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Overland-Jeff

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Contributor I

233
Torrance, CA
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5514

0519171745c.jpg 0519171836.jpg 0519171730a.jpg Hey there!

I'm Jeff from Torrance, CA.
I'm pretty much a novice overlander, though I've done a handful of trails. As in count them on one hand.
My rig is a 2001 Subaru Outback, with all the fluffy lazy luxury options. I got that one because it has the flat 6, which will suite me in the long run. Currently 100% stock, though I have General Grabber tires coming in the next day or so.

These pics are from my trip to Borrego Springs last Friday. The last is me trying to decided if I could make it up the hill on the lower Coyote Canyon trail on my 5 year old stock street tires. If I'd pushed ... probably. But it was late in the day, sun straight in my face, no traction, and I didn't want to break the car. Won't get to try again for another six months as the Coyote Canyon trail closes seasonally on June 1st. By then I'll also have a skid plate, maybe a mild lift.

There were a couple of water crossings, which was a first for me. The first one follows the stream, and my friend though the trail ended there. I went nope and plunged right in. Not even up to the doors, no problem!

Heading out this coming Friday to some local trails, then back to Borrego Springs the week after to go explore. I think I may be hooked.

-Jeff
 
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SAFETYRUNNER

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Off-Road Ranger I

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
First Name
Ken
Last Name
Brown
Member #

4979

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Hello. Philadelphia PA here. Love hiking, camping, and Photography.
My rig is a 2017 T4R Off-Road Prem. She is only two weeks old.
Guess I'm a novice (unless car camping is considered overlanding..lol)
Welcome from the hood - Willow Grove actually. I also have a new T4R Trail (6 months). Always happy to talk Toyota, Trail or prime versus zoom while hiking.


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CO Avalanche

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Traveler I

60
Denver
Hey from Colorado
Defiantly a rookie, only one or two trips under my belt
I have a 03 chevy avalanche
I've done some work to it here and there, but by far the coolest is the tent that attaches to the bed with the mid gat of the avalanche it makes it a great sleeping area.
Other then that I'm here to learn as much as I can as well as grow the community .
 

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Kingtom

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Contributor I

233
Devon, UK
Member #

5405

Hi I am Tom from Exeter, Devon in the UK.

Ive become a member since mmeting everyone at the overland Expo in Flagstaff the other day where i then travelled with some friends up to Moab ending in Denver

I own a Landcruiser hdj80 which ive been kitting out for long range travel always ongoing. I ve traveld through europe lots in her, I really love eastern europe especially Romania, Serbia and Bosnia, Ive also recently returned from a trip to Morocco.


I havent had the truck that long but the dream is to drive down the West coast of Africa combining overlanding and surfing whilst trying my hardest not to get shot.

All the best and look forward to the forum and what seems to be a great community

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Tim

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Explorer I

4,213
Oxford, UK
First Name
Tim
Last Name
Lunn
Member #

0671

Hi Everyone,

I'm Will from the UK.

What a great community and resource! Looking forward to sharing experiences and learning new things.

I've been overlanding in some form or other since I was a kid but most recently with my better half and our dog in an old '94 Defender 110 that we've spent literally years rebuilding.

See you all soon!





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Welcome! Especially great to have another member in the UK


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Tim

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Explorer I

4,213
Oxford, UK
First Name
Tim
Last Name
Lunn
Member #

0671

Hi I am Tom from Exeter, Devon in the UK.

Ive become a member since mmeting everyone at the overland Expo in Flagstaff the other day where i then travelled with some friends up to Moab ending in Denver

I own a Landcruiser hdj80 which ive been kitting out for long range travel always ongoing. I ve traveld through europe lots in her, I really love eastern europe especially Romania, Serbia and Bosnia, Ive also recently returned from a trip to Morocco.


I havent had the truck that long but the dream is to drive down the West coast of Africa combining overlanding and surfing whilst trying my hardest not to get shot.

All the best and look forward to the forum and what seems to be a great community

TomView attachment 24345 View attachment 24346 View attachment 24347 View attachment 24348
Hi Tom, welcome! Good to see yet another new member in the UK.


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Tim

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Explorer I

4,213
Oxford, UK
First Name
Tim
Last Name
Lunn
Member #

0671

JUSTIN DELAND

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Traveler I

unnamed.jpg unnamed (1).jpg Aloha! Excited to be apart of the community.

Location: Orange County, CA
Rig: 2015 Toyota 4Runner SR5 / TuffStuff4x4 Tent / 17" TRD Wheels w/ BFG AT KO2 / Leveling Kit
Experience: Novice overlander, experienced camper. Building my rig to be a photography / surf adventure rig.
 
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Blaze

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Traveler I

Hello everyone!
My name is Blaze and I'm from South Orange County.
I have a 2012 Toyota Tacoma DCLB, and have been exploring and camping in the local deserts and forests on my dirtbike all my life but only recently gotten into overlanding. I'm stoked to start my build so I'm able to venture out and enjoy what mother nature has to offer!
My new-born "rig": new.jpg 20170524_185638.jpg
 

Climbnkd

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Contributor I

60
Utah
Hi all,
My name is John but I go by Climbnkd on the forums. I live in Utah and enjoy getting out as much as possible. My rig is a 2001 Toyota Tacoma 4 door. When I hit the dirt I am usually towing my home built teardrop trailer. I have quickly learned that your rig is never complete. There is always something more you want to do to it. It's a real addiction but I love it.

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Austin Bane

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Traveler I

14882247_10208006329851512_6492113751852709789_o.jpg 14856191_10208006341931814_1314223388213659179_o.jpg 15440343_10157774535605005_1566631581841813124_o.jpg 14889739_10208006324771385_125516043701239895_o (1).jpg IMG_1187.jpg Hey yall! My name is Austin from BraveHeart Overland! I know my teammate Eric is on here too I believe. I have an 06 tacoma off road. 4.0 V6. I have some stuff done too it with MANY more additions to come. Starting with the lift, 3 inch procomp lift which will be upgraded shortly to toytec or maybe long travel. I have 33 inch BFG All Terrain KO2's. AllPro standard front bumper. K&N Cold air intake. Black powder coated toyota offroad wheels with rock rash. Bestop Supertop. Roof rack with smittybilt brackets. 42 inch light bar. Got it free, dont know the brand. 1.25 inch wheel spacers. ARB differential breather. AllPro shackle flip kit. custom Skid plates. fog light mod. Im from warrenton Virginia but go to college in Greensboro NC. Always at the Uwharrie National forest and richland road. BraveHeart Overland will be running the Trans-American Trail this summer and vlogging the whole thing on youtube! follow us on youtube and insta if desired! Awesome being apart of Overland Bound!
 

Marcos Jay

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Traveler I

271
Downey Ca
Member #

5706

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Hey everyone, finally became a member, been a fan for a while and finally decided to join.
Im from Socal. Ive only done mild trails, nothing too crazy. Ive been a Toyota fanatic all my life. Did most of my travels in a Tacoma, My current rig is a 2016 Toyota 4Runner, she runs like a beaut. Im getting ready to hit the Mighty 5 in Utah next month. Safe travels everyone, Adventuers out there!
 
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GWNavigator

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Advocate III

1,346
San Jose, CA
Member #

5708

Greetings from Northern California (Bay Area) from a basic family man with adventurous aspirations. With two young kids and two 55lb beasts (dogs), I'm interested in family-friendly overlanding opportunities that won't scare away my crew, but rather will instill a sense of adventure, confidence and basic life skills (like safely operating a clamshell spring compressor, for example).

My designated overland rig and tow vehicle (Conqueror 440 trailer arriving this summer) is a 2016 Toyota Tacoma DCSB TRD Offroad, which as of yet has no modifications except for a Tekonsha brake controller. This will be changing though in the next few weeks in preparation for the 440. My other vehicle is a 2015 4Runner, designated the winter escape mobile - not so much an overlander but does serve as an awesome backup vehicle:

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Though I do not have a huge amount of overlanding experience under my belt, some of the basic components are there. I have the long-distance highway part and camping part mastered. And international travel - check. Definitely can use more experience off-roading, though I did spend a number of months in years past traversing remote northern Canadian logging roads (which in some cases, resemble mud-baths more than roads).

Overall, I'm excited and looking forward to learning and sharing from this group of like-minded folks.

EDIT: Pic of the Tacoma and 440:

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-Dan.
 
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Stuart

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Contributor I

60
Utah
Hi everybody! I am often found playing around in the dirt here in southern Utah. I just bought a manual 2007 Nissan Xterra Off-road that has many mods to come.

Not too experienced with the whole overlanding scene, but that's why I am here in the first place!




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Traveler I

IMG_0142.JPG New as of today. Rookie overlander, but I do take lots of day trips in the foothills of the Rockies outside of Denver. Driving a 2013 wrangler Sahara with a 3 inch lift, bumpers, and 35 inch tires on method wheels. He pic is from one of m favorite spots, but was before the addition of the 35s

Looking to learn lots from this group.
My jeep after the addition of bumpers and wheels/tires
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ACPerez88

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Member

Traveler I

233
Lafayette, CO
Member #

5324

Greetings everyone, call me Drew. I'm brand new to overlanding and have been reading about it and watching videos on it for nearly two years. I've finally pulled the trigger and purchased a brand new 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road and am excited to be joining the Overland Bound community. I'm relocating to the Denver/ Boulder area of Colorado in a week (driving NY to CO June 1st) and excited to start the next chapter of life in my new home. Looking forward to getting to know everyone, learning the ins & outs, and begin outfitting my Taco for overland travel.

 
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Seelyartacus

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Traveler I

233
San Diego
Member #

5200

Hey this is Brendan. I'm from San Diego and spend the majority of time in Baja with the truck. It grew from mainly trying to support surf trips into a beast that's going to help me get to Alaska by way of most of the Rockies and Banff this summer. I have a fairly kitted out 2016 Tacoma and will bevtowing a trailer, a girlfriend, and a little man. I guess I have intermediate experience with some 1000 mile trips but really haven't gotten myself into too much trouble. IMG_2272.JPGIMG_2283.JPGIMG_0380.JPG