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Gabriel Bozeman

NorthWest Region Member Representative
Member

Traveler II

2,902
Oak Harbor, WA, USA
First Name
Gabriel
Last Name
Bozeman
Member #

16950

My name is Mark.

I live in Fort st John, Canada. Originally from Vancouver Island where I did lots of off-road camping (nothing extreme), hiking etc.
I'd say im a novice to overlanding, slowly setting up my rig and trying to find the time to get out there and explore!
I have a fairly stock 2002 Nissan Xterra (has a few issues that need sorting) and a 2018 Ram 1500 which I am debating on turning into an overland rig (its currently my dd, and work vehicle)

I look forward to getting your guys advice and ideas toward my future endeavors!
Thanks
Welcome from Washington State! You'll love it here. Good luck with sorting out you issues. I've got some issues on my Range Rover that I need to fix as well.
 
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J-Caldin

Rank I
Member

Member I

233
Orange County, CA, USA
Member #

16801

Hi all,

Just joining the OB community, but have been watching the YouTube channel for some time and love the content. I live in Southern California and love the mountains and deserts in this region. I currently own a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek and do light camping out of that. In the past I have owned various Jeeps and trucks and have had many amazing adventures in them. My favorite past vehicle was my 2006 Wrangler Unlimited (LJ) which I still kick myself for letting go. Within the next year or so I plan on purchasing a new rig while retaining my Subaru for daily driving. Currently looking at mid-sized trucks and 4-door wranglers as options but am open to just about anything (including another LJ.

My overlanding experience background has traditionally been centered around rock crawling on weekend trips and I am excited to learn more and begin taking longer trips in the future. I am fairly familiar with recovery and off-roading, but have a lot to learn in terms of vehicle setup, camping equipment and gear specific to overlanding.

Pic is of my old LJ in Big Bear, CA.
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Gabriel Bozeman

NorthWest Region Member Representative
Member

Traveler II

2,902
Oak Harbor, WA, USA
First Name
Gabriel
Last Name
Bozeman
Member #

16950

Hi all,

Just joining the OB community, but have been watching the YouTube channel for some time and love the content. I live in Southern California and love the mountains and deserts in this region. I currently own a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek and do light camping out of that. In the past I have owned various Jeeps and trucks and have had many amazing adventures in them. My favorite past vehicle was my 2006 Wrangler Unlimited (LJ) which I still kick myself for letting go. Within the next year or so I plan on purchasing a new rig while retaining my Subaru for daily driving. Currently looking at mid-sized trucks and 4-door wranglers as options but am open to just about anything (including another LJ.

My overlanding experience background has traditionally been centered around rock crawling on weekend trips and I am excited to learn more and begin taking longer trips in the future. I am fairly familiar with recovery and off-roading, but have a lot to learn in terms of vehicle setup, camping equipment and gear specific to overlanding.

Pic is of my old LJ in Big Bear, CA.
View attachment 87198
Welcome!
 
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Cabin_fever

Rank I
Member

Contributor I

233
Hayden, ID, USA
Member #

15418

Hi all,

Just joining the OB community, but have been watching the YouTube channel for some time and love the content. I live in Southern California and love the mountains and deserts in this region. I currently own a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek and do light camping out of that. In the past I have owned various Jeeps and trucks and have had many amazing adventures in them. My favorite past vehicle was my 2006 Wrangler Unlimited (LJ) which I still kick myself for letting go. Within the next year or so I plan on purchasing a new rig while retaining my Subaru for daily driving. Currently looking at mid-sized trucks and 4-door wranglers as options but am open to just about anything (including another LJ.

My overlanding experience background has traditionally been centered around rock crawling on weekend trips and I am excited to learn more and begin taking longer trips in the future. I am fairly familiar with recovery and off-roading, but have a lot to learn in terms of vehicle setup, camping equipment and gear specific to overlanding.

Pic is of my old LJ in Big Bear, CA.
View attachment 87198
Welcome, looks like that was a nice little Jeep. Still kicking myself for selling mine too!
 

PAfozzy

Rank I
Member

Contributor I

233
Ephrata, PA, USA
Member #

16948

Greetings all from Eastern PA! I am brand new to the concept of overlanding and all-wheel drive/4x4's. I recently switched from a VW Jetta which I ran for years and just acquired this 2014 Subaru Forester XT Touring. At this point the only modification I am aware of is the roof basket and the new emblem, but I think the previous owner may have updated the headlights to Morimoto and it has twin Hella horns.

It is my daily driver and was purchased primarily so I would have a car that I could easily transport a kayak and that I could drive places our two Jetta's couldn't. Some video's and posts on overlanding got me thinking that I could do a whole lot more with my vehicle and hope to do some basic mods in the future to improve its offroad ability. @Wawa Skittletits build thread has been inspirational. Funds are extremely tight with my wife pursuing a degree to lead into medical school and myself planning on starting into college soon as well but a few small mods here and there are on the radar.

By night I am a Paramedic in Lebanon and Lancaster Counties and by day I am an excit.... nevermind, by day I mostly sleep LOL. Other than fishing, hunting, hiking and backpacking my primary hobby is leatherworking, you can see my extremely small stock of leather products on Etsy - JEleathercraft

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Razorrc

Rank V
Member

Member III

1,872
Everson, PA, USA
First Name
MICHAEL
Last Name
SULKOWSKI
Member #

16324

Greetings all from Eastern PA! I am brand new to the concept of overlanding and all-wheel drive/4x4's. I recently switched from a VW Jetta which I ran for years and just acquired this 2014 Subaru Forester XT Touring. At this point the only modification I am aware of is the roof basket and the new emblem, but I think the previous owner may have updated the headlights to Morimoto and it has twin Hella horns.

It is my daily driver and was purchased primarily so I would have a car that I could easily transport a kayak and that I could drive places our two Jetta's couldn't. Some video's and posts on overlanding got me thinking that I could do a whole lot more with my vehicle and hope to do some basic mods in the future to improve its offroad ability. @Wawa Skittletits build thread has been inspirational. Funds are extremely tight with my wife pursuing a degree to lead into medical school and myself planning on starting into college soon as well but a few small mods here and there are on the radar.

By night I am a Paramedic in Lebanon and Lancaster Counties and by day I am an excit.... nevermind, by day I mostly sleep LOL. Other than fishing, hunting, hiking and backpacking my primary hobby is leatherworking, you can see my extremely small stock of leather products on Etsy - JEleathercraft

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Welcome to OLB from southwest PA.
 
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Jedi

Rank VI
Staff member
Member
Supporter

Off-Road Ranger I

3,402
Ferndale, WA USA
First Name
Brian
Last Name
McClory
Member #

12406

Ham Callsign
K6JDI
My name is Mark.

I live in Fort st John, Canada. Originally from Vancouver Island where I did lots of off-road camping (nothing extreme), hiking etc.
I'd say im a novice to overlanding, slowly setting up my rig and trying to find the time to get out there and explore!
I have a fairly stock 2002 Nissan Xterra (has a few issues that need sorting) and a 2018 Ram 1500 which I am debating on turning into an overland rig (its currently my dd, and work vehicle)

I look forward to getting your guys advice and ideas toward my future endeavors!
Thanks
Welcome to Overland Bound Mark (@YellerXterra). Either the XTerra or the Ram are a great platform for overlanding, so I think you can't go wrong with whatever you choose. I highly recommend heading over to the Canada West (BC) Regional [link] forum and introducing yourself there so that you can get to know the members in your area. You can also check out the Rally Point system [link] for events that might be of interest to you. One thing you may be interested in is driving down to Whistler, BC for the BC Overland Rally [link].

My wife and I are interested in traveling up through BC and Yukon to Alaska eventually, so hopefully when we make our way up through Fort St. John we can meetup. Until then, if you need anything, don't hesitate to send me a message on the forums @Jedi.
 
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SKYF4LL

Rank I
Member

Contributor I

233
Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
Member #

16966

Hi everyone!

New member from Orangeville, Ontario Canada. Driving a 2017 Nissan Murano at the moment, but hoping to get something more capable in the next little while. Very novice overlander, but lots of outdoors experience. Have done a fair amount of motorcycle riding and dirt biking.

Looking for some easy trails in the area to get started with my wife and toddler.

Dane
 

Hank Outdoors

US Southeast Region Member Rep Tennessee
Member

Member III

4,560
Robertson County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Hank
Last Name
Haney
Member #

9435

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.
Hey Chris! Welcome to OLB and the East Region!
If you have any questions or want help planning a trip or meetup of your own feel free to message me or @NovaBound who is the member rep. in your area.

When looking for events near you check the Calendar at:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/calendar
Looking for a meetup? Check this link:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/overland-bound-meetups.24/
Looking for the U.S. East Forum? Check this link:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/u-s-east-va-wv-md-de-nj-pa-ny-ct-ri-ma-nh-vt-me.83/
 

Hank Outdoors

US Southeast Region Member Rep Tennessee
Member

Member III

4,560
Robertson County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Hank
Last Name
Haney
Member #

9435

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 to OLB and the East Region!
If you have any questions or want help planning a trip or meetup of your own feel free to message me or @Wawa Skittletits who is the member rep in your area.

When looking for events near you check the Calendar at:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/calendar
Looking for a meetup? Check this link:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/overland-bound-meetups.24/
Looking for the U.S. East Forum? Check this link:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/u-s-east-va-wv-md-de-nj-pa-ny-ct-ri-ma-nh-vt-me.83/
 
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Hank Outdoors

US Southeast Region Member Rep Tennessee
Member

Member III

4,560
Robertson County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Hank
Last Name
Haney
Member #

9435

Hi everyone!

New member from Orangeville, Ontario Canada. Driving a 2017 Nissan Murano at the moment, but hoping to get something more capable in the next little while. Very novice overlander, but lots of outdoors experience. Have done a fair amount of motorcycle riding and dirt biking.

Looking for some easy trails in the area to get started with my wife and toddler.

Dane
Welcome to OLB and the Canada - Central Region!
If you have any questions or want help planning a trip or meetup of your own feel free to message me.

On March 23 at 10 am there is a meetup near you. Here is the Meetup Link https://www.overlandbound.com/event/toronto-mississauga-area-meetup/

When looking for events near you check the Calendar at:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/calendar
Looking for a meetup? Check this link:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/overland-bound-meetups.24/
Looking for the Canada - Central Forum? Check this link:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/canada-central-qc-on.120/
 

Hank Outdoors

US Southeast Region Member Rep Tennessee
Member

Member III

4,560
Robertson County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Hank
Last Name
Haney
Member #

9435

Hi all! fairly new to overlanding, I own a 2016 JKU Rubicon. I just ordered my membership kit and am looking forward to meeting some like minded people and sucking up all of their knowledge!

Cheers,
Mark
Welcome to OLB and the East Region!
If you have any questions or want help planning a trip or meetup of your own feel free to message me.

When looking for events near you check the Calendar at:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/calendar
Looking for a meetup? Check this link:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/overland-bound-meetups.24/
Looking for the U.S. East Forum? Check this link:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/u-s-east-va-wv-md-de-nj-pa-ny-ct-ri-ma-nh-vt-me.83/
 

Hank Outdoors

US Southeast Region Member Rep Tennessee
Member

Member III

4,560
Robertson County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Hank
Last Name
Haney
Member #

9435

Hello I am New
Just moved to Fort Dix, New Jersey. Look forward to learning and experiencing as much as possible. I just got a new 4X4 pick up and can't wait to get it out there.
love to do / try anything outdoors fishing, hunting, driving. and am open to any information or ideas that will create an opportunity.
Welcome to OLB and the East Region!
If you have any questions or want help planning a trip or meetup of your own feel free to message me.

When looking for events near you check the Calendar at:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/calendar
Looking for a meetup? Check this link:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/overland-bound-meetups.24/
Looking for the U.S. East Forum? Check this link:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/u-s-east-va-wv-md-de-nj-pa-ny-ct-ri-ma-nh-vt-me.83/
 

Hank Outdoors

US Southeast Region Member Rep Tennessee
Member

Member III

4,560
Robertson County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Hank
Last Name
Haney
Member #

9435

Greetings all from Eastern PA! I am brand new to the concept of overlanding and all-wheel drive/4x4's. I recently switched from a VW Jetta which I ran for years and just acquired this 2014 Subaru Forester XT Touring. At this point the only modification I am aware of is the roof basket and the new emblem, but I think the previous owner may have updated the headlights to Morimoto and it has twin Hella horns.

It is my daily driver and was purchased primarily so I would have a car that I could easily transport a kayak and that I could drive places our two Jetta's couldn't. Some video's and posts on overlanding got me thinking that I could do a whole lot more with my vehicle and hope to do some basic mods in the future to improve its offroad ability. @Wawa Skittletits build thread has been inspirational. Funds are extremely tight with my wife pursuing a degree to lead into medical school and myself planning on starting into college soon as well but a few small mods here and there are on the radar.

By night I am a Paramedic in Lebanon and Lancaster Counties and by day I am an excit.... nevermind, by day I mostly sleep LOL. Other than fishing, hunting, hiking and backpacking my primary hobby is leatherworking, you can see my extremely small stock of leather products on Etsy - JEleathercraft

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Welcome to OLB and the East Region!
If you have any questions or want help planning a trip or meetup of your own feel free to message me or @Wawa Skittletits (who you have already mentioned) the member rep in your area.

When looking for events near you check the Calendar at:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/calendar
Looking for a meetup? Check this link:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/overland-bound-meetups.24/
Looking for the U.S. East Forum? Check this link:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/u-s-east-va-wv-md-de-nj-pa-ny-ct-ri-ma-nh-vt-me.83/
 
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Hank Outdoors

US Southeast Region Member Rep Tennessee
Member

Member III

4,560
Robertson County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Hank
Last Name
Haney
Member #

9435

Hi everyone!

New member from Orangeville, Ontario Canada. Driving a 2017 Nissan Murano at the moment, but hoping to get something more capable in the next little while. Very novice overlander, but lots of outdoors experience. Have done a fair amount of motorcycle riding and dirt biking.

Looking for some easy trails in the area to get started with my wife and toddler.

Dane
Welcome to OLB and the Canada - Central Region!
If you have any questions or want help planning a trip or meetup of your own feel free to message me.

When looking for events near you check the Calendar at:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/calendar
Looking for a meetup? Check this link:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/overland-bound-meetups.24/
Looking for the Canada - Central Forum? Check this link:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/canada-central-qc-on.120/
 

Magic Mike

US Full-time/Long Term Travel Member Rep
Member

Protector III

4,986
Auburn, CA, USA
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Lee
Member #

13728

Ham Callsign
KM6YKV
Hi!
Location: Tustin, CA
Rig: 2013 Chevy Tahoe, 2WD, locking diff, fox coilovers 2.0 in front (leveling), Magnuson TVS1900,
Overlander XP: NoviceView attachment 87230 Berdoo Canyon
Welcome to Overland Bound, glad to have you here. Make sure you the forums for you local Overland groups and meet ups.
 

Nomadik Nova

US East Region Director
Staff member
Expedition
Member

Member III

3,278
Falmouth, MA, USA
First Name
Kevin
Last Name
Nova
Member #

10331

Hello I am New
Just moved to Fort Dix, New Jersey. Look forward to learning and experiencing as much as possible. I just got a new 4X4 pick up and can't wait to get it out there.
love to do / try anything outdoors fishing, hunting, driving. and am open to any information or ideas that will create an opportunity.
Welcome to OLB and the East Region!

If you have any questions or want help planning a trip or meetup of your own feel free to message @Hank Outdoors, @Wawa Skittletits, or me.

Here are some useful links:

U.S. East Forum:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/u-s-east-va-wv-md-de-nj-pa-ny-ct-ri-ma-nh-vt-me.83/

Looking for events near you? Check out the Calendar:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/calendar
 
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Wingnut73

Rank I
Member

Member I

233
US
First Name
Joseph
Last Name
Covert
Member #

17449

Hello! My name is Joe and I just joined up a few days ago.
Location: Louisville KY
Rig: 2017 jeep wrangler jku willys wheeler
Overland experience: novice. tons of Tent camping in campgrounds all over the place. Looking forward to learning more about the Overland lifestyle
 

Nomadik Nova

US East Region Director
Staff member
Expedition
Member

Member III

3,278
Falmouth, MA, USA
First Name
Kevin
Last Name
Nova
Member #

10331

Hello! My name is Joe and I just joined up a few days ago.
Location: Louisville KY
Rig: 2017 jeep wrangler jku willys wheeler
Overland experience: novice. tons of Tent camping in campgrounds all over the place. Looking forward to learning more about the Overland lifestyle
Welcome Joe!

From the DMV (DC/MD/VA) area. Here are a couple of useful links for you.

U.S. SouthEast (AR LA MS KY TN AL NC SC GA FL) Region:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/u-s-southeast-ar-la-ms-ky-tn-al-nc-sc-ga-fl.82/

Looking for events near you? Check out the Calendar:
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/calendar
 
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