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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
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Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
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anderssohn
Hi folks!

My name is Jean-Michel, (french name translated as John-Michael roughly!).
I live in Harare, Zimbabwe and drive a Land Rover Defender.
It is my second 4x4, previously I owned a Land Rover Discovery 1.
I have done very few modifications to the vehicle, as it has met all my needs thus far. I have owned it for 5 years, and done about 65,000km. I do basic maintenance myself and use the Landy to go into various parts of the country, mostly our National Parks and wildlife areas, where I work as a Professional Safari Guide.

Great to be a part of this community.
Cheers
Hello Jean-Michel, welcome to Overland Bound.
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
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Supporter

Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hello, I’m Rob and I’m completely new to Overlanding. This all started with my desire to build out a camper van, which I did. I took a Ford Econoline 150 (paid $1100) and gutted it and built out the inside on my own. Which is a great accomplishment for me because I have ZERO carpentry skills!!! I built the van because I wanted to get out and see the less visited spots and that is the only way I knew to do it. Somewhere along the way I was introduced to Overlanding. But I didn’t have a vehicle to do that with so I sold the van and bought an “Adventure” camper. Long story short, I don’t like pulling something. So that brings us to the present, I’m in the process of selling my camper to put towards an SUV to build out (slowly and cost effectively) as a vehicle to get out on the backroads.

As of this moment I don’t have a vehicle but I’m leaning towards a Toyota 4 Runner or something similar. I’d love some input on this. What are the best mods to make first?

Anyway that’s the short version of what brought me to Overland Bound.

Looking forward to meeting some new people and getting out on the dirt.

Rob
Hello Rob, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
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Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Greetings! Happy to be part of Overland Bound. I’m retired from the Army. I overlanded a lot when I was in the Army. All over the US Western Deserts, Middle East and Australia. Fun times. Heading to Overland Mtn East in August. I recently added the AEV Snorkel and am due for new tires. Looking at the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W tires. I just moved to TN from the NC mtns to look after my 97 y/o Uncle. So my overlanding will be slowed for the time being. Looking forward to many future adventures. Stay safe! Mark
Hello Mark, welcome to Overland Bound. Thank you for your service.
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
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Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
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anderssohn
Name is Jason, and just got my F150 a little over a week ago. Can't wait to get out there, explore. We typically do Broken Bow, OK; Grand Lake, CO; and other locations.

I have zero experience in overlanding, or four wheeling in general.
Hello Jason, welcome to Overland Bound.
 

Lramirez

Rank III
Member

Member III

789
Los Angeles, CA 90032, USA
First Name
Luis
Last Name
Ramiez
Member #

24507

Ham Callsign
Roxanne
Name is Jason, and just got my F150 a little over a week ago. Can't wait to get out there, explore. We typically do Broken Bow, OK; Grand Lake, CO; and other locations.

I have zero experience in overlanding, or four wheeling in general.
Hello Jason, welcome to Overland Bound.
Welcome to the club my friend from Los Angeles CA
 
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Big G

NorthWest Region Member Rep Southern OR
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Member III

2,040
Grants Pass, OR, USA
First Name
Gary
Last Name
Cloud
Member #

20763

Ham Callsign
KJ7MZB
Greetings! Happy to be part of Overland Bound. I’m retired from the Army. I overlanded a lot when I was in the Army. All over the US Western Deserts, Middle East and Australia. Fun times. Heading to Overland Mtn East in August. I recently added the AEV Snorkel and am due for new tires. Looking at the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W tires. I just moved to TN from the NC mtns to look after my 97 y/o Uncle. So my overlanding will be slowed for the time being. Looking forward to many future adventures. Stay safe! Mark
Hello Mark, welcome to the OB community.
 
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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
Hi folks!

My name is Jean-Michel, (french name translated as John-Michael roughly!).
I live in Harare, Zimbabwe and drive a Land Rover Defender.
It is my second 4x4, previously I owned a Land Rover Discovery 1.
I have done very few modifications to the vehicle, as it has met all my needs thus far. I have owned it for 5 years, and done about 65,000km. I do basic maintenance myself and use the Landy to go into various parts of the country, mostly our National Parks and wildlife areas, where I work as a Professional Safari Guide.

Great to be a part of this community.
Cheers
Hello and welcome to the OB family!
 

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
Hello, I’m Rob and I’m completely new to Overlanding. This all started with my desire to build out a camper van, which I did. I took a Ford Econoline 150 (paid $1100) and gutted it and built out the inside on my own. Which is a great accomplishment for me because I have ZERO carpentry skills!!! I built the van because I wanted to get out and see the less visited spots and that is the only way I knew to do it. Somewhere along the way I was introduced to Overlanding. But I didn’t have a vehicle to do that with so I sold the van and bought an “Adventure” camper. Long story short, I don’t like pulling something. So that brings us to the present, I’m in the process of selling my camper to put towards an SUV to build out (slowly and cost effectively) as a vehicle to get out on the backroads.

As of this moment I don’t have a vehicle but I’m leaning towards a Toyota 4 Runner or something similar. I’d love some input on this. What are the best mods to make first?

Anyway that’s the short version of what brought me to Overland Bound.

Looking forward to meeting some new people and getting out on the dirt.

Rob
Hello and welcome to the OB family!
 
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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
Greetings! Happy to be part of Overland Bound. I’m retired from the Army. I overlanded a lot when I was in the Army. All over the US Western Deserts, Middle East and Australia. Fun times. Heading to Overland Mtn East in August. I recently added the AEV Snorkel and am due for new tires. Looking at the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W tires. I just moved to TN from the NC mtns to look after my 97 y/o Uncle. So my overlanding will be slowed for the time being. Looking forward to many future adventures. Stay safe! Mark
Hello and welcome to the OB family!
 
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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
Name is Jason, and just got my F150 a little over a week ago. Can't wait to get out there, explore. We typically do Broken Bow, OK; Grand Lake, CO; and other locations.

I have zero experience in overlanding, or four wheeling in general.
Hello and welcome to the OB family!
 
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Shahn Brown

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Enthusiast III

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

29302

Name is Jason, and just got my F150 a little over a week ago. Can't wait to get out there, explore. We typically do Broken Bow, OK; Grand Lake, CO; and other locations.

I have zero experience in overlanding, or four wheeling in general.
Hello Jason and welcome to Overland Bound!
 

CecilFnOtter

Rank I
Member
Adventure

Contributor I

233
Reno, NV, USA
First Name
Clay
Last Name
Petrucci
Member #

28773

Hi all!

My name’s Clay. Upon buying a half-capable vehicle I’ve decided it’s time to begin after being a long time follower, but driving FWD wagons..

I’ve got a new Subaru Outback XT that’s just begging to go have fun. Nothing insane. AWD just can’t hang. But she’s my daily. The goal is to maximize drivability and overland potential to the best of my ability. She won’t keep up with a Tundra, but probably be more pleasant to take to work.

Anyhow, I’m out in Reno, NV, just getting started, and damn excited!
 

Contributor II

98
Olympia, WA, USA
First Name
Bjorn
Last Name
Odinsson
Service Branch
US Army
Hi all!

My name’s Clay. Upon buying a half-capable vehicle I’ve decided it’s time to begin after being a long time follower, but driving FWD wagons..

I’ve got a new Subaru Outback XT that’s just begging to go have fun. Nothing insane. AWD just can’t hang. But she’s my daily. The goal is to maximize drivability and overland potential to the best of my ability. She won’t keep up with a Tundra, but probably be more pleasant to take to work.

Anyhow, I’m out in Reno, NV, just getting started, and damn excited!
LOL, I am damn excited for you too!! I know how it feels to be a newbie (by like 8 weeks). :grinning:

Let us know how your adventures go please!

Skol ~ SotN
Land Viking Adventures
 
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Canderson94

Rank I
Member
Adventure

Contributor I

233
Steamboat Springs, CO, USA
First Name
Chase
Last Name
Anderson
Member #

28762

Hello everyone! Been debating joining Overland Bound and finally pulled the trigger. I’ve been off-roading my entire life and recently moved to Steamboat Springs CO. I’m looking forward to meeting some of you all out on the trail! 3F46CAFE-D0BA-4BA2-837F-0A30AB84CA0B.jpeg
 

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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!

My name’s Clay. Upon buying a half-capable vehicle I’ve decided it’s time to begin after being a long time follower, but driving FWD wagons..

I’ve got a new Subaru Outback XT that’s just begging to go have fun. Nothing insane. AWD just can’t hang. But she’s my daily. The goal is to maximize drivability and overland potential to the best of my ability. She won’t keep up with a Tundra, but probably be more pleasant to take to work.

Anyhow, I’m out in Reno, NV, just getting started, and damn excited!
Hello Clay, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
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Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hello everyone! Been debating joining Overland Bound and finally pulled the trigger. I’ve been off-roading my entire life and recently moved to Steamboat Springs CO. I’m looking forward to meeting some of you all out on the trail! View attachment 205708
Hello Chase, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
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Phoenix, AZ, USA
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rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hello!!

My name is Mat! Paramedic in Southeast Michigan.

1) I drive a Tacoma, attached is a photo!
matschildt

2) Oakland County, Michigan!
3) 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road
4) Minimal experience, but life experience from living in the bush in NWT Canada
Hello Mat, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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