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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 all
So-cal resident
2015 chevrolet express 2500 2wd

Novice or below overland experience.

Im fascinated by overlanding. Im currently just enjoying camping out of the van.

I look forward to some casual events to meet some new folks.
Hello Garret, welcome to the OB family.
 

thrive_ovrlnd

Rank II
Member
Adventure

Contributor III

357
Texas, USA
First Name
Erik
Last Name
Marsh
Member #

29996

Ham Callsign
n/a
Howdy. First name is Erik.

Located in Texas, San Marcos area for now. But getting ready to hit the road for a while. Sabbatical I guess you would say.

2019 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4. Lift, tires, wheels, and all the various bits to support a long trip.

Would say I'm "novice +" maybe? Or Moderate? Was a COLT Platoon Sergeant and team chief in the Army for the 3rd ACR plus a longtime offroader in Jeeps (currently own my 13th - a '99 XJ). Have done trips to the Big Bend Region and a trip up to Wyoming and back through the Alpine Loop area, so definitely more than a "beginner". But the trip I'm prepping for is going to be my first time traveling for weeks to months since I received my DD-214.

Don't yet have a website/blog/etc. set up but do have a Facebook page, Thrive Overland, and the usual instagram, thrive_overland.

The pic is my setup from my trip last summer. I have since moved on to a bedrack+RTT.

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Bengt N

Rank VI
Member
Expedition
Adventure

Inventor II

4,176
Sparreholm, Södermanland, Sweden
First Name
Bengt
Last Name
Nordrup
Member #

30728

Howdy. First name is Erik.

Located in Texas, San Marcos area for now. But getting ready to hit the road for a while. Sabbatical I guess you would say.

2019 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4. Lift, tires, wheels, and all the various bits to support a long trip.

Would say I'm "novice +" maybe? Or Moderate? Was a COLT Platoon Sergeant and team chief in the Army for the 3rd ACR plus a longtime offroader in Jeeps (currently own my 13th - a '99 XJ). Have done trips to the Big Bend Region and a trip up to Wyoming and back through the Alpine Loop area, so definitely more than a "beginner". But the trip I'm prepping for is going to be my first time traveling for weeks to months since I received my DD-214.

Don't yet have a website/blog/etc. set up but do have a Facebook page, Thrive Overland, and the usual instagram, thrive_overland.

The pic is my setup from my trip last summer. I have since moved on to a bedrack+RTT.

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Hallo Erik
Welcome to OBO
WBR
Bengt N
Sweden
 

JoeInMo

Rank 0

Contributor I

68
Franklin County, MO, USA
First Name
Joe
Last Name
Pendergrass
I live in Franklin Co., Missouri, and being a BSA leader keeps me busy in my spare time.
I get to spend a considerable amount of time in the woods and on the water as part of my job.
I would call myself experienced from my years as a mechanic in the Army and having to recover vehicles from operators that did not know how to drive off-road.
Recently sold my 96 XJ and regretted it the same day. Looking for a replacement ASAP.
 

Bengt N

Rank VI
Member
Expedition
Adventure

Inventor II

4,176
Sparreholm, Södermanland, Sweden
First Name
Bengt
Last Name
Nordrup
Member #

30728

I live in Franklin Co., Missouri, and being a BSA leader keeps me busy in my spare time.
I get to spend a considerable amount of time in the woods and on the water as part of my job.
I would call myself experienced from my years as a mechanic in the Army and having to recover vehicles from operators that did not know how to drive off-road.
Recently sold my 96 XJ and regretted it the same day. Looking for a replacement ASAP.
Hallo Joe
Welcome to OBO
WBR
Bengt N
Sweden
 

Bengt N

Rank VI
Member
Expedition
Adventure

Inventor II

4,176
Sparreholm, Södermanland, Sweden
First Name
Bengt
Last Name
Nordrup
Member #

30728

Hi all
So-cal resident
2015 chevrolet express 2500 2wd

Novice or below overland experience.

Im fascinated by overlanding. Im currently just enjoying camping out of the van.

I look forward to some casual events to meet some new folks.
Hallo Garret
Welcome to OBO
WBR
Bengt N
Sweden
 

Shahn

Rank VI
Member
Adventure

Steward I

4,388
Snohomish County, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Howdy. First name is Erik.

Located in Texas, San Marcos area for now. But getting ready to hit the road for a while. Sabbatical I guess you would say.

2019 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4. Lift, tires, wheels, and all the various bits to support a long trip.

Would say I'm "novice +" maybe? Or Moderate? Was a COLT Platoon Sergeant and team chief in the Army for the 3rd ACR plus a longtime offroader in Jeeps (currently own my 13th - a '99 XJ). Have done trips to the Big Bend Region and a trip up to Wyoming and back through the Alpine Loop area, so definitely more than a "beginner". But the trip I'm prepping for is going to be my first time traveling for weeks to months since I received my DD-214.

Don't yet have a website/blog/etc. set up but do have a Facebook page, Thrive Overland, and the usual instagram, thrive_overland.

The pic is my setup from my trip last summer. I have since moved on to a bedrack+RTT.

View attachment 221352
Hello Erik, welcome to Overland Bound!
 

Bengt N

Rank VI
Member
Expedition
Adventure

Inventor II

4,176
Sparreholm, Södermanland, Sweden
First Name
Bengt
Last Name
Nordrup
Member #

30728

Hi all
So-cal resident
2015 chevrolet express 2500 2wd

Novice or below overland experience.

Im fascinated by overlanding. Im currently just enjoying camping out of the van.

I look forward to some casual events to meet some new folks.
Hallo Garret
Welcome to OBO
WBR
Bengt N
Sweden
 

Shahn

Rank VI
Member
Adventure

Steward I

4,388
Snohomish County, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

I live in Franklin Co., Missouri, and being a BSA leader keeps me busy in my spare time.
I get to spend a considerable amount of time in the woods and on the water as part of my job.
I would call myself experienced from my years as a mechanic in the Army and having to recover vehicles from operators that did not know how to drive off-road.
Recently sold my 96 XJ and regretted it the same day. Looking for a replacement ASAP.
Hello Joe, 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
Howdy. First name is Erik.

Located in Texas, San Marcos area for now. But getting ready to hit the road for a while. Sabbatical I guess you would say.

2019 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4. Lift, tires, wheels, and all the various bits to support a long trip.

Would say I'm "novice +" maybe? Or Moderate? Was a COLT Platoon Sergeant and team chief in the Army for the 3rd ACR plus a longtime offroader in Jeeps (currently own my 13th - a '99 XJ). Have done trips to the Big Bend Region and a trip up to Wyoming and back through the Alpine Loop area, so definitely more than a "beginner". But the trip I'm prepping for is going to be my first time traveling for weeks to months since I received my DD-214.

Don't yet have a website/blog/etc. set up but do have a Facebook page, Thrive Overland, and the usual instagram, thrive_overland.

The pic is my setup from my trip last summer. I have since moved on to a bedrack+RTT.

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Hello Erik (@thrive_ovrlnd ), welcome to Overland Bound and thank you for your service. I am your Southwest Region Member Rep for Texas. Sounds like you are well on your way to all the adventure you could want. Hope to catch you at a meet sometime.

Being in San Marcos, you have a couple choices to pick from as meet ups go. There is a San Antonio meetup here: San Antonio Monthly Meetup - Eisenhauer Park
The one we attend is in Round Rock: Recurring - 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

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
I live in Franklin Co., Missouri, and being a BSA leader keeps me busy in my spare time.
I get to spend a considerable amount of time in the woods and on the water as part of my job.
I would call myself experienced from my years as a mechanic in the Army and having to recover vehicles from operators that did not know how to drive off-road.
Recently sold my 96 XJ and regretted it the same day. Looking for a replacement ASAP.
Hello Joe, welcome to the OB family and thank you for your service.
 

D4R4x4

Rank V
Member
Adventure
Investor

Advocate I

1,890
Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Timmons
Member #

29918

Hello all,
Just joined up today but have been camping/backpacking for years.
Currently working on my XJ to get some cool rooftop gear and redundant power, hoping to meet some groups/find some areas to go out and camp.
I live in Mesa/Phoenix, Az down by the salt, often head North.
Got linked here due to the heat exchanger/shower thread and going to give that a shot!

Forum looks awesome.
Welcome to the OB community. Glad to have you. There is lots of good info here. And if you don't see something you are looking for. Post a question. We will help out with whatever info we can.
 

D4R4x4

Rank V
Member
Adventure
Investor

Advocate I

1,890
Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Timmons
Member #

29918

Hey all!

I just joined and bought a 2012 Toyota Tacoma TRD Offroad. I've had a Jeep TJ and CJ7 in the past, I grew up wheeling in central/southern California (Rubicon/Deer Valley/Anza Borrego/etc). I love in Western Washington state now.

Me and my wife are planning a week long roadtrip to Southern California and back at the end of February, I'll take plenty of pictures and post what I can!

I'm getting away from hard-core trails and getting more into distance travel and exploration. Hoping to meet some cool people along the way.
Welcome to the OB community!
 

D4R4x4

Rank V
Member
Adventure
Investor

Advocate I

1,890
Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Timmons
Member #

29918

Hi everyone, we have been overlanding for quite a few years(since 2012). But, we were truly novices in the beginning. We had a 2014 RAm 1500 with a 24ft trailer at first. We didn't think we would like roughing it out in the real outdoors :) To our surprise, probably after our 2 trip we decide to sell the trailer and just camp out with our truck. No special equipment, we would just load up the truck with as much as possible and go for 2-3 days.
As time went on and we got more serious about it. We purchased our first tent and rigged our Ram for a decent overlanding setup. After just over a year and a half we sold our truck. We replaced it with a newer RAM 1500 and we just finished building our dedicated overland trailer. We will become supporters in the next month and we hope to see out in the trails. Cheers

The original 2014 RAM 1500 it all started here.
2014 RAM 1500 by Paulo Oliveira, on Flickr


2019 Truck with upgraded suspension, Falcon Teraflex, Cooper AT3 XLT tires and Vision Wheels. The ride was awesome and we traveled from coast to cost in it.
2014 RAM 1500 by Paulo Oliveira, on Flickr

First Overland setup with RTT
Wand3ram tent a by Paulo Oliveira, on Flickr

New 2021 Stock truck, it only lasted a few weeks :)
2021 Ram by Paulo Oliveira, on Flickr

New setup with Icon Suspension, 2in lift, New Cooper AT3 XLT tires and Vision Tactical wheels and Century Ultra Camper
21 RAM Laramie MOD a by Paulo Oliveira, on Flickr

The new set up our custom built overland trailer!!!
Trailer j by Paulo Oliveira, on Flickr

If you guys have any question please feel free to ask.
Nice pics. Awesome to see the progress and changes you have made. I like the overland trailer. Small but functional. Welcome to the OB community!
 

D4R4x4

Rank V
Member
Adventure
Investor

Advocate I

1,890
Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Timmons
Member #

29918

Hi all, new member from Michigan. Been boondockin/overlanding with my SXS for about 6 years. Last year, I decided to share it on my youtube page and created a channel along with a facebook group to share experiences with other folks interested in this excellent way to spend time! I love the outdoors and exploring trails/areas. Primarily, I ride in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

My FB group and channel are in my details if you are interested in taking a look.

Thanks!!
Welcome to the OB community!
 

D4R4x4

Rank V
Member
Adventure
Investor

Advocate I

1,890
Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Timmons
Member #

29918

D4R4x4

Rank V
Member
Adventure
Investor

Advocate I

1,890
Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Timmons
Member #

29918

Hi Everyone,

New to the group and excited to start on some new adventures.

We are a family of 5 from Massachusetts and love the outdoors like everyone else here. We have a girl and two boys, our daughter is a photographer and out boys have been into scouting since they were very young, my wife and I were there scout leaders until our youngest moved up to Boy Scouts. Our hobbies are mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, and we love camping.

With that said we are new to overlanding and in the process of building our rig.

Our rig: 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave

Hopefully we will see you guys out there. Enjoy
Welcome to the OB community!