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RexLG

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Contributor I

60
Ontario, CA, USA
First Name
Steve
Last Name
LaGarde
Member #

19478

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.
Hello All:

Location: Ontario, CA
Rig: 2002 Ford Excursion
Experience: Novice

My family and I enjoy being outdoors; going on hikes, bike riding, etc. So we’ve decided to start building our family rig into a capable vehicle that would allow us to enjoy more of the great outdoors and family unity.

Safe travels,

Steve
 

Gabriel Bozeman

NorthWest Region Member Representative
Member

Influencer II

2,808
Oak Harbor, WA, USA
First Name
Gabriel
Last Name
Bozeman
Member #

16957

Hello All:

Location: Ontario, CA
Rig: 2002 Ford Excursion
Experience: Novice

My family and I enjoy being outdoors; going on hikes, bike riding, etc. So we’ve decided to start building our family rig into a capable vehicle that would allow us to enjoy more of the great outdoors and family unity.

Safe travels,

Steve
Welcome!
 

4RunAndGun

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Member

Contributor I

233
Flagstaff, AZ, USA
First Name
Nico
Last Name
Barraza
Member #

19860

Hi all,

Brand new here at Overland Bound. We live in Flagstaff and are currently building out a 2004 4Runner v8, we had a 2013 FJ previously. Looking forward to connecting. www.altaicreative.com is my company and you can find me on Instagram @4RunAndGun

Experience: Intermediate and in some situations completely novice.

Feel free to reach out and connect!

Just added a pair of 285 Goodyear Ultra Terrain ATs to the ride, I've ran KO2s on pretty much everything, but wanted to give these newish tires to the market a good test on the new build. Photo is of old tire set. Will post more as soon as I get to added the rock sliders, rear bumper, internal storage etc. Just got done building out a 2018 diesel Ford 350 Transit High Roof as an over-landing van for a friend of mine.

I may be teaching a photographer/videography class at the Overland Expo in Flagstaff this coming May!

Cheers,

Nico
 

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XterraHLP

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Member

Contributor I

60
Los Angeles, CA, USA
First Name
Harrison
Last Name
Weinfeld
Hi everyone,

New to the forum and grateful to discover it.
I drive a 2006 Nissan Xterra Off-Road.
Recently upgraded from a 1990 Jeep Comanche LWB with a shell
Los Angeles based
My wife and I just took our first trip (in the new rig) through Southern Utah and are officially hooked on Overlanding.
Really excited to be here and find our way to our first meet up sometime soon.
 

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Prerunner1982

US Southwest Region Member Rep
Member

Influencer II

2,846
Navina, Oklahoma
First Name
Jon
Last Name
B
Member #

16274

Hello Nico (@4RunAndGun , welcome from Oklahoma.

You are in the Southwest Region. Check out the Southwest Region sub-forum for local information and involvement opportunities.

Here is the link to the forum calendar and Meet-Up event page: Overland Bound Meetups.
Or to check out what other members are planning go here: Overland Trip Planning

I am the SW Region Member Rep so if you have any questions let me know.
If you are on Facebook feel free to join us there as well, Overland Bound – Southwest.
 

4RunAndGun

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Member

Contributor I

233
Flagstaff, AZ, USA
First Name
Nico
Last Name
Barraza
Member #

19860

Hello Nico (@4RunAndGun , welcome from Oklahoma.

You are in the Southwest Region. Check out the Southwest Region sub-forum for local information and involvement opportunities.

Here is the link to the forum calendar and Meet-Up event page: Overland Bound Meetups.
Or to check out what other members are planning go here: Overland Trip Planning

I am the SW Region Member Rep so if you have any questions let me know.
If you are on Facebook feel free to join us there as well, Overland Bound – Southwest.
Thanks a ton for all that info! I'll look through the links now. Excited to get out with some folks!
 
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Prerunner1982

US Southwest Region Member Rep
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2,846
Navina, Oklahoma
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B
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Hello AJ (@ajkim) , welcome from Oklahoma. Sorry I missed your post, I saw the SF Bay area and failed to see the mention of moving to Dallas, but @Kent reeled me in.

You will be in the Southwest Region. Check out the Southwest Region sub-forum for local information and involvement opportunities.

Here is the link to the forum calendar and Meet-Up event page: Overland Bound Meetups (which Kent already provided)
Or to check out what other members are planning go here: Overland Trip Planning (which Kent already provided)

I am the SW Region Member Rep so if you have any questions let me know.
 
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citilivin

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Member

Contributor I

60
Nor Cal
First Name
David
Last Name
O'Hare
Hello all! David here from San Jose. I have always enjoyed the back roads. My project is a '95 K2500 suburban. It's been in the family since new and has sentimental value. My goal is to go through the suspension, rear end, tranny and engine. It came new with some pretty good suspension. I want to beef everything up a bit. Any advice is always welcomed.
 

The_Jed

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Contributor I

60
Canton, Illinois
First Name
Jed
Last Name
Smith
Hey, everybody! I'm Jed from central Illinois.


Location: Canton, Illinois
Current Vehicle: 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis
Previous Vehicle: 1999 Ford Crown Victoria (I love the Panthers!)
Overland Experience: Vicarious.
Why Overlanding?: I LOVE road trips and camping, and it seems like Overlanding is the best of both worlds. I've been ravenously devouring Overland blogs and videos ever since I stumbled onto one titled, "Alaska to Argentina" a few years ago. I don't have a suitable or properly prepped vehicle yet but, it's only a matter of time.
Cheers,
Jed
 
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Iwata77

US Multi Region Member Rep OK,KS, MO, AR, TX
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2,631
Tulsa, OK 74105, USA
First Name
Kate
Last Name
Iwata
Member #

1977

Hello y'all. I'm Dane from Benton, Ar. No rig as of yet, just regular cars, but love the idea of taking the family to explore God's country. My experience is none. I hope to learn a ton from being here. Thank you for having me.
Welcome from Oklahoma!
 

tjZ06

Rank IV
Member

Enthusiast I

1,213
Lincoln, CA
First Name
TJ
Last Name
Adams
Member #

20043

1) Picture! If you have a rig, we want to see it!



2) Location (General area is fine)

Lincoln, CA

3) Rig (Year, Make, Model, etc.)

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) Overland (hey, it's got the right name!)

4) Overlanding Experience Background (Novice or Experienced, you're welcome here!)

I have a lot of wheeling experience, from rock crawling to high-speed desert running. Also a lot of backpacking and camping experience when I was younger, and "Glamping" in recent years. However, I'm just starting to put it all together and do some vehicle-based, adventure camping... aka Overlanding.

I'll start a separate thread with some rig details and history.

Thanks,
TJ
 

james_phillips1

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Member

Advocate III

1,003
North Carolina, USA
First Name
James
Last Name
Phillips
Member #

10

Hey guys!

My name is James (OB-010), I joined a long time ago but haven't had a chance to dive into the online forums so here we go!

Im located in NC, moving to Utah this winter for a new chapter of life and much more vehicle sustained travel!

My truck is a 2016 T4R Trail W/O KDSS, Stage 5 Icon, CBI front and rear Bumpers, CBI kick out sliders, Prinsu designs Roof Rack, GO FSR awning, KC HiLites, VTX rouge wheels, Full CBI aluminum skids, AIRFLOW CAI, Safari Snorkel, SNOMASTER 60L Fridge, ARB on board air, dual battery set up, 305/70/17 Toyo Open Country AT II. It has carried me from New England all the way to Top of the World Utah and places here in NC.

I have been into the overland lifestyle since first purchasing an FJ back in 2012, I have traveled quite a bit living out of the vehicle for weeks at a time supporting outdoor activities I enjoy such as rock climbing, hiking, photography and mountain biking. I am also a member of Rock Creek Overland.

I look forward to meeting more of you and expanding my knowledge through others!

-James

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Jim SoG

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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Jim
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B
Member #

12989

Hey guys!

My name is James (OB-010), I joined a long time ago but haven't had a chance to dive into the online forums so here we go!

Im located in NC, moving to Utah this winter for a new chapter of life and much more vehicle sustained travel!

My truck is a 2016 T4R Trail W/O KDSS, Stage 5 Icon, CBI front and rear Bumpers, CBI kick out sliders, Prinsu designs Roof Rack, GO FSR awning, KC HiLites, VTX rouge wheels, Full CBI aluminum skids, AIRFLOW CAI, Safari Snorkel, SNOMASTER 60L Fridge, ARB on board air, dual battery set up, 305/70/17 Toyo Open Country AT II. It has carried me from New England all the way to Top of the World Utah and places here in NC.

I have been into the overland lifestyle since first purchasing an FJ back in 2012, I have traveled quite a bit living out of the vehicle for weeks at a time supporting outdoor activities I enjoy such as rock climbing, hiking, photography and mountain biking. I am also a member of Rock Creek Overland.

I look forward to meeting more of you and expanding my knowledge through others!

-James

Dang James you sure do contemplate your post a loooonnngggg time! LOL

Nice to have you on here

Jim
 

Aussie571

Australia NSW Member Rep
Member

Pathfinder I

2,011
Tamworth, NSW, Australia
First Name
Adrian
Last Name
Altona
Member #

9625

1) Picture! If you have a rig, we want to see it!



2) Location (General area is fine)

Lincoln, CA

3) Rig (Year, Make, Model, etc.)

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) Overland (hey, it's got the right name!)

4) Overlanding Experience Background (Novice or Experienced, you're welcome here!)

I have a lot of wheeling experience, from rock crawling to high-speed desert running. Also a lot of backpacking and camping experience when I was younger, and "Glamping" in recent years. However, I'm just starting to put it all together and do some vehicle-based, adventure camping... aka Overlanding.

I'll start a separate thread with some rig details and history.

Thanks,
TJ
Hi TJ!....welcome to OB from Down Under ... fellow WJ'er...
My 03 Overland!
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tjZ06

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Enthusiast I

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Lincoln, CA
First Name
TJ
Last Name
Adams
Member #

20043

Hi TJ!....welcome to OB from Down Under ... fellow WJ'er...
My 03 Overland!
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Very cool WJ... I love seeing RHD versions. Is it a diesel or petrol? I spent about 2 years in AUS/NZ for work, always had a great time there and got to wheel and camp a bit too. Have you run a roof-top-tent on your factory rack (I see you have aftermarket cross-bars, but I'm curious how the stock front to rear bars hold up with a tent on 'em)?

-TJ
 
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