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Nomadik Nova

US East Region Director
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Influencer II

3,021
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
First Name
Kevin
Last Name
Nova
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10331

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Kibou80

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Contributor I

60
TN, USA
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I
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Hi from East TN! We are all new to this and are hunting for an overland rig as we don't have any 4x4 capability yet... If anyone have any tips for a decent 5 person 2 dog rig it would be highly appreciated! :-) for now we are planning to pack a ground tent on the roof of the car and get started with our 2 wheel drive stock ford explorer :-)
 
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Contributor I

60
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
First Name
Kevin
Last Name
Rego
Member #

21496

Hi Everyone!

New to this community but have been slowly getting around, learning and exploring both online and actual trails.

One of the founders and members of REGAR Expeditions and we are looking to expand on our knowledge through the experiences of others.

Thanks for having us!

2018 Toyota Tundra Crewmax

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Jackie78

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Contributor I

60
Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
First Name
Jack
Last Name
M
Hello everyone! I am currently located around the Fayetteville area and I am a complete novice. I'm looking to slowly get into a light trail riding and overnight trips.

I have a 2002 Sequoia 4x4 with over 200,000 miles. I had the transmission rebuilt about 2,000 miles ago and I am waiting to see how it does before I go into modifying it. It has some bumps and bruises, but this is the first major unscheduled maintenance I have ever done to it.

Hopefully there are some other locals around that I can learn from. Needless to say, I am excited about overlanding.

I will take a picture and post within the next few days.

~Jack
 

ParksIT

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Member I

233
Elk Grove, CA, USA
First Name
phillip
Last Name
usrey
Member #

20557

Greetings everyone!

New here from Elk Grove, Ca. Just getting into this Overlanding bit and doing my homework! Hoping to make some local connections with some good people and start exploring this great nation!

The Rig:
2018 Toyota Tacoma Off Road
OME Dakar 3" heavy suspension w/ SPC upper control arms
AFE Exhaust

Planned Mods:
Solar install for starting battery
roof rack for camper shell with LED lightbars
FabFours Bumpers with LED lights
60A DCDC charging upgrade for trailer
CB radio
Cell/GPS modem for vehicle tracking

The Trailer:
Opus Air 4

Planned Mods:
RedArc The Manager 30 power system upgrade
upgraded propane holders for dual tanks or larger single
solar

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ap19delta

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Member

Member I

233
Collierville, TN, USA
First Name
An
Last Name
*
Member #

20498

My humble greetings,

I am new here from Collierville, TN.
My rig is a 2016 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro. Only a few mod like, Gobi Rack, Icon S7, Rigid Light Bar, etc.
Experience: I did a few overlanding trips when I get to come home for vacation, nothing crazy. Most of my overlanding experience is in Afghanistan for a total of 4 years. Don't really know if that really counts.... But I am looking forward to learn more from you guys. Below is a few pictures of my rig.
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Prerunner1982

US Southwest Region Member Rep
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2,846
Navina, Oklahoma
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Jon
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B
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16274

Hello James (@Byrnie Mac ), 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.
 
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Prerunner1982

US Southwest Region Member Rep
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Influencer II

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

16274

Hello David (@Coachbell1 ), welcome from Oklahoma. We have quite a few members from the SA area.

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. Unfortunately the closest reoccurring meet up is currently in Round Rock. Not real close I realize, but then again in Texas close is a relative term.
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.
 
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FrontierMatt

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Traveler III

1,815
Marietta, GA
First Name
Matt
Last Name
Williams
Member #

20263

Hello everyone! I am currently located around the Fayetteville area and I am a complete novice. I'm looking to slowly get into a light trail riding and overnight trips.

I have a 2002 Sequoia 4x4 with over 200,000 miles. I had the transmission rebuilt about 2,000 miles ago and I am waiting to see how it does before I go into modifying it. It has some bumps and bruises, but this is the first major unscheduled maintenance I have ever done to it.

Hopefully there are some other locals around that I can learn from. Needless to say, I am excited about overlanding.

I will take a picture and post within the next few days.

~Jack
Welcome to OB Jack! Lived in Fayetteville for a few years and found some good spots—some were on the range areas of Fort Bragg so really no camping, but decent off-roading. Otherwise Uwharrie isn’t that far.
 
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Tex.Proud

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Member I

233
East Texas
First Name
Ryan
Last Name
Gills
Member #

20503

Ham Callsign
K4TXN
1) Picture! If you have a rig, we want to see it!
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2) Location (General area is fine)
Huntsville, TX (East Texas) Along I 45 between Houston and Dallas.


3) Rig (Year, Make, Model, etc.)
Basics:
2018 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4X4 (no lockers)
32" BFG KO2 (put on before lift) plan on upsizing.
3" OME lift with UPC's and HD Dakars on rear
Snorkel
Softtopper
Decked Drawers
Rock sliders
Comms: HAM, GMRS, CB


4) Overlanding Experience Background (Novice or Experienced, you're welcome here!)
New to overlanding, but not new to camping. Grew up in Boy Scouts and love the outdoors. As a member of the Texas Toyota Coalition, I have spent time at Hidden Falls Adventure Park getting to know the capabilities/limits of my rig, and my ability to operate it off road. Presumably to help me identify obstacles, and know whether or not I can tackle it, or find another route. There's definitely more gear I need to add to the rig, which is why I'm here. I know what I need for camping, even long periods, but finding the best gear for a rig can be daunting! And, of course, where to go?
 

LostPilgrim

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Contributor I

60
Volente, TX, USA
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Maza
Hi everyone, LostPilgrim here. My real name is Mike but "LostPilgrim" is my gamertag and fits me in a way.

I grew up learning from my father who loved the outdoors. We went fishing, backpacking, car camping, shooting, hunting and exploring every chance we could. My father passed away a few years ago and it got me thinking about how I missed spending time away from life's distractions.

I started backpacking again, taking 2 or 3 trips a year with my buddies. I bought a 2016 Jeep JK a few years ago and have done a few minor mods to it since then... nothing big yet but I'm learning to do everything myself. "Built. Not bought", right?

I've wanted a Jeep since I was 11 years old and saw my first CJ7 at a car auction. My wife has fallen in love with them now too. I started watching YouTube videos of Jeepers overlanding and thought it merged two things I really enjoy.

I make video games for a living but living to me is spending time outdoors. My family and I reside in Austin Texas and I'm hoping that there's an active community of overlanders here.