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Member Introductions *New Members Start Here*

Discussion in 'New Members Start Here!' started by stringtwelve, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. stringtwelve

    stringtwelve Rank VI Staff Member Founder 500 Member Moderator Supporter

    Location:
    Southeast New Mexico
    OB Member #:

    0102

    New Members,

    Welcome to the Overland Bound community! Please take a few moments to introduce yourself so we can get to know you!

    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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  2. Michael Stolz

    Michael Stolz Rank 0

    Looks like I get to be first to introduce myself!

    Location: Santa Barbara, CA
    Rig: 1996 Jeep XJ Cherokee
    Experience: Mediocre.. lol :) Just an Overland nerd!
     
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  3. stringtwelve

    stringtwelve Rank VI Staff Member Founder 500 Member Moderator Supporter

    Location:
    Southeast New Mexico
    OB Member #:

    0102

    Welcome, Michael!
    The XJ is an awesome platform, I've witnessed these things take on some ugly terrain with very little mods. Looking forward to seeing more of yours.
     
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  4. Michael

    Michael Rank VI Staff Member Founder 500 Member Supporter

    Location:
    Dublin, CA
    OB Member #:

    0000

    Map
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  5. NoOneBetter

    NoOneBetter Rank II Member

    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    OB Member #:

    3004

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    Location: San Jose, CA
    Current Vehicle: 2015 4Runner Trail
    Previous Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Forester XT
    Overland Experience: Novice
    Why Overlanding?: I've always been an outdoor type of person and love traveling, camping, and exploring new places. I'm also an automotive enthusiast and enjoy modifying vehicles, whether it be 4 wheels, 2 wheels, racing, or offroading. Overlanding is a great combination of those two passions and I've been hooked ever since.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2015
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  6. stringtwelve

    stringtwelve Rank VI Staff Member Founder 500 Member Moderator Supporter

    Location:
    Southeast New Mexico
    OB Member #:

    0102

    Welcome @NoOneBetter Again, good to see another 5th Gen in the community :wink:
     
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  7. Steve

    Steve Rank VI Staff Member Founder 500 Member Moderator Supporter

    Location:
    Northern Ohio
    OB Member #:

    0202

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    I'm Steve, and I'll reintroduce myself in this stickied thread. CLICK HERE to read my original introduction.

    Location: Northern Ohio
    Current Vehicle: 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5XT Limited 5MT
    Experience: Lots of backpacking, hiking, and car-based tent camping over the years. I've never driven anything off-road before other than a tractor on the farm when I was a kid. That's all about to CHANGE!
     
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  8. SLO Rob

    SLO Rob Rank V Founder 500 Member Moderator Supporter

    Location:
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    OB Member #:

    0012

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    @Michael Stolz I need to get some guidance on some SB trails to do some exploring!
     
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  9. MamaBear

    MamaBear Rank 0

    Location:
    Southeast, NM
    OB Member #:

    0103

    Hey, I'm MamaBear! (wife of Stringtwelve, I know, be jealous)

    Location: Southeast, NM
    Rig: 2014 Trail Edition 4Runner
    Experience: Beginner, co-pilot to Stringtwelve

    I'm also a Mama to a 2 year old. Looking to enhance the overlanding experience to include families into the fun! Looking forward to sharing my experience and advice into new overlanding families here on overlandbound.com.
     
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  10. SLO Rob

    SLO Rob Rank V Founder 500 Member Moderator Supporter

    Location:
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    OB Member #:

    0012

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    @MamaBear Youre the one with the supercool new 4Runner! Awesome you joined too!
     
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