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Roots66

SouthWest Region Member Rep Texas
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Member III

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

16968

Service Branch
USAF / FEMA CERT
Hello all!

I found OB through YouTube while researching drawer systems for my 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport. Currently it’s bone stock and still needs some maintenance items addressed. Seems to be an okay purchase for $200.

I’m definitely a novice at overlanding, my general camping experience has always been camping over weekends with the long haul trips reserved for hunting camp.

I’ve been watching the Aussie show on YouTube, 4WD 24-7 and watched all of the Expedition Overland series on Prime Video which has got me interested in overlanding.

We’re currently based out of Moscow, Idaho.

Excited to learn more and get my family out for some vehicle based adventures.
Hello William, welcome to the OB family.
 
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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
2004 Dodge ram 6" lift 37" tires With a list that goes on. I am in Vancouver British Columbia, I did camping and some pretty serious 4 wheeling with my dad as a kid in an old xj But then my dad went away and life past I never really forgot it so once my wife and I had our son I went and found the same XJ same year and every thing and the three of us set out on a good 10 years of deep back woods camping through out BC sitting in a 2015 JKU with lots of work done to it now and the XJ gone we decided about three years ago to have it just for 4wheeling and build a overlander
Hello Cody, welcome to the OB family.
 
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cug

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Contributor III

116
San Jose, CA, USA
First Name
Guido
Last Name
GNE
Hi All,

I just joined, mainly to do some interested reading, and maybe buy some used gear to try out and/or sell some of the stuff I have, that hasn't worked out for me. With regard to forums like this one, I'm generally not a constant active member, but have flurries of activity and will then go away for a few months ... but will always react to PMs.

Now, on to the questions to be answered:

1) Picture! If you have a rig, we want to see it!



2) Location (General area is fine)

Silicon Valley, California.

3) Rig (Year, Make, Model, etc.)

2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro; black, currently with DYI roof rack based on Rhino base and some 8020 t-slot aluminium, iKamper Skycamp Mini on top. The 4Runner has very few modifications, for what we do not much is needed. We mostly keep things vehicle agnostic, so it can be used in various settings.

4) Overlanding Experience Background (Novice or Experienced, you're welcome here!)

Very little overlanding experience in the modern understanding of "Youtube overlanding", rather extensive experience hiking (many days, with all gear on my back), as well as motorcycle and car/van camping experience. mostly during times when "overlanding" wasn't a word yet and most of it all over Europe.

A year ago I jumped on the more gear driven overlanding train (e.g. roof top tent, drawer kitchen, complex electrical/water setups, etc.) with some wrong assumptions about myself, e.g. that I'd enjoy a roof top tent or would really want a drawer system, but time and many weekends out testing have shown that deep in my heart I'm a "keep it simple" person who likes to have gear that works in a multitude of settings and don't like complexity. Therefore I started out with too much enthusiasm and right now are in the process of "right sizing", which means going out more with my backpacking gear and slowly, over time, getting rid of the impulse buys I've made over the last year that haven't worked out.

Overall I have enjoyed the experience going out with the 4Runner, but again, coming from a much more trimmed down background, I sometimes can be snobby about ultra-complex rigs, but of course I also understand that different folks have different desires, maybe I can contribute a bit more in the keeping it light department and learn a few things about simple, but useful optimizations for the car camping setup.
 

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
Hi All,

I just joined, mainly to do some interested reading, and maybe buy some used gear to try out and/or sell some of the stuff I have, that hasn't worked out for me. With regard to forums like this one, I'm generally not a constant active member, but have flurries of activity and will then go away for a few months ... but will always react to PMs.

Now, on to the questions to be answered:

1) Picture! If you have a rig, we want to see it!



2) Location (General area is fine)

Silicon Valley, California.

3) Rig (Year, Make, Model, etc.)

2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro; black, currently with DYI roof rack based on Rhino base and some 8020 t-slot aluminium, iKamper Skycamp Mini on top. The 4Runner has very few modifications, for what we do not much is needed. We mostly keep things vehicle agnostic, so it can be used in various settings.

4) Overlanding Experience Background (Novice or Experienced, you're welcome here!)

Very little overlanding experience in the modern understanding of "Youtube overlanding", rather extensive experience hiking (many days, with all gear on my back), as well as motorcycle and car/van camping experience. mostly during times when "overlanding" wasn't a word yet and most of it all over Europe.

A year ago I jumped on the more gear driven overlanding train (e.g. roof top tent, drawer kitchen, complex electrical/water setups, etc.) with some wrong assumptions about myself, e.g. that I'd enjoy a roof top tent or would really want a drawer system, but time and many weekends out testing have shown that deep in my heart I'm a "keep it simple" person who likes to have gear that works in a multitude of settings and don't like complexity. Therefore I started out with too much enthusiasm and right now are in the process of "right sizing", which means going out more with my backpacking gear and slowly, over time, getting rid of the impulse buys I've made over the last year that haven't worked out.

Overall I have enjoyed the experience going out with the 4Runner, but again, coming from a much more trimmed down background, I sometimes can be snobby about ultra-complex rigs, but of course I also understand that different folks have different desires, maybe I can contribute a bit more in the keeping it light department and learn a few things about simple, but useful optimizations for the car camping setup.
Hello Guido, welcome to the OB family.
 
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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
Hello! I'm excited to join this group. Seems pretty laid back, welcoming, and unpretentious.

My name is Brandt

Location: Phoenix, AZ area
Rig: M101A3 - currently building out
Experience: More days/nights camping, fishing, hiking and exploring than I can number. Not much 4x4 experience
Hello Brandt, welcome to the OB family.
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hi All,

I just joined, mainly to do some interested reading, and maybe buy some used gear to try out and/or sell some of the stuff I have, that hasn't worked out for me. With regard to forums like this one, I'm generally not a constant active member, but have flurries of activity and will then go away for a few months ... but will always react to PMs.

Now, on to the questions to be answered:

1) Picture! If you have a rig, we want to see it!



2) Location (General area is fine)

Silicon Valley, California.

3) Rig (Year, Make, Model, etc.)

2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro; black, currently with DYI roof rack based on Rhino base and some 8020 t-slot aluminium, iKamper Skycamp Mini on top. The 4Runner has very few modifications, for what we do not much is needed. We mostly keep things vehicle agnostic, so it can be used in various settings.

4) Overlanding Experience Background (Novice or Experienced, you're welcome here!)

Very little overlanding experience in the modern understanding of "Youtube overlanding", rather extensive experience hiking (many days, with all gear on my back), as well as motorcycle and car/van camping experience. mostly during times when "overlanding" wasn't a word yet and most of it all over Europe.

A year ago I jumped on the more gear driven overlanding train (e.g. roof top tent, drawer kitchen, complex electrical/water setups, etc.) with some wrong assumptions about myself, e.g. that I'd enjoy a roof top tent or would really want a drawer system, but time and many weekends out testing have shown that deep in my heart I'm a "keep it simple" person who likes to have gear that works in a multitude of settings and don't like complexity. Therefore I started out with too much enthusiasm and right now are in the process of "right sizing", which means going out more with my backpacking gear and slowly, over time, getting rid of the impulse buys I've made over the last year that haven't worked out.

Overall I have enjoyed the experience going out with the 4Runner, but again, coming from a much more trimmed down background, I sometimes can be snobby about ultra-complex rigs, but of course I also understand that different folks have different desires, maybe I can contribute a bit more in the keeping it light department and learn a few things about simple, but useful optimizations for the car camping setup.
Hello Guido, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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Chavz

Rank 0

Contributor I

60
Mendota, IL, USA
First Name
Dick
Last Name
Chavez
Hello, my name is Dick...easy to remember
Rig...well not really but maybe some day. 2002 Subaru Forester. Bone stock. An probably my 2020 Kawasaki z900rs too.
As far as experience I used to be into off-road trucks in early 20s. I've always ridden dirt bikes and I started building motorcycles for the past 7 years or so. Before overlanding was overlanding I loved camping in the back of my blazer and carried that on traveling very minimally and camping off a motorcycle. I traveled all over with a change of clothes, a tarp, some Paracord and a survival knife.
I decided that I wanted to take my kid and wife partially up the TWAT to do some weekend Glamping. I've been on the trail here and there by koto and it's a really mild route so the fozzy will be just fine. This is how I learned about overlanding and glamping haha. Seeing a community like this gets me excited for what's to come from this little family experience I have planned. Trying to start small and get the family into it. Then maybe some mild Subaru mods and some other vehicle in the future. I like the Xterra Pro 4x personally but a lifted subie is pretty dang good for my plans.
 

waterkc

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Member
Adventure

Contributor I

233
Corona, CA, USA
First Name
Kevin
Last Name
Carroll
Member #

30013

Service Branch
Navy
Hello All,

I am Kevin and have been overloading since childhood, off roading (bikes, truck, buggy) I have a family and love sharing the time with them.

Riverside CA. 2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7 Crewmax Platinum 4x4:
  1. Alpine ILX207 with light controller and integrated cameras F/R
  2. JL Audio Slash 500x1
  3. JL Audio Slash 300x4
  4. Diamond HEX600's front & rear
  5. Two JL Audio 10TW3-D4's
  6. Midland MXT115 GMRS Radio
  7. President Bill II CB
  8. iKamper-mini
  9. Smitty x20 12,500 synthetic rope winch & custom winch mount
  10. Custom rock sliders
  11. ARB Snorkel
  12. K&N Filter
  13. Genesis dual battery
  14. Victory 4x4 roof rack, bed rack, belly skin's
  15. BFG AT KO2's: LT305/55/r20's (yeah wheels are next up)
  16. Next up is going to be Fuel Tank upgrade to 40 gallon (:grimacing:)
Been into off road and camping, overloading, anything in the great out doors. I have been off roading since 5 years old and got on 125 mini-bike in the hills of Southern Ca. I would consider myself Experienced at breaking stuff and fixing stuff. I have been doing it for years, but small breakage, not roll truck over type stuff, ok this one time but for another day.....
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hello All,

I am Kevin and have been overloading since childhood, off roading (bikes, truck, buggy) I have a family and love sharing the time with them.

Riverside CA. 2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7 Crewmax Platinum 4x4:
  1. Alpine ILX207 with light controller and integrated cameras F/R
  2. JL Audio Slash 500x1
  3. JL Audio Slash 300x4
  4. Diamond HEX600's front & rear
  5. Two JL Audio 10TW3-D4's
  6. Midland MXT115 GMRS Radio
  7. President Bill II CB
  8. iKamper-mini
  9. Smitty x20 12,500 synthetic rope winch & custom winch mount
  10. Custom rock sliders
  11. ARB Snorkel
  12. K&N Filter
  13. Genesis dual battery
  14. Victory 4x4 roof rack, bed rack, belly skin's
  15. BFG AT KO2's: LT305/55/r20's (yeah wheels are next up)
  16. Next up is going to be Fuel Tank upgrade to 40 gallon (:grimacing:)
Been into off road and camping, overloading, anything in the great out doors. I have been off roading since 5 years old and got on 125 mini-bike in the hills of Southern Ca. I would consider myself Experienced at breaking stuff and fixing stuff. I have been doing it for years, but small breakage, not roll truck over type stuff, ok this one time but for another day.....
View attachment 205579
Hello Kevin, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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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 Dick...easy to remember
Rig...well not really but maybe some day. 2002 Subaru Forester. Bone stock. An probably my 2020 Kawasaki z900rs too.
As far as experience I used to be into off-road trucks in early 20s. I've always ridden dirt bikes and I started building motorcycles for the past 7 years or so. Before overlanding was overlanding I loved camping in the back of my blazer and carried that on traveling very minimally and camping off a motorcycle. I traveled all over with a change of clothes, a tarp, some Paracord and a survival knife.
I decided that I wanted to take my kid and wife partially up the TWAT to do some weekend Glamping. I've been on the trail here and there by koto and it's a really mild route so the fozzy will be just fine. This is how I learned about overlanding and glamping haha. Seeing a community like this gets me excited for what's to come from this little family experience I have planned. Trying to start small and get the family into it. Then maybe some mild Subaru mods and some other vehicle in the future. I like the Xterra Pro 4x personally but a lifted subie is pretty dang good for my plans.
Hello Dick, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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Shahn Brown

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Adventure

Enthusiast III

1,886
Seattle, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Hello Everyone!

New member here and little something about me, I always wanted to go do dispersed camping. Never camped in my life or any outdoor activities. Being the sole provider to a family of 6, it was hard to go out and do the things I wanted to do. Now 2 of my kids are old enough to help around the house, I now have a little bit of time for myself. So when I turned 40 a few months back, I made a decision to go out and do what I've always wanted to do. Since I cannot do this more than 3 days at a time and just to get my feet wet with the experience, I will be using my 2004 BMW X5 3.0. It's got 129k miles and currently refreshing the whole cooling system, ccv system to cold weather, valve cover and oil filter housing gaskets and upgrading the disa valve. I am doing it myself a few hours a day and looking to get everything done by end of week.

Looking forward to learn from everyone and maybe get access to easy trails, campsites around northern CA.
Hello John and welcome to Overland Bound!
 

Shahn Brown

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Adventure

Enthusiast III

1,886
Seattle, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Hey Guys!
My name is Hunter and I’m from Thomasville, Ga (30 miles north of Tallahassee, FL)
Just got a Toyota Tundra last month, and kinda became obsessed with overlanding videos and podcasts. I’m going to start slow and can’t wait to get out there!
Hello Hunter and welcome to Overland Bound!
 
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Shahn Brown

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Enthusiast III

1,886
Seattle, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Good evening from Georgia. My name is John Newberry and I have a 1978 Ford Bronco custom that I have been putting back together for the last 7 years.
Originally from Burbank, CA move here in 1980 and have been here ever sense. This weekend will be our first overland trip as we hit the GA Traverse, should be loads of fun. Thank you all for the opportunity to become a member. Good night.View attachment 205489
Hello John and welcome to Overland Bound! Love the Bronco!
 
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