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Cendee

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Hello all!

I’m Jon. From the Chicagoland area. Bought a stock 2018 4Runner (Ellavader) last summer and am currently doing a ton of research so hopefully my family and I can take our first trip this year. Became a OB member yesterday OB#16646

I don’t have experience overlanding nor know anyone who does, but love being outdoors and would love to build up my rig to take some long trips. Thank you all for the advice and experience you have shared on this site so far. Looking forward to keep learning.
Welcome aboard!
 

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Hi ya'll! Chris here. Been camping and offroading for several years but first time combining both. Have a 09 Hummer H3 Championship edition and outfitting with better tires, suspension, and underbody protection in the next few weeks. Hitting Peters Mill Run and Bald Mountain Trail the week of July 4th. Currently reside in the Hampton Roads area of VA.
Welcome from Utah!
 
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Cendee

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Hello!
Location: Philly suburbs
Rig: 2011 Tacoma Access Cab
Experience: Novice. I joined so I can find people to learn from and ride with. I will say that as a kid I would walk the beaches where I grew up with a shovel in hand and 'help' people that were stuck. Over the years I learned how to get people unstuck on the beach if they were dug in. Now it's my turn to get stuck and learn new types of terrain.
Welcome from Utah!
 

Cendee

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Hello! Name is Nick. Glad to be among so many experienced and like minded people!

1) Best of the introductions is the pics!




2) Saint Louis, MO.
3) 1997 LX450
4) Id say i am intermediate. i have a decent history of rigs and camping!
Nice rig. Welcome from Utah!
 

Cendee

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New member here. I’m just a guy that likes to be outside and enjoying the world. I’ve wondered how it must of looked a few hundred years ago. Sometimes when I get off the beaten path I believe I see a glimpse of it. Perhaps you see that too from time to time.
Welcome from Utah
 

keeflester

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Carradale, Scotland
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Keith
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Lester
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Great look forward to meeting you there.
I’m you Regional Director so if you have any questions or I can help with anything please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thanks for the kind words. I’ve become a member, not sure how the group runs yet, do I just turn up at the overland event in April? I’m a died-in-the-wool wild camper, so being in a group of like minded souls will be fun I’m sure.
 

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Thanks for the kind words. I’ve become a member, not sure how the group runs yet, do I just turn up at the overland event in April? I’m a died-in-the-wool wild camper, so being in a group of like minded souls will be fun I’m sure.
Would love to see more pictures of the inside of your Van. I love them so much!
 

Polaris Overland

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Thanks for the kind words. I’ve become a member, not sure how the group runs yet, do I just turn up at the overland event in April? I’m a died-in-the-wool wild camper, so being in a group of like minded souls will be fun I’m sure.
I am the new Region Director and my focus is getting trips going and getting everyone together which I think has been missing the last few years. So far we have had a couple NE meets but this is the first trip I have arranged so it’s new to all my f us.
Wild camping is our preferred way as that’s how we have camped as much as we could overlanding the last 3 years. Stealth wild camping is great but difficult with large groups and with many in Roof Tents. Definately easier in your van.
Just turn up on the Friday at the campsite and that’s it, many of us have not met yet although chatted online hence the Friday is all about introductions etc.
 

Cabin_fever

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Hello all, and greetings from Coeur D'Alene Idaho.

Looking forward to meeting some local members and getting out there!

I've spent a lot of time in the Sierra Nevadas in my old wrangler, but the focus back then was getting to trail heads and then backpacking for a week or two. Now that I have a family in tow, I'm excited to try the overland approach to enjoying the outdoors. I have a lot of experience navigating forest service roads and jeep trails, but a trip to the top of bald mountain near Shaver Lake is about the most technical thing I've tackled in a truck.

Current Fleet:

2002 Landcruiser
2002 4runner
1950 WIlly's jeep

All mostly stock with the exception of mild lifts, armor, winch, and tire upgrades.
 

HappyOurOverlanding

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Hello all, and greetings from Coeur D'Alene Idaho.

Looking forward to meeting some local members and getting out there!

I've spent a lot of time in the Sierra Nevadas in my old wrangler, but the focus back then was getting to trail heads and then backpacking for a week or two. Now that I have a family in tow, I'm excited to try the overland approach to enjoying the outdoors. I have a lot of experience navigating forest service roads and jeep trails, but a trip to the top of bald mountain near Shaver Lake is about the most technical thing I've tackled in a truck.

Current Fleet:

2002 Landcruiser
2002 4runner
1950 WIlly's jeep

All mostly stock with the exception of mild lifts, armor, winch, and tire upgrades.
Welcome. Bald Mountain can be tricky at spots. Which vehicle did you use going up Bald Mountain?
 
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Cabin_fever

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Welcome. Bald Mountain can be tricky at spots. Which vehicle did you use going up Bald Mountain?
It was back when I had my stock 2002 TJ Wrangler, only mod to the rig was a set of 31" BFG all terrains. The gate keeper at the start of the trail was a little rough, my tail hitch took the worst of it, after that it was surprisingly smooth sailing to the old firetower.
 

Cabin_fever

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Got my badge last weekend :)

2018 Jeep JK in the Sacramento area. A few upgrades so far. Looking forward to the challenges of overlanding with a 2 door and being a family of 4.
Hello!

I wish the unlimited Jeeps were cheaper! I wanted to go that route when we finally outgrew our 2 door TJ, cost kept me away...
 
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