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Robert OB 33/48

Mid Europe Region Director
Founder 500
Member
Expedition
Supporter

Pathfinder III

4,697
Gaanderen
First Name
Robert
Last Name
Keim
Member #

0033

Hej y'all. I am so stoked to be a member of such a great community. My plans for the upcoming year are to meet as many overland outdoor enthusiasts here in northern Europe especially northern Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.

I am 31 years old and a future PE high school teacher, part-time paramedic, swift water rescue technician, and rooftop rent company owner. I am currently driving a 2007 Volvo XC70 cause I think that's the perfect mix of city and adventure car.

Every hour spend in the outdoors is just like a vacation for the soul. Some friends and I are building solid connections and trying to explore the region.

Even though many of you are familiar with the legal situation in Germany. Most of the forest roads are private property with makes it pretty hard and exhausting to explore without getting into discussions. For sure, we have to respect the land of others, and sometimes people are pretty open-minded to permit legal passage.

I hope for a great sharing of gear, tips, and for new adventures to come.

Hook me up when you are around.

Stay safe and open-minded

Thore

#treatmothernaturewithrespect
Hello Thore,

Welcome to the Forum, but most of all welcome to the community.

If I can help with questions, and providing info I am happy to do so.

Just go to the Europe section of this forum to find more specific info about Europe.

You will find nearly everything on the forum in generall about Overlanding. So just dive in and have fun.

Iam sorry I reacted late, but being on the road last week to Bad Kissingen did make it a bit difficult to react.
So, I hope you can forgive me.


Join us also in the whatsapp group for Mid Europe and our Facebook page.

Facebook Groups



Europe Overland Bound



Enjoy your stay here and I hope to see you somewhere out on a track/event.



Greetings from Robert
 

Robert OB 33/48

Mid Europe Region Director
Founder 500
Member
Expedition
Supporter

Pathfinder III

4,697
Gaanderen
First Name
Robert
Last Name
Keim
Member #

0033

Hello Overland Bound Members,

my Name is Markus Hagen. I am located in the middle of Germany and plan to travel all over Europe. My experience so far is on shorter trips to the woods around my hometown and on vacations with my three daughters. We go on trips together mostly to Denmark to ride our Kite Buggies on the beaches. Therefor a 4x4 comes in handy to drag a trailer onto the beach.

I have a faible for Land Rover Defenders. I happen to own 4 of them. My excuse is that we have three girls and they should have their cars, too.

I learned to love camping and campfires since I travel a lot for business reasons and hotel stays are of no value to me anymore. Thank goodness I was able to convince my girls, but sadly my wife has not participated yet.

I am develop an INSTAGRAM account with pictures of my and other peoples cars - mainly Defenders: @landroverdefender007

I am looking forward to meeting other overlanders in Europe and I hope that this community will grow strongly in Europe so that we get good networking-effects like you guys in the US.
Hello Markus,

It was great to meet up with you at Bad Kissingen and having a good chat around the campfire.
Hope to see you soon on a trip or event. Just watch the Rally Points and maybe you like to join one.

Welcome to the Forum, but most of all welcome to the community.

If I can help with questions, and providing info I am happy to do so.

Just go to the Europe section of this forum to find more specific info about Europe.

You will find nearly everything on the forum in generall about Overlanding. So just dive in and have fun.



Join us also in the whatsapp group for Mid Europe and our Facebook page.

Facebook Groups



Europe Overland Bound



Enjoy your stay here and I hope to see you somewhere out on a track/event.



Greetings from Robert
 

Overlanding Lawyer

Rank IV
Member
Adventure

Advocate II

1,033
Fayetteville, GA, USA
First Name
Tom
Last Name
Kirkbride
Member #

30006

Ham Callsign
K1EOD
Service Branch
Army
Hello everyone,

North Carolina Fort Bragg Area

1992 FJ80 1HDT
2018 4Runner

Just started getting into overlanding while in Colorado. Looking to get move involved and increase the rigs capability.
Hello and welcome from Atlanta… learn, grow, share… get out there..
 

Eric42

Rank 0

Contributor I

60
Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States
First Name
Eric
Last Name
Fanning
New Members,

Welcome to the Overland Bound community! Please take a few moments to introduce yourself so we can get to know you! Hi I'm Eric I've got a 99 jeep xj that I'm going to turn into my overland vehicle, I also have a 79 international scout ii but I'm not going to start cutting into it just yet. I grew up in Colorado and have been 4 wheeling my whole life but just recently discovered overlanding I have a lot to learn about how to outfit my rig

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.
 
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ClaytonS

Rank 0

Contributor I

60
Griswold, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
First Name
Clayton
Last Name
Sheeder
Good morning, I am from south west Iowa, New to overlanding. Just went to Rendezvous in the Ozarks put on by Natural State Overland. I am planning on going to the MOORE expo in April. Currently I am in a Jeep Liberty Renegade, I have a 92 Bronco that I am considering building.
 

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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Contributor II

1,300
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Good morning, I am from south west Iowa, New to overlanding. Just went to Rendezvous in the Ozarks put on by Natural State Overland. I am planning on going to the MOORE expo in April. Currently I am in a Jeep Liberty Renegade, I have a 92 Bronco that I am considering building.
Hello Clayton, welcome to Overland Bound.
 

Roots66

SouthWest Region Member Rep Texas
Member

Member III

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

16968

Service Branch
USAF / FEMA CERT

Roots66

SouthWest Region Member Rep Texas
Member

Member III

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

16968

Service Branch
USAF / FEMA CERT
Location: Frisco, TX

Vehicle: 2021 4Runner TRD

Experience: Novice

Excited to get the new rig dirty
Hello John (@Maigsdad1 ), welcome to Overland Bound. I am your Southwest Region Member Rep for Texas. Looks like you are ready to go. Lots of great folks up 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.
 

Roots66

SouthWest Region Member Rep Texas
Member

Member III

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

16968

Service Branch
USAF / FEMA CERT
Rig: 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave (lightly modified)
Location: Dallas/Ft Worth
Overland Experience: Novice
Camping Experience: Moderate

Love to explore and to be out in nature. Looking for common ground with other adventurers. 2 wheel - mountain bike/motorcycle. 4 wheel - Using my Jeep to get to unique and serene places.

Darren S.
Hello Darren (@ROKOffroad ), welcome to Overland Bound. I am your Southwest Region Member Rep for Texas. Lots of folks joining from the DFW area. You're in good company.

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.
 

Roots66

SouthWest Region Member Rep Texas
Member

Member III

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

16968

Service Branch
USAF / FEMA CERT
New here from Wexford, PA (just North of Pittsburgh).
Vehicle: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe
Experience: Novice Overlander

Hoping to help encourage identification of more offload and overland routes in and near SW PA.
Hello David, welcome to the OB family.
 

Roots66

SouthWest Region Member Rep Texas
Member

Member III

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

16968

Service Branch
USAF / FEMA CERT
Hello fellow Overland Bound members!
My name is Jason Brown and I am from Red Deer, Alberta.
My primary vehicle is my Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
I am also working on outfitting my 2019 Ram Warlock for adventure as well.
I camp or travel almost every weekend and weekday if work permits.
I am also one of the founders of the Alberta Outdoor Adventure Expo with my fellow OB member Dave from Blindman Overland.
I look forward to joining in on adventures and meeting some of you.
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Hello Jason, welcome to the OB family.
 

Roots66

SouthWest Region Member Rep Texas
Member

Member III

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

16968

Service Branch
USAF / FEMA CERT
Hi, my name is Joey and I found this because I was checking out my neighbors overland build of his Subaru Outback.

I’m in Studio City, Ca.
I have a 2011 Porsche Cayenne S
I have been running trails for years in Angeles Forest and the Mojave desert. Mostly in old 1st gen Durangos.

I’m looking forward to building out my Cayenne and hitting the trails.
Hello Joey, welcome to the OB family.
 

Roots66

SouthWest Region Member Rep Texas
Member

Member III

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

16968

Service Branch
USAF / FEMA CERT
Hello Overland Bound Members,

my Name is Markus Hagen. I am located in the middle of Germany and plan to travel all over Europe. My experience so far is on shorter trips to the woods around my hometown and on vacations with my three daughters. We go on trips together mostly to Denmark to ride our Kite Buggies on the beaches. Therefor a 4x4 comes in handy to drag a trailer onto the beach.

I have a faible for Land Rover Defenders. I happen to own 4 of them. My excuse is that we have three girls and they should have their cars, too.

I learned to love camping and campfires since I travel a lot for business reasons and hotel stays are of no value to me anymore. Thank goodness I was able to convince my girls, but sadly my wife has not participated yet.

I am develop an INSTAGRAM account with pictures of my and other peoples cars - mainly Defenders: @landroverdefender007

I am looking forward to meeting other overlanders in Europe and I hope that this community will grow strongly in Europe so that we get good networking-effects like you guys in the US.
Hello Markus, welcome to the OB family.