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Jacob McCandles

Rank I
Member
Adventure

Contributor I

233
5313 Colorado Blvd, North Richland Hills, TX 76180
First Name
Doug
Last Name
Faries
Member #

28779

Hello everyone! New to Overlanding. I've camped in the past, fished and bird hunted. My wife and I love the outdoors and want to learn more. We are retired, live in North East Tarrant County, just outside Ft Worth, TX. I have a 2005 Chevy Avalanche Z71 that has never failed me! Very interested to learn what if any upgrades would be necessary for what we are looking to do.
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hello all. Just looking to see what’s up with folks in the overlanding arena. I have a 2020Tacoma OR Access Cab that I am setting up for overlanding. I am really intrigued with the latest designs of pullout camp kitchens.
Hello Walter, 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 everyone! New to Overlanding. I've camped in the past, fished and bird hunted. My wife and I love the outdoors and want to learn more. We are retired, live in North East Tarrant County, just outside Ft Worth, TX. I have a 2005 Chevy Avalanche Z71 that has never failed me! Very interested to learn what if any upgrades would be necessary for what we are looking to do.
Hello Doug, welcome to Overland Bound. Doug it’s best to not put your actual address on the web, please update and make it just your hometown.
 

Contributor I

60
Simcoe, ON, Canada
First Name
Eric
Last Name
Ratch
Hello from Ontario Canada. Running a 2011 Nissan Xterra. Experienced camper / outdoors person, overland novice.

2011 Xterra S
2.5” front lift, 2” rear. BFG KO2 33” tires.
Some mods including:
-full set of diy skid plates
-on board air compressor
-Auxbeam auxiliary controller
-XTP IMS
-Maxxhaul roof basket
-Uniden 520 cb radio
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BonesPeace

Rank I
Member

Member I

233
San Jose, CA, USA
First Name
Larry
Last Name
Peace
Member #

29660

New Members,

Welcome to the Overland Bound community! Please take a few moments to introduce yourself so we can get to know you!

A few things you might want to include in your introduction are:

1) Picture! If you have a rig, we want to see it!
2) Location (General area is fine)
3) Rig (Year, Make, Model, etc.)
4) Overlanding Experience Background (Novice or Experienced, you're welcome here!)

We're glad you've found us and look forward to sharing our adventures with you!

In addition to getting to know you, here are the guideline sent to all Moderators of the forums. It's a natural reflection of our community, and what Overland Bound is all about:

From @administrator
  • Overlanding is: "Vehicle Dependent Travel". Nothing else.
  • We will not further define "overlanding".
  • "Capable" depends on the requirements of the trip, and we take that very seriously.
  • You are an Overlander: Overlanding is for everyone who has exploration and adventure in their heart, or, who need to be reinvigorated by connecting with nature. Nature is unforgiving. You must rise to a certain level of personal awareness to survive. Sound right? Overlanding is for you.
  • Encourage uncomplicated ventures into the great outdoors. Don't over pack.
  • Be prepared, and understand basic requirements. Question folks, to be sure they are aware of what is required. Don't assume.
  • Share without reservation, trip locations, and information.
  • It doesn't matter what you drive: The only requirement of an Overlander is that the vehicle serves the job required, safely.
  • We do not care about make or model.
  • We do not engage in "this is better than that" competitions.
  • We DO give advice about how to make your vehicle ready for what you need. Share knowledge.
  • Humility.
  • We respect, fear, and protect nature.
  • "I don't know" is a great answer.
  • We don’t brag about exploits.
  • We seek answers from the community when we don’t know.
  • We engage in the very smallest of interactions.
Hello. And thanks for letting me join. My name is Larry. I’m from San Jose CA. I’m a novice at overlanding. But we do lots of camping. When I was younger we loved to go backpacking. But those days are done. I drive a 2020 Honda Passport 2WD. But my plans are to add accessories to in and do fire roads. lol.
Here’s a picture.
 

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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
Hello everyone! New to Overlanding. I've camped in the past, fished and bird hunted. My wife and I love the outdoors and want to learn more. We are retired, live in North East Tarrant County, just outside Ft Worth, TX. I have a 2005 Chevy Avalanche Z71 that has never failed me! Very interested to learn what if any upgrades would be necessary for what we are looking to do.
Hello Doug, welcome to the OB community.
 
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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 from Ontario Canada. Running a 2011 Nissan Xterra. Experienced camper / outdoors person, overland novice.

2011 Xterra S
2.5” front lift, 2” rear. BFG KO2 33” tires.
Some mods including:
-full set of diy skid plates
-on board air compressor
-Auxbeam auxiliary controller
-XTP IMS
-Maxxhaul roof basket
-Uniden 520 cb radio
View attachment 205812
Hello Eric, 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. And thanks for letting me join. My name is Larry. I’m from San Jose CA. I’m a novice at overlanding. But we do lots of camping. When I was younger we loved to go backpacking. But those days are done. I drive a 2020 Honda Passport 2WD. But my plans are to add accessories to in and do fire roads. lol.
Here’s a picture.
Hello Larry, welcome to Overland Bound.
 

Visionmercury

Rank IV
Member
Adventure

Influencer II

902
Saint Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri, United States
First Name
Brent
Last Name
LaBonde
Member #

28495

Hello , I'm Brent from St.Charles Mo. Have been camping , hiking, fishing ,hunting 4 wheeling off and on most of my life . Recently got my kids and girlfriend into it all now, so we big plans in the next couple yrs to do and across the country

2004 toyota sequoia
2.5 arb/ome lift 33x12.5
Sherpa rack w/arb awning
Still in progress
 

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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 , I'm Brent from St.Charles Mo. Have been camping , hiking, fishing ,hunting 4 wheeling off and on most of my life . Recently got my kids and girlfriend into it all now, so we big plans in the next couple yrs to do and across the country

2004 toyota sequoia
2.5 arb/ome lift 33x12.5
Sherpa rack w/arb awning
Still in progress
Hello Brent, welcome to Overland Bound.
 

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 all. Just looking to see what’s up with folks in the overlanding arena. I have a 2020Tacoma OR Access Cab that I am setting up for overlanding. I am really intrigued with the latest designs of pullout camp kitchens.
Hello Walter, 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! New to Overlanding. I've camped in the past, fished and bird hunted. My wife and I love the outdoors and want to learn more. We are retired, live in North East Tarrant County, just outside Ft Worth, TX. I have a 2005 Chevy Avalanche Z71 that has never failed me! Very interested to learn what if any upgrades would be necessary for what we are looking to do.
Hello Doug (@Jacob McCandles), welcome to Overland Bound. I am your Southwest Region Member Rep for Texas. Congrats on the retirement. Upgrades would depend on what you plan to do. Your Avalanche is already pretty capable for most anything outside of something extreme, like rock crawling. Lots of great folks on here you can get advice 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
Hello from Ontario Canada. Running a 2011 Nissan Xterra. Experienced camper / outdoors person, overland novice.

2011 Xterra S
2.5” front lift, 2” rear. BFG KO2 33” tires.
Some mods including:
-full set of diy skid plates
-on board air compressor
-Auxbeam auxiliary controller
-XTP IMS
-Maxxhaul roof basket
-Uniden 520 cb radio
View attachment 205812
Hello Eric, 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. And thanks for letting me join. My name is Larry. I’m from San Jose CA. I’m a novice at overlanding. But we do lots of camping. When I was younger we loved to go backpacking. But those days are done. I drive a 2020 Honda Passport 2WD. But my plans are to add accessories to in and do fire roads. lol.
Here’s a picture.
Hello Larry, welcome to the OB family.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Shahn Brown