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Doc Runner

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Contributor I

233
Elk Grove, CA, USA
First Name
Phil
Last Name
Baleria
Member #

27936

Hello all!

Phil and fam here.

Elk Grove, California(Sacramento area)

Camped my whole life, mostly tame though. Some wild, some boondocking. 4 wheels and 2 wheels. New to overlanding.

Don't have my rig yet, it's still being finished in factory. 5th gen 4runner Off-road. So our real overlanding adventures are yet to start. Been packing up the wagon and going tame camping for years.

See some of you all on the trails soon!
 

El-Dracho

Mid Europe Member Rep Germany
Member
Supporter

Explorer I

4,270
Lampertheim, Germany
First Name
Bjoern
Last Name
Eldracher
Member #

20111

Ham Callsign
DO3BE
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
Bonjour Laurent,

Welcome to OB! Hopefully we can meet on some trails soon!

For the time when we cannot meet in person, we have established the virtual OB Europe campfire. It takes places every 2nd week Friday at 8PM CET. Please feel free to join for some good talks if you like! All details in the Rally Point


If you need some help preparing your dream trip to North America let me know. We did that 6 years ago, shipped from Europe to th US, took a round trip and shipped back. That was an amazing time.

Cheers, Björn (also located near Frankfurt)
 
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Gr8samwich

Rank 0

Contributor I

60
Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, United States
First Name
Samantha
Last Name
Moulton
Hi there,
New member here in the Los Angeles area. Complete novice to overlanding, but after a couple trips to the desert I am obsessed and excited for the adventures to come! I just outfitted my rig (2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD)with a rooftop tent and heading to Anza Borrego this weekend to try it out. I know it's custom to name your rig... I'm kicking around 'Nate, Nate Mazda'. He's reliable, no-nonsense, and he goes with anything.
 

Gr8samwich

Rank 0

Contributor I

60
Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, United States
First Name
Samantha
Last Name
Moulton
Hi- new member here in the Los Angeles area. I'm a novice to overlanding, but after a few trips to the desert I'm obsessed and planning many adventures to come! I just outfitted my rig (2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD) with a rooftop tent and heading to Anza Borrego this weekend to break it in. I know it's custom to name your rig... I'm kicking around 'Nate, Nate Mazda'. He's reliable, no-nonsense, and goes with anything.
 

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Schu7780

Rank 0

Contributor I

60
El Paso County, Colorado, United States
First Name
Cain
Last Name
Schuler
Member #

26871

New to Overland Bound, I’m running a 2020 Gladiator. I’m located in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area. I have 0 experience, all I know is I love getting my Jeep dirty and my family loves camping. Looking forward to meeting other enthusiast in the area and getting all the tips possible.
 

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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Enthusiast III

1,049
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hello all!

Phil and fam here.

Elk Grove, California(Sacramento area)

Camped my whole life, mostly tame though. Some wild, some boondocking. 4 wheels and 2 wheels. New to overlanding.

Don't have my rig yet, it's still being finished in factory. 5th gen 4runner Off-road. So our real overlanding adventures are yet to start. Been packing up the wagon and going tame camping for years.

See some of you all on the trails soon!
Hello Phil, welcome to Overland Bound.
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Enthusiast III

1,049
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hi there,
New member here in the Los Angeles area. Complete novice to overlanding, but after a couple trips to the desert I am obsessed and excited for the adventures to come! I just outfitted my rig (2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD)with a rooftop tent and heading to Anza Borrego this weekend to try it out. I know it's custom to name your rig... I'm kicking around 'Nate, Nate Mazda'. He's reliable, no-nonsense, and he goes with anything.
Hello Samantha, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
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Supporter

Enthusiast III

1,049
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
New to Overland Bound, I’m running a 2020 Gladiator. I’m located in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area. I have 0 experience, all I know is I love getting my Jeep dirty and my family loves camping. Looking forward to meeting other enthusiast in the area and getting all the tips possible.
Hello Cain, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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Dustie Fenders

Rank I
Member
Adventure

Contributor I

233
Pe Ell, WA, USA
First Name
Sara
Last Name
Wilder
Member #

27190

Hi from SW Washington State! Located between the mountains and the beach in an area prime for exploring, which I'm determined to do more of. I'm new to overlanding, but have been camping and exploring the outdoors all my life. My previous method of exploring was by horseback, but after being horseless for the past 2 years my soul is aching to get back out there. So, I'm starting this journey to learn new ways to do what I love with what I have. Which is my 2010 Chevy Equinox AWD. I'm just beginning the process of setting her up for adventuring. Excited to learn from this community!20200720_095434.jpg
 

suptni

Rank II
Member
Adventure

Traveler III

327
Whitby, ON, Canada
First Name
Niral
Last Name
Vithlani
Member #

29968

Hello all, Canadian from Ontario looking to get into overlanding with my wife. Watched too many youtube videos that gave me the push to explore. I love driving but always ended up staying at hotels and figured i need to get off the beaten path to truly explore. Working on building this rig for future adventures. IMG_0036.JPG
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Enthusiast III

1,049
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hello to all, I hope all are well. I am a new to Overland Bound Forums and just wanted to say Hello from Brantford, ON. Canada and hope to learn some tips and tricks and mods.
Hello Michael, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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Kent R

Executive Director
Staff member
Moderator
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Off-Road Ranger I

4,099
El Dorado, Ca
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Reynolds
Member #

1632

Ham Callsign
K6KNT
Hello all, Canadian from Ontario looking to get into overlanding with my wife. Watched too many youtube videos that gave me the push to explore. I love driving but always ended up staying at hotels and figured i need to get off the beaten path to truly explore. Working on building this rig for future adventures. View attachment 197504
Welcome to Overland Bound
When I was a young boy we lived directly across the lake from you in Youngstown
The closest Member Representative to you for local information is @ryancarman
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
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
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Enthusiast III

1,049
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hi from SW Washington State! Located between the mountains and the beach in an area prime for exploring, which I'm determined to do more of. I'm new to overlanding, but have been camping and exploring the outdoors all my life. My previous method of exploring was by horseback, but after being horseless for the past 2 years my soul is aching to get back out there. So, I'm starting this journey to learn new ways to do what I love with what I have. Which is my 2010 Chevy Equinox AWD. I'm just beginning the process of setting her up for adventuring. Excited to learn from this community!View attachment 197485
Hello Sara, welcome to Overland Bound. You now have different horses, the exploring is just as fun.
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Enthusiast III

1,049
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hello all, Canadian from Ontario looking to get into overlanding with my wife. Watched too many youtube videos that gave me the push to explore. I love driving but always ended up staying at hotels and figured i need to get off the beaten path to truly explore. Working on building this rig for future adventures. View attachment 197504
Hello Niral, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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Kent R

Executive Director
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Moderator
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Off-Road Ranger I

4,099
El Dorado, Ca
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Reynolds
Member #

1632

Ham Callsign
K6KNT
Hi from SW Washington State! Located between the mountains and the beach in an area prime for exploring, which I'm determined to do more of. I'm new to overlanding, but have been camping and exploring the outdoors all my life. My previous method of exploring was by horseback, but after being horseless for the past 2 years my soul is aching to get back out there. So, I'm starting this journey to learn new ways to do what I love with what I have. Which is my 2010 Chevy Equinox AWD. I'm just beginning the process of setting her up for adventuring. Excited to learn from this community!View attachment 197485
Welcome to Overland Bound
Your Regional Director is @M Rose 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
Quick adult & youthTread Lightly online awareness course.
Online Courses - Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly! Youth Online Course
 
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