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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 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 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
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 family and thank you for your service.
 

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
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 (@LetsGetLostOutside), welcome to Overland Bound. I am your Southwest Region Member Rep for Texas. There's plenty of good folks here that you can learn from.

There are a couple DFW area meetups you can check out here: DFW OB meet and greet & DFW - Meet & Greet

Local information and involvement opportunities can be found here: Southwest Region (AZ/NM/TX/OK)

Looking to meet fellow members? Check out the Meet-Up event page: Overland Bound Meetups

Events in the SW region can be found here: Overland Bound Events SW Region

Want to know what members are planning? You can find out here: Overland Trip Planning

Also, if you are on Facebook, feel free to join us there as well - Overland Bound – Southwest

If you have any questions, please just let me know.
 
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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
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 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 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 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!!

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 the OB family and thank you for your service.
 
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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 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 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
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 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
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 and Welcome to the OB family!
 
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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

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 and welcome to Overland Bound!
 
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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

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 and welcome to Overland Bound!
 
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Contributor I

60
McKinney, TX, USA
First Name
Jason
Last Name
Johnson
Hello Jason (@LetsGetLostOutside), welcome to Overland Bound. I am your Southwest Region Member Rep for Texas. There's plenty of good folks here that you can learn from.

There are a couple DFW area meetups you can check out here: DFW OB meet and greet & DFW - Meet & Greet

Local information and involvement opportunities can be found here: Southwest Region (AZ/NM/TX/OK)

Looking to meet fellow members? Check out the Meet-Up event page: Overland Bound Meetups

Events in the SW region can be found here: Overland Bound Events SW Region

Want to know what members are planning? You can find out here: Overland Trip Planning

Also, if you are on Facebook, feel free to join us there as well - Overland Bound – Southwest

If you have any questions, please just let me know.
Awesome stuff, looking forward to meeting everyone!
 

Big G

NorthWest Region Member Rep Southern OR
Member

Member III

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

20763

Ham Callsign
KJ7MZB
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 the OB community,
 

Iridium

US Rocky Mtn. Member Rep. CO: Ft. Collins Area
Member

Enthusiast III

2,423
Fort Collins, CO, USA
First Name
Aleem
Last Name
Qureshi
Member #

23204

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
Welcome to the community Chase! Keep an eye on Rally Point we have a fairly active community here in Colorado and are always getting together. Also come say hi in the Rocky Mtn members forum! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions (I'm in Fort Collins).

Hopefully we get to meet you soon! Cheers
 
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Dusther210

Rank VI
Member

Influencer I

4,765
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
First Name
Dustin
Last Name
Helms
Member #

24720

Ham Callsign
KD2UNH
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
Welcome to OB Mat! Greetings from NJ!
 
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