender and lining back on the front fenders to fit 37" can't even tell anything was done
got her a 2.5 level kit in front
she has air bags in back
did the 50 gal. Titan fuel tank upgrade (wanna go further for longer) I wanna do the 30 gal. spare tire well tank next!!
brand new Snug Top, windoors with slides on the sides, USB outlets at the tail gate, and yakama tracks on top for a future rack, wing awning, and lighting system.
full bed carpet
Last but not least, I got her the Road Armor Stealth front bumper with 4 Westin crazy bright LED fogs, and a 12k Warn wench with synthetic rope that will protect my babies grill. Think I have to go bigger on the wench though... (popped the drum rope set bolt tryin to pull her out of deep snow last weekend up at Bald Mt.)
That is pretty much it.... For now... gotta financially recover from what I've already done... and I mean YIKES!!!
My last trip up to Bald Mt. reminded me I should of done the lockers, and got bead lock rims before anything...lol

So a little about me...

I LOVE being outdoors!!! I live in beautiful Clovis California which is literally a stones throw from some of the most beautiful places California has to offer!!! Sadly though, I have lived here for over 7 years and I can bearly count on both hands how many times and places I've been to in the Central Valley... I've never liked going out alone, and have missed out on too much the last 7 years and my life for that matter because of it (safety concerns)... I started going out alone for short hikes and the like locally the last couple years, and last weekends trip up the (Jeep trail) to Bald Mt. summit was my first solo trail trip. Didn't think I was going to make it several times, but I tackled each obstacle as they came and got up there... Was completely EXHILARATING every step of the way..... But the summit..... OH reaching the summit brought tears to my eyes!!!!! natures wondrous beauty laying out before me!!!!! , just would of been way better to share in the experience with like minded people!!!

Sooooooo That is why I am here... As you can tell, I can talk...lol, and I love to met new interesting people who enjoy the outdoors as much as I do who can also carry a conversation... if you can't, no worries because I am always filled with questions when I don't know or understand something...lol. I wouldn't say im a novice because I will head out to the deserts of Sothern California where I'm from any time any where down there, but big mountains, big trees, and everything that comes with it I could use some pointers and welcome any and all experiences that will expand my knowledge. I'm not a big drinker, but around the camp fire after a good day out in nature I'll enjoy a few. Drinking while trail riding I shy away from, and that's when Pappa bear comes out... I am VERY safety conscious, and will always look out for anyone who is with me.

I am very excited to be a part of Overland Bound, and soooo look forward to meeting new people, exchanging knowledge/experiences/life enrichments, and enjoying natures beauty with everyone I can. Please feel free to contact me anytime if your local to me.

Take care, stay safe, and tread lightly my new friends

A couple pix from my Bald Mt. trip:

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Hello Jeremy, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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freak4life

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Hello Overland Bound Community,

Long time lurker, watched so many Overland Bound YouTube videos and wanted to finally do my part and support the great content the team puts out.

Location: Bay Area
Rig: 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser (3FE let's go...I mean I'll catch up to the group lol)
Mods:
  • 33" KO2s
  • Snorkel
  • 2" Ironman Lift
  • Ironman recovery points (front and rear)
  • Voswitch to control lights and harbor freight onboard air in the engine bay.
  • ATOTO 10.1 inch head unit w/ Carplay & front/rear cameras
  • Custom storage and sleeping platform in the rear
  • Painted a bunch of outside trim (grill and flares) and stock bumper
  • Vinyl wrap on the hood (clear coat faded).
Experience: Mostly heading to Hollister and other off-road recreation areas to bounce around in the dirt. Getting ready for some weekend car camping trips, looking forward to using the app to find some good spots

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Hello Brandon, welcome to Overland Bound, glad you are out in the open and no longer lurking.
 
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freak4life

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John, just getting into the game.
I’m on the road now from Cincinati area and headed to Utah.
Stoped outside of Memphis for a night and now I’m in the Hot Springs National Park.
Haven’t decided the next stop if you all got any suggestions............."
I’m driving what some have considered an oilman rig, 2003 F-150 super crew 4x4 with a rooftop tent and a bed slide out for the kitchen etc.
I’ll try to upload some picks.
Hello John, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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freak4life

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G'day from over here in Australia!

Another long time lurker finally committing to creating an account too haha. Currently running a 2006 Subaru Outback H6 with no modifications, as well as a 1997 Toyota Landcruiser 80 Series I'm fixing up slowly. The Subaru is a bit of a daily, as well as a shuttle to get to and from Mountain Bike tracks. I'm hoping to put the Landcruiser on what is known as heritage plates over here and dedicate it as a weekend camper.

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Hello Nick, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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freak4life

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i’m steph
85 land cruiser fj60
live in mendocino county california
just started fitting out a few months ago. grew up camping off the grid in trucks but we never called it over landing lol.. i’m a novice but am with a pretty experienced overlander so i get a lot of help. (i buy he builds.)
Hello Steph, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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freak4life

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Brand new member living in Indianapolis. 2006 I bought a Jeep Wrangler and drove it to Moab as a stock vehicle. Was really impressed with the Jeep. 2011 I traded it for a Camaro SS and traded that to a Camaro 1LE a couple years later. My son and I would go west (Wyoming and Colorado, Ouray is my favorite town) and would drive past the gravel roads and wondered where they went. 2015 I got back into a Jeep LJ and within a month it was lifted running 35's, winch, and a roof top tent. Until June of last year when I traded the Jeep for a 2020 4Runner TRD Off Road. Loving the ride and quietness of the Toyota. No off road pics yet, gimme a couple weeks as I have trip planned to Utah with an adventurous appetite to feed.

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Brand new member living in Indianapolis. 2006 I bought a Jeep Wrangler and drove it to Moab as a stock vehicle. Was really impressed with the Jeep. 2011 I traded it for a Camaro SS and traded that to a Camaro 1LE a couple years later. My son and I would go west (Wyoming and Colorado, Ouray is my favorite town) and would drive past the gravel roads and wondered where they went. 2015 I got back into a Jeep LJ and within a month it was lifted running 35's, winch, and a roof top tent. Until June of last year when I traded the Jeep for a 2020 4Runner TRD Off Road. Loving the ride and quietness of the Toyota. No off road pics yet, gimme a couple weeks as I have trip planned to Utah with an adventurous appetite to feed.

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Hello David, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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freak4life

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I'm new to Overlanding. I've always enjoyed camping and like driving off the beaten path; so I'm pretty stoked there is a word for both of those combined :) I had a Jeep GC Overland (which I miss) and now have a Ram 1500 and look for any excuse to explore Colorado back roads and trails.
Hello Chris, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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freak4life

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LOCATION : TEXAS
RIG : 2018 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK
We are pretty new to overlanding and social media part of it but not to exploring.
I'm looking forward to meeting new people in this community and also if there's any artist out there like myself.
I just made an Instagram for my Jeep so if anyone wants to check out and know more follow me @wabisabiwk2 and personal account for art is @2dope.4tv
Hope to meet y'all soon
Hello Jefe, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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trail_runn4r

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I'm new to Overlanding. I've always enjoyed camping and like driving off the beaten path; so I'm pretty stoked there is a word for both of those combined :) I had a Jeep GC Overland (which I miss) and now have a Ram 1500 and look for any excuse to explore Colorado back roads and trails.
Welcome Chris!
 
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PapaDave

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i’m steph
85 land cruiser fj60
live in mendocino county california
just started fitting out a few months ago. grew up camping off the grid in trucks but we never called it over landing lol.. i’m a novice but am with a pretty experienced overlander so i get a lot of help. (i buy he builds.)
Great rig! I am the Bay Area member rep and I can help connect you to meet ups that are happening near you. In Pleasanton CA there is a meet up on the second Sunday’s of the month and it has a great regular turn out and active. The Tri-Valley (Pleasanton) group has 2021 all planned out and you can see the plan under the second post in our thread.

Below is a link to the meet up page and thread with information.

This is the regular meet up info:

US West - Tri-Valley Monthly Meet Up- Pleasanton CA
 
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PapaDave

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Hello Overland Bound Community,

Long time lurker, watched so many Overland Bound YouTube videos and wanted to finally do my part and support the great content the team puts out.

Location: Bay Area
Rig: 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser (3FE let's go...I mean I'll catch up to the group lol)
Mods:
  • 33" KO2s
  • Snorkel
  • 2" Ironman Lift
  • Ironman recovery points (front and rear)
  • Voswitch to control lights and harbor freight onboard air in the engine bay.
  • ATOTO 10.1 inch head unit w/ Carplay & front/rear cameras
  • Custom storage and sleeping platform in the rear
  • Painted a bunch of outside trim (grill and flares) and stock bumper
  • Vinyl wrap on the hood (clear coat faded).
Experience: Mostly heading to Hollister and other off-road recreation areas to bounce around in the dirt. Getting ready for some weekend car camping trips, looking forward to using the app to find some good spots

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Nice looking rig, good storage solutions.
I am the Bay Area member rep and I can help connect you to meet ups that are happening near you. In Pleasanton CA there is a meet up on the second Sunday’s of the month and it has a great regular turn out and active. The Tri-Valley (Pleasanton) group has 2021 all planned out and you can see the plan under the second post in our thread.

Below is a link to the meet up page and thread with information.

This is the regular meet up info:

US West - Tri-Valley Monthly Meet Up- Pleasanton CA
 
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caspoint220

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Hello all, I'm Maxim from the UK (Norfolk) I have a 1974 Land Rover Series 3 with a 300 TDI. Its currently awaiting repairs on its starter motor in typical Landy fashion.
not new to camping or living out of a bag as I am a Infantryman its just nice to not have to carry the bag now.View attachment 197125
Hey mate welcome, as Dave said, in responsible for all things Scotland and Northern England. Gimme a shout anytime!

We have a Facebook and WhatsApp group aswell if you would like to be more active
 
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BlueLotus

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Hi,
My Name is Laurent.
I’m a French guy living in Germany near Frankfurt.
My wife and I bought a VW California 4 years ago. We love it. It is 4 WD, with a lift kit that make it very capable to drive off-road.
We drove already very nice trip to the Baltic Lands in summer, and twice in Winter to the artic circle in Sweden and Norway to the northern cape of Europe: Amazing
My dream: coming to America and drive the West states from Utah to Oregon, than British Columbia and back through Canada to Halifax to get the Ship back to Europe.
Preparing the trip is already amazing and I am glad to be a member in Overland Bound to learn from your experience.
And maybe we can be some help to someone who want to travel in Europe
Bye
 

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Hi,
My Name is Laurent.
I’m a French guy living in Germany near Frankfurt.
My wife and I bought a VW California 4 years ago. We love it. It is 4 WD, with a lift kit that make it very capable to drive off-road.
We drove already very nice trip to the Baltic Lands in summer, and twice in Winter to the artic circle in Sweden and Norway to the northern cape of Europe: Amazing
My dream: coming to America and drive the West states from Utah to Oregon, than British Columbia and back through Canada to Halifax to get the Ship back to Europe.
Preparing the trip is already amazing and I am glad to be a member in Overland Bound to learn from your experience.
And maybe we can be some help to someone who want to travel in Europe
Bye
Welcome to Overland Bound Laurent
The closest Member Representative to you for local information is @El-Dracho & @NotGumby
Your Regional Director is @Robert OB 33/48 for additional help or information.
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planning page for trips being planned by members. These pages can be filtered by region.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
If you need any help with your US adventure just message me and I will direct you to the local resource. @Kent R
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Kent R

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Name Richard M.
Location: Canyon Country, Ca
Rig :2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willys
Overlanding Experience Background: None yet
Welcome to Overland Bound Richard
Don't hesitate to contact your Regional Director @Narbob for help or information.
The closest Member Representative to you for local information is @Barclay (LA)
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planning page for trips being planned by members. These pages can be filtered by region.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
Quick adult & youthTread Lightly online awareness course.
Online Courses - Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly! Youth Online Course
Overland Expo West
About WEST — Overland Expo®
 

Kent R

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LOCATION : TEXAS
RIG : 2018 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK
We are pretty new to overlanding and social media part of it but not to exploring.
I'm looking forward to meeting new people in this community and also if there's any artist out there like myself.
I just made an Instagram for my Jeep so if anyone wants to check out and know more follow me @wabisabiwk2 and personal account for art is @2dope.4tv
Hope to meet y'all soon
Welcome to Overland Bound
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planning page for trips being planned by members. These pages can be filtered by region.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
You are in the Southwest Region, local information can also be found in the “Overland Bound by Region”
OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY
The closest Member Representative is @Prerunner1982
Quick adult & youthTread Lightly online awareness course.
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Tread Lightly! Youth Online Course
 

freak4life

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Hi,
My Name is Laurent.
I’m a French guy living in Germany near Frankfurt.
My wife and I bought a VW California 4 years ago. We love it. It is 4 WD, with a lift kit that make it very capable to drive off-road.
We drove already very nice trip to the Baltic Lands in summer, and twice in Winter to the artic circle in Sweden and Norway to the northern cape of Europe: Amazing
My dream: coming to America and drive the West states from Utah to Oregon, than British Columbia and back through Canada to Halifax to get the Ship back to Europe.
Preparing the trip is already amazing and I am glad to be a member in Overland Bound to learn from your experience.
And maybe we can be some help to someone who want to travel in Europe
Bye
Hello Laurent, welcome to Overland Bound, your offer is very kind, beautiful picture.
 
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NotGumby

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Rick
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Hi,
My Name is Laurent.
I’m a French guy living in Germany near Frankfurt.
My wife and I bought a VW California 4 years ago. We love it. It is 4 WD, with a lift kit that make it very capable to drive off-road.
We drove already very nice trip to the Baltic Lands in summer, and twice in Winter to the artic circle in Sweden and Norway to the northern cape of Europe: Amazing
My dream: coming to America and drive the West states from Utah to Oregon, than British Columbia and back through Canada to Halifax to get the Ship back to Europe.
Preparing the trip is already amazing and I am glad to be a member in Overland Bound to learn from your experience.
And maybe we can be some help to someone who want to travel in Europe
Bye
Hello and welcome Laurent! Nice introduction and picture. I’ve travelled a little bit in Sweden and Norway too, but not during winter. Burrr! Please look at the mid-Europe forums for upcoming meets (once things settle down) and for information on the virtual campfire. I’m in the FFM area too, so hopefully we can meet up for a drink or meal soon. Hope to meet you in Frankfurt or “on the road” soon!

Best regards,
Rick