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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 all. My name is Michael. I bought a 2017 Subaru Outback last year and have been watching a lot of overlanding YouTube videos as I have never done any off-roading. For now my car is stock but will be making mods next summer if all goes well. Already have my parts list made. Looking forward to heading out into nature for some fun.
Hello Michael, 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
Hey Everyone!

New to the overland game. Ever since childhood, I've always been more/less and outdoorsy person. College, I got my first mountain bike and hit up the local trails, and ever since then I've been hooked to the dirt in one form or another.

Currently have a 2003 Nissan Frontier, and all the years it's been kind to me, and now my wife and 2 kids. Pandemic got us to truly appreciate the outdoors (I'm sure we're not the only ones!), but alas, the miles have taken its toll on the engine, so we had to replace it with a 2015 Tacoma. Our last days with the Nissan are numbered; we'll officially say our goodbyes on Sunday at the local CarMax.

So - that said - the Taco is currently all-stock. No need to post pictures of it when you can just google "2015 Tacoma TRD 4x4 Sport". Looking forward to hearing/learning about overlanding life, and what we can do to our new family rig to extend our camping trips to last more than a few days!
Hello Rommel, 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 all,


My name is Chris Harrell and I’m currently a resident of Midland, Texas. I’ve been stalking the forum for a while now but never got around to doing the whole introduction thing so here it goes. I am new to overlanding but not to wheeling. I used to be into the slow crawling Jeeps (LS powered YJ on tons) but a wife and 2 kids later, I decided that I’d like to do something a little more inclusive of the family. That brings me to where I’m at now.

I thought about equipping my wife’s 2017 Sequoia but I wanted to keep size and maneuverability in mind so I searched and found a really clean 2007 1st gen Sequoia limited in Augusta GA so I snagged it. It’s a smooth reliable rig so far and is bone stock.


I have already purchased a lift, lockers, BFF rear bumper and sliders but I already have another project truck taking up the bay in my shop so installing those goodies may have to wait a bit. I’ll throw up a build thread when I do though.

I look forward to exploring neighboring New Mexico and meeting like minded folks and families within the overlanding community.
Hello Chris (@TexasLandman), welcome to Overland Bound. I am your Southwest Region Member Rep for Texas. Not much out your way as far as meet ups go, but you can always start one! Closest to you would probably be DFW or CTX.

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

As well as the Central Texas Meet in Round Rock: North Central Texas 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.
 

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
Heya,

Recent subscriber to Overland Bound, OB#29081. I'm based out of North Decatur, Georgia. I've started building out a new to me 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. All that's been added at the moment are some new Falken Wildpeak rubber, hitch mount Body Armor skid plate/recovery point, a pair of 3 color led low beam bulbs, and a handheld HAM/CB radio system. Planning on building a unistrut safari rack for it, trimming the bumper, installing a set of Dobinsons Lift Springs for a little more ground clearance, and fabricating anything else I'd need such as underbody protection, full size spare carrier, etc. Newer to overlanding but have done a good amount of camping, backpacking, and cross-country driving. Looking forward to learning from the rest of the members!
Hello Daniel, 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
Howdy! New to Overland Bound, member #29528!

I have a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon and a Patriot Campers X2. I’m an intermediate level overlander, lots of camping and backpacking experience. I’m in the San Antonio, Texas area.
Hello Scott (@scotticus), welcome to Overland Bound. I am your Southwest Region Member Rep for Texas. You're in a great place between San Antonio and Austin.

There is A San Antonio Meet Up here: San Antonio Monthly Meetup - Eisenhauer Park

and our Central Texas Met Up here: North Central Texas Meet & Greet


Houston also has this new meetup if you are ever out that way: Recurring Bryan College Station Meet-up

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.
 

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!
Josh here. Southwest Texas area. Been camping since I was a toddler, now sharing that passion with my kids.
2014 Xterra PRO4X, Roofnest Condor XL RTT along with a 2020 Rockwood 2280 ESP off-road pop up. Love backcountry camping in Big Bend NP and all over NM, CO and UT.
Hello Josh (@OVRLNDX), welcome to Overland Bound. I am your Southwest Region Member Rep for Texas. Not much out your way as far as meet ups go, but you can always start one! Closest to you in TX would probably be DFW or CTX. There are a couple DFW area meetups you can check out here: DFW OB meet and greet & DFW - Meet & Greet As well as the Central Texas Meet in Round Rock: North Central Texas 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.
 

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 OB people ! Name's Brendan and I live in North Carolina. Been all over this great country, but never overlanding ... Gotta change that fast !

I'm doing some mods to my '19 4Runner Off Road and plan on hitting some trails in AZ in November.
Hello Brendan, 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 Adam I’m located in Greenville North Carolina I’ve been a Chrysler mechanic for years and have been heavily into rock crawling but just now getting into over landing I have a 2017 Jeep Wrangler I have been outfitting for more couples over landing trips with my fiancé looking to find more people in my area who are into over landing we have been planning an trip to Utah to visit Moab for two years now finally planning to go In 2022 extremely interested in finding people who could give advise, give input or share their own experiences heck who knows possibly even join along
Hello Adam, 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 everyone.
Been looking at getting into the overland camping experience for a few years now.
Currently own a 2016 Ram Rebel.
We will see if I keep this truck. I will be living Germany for the next 4 years. And may look at getting a new truck when I return stateside. Not sure if there is a big enough overlanding crowd over there to warrant building and investing in my current rig while over there.
Joined OLB to meet people that share the same interests and have experience and perspectives to share.
Hello Matthew, 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
Hello all. My name is Michael. I bought a 2017 Subaru Outback last year and have been watching a lot of overlanding YouTube videos as I have never done any off-roading. For now my car is stock but will be making mods next summer if all goes well. Already have my parts list made. Looking forward to heading out into nature for some fun.
Hello Michael, welcome to the OB family.
 

OVRLNDX

Rank I
Member
Adventure

Contributor I

233
Del Rio, TX, USA
First Name
Josh
Last Name
Overfelt
Member #

29288

Hello Josh (@OVRLNDX), welcome to Overland Bound. I am your Southwest Region Member Rep for Texas. Not much out your way as far as meet ups go, but you can always start one! Closest to you in TX would probably be DFW or CTX. There are a couple DFW area meetups you can check out here: DFW OB meet and greet & DFW - Meet & Greet As well as the Central Texas Meet in Round Rock: North Central Texas 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.
Cool. I appreciate the info. Just got back from Dallas today actually.
 

Crusader

Rank 0

Contributor I

60
Texas
First Name
Donald
Last Name
Wilcox
Service Branch
USAF
First post here. I plan to order a new Gladiator as soon as the divorce is final. (Don't ask unless you want to hear the tawdry details.) I'll be a few months building it to anything overlanding worthy, as I am also looking to buy land and build a barndominium East of DFW. I drive a company vehicle as my DD, so my Gladiator will be lightly used and I can not worry about being DD practical. I used to have a Jeep and miss it. I don't have the desire to get into rock crawling for crawling's sake. I like camping so I'm hoping this will be a good fit.

Hope to meet some of you soon,

Donald
 

Kozysnack

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Educator I

2,623
Austin, Travis County, Texas, United States
First Name
Vance
Last Name
Ely
Member #

28800

Ham Callsign
WRNX949 is my GMRS, haven't taken my test yet but working on the HAM
Service Branch
USAF BRAT
Hello all. My name is Michael. I bought a 2017 Subaru Outback last year and have been watching a lot of overlanding YouTube videos as I have never done any off-roading. For now my car is stock but will be making mods next summer if all goes well. Already have my parts list made. Looking forward to heading out into nature for some fun.
Welcome see you out on the trails
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
First post here. I plan to order a new Gladiator as soon as the divorce is final. (Don't ask unless you want to hear the tawdry details.) I'll be a few months building it to anything overlanding worthy, as I am also looking to buy land and build a barndominium East of DFW. I drive a company vehicle as my DD, so my Gladiator will be lightly used and I can not worry about being DD practical. I used to have a Jeep and miss it. I don't have the desire to get into rock crawling for crawling's sake. I like camping so I'm hoping this will be a good fit.

Hope to meet some of you soon,

Donald
Hello Donald, welcome to Overland Bound.
 

Kozysnack

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Educator I

2,623
Austin, Travis County, Texas, United States
First Name
Vance
Last Name
Ely
Member #

28800

Ham Callsign
WRNX949 is my GMRS, haven't taken my test yet but working on the HAM
Service Branch
USAF BRAT
Hello all. My name is Michael. I bought a 2017 Subaru Outback last year and have been watching a lot of overlanding YouTube videos as I have never done any off-roading. For now my car is stock but will be making mods next summer if all goes well. Already have my parts list made. Looking forward to heading out into nature for some fun.
Welcome, see you out on the trails
 

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
First post here. I plan to order a new Gladiator as soon as the divorce is final. (Don't ask unless you want to hear the tawdry details.) I'll be a few months building it to anything overlanding worthy, as I am also looking to buy land and build a barndominium East of DFW. I drive a company vehicle as my DD, so my Gladiator will be lightly used and I can not worry about being DD practical. I used to have a Jeep and miss it. I don't have the desire to get into rock crawling for crawling's sake. I like camping so I'm hoping this will be a good fit.

Hope to meet some of you soon,

Donald
Hello Donald (@The Crusader), welcome to Overland Bound. I am your Southwest Region Member Rep for Texas. There's some good places to go camping out your way.

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

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