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Daddio1962

Rank I
Member
Adventure

Member I

233
Budd Lake NJ
First Name
John
Last Name
VanDerZyde
Member #

29656

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 East Region, local information can also be found in the “Overland Bound by Region”
OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY
The closest Member Representative to you is @diabetiktaco
Your Regional Director is @Nomadik Nova
Quick adult & youth Tread Lightly online awareness course.
Online Courses - Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly! Youth Online Course
Check out the Overland Expo https://www.OverlandExpo.com
Thanks! I will explore the links.
 

JT Skirata

Rank 0

Contributor I

60
Nashville, TN, USA
First Name
Jason
Last Name
Tomkinson
Howdy Folks! My names JT - pleasure to meet you!

1) My Taco is below
2) Location: Nashville TN
3) Rig: 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport
4) Overlanding Experience Background: 100% Newb

Little bit about me. I'm 38 years old and as a child, I grew up camping a LOT with my family but as I moved into adulthood, my career really took priority and has for the past 10+years. With the state of the world in the past year or two, I've had more time to think about what really matters to me and my family and decided it was time for change. I thought back to countless fond memories of my childhood when times were simpler and all we did was go off the grid to hang with family and camp in the woods. So I've been spending an ample amount of time exploring how I could get back into this outdoor lifestyle and separate myself from the matrix known as life lol. In December 2019 I purchased my first ever truck! for the soul purpose of hauling things so that I would no longer have to ask my father in law to borrow his truck when needed lol. Shortly after purchasing the truck, I stumbled across this thing called overlanding and immediately fell in love. I've stalked this community online from a far for a while now and love how everyone that I've come across are simply decent human beings that care for not just themselves but those around them and the environment.
With that said, next week I have an appointment booked to have a full Suspension upgrade installed including shocks, springs, leafs, UCA, CMC, etc... and am planning on my wife and I taking next Friday off for our first scouting trip to find some potential trails and camping areas that we could go to (Advice would be much appreciated here).
I would really be interested in getting to know our local community in the greater Nashville area as well for potential future trips

I have much more modding to do and a even more learning but am very excited to start this new adventure.

My Rig (aka Malcom)
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25 random things about me...
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Shahn Brown

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Member III

2,491
Seattle, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Howdy Folks! My names JT - pleasure to meet you!

1) My Taco is below
2) Location: Nashville TN
3) Rig: 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport
4) Overlanding Experience Background: 100% Newb

Little bit about me. I'm 38 years old and as a child, I grew up camping a LOT with my family but as I moved into adulthood, my career really took priority and has for the past 10+years. With the state of the world in the past year or two, I've had more time to think about what really matters to me and my family and decided it was time for change. I thought back to countless fond memories of my childhood when times were simpler and all we did was go off the grid to hang with family and camp in the woods. So I've been spending an ample amount of time exploring how I could get back into this outdoor lifestyle and separate myself from the matrix known as life lol. In December 2019 I purchased my first ever truck! for the soul purpose of hauling things so that I would no longer have to ask my father in law to borrow his truck when needed lol. Shortly after purchasing the truck, I stumbled across this thing called overlanding and immediately fell in love. I've stalked this community online from a far for a while now and love how everyone that I've come across are simply decent human beings that care for not just themselves but those around them and the environment.
With that said, next week I have an appointment booked to have a full Suspension upgrade installed including shocks, springs, leafs, UCA, CMC, etc... and am planning on my wife and I taking next Friday off for our first scouting trip to find some potential trails and camping areas that we could go to (Advice would be much appreciated here).
I would really be interested in getting to know our local community in the greater Nashville area as well for potential future trips

I have much more modding to do and a even more learning but am very excited to start this new adventure.

My Rig (aka Malcom)


25 random things about me...
Hello JT and welcome to Overland Bound! Love the 25 random things about you!
 

M Rose

US Northwest Region Director
Benefactor
Member

Explorer I

5,171
La Grande, Oregon, USA
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Rose
Member #

20990

Ham Callsign
KJ7MFV
Service Branch
US ARMY Retired
Hi,

Loc: Everett, WA
2010 Grand Cherokee
Novice.

Hello , Welcome to Overland Bound.
I am the Northwest Director. @Ubiety is your closest member representative.
To help navigate through the forums, here are some links that can be filtered by “Region” prefix. We are in the Overland Bound North America US Northwest Region (US Northwest for short).
Overland Bound Meetups- is where all member generated rally points are posted in forum format for discussion of Rally Point and other types of Meetups. A meetup can be as simple as a group getting together for coffee, a trail ride, or a full in expedition with other Overland Bound Members.
Overland Bound Trip Planning- is a great place to talk about planning a trip wether by your self or as a group.
Overland Bound Routs: Downloadable- is exactly what it sounds like. Search, or share your GPX files here with a description of the route and POIs.
Share your Overland Routes- is similar time the downloadable posted above, but doesn’t require you to share the actual GPX file.
Overland Bound By Region < North America < US Northwest- is where you can find regional members discussing local events, Overland News, and general topics. It’s a great recourse to mete others in the regions.
Member Maps- a great trip planning tool. It can also be used to send out messages to members near your location, or a location you plan to visit.
Rally Point- a tool used to creat Meetups or send out an SOS.
Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask myself or your member representative team. Again welcome and hope to see you on the trails.
Mike Rose
Northwest Director
Overland Bound
 

Punk'n_Willy

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Enthusiast III

1,886
Linglestown, PA, USA
First Name
Steve
Last Name
Riss
Member #

28977

Service Branch
Navy Veteran
Howdy Folks! My names JT - pleasure to meet you!

1) My Taco is below
2) Location: Nashville TN
3) Rig: 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport
4) Overlanding Experience Background: 100% Newb

Little bit about me. I'm 38 years old and as a child, I grew up camping a LOT with my family but as I moved into adulthood, my career really took priority and has for the past 10+years. With the state of the world in the past year or two, I've had more time to think about what really matters to me and my family and decided it was time for change. I thought back to countless fond memories of my childhood when times were simpler and all we did was go off the grid to hang with family and camp in the woods. So I've been spending an ample amount of time exploring how I could get back into this outdoor lifestyle and separate myself from the matrix known as life lol. In December 2019 I purchased my first ever truck! for the soul purpose of hauling things so that I would no longer have to ask my father in law to borrow his truck when needed lol. Shortly after purchasing the truck, I stumbled across this thing called overlanding and immediately fell in love. I've stalked this community online from a far for a while now and love how everyone that I've come across are simply decent human beings that care for not just themselves but those around them and the environment.
With that said, next week I have an appointment booked to have a full Suspension upgrade installed including shocks, springs, leafs, UCA, CMC, etc... and am planning on my wife and I taking next Friday off for our first scouting trip to find some potential trails and camping areas that we could go to (Advice would be much appreciated here).
I would really be interested in getting to know our local community in the greater Nashville area as well for potential future trips

I have much more modding to do and a even more learning but am very excited to start this new adventure.

My Rig (aka Malcom)
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25 random things about me...
Hello and welcome to OB!
 

CPT5213

Rank II
Member
Adventure

Traveler III

327
Willits, CA, USA
First Name
Ritsomveacheth
Last Name
Harry
Member #

29570

Hello! My name is Ritsomveacheth Harry So, I am a Fire Captain at my local Fire Department in Brooktrails Ca. My rig is a: 2016 Ford F-150 Supercrew 5.0! I am a novice overlander. I absolutely love the outdoors and lately I have been traversing quick simple trails in my area in between my duty weeks. I do plan to officially do some overland camping after fire season. I look forward to hopefully meeting up with other members here! Life is about the adventures!
 

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Roots66

SouthWest Region Member Rep Texas
Member

Member III

3,477
Georgetown, TX, USA
First Name
Mike
Last Name
Roots
Member #

16968

Service Branch
USAF / FEMA CERT
Howdy Folks! My names JT - pleasure to meet you!

1) My Taco is below
2) Location: Nashville TN
3) Rig: 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport
4) Overlanding Experience Background: 100% Newb

Little bit about me. I'm 38 years old and as a child, I grew up camping a LOT with my family but as I moved into adulthood, my career really took priority and has for the past 10+years. With the state of the world in the past year or two, I've had more time to think about what really matters to me and my family and decided it was time for change. I thought back to countless fond memories of my childhood when times were simpler and all we did was go off the grid to hang with family and camp in the woods. So I've been spending an ample amount of time exploring how I could get back into this outdoor lifestyle and separate myself from the matrix known as life lol. In December 2019 I purchased my first ever truck! for the soul purpose of hauling things so that I would no longer have to ask my father in law to borrow his truck when needed lol. Shortly after purchasing the truck, I stumbled across this thing called overlanding and immediately fell in love. I've stalked this community online from a far for a while now and love how everyone that I've come across are simply decent human beings that care for not just themselves but those around them and the environment.
With that said, next week I have an appointment booked to have a full Suspension upgrade installed including shocks, springs, leafs, UCA, CMC, etc... and am planning on my wife and I taking next Friday off for our first scouting trip to find some potential trails and camping areas that we could go to (Advice would be much appreciated here).
I would really be interested in getting to know our local community in the greater Nashville area as well for potential future trips

I have much more modding to do and a even more learning but am very excited to start this new adventure.

My Rig (aka Malcom)
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25 random things about me...
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Hello JT, welcome to the OB family.
 

Roots66

SouthWest Region Member Rep Texas
Member

Member III

3,477
Georgetown, TX, USA
First Name
Mike
Last Name
Roots
Member #

16968

Service Branch
USAF / FEMA CERT
Hello! My name is Ritsomveacheth Harry So, I am a Fire Captain at my local Fire Department in Brooktrails Ca. My rig is a: 2016 Ford F-150 Supercrew 5.0! I absolutely love the outdoors and lately I have been traversing quick simple trails in my area in between my duty weeks. I do plan to officially do some overland camping after fire season. I look forward to hopefully meeting up with other members here!
Hello Ritsomveacheth, welcome to the OB family and thank you for your service.
 

CPT5213

Rank II
Member
Adventure

Traveler III

327
Willits, CA, USA
First Name
Ritsomveacheth
Last Name
Harry
Member #

29570

Hello! My name is Ritsomveacheth Harry So, I am a Fire Captain at my local Fire Department in Brooktrails Ca. My rig is a: 2016 Ford F-150 Supercrew 5.0! I absolutely love the outdoors and lately I have been traversing quick simple trails in my area in between my duty weeks. I do plan to officially do some overland camping after fire season. I look forward to hopefully meeting up with other members here!
Hello Ritsomveacheth, welcome to the OB family and thank you for your service.
Pleasure is all mine! I served 4 years in the army and after getting out nothing filled the void of doing something with my life like the fire service
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
New member from SW Michigan and heading to Michigan UP in October with new Rubicon jeep. Looking for jeeping trails near Munising and Lake of the Clouds areas.
Hello Dick, welcome to Overland Bound. Try trailsoffroad.com for local trails, I have found their rating system to be pretty accurate.
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Howdy Folks! My names JT - pleasure to meet you!

1) My Taco is below
2) Location: Nashville TN
3) Rig: 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport
4) Overlanding Experience Background: 100% Newb

Little bit about me. I'm 38 years old and as a child, I grew up camping a LOT with my family but as I moved into adulthood, my career really took priority and has for the past 10+years. With the state of the world in the past year or two, I've had more time to think about what really matters to me and my family and decided it was time for change. I thought back to countless fond memories of my childhood when times were simpler and all we did was go off the grid to hang with family and camp in the woods. So I've been spending an ample amount of time exploring how I could get back into this outdoor lifestyle and separate myself from the matrix known as life lol. In December 2019 I purchased my first ever truck! for the soul purpose of hauling things so that I would no longer have to ask my father in law to borrow his truck when needed lol. Shortly after purchasing the truck, I stumbled across this thing called overlanding and immediately fell in love. I've stalked this community online from a far for a while now and love how everyone that I've come across are simply decent human beings that care for not just themselves but those around them and the environment.
With that said, next week I have an appointment booked to have a full Suspension upgrade installed including shocks, springs, leafs, UCA, CMC, etc... and am planning on my wife and I taking next Friday off for our first scouting trip to find some potential trails and camping areas that we could go to (Advice would be much appreciated here).
I would really be interested in getting to know our local community in the greater Nashville area as well for potential future trips

I have much more modding to do and a even more learning but am very excited to start this new adventure.

My Rig (aka Malcom)
View attachment 205173

25 random things about me...
View attachment 205174
Hello JT, welcome to Overland Bound.
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hello! My name is Ritsomveacheth Harry So, I am a Fire Captain at my local Fire Department in Brooktrails Ca. My rig is a: 2016 Ford F-150 Supercrew 5.0! I am a novice overlander. I absolutely love the outdoors and lately I have been traversing quick simple trails in my area in between my duty weeks. I do plan to officially do some overland camping after fire season. I look forward to hopefully meeting up with other members here! Life is about the adventures!
Hello Ritsomveacheth, welcome to Overland Bound.
 

loper

Rank V
Member

Influencer III

1,707
Nampa, Idaho
First Name
Carl
Last Name
Hendricks
Member #

24055

Howdy Folks! My names JT - pleasure to meet you!

1) My Taco is below
2) Location: Nashville TN
3) Rig: 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport
4) Overlanding Experience Background: 100% Newb

Little bit about me. I'm 38 years old and as a child, I grew up camping a LOT with my family but as I moved into adulthood, my career really took priority and has for the past 10+years. With the state of the world in the past year or two, I've had more time to think about what really matters to me and my family and decided it was time for change. I thought back to countless fond memories of my childhood when times were simpler and all we did was go off the grid to hang with family and camp in the woods. So I've been spending an ample amount of time exploring how I could get back into this outdoor lifestyle and separate myself from the matrix known as life lol. In December 2019 I purchased my first ever truck! for the soul purpose of hauling things so that I would no longer have to ask my father in law to borrow his truck when needed lol. Shortly after purchasing the truck, I stumbled across this thing called overlanding and immediately fell in love. I've stalked this community online from a far for a while now and love how everyone that I've come across are simply decent human beings that care for not just themselves but those around them and the environment.
With that said, next week I have an appointment booked to have a full Suspension upgrade installed including shocks, springs, leafs, UCA, CMC, etc... and am planning on my wife and I taking next Friday off for our first scouting trip to find some potential trails and camping areas that we could go to (Advice would be much appreciated here).
I would really be interested in getting to know our local community in the greater Nashville area as well for potential future trips

I have much more modding to do and a even more learning but am very excited to start this new adventure.

My Rig (aka Malcom)
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25 random things about me...
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Quite an intro! Enjoy the ride.
 

Otbp2021

Rank I
Member
Adventure

Contributor I

233
Ringgold, Catoosa County, Georgia, United States
First Name
Jorden
Last Name
Rittenhouse
Member #

30170

My name is Jorden Rittenhouse! I’m an entrepreneur with my own screen printing business, I own a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ for my rig! My wife and I have been in a few trips but really eager to get out and meet a bunch of people and go on more adventures! Hope to see you guys on the road!!!
 

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