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AKBushDag

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Advocate III

1,653
Palmer, Alaska
First Name
David
Last Name
Plant
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3416

Looks like I get to be first from Russia!

Location: Krasnodar, Russia
Rig: 1999, Toyota Prado 95
Experience: Mediocre..)

Sorry i ask here...

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I do not understand what should I do?


And way my map place red, not yellow..?
Hello Eugene! I'm fairly new to the group myself, but since I'm in Alaska I figure we're almost neighbors! As to your map place showing as red, that is what you see when are viewing the map from your log in page, the rest of us will see you as yellow. It's the same for me, when I'm logged in, I see myself on the map as red but I see you as yellow. To "upgrade" your account, go to your "profile" and scroll down on the left side the the "Upgrade Account" button. This will give you the option of upgrading to a fee based monthly subscription if you like. I do not believe this upgrade is something you have to do. Hope this helps!
 
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GPack77

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Traveler I

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Hello, Im a firefighter in Gallatin,TN love to be outdoors. I have been interesting in getting into this for quite some time and didn't really know how and figured this would be a good place to start.
Location: Nashville, TN
Ride: 2006 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab 4x4 4 Cylinder
Overlanding Experience: None, looking to learn, have fun and enjoy the outdoors
Only picture I could find. Glad to be here.
-Greg
 
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Jose

Rank V
Member

Advocate II

2,566
Spring Hill, TN
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1945

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Hello, Im a firefighter in Gallatin,TN love to be outdoors. I have been interesting in getting into this for quite some time and didn't really know how and figured this would be a good place to start.
Location: Nashville, TN
Ride: 2006 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab 4x4 4 Cylinder
Overlanding Experience: None, looking to learn, have fun and enjoy the outdoors
Only picture I could find. Glad to be here.
-Greg
Nice!! Welcome! I'm actually moving back to Nashville, TN but the SpringHill/Thompson Station area in June.


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Zachariah

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Member

Member I

233
Lincolnton ga
Member #

3916

Hey y'all just thought I'd stop in and say hi. Im in Augusta Ga I got out of overlanding a couple years ago. But I got bit buy the bug when i bought my new 2017 tacoma. I can wait to get out there with y'all and see the sights.
 
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Anchor Mtn

US Rocky Mountain Region Member Rep
Member

Influencer III

3,127
Fruita, Colorado
Member #

3935

My name is Justin and Im the owner of Anchor Mountain Overland in Fruita, CO. We are 90 miles from Moab, UT and spend a lot of time there in the spring, fall and winter. If you need any help or advice on the area feel free to contact me.
You can find me in a 2012 Jeep JKU when Im out on the trails or a 2015 F-150 when Im "Over-Roading" to national parks and places where I just dont need the jeep. I have about 20 years of offroad experience from coast to coast. Ive had 1ton crawlers and tube buggies in the past and have "Gotten back to basics" over the last few years and spend a lot of time camping, hiking and biking the western US.
Thanks for having me here and see you on the trail!!JK_Moab.jpg
 

RodofIron

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Traveler I

60
Denver, CO, USA
First Name
Rod
Last Name
Emmons
Hey everyone, I'm brand new to Overlanding. Currently living in Colorado and love camping skiing and all outdoor activities. I've pushed the family minivan beyond its limits so I'm looking for a rig to build on. I'd love any insights the community has for a good one to start with for a larger family (I have 4 kids ages 2 -12) Thanks!
 

Anchor Mtn

US Rocky Mountain Region Member Rep
Member

Influencer III

3,127
Fruita, Colorado
Member #

3935

Hey everyone, I'm brand new to Overlanding. Currently living in Colorado and love camping skiing and all outdoor activities. I've pushed the family minivan beyond its limits so I'm looking for a rig to build on. I'd love any insights the community has for a good one to start with for a larger family (I have 4 kids ages 2 -12) Thanks!
There are a few options for a large family it just depends on your budget and how difficult the trails you want to run are.

If you are leaning towards more camping and exploring dirt roads you can go with a Ford Expedition or Chevy Tahoe. For easy to moderate trails you can get yourself into a Toyota Land Cruiser or Sequoia. The older model Cruisers are very popular and have lots of aftermarket support. For more difficult trails the Cruiser can be built pretty stout and still seat 7 and you can get into a Jeep JKU with the teraflex 3rd seat addition. It will be tight but will be able to be built as tough as you want.

No matter which option you go with, cargo capacity will be slim and you will want to look into roof racks or offroad trailers. Good luck with your adventures, you came to the right place.
 

Jacob3809

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Member

Member I

173
Colorado Springs, CO
Member #

3809

Hello, my name is Jacob
I am new to overlanding but not new to being in the outdoors with a 4x4. I have a 2015 F-150 with most of the goodies on it (always adding more). I am looking forward to getting out more and bringing my family with me.

I live in Colorado Springs and just got my emblem in the email today.
 
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Craig Ebbers

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Member I

203
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Member #

3898

Hi, my name is Craig and I've got a jeep patriot. Not a traditional overlander I know, but it is also my everyday driver and has two car seats in the back for my boys. We enjoy camping out of our jeep, and look forward to doing more often when the boys are a bit older. We're from Manitoba in the great white north, but our rig has made it out to the mountains a few times already. I've also got a 74 cj5 that I would love to get out with more as well.
 

mtnlobo1

Rank I
Member

Contributor I

233
Denver, CO
Member #

3758

IMG_0437.JPG Hi from Denver! I'm new to OLB - returning to the OL life now that I have a rig capable of roads less traveled. Super stoked!

1) Picture! Build underway!
Gear installed: rhino rack - ditch mount track, vortex bars. Ski/board rack.
Gear stocked: rotopax, recovery tracks, tons o' camping stuff
Gear ordered: All-Pro OTT pack rack, RTT
Gear Wish List: tires, recovery equip/winch, sliders, swing out bumper, and, and, and
2) Location: Denver, CO
3) Rig: '17 Toyota Tacoma Pro
4) Overlanding Experience Background: Overland trips were limited to the capabilities of my good 'ole '01 Tacoma and with friends. Looking forward to putting together my own rig and learning a lot here! Great forum!
 
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OkiGoose

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Member I

203
Okinawa
Member #

3777

Hey folks I'm Corey and this is Clyde. I'm an owner of Pathfinder Coffee Roasters and Active Duty Air Force Crew Chief.

"Clyde"
1990 Toyota HDJ81 Land Cruiser
Okinawa Japan until summer 2017.
I got into overlanding specifically because I found myself wanting to find the tops of waterfalls and the other sides of rivers. I'm planning to move to Arizona this summer once I'm out of the military and realized that I have an incessant need to go places others can't get to. So, I bought a diesel land cruiser with triple lockers and a winch (plus factory ice box!!) and plan to find my way where others won't venture.
 

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DocNOS

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Member

Contributor I

233
Tulsa, OK
Member #

3824

Location: Tulsa, OK
Current Vehicle: 2012 F-150 SuperCrew Lariat EcoBoost
Previous Vehicles: A lot, I am a automotive enthusiast, still searching for the perfect combination of rides.
Overland Experience: Intermediate
Why Overlanding?: I love the outdoors, when I was younger I was always out in the woods. Rock climbing, backpacking, running rapids in canoes and rafts. These were a few of the things that brought me out to the beauty and quiet of nature. When I purchased my first car (1991 Explorer XLT 4x4 "Sweetie") it was time to modify. I had it torn apart in my Grandmother's (Mymaw) garage upgrading parts the first month. My mother freaked out when she saw I had taken it apart, but Mymaw stopped her by saying, "He's just like his father". That didn't calm my mother. After that my passion for vehicles exploded! Cars, trucks, motorcycles, if it went fast I wanted to see if I could modify it to go faster. I'm a wrench head and proud of it!
Being a Venture Scout took my friends and I all over the place, exploring the wonders of God's creation. Then I joined the Navy and a bunch of stuff came to a halt. But other things moved forward very quickly. I love how life changes just like the seasons. If you don't like how your life is going right now, that's okay. Just give it a bit, life will get better. We all have ups and downs. If it were not for the downs than you wouldn't appreciate the ups.
So fast forward again, I met my wife (also a sailor) and we had a child, whos now 4 going on 14. Were out of the Navy now, but we both love to travel. But since I got injured I can not do a lot of the things that I used to do. Spent a couple of years in college and got a job with a small company. But I realized that I was separated from nature and exploration, and if I didn't do something to change the rut I found myself in I would regret it later.
So then I was thinking (yes bad idea) that since I love the outdoors, we love to travel, and I can't keep from modifying any of my vehicles. That overlanding sounded like the perfect combination. So I decided to get back into overlanding. Which is how I came across Michael's youtube channel and Overland Bound.

Thank you for reading this long introduction. I can't wait to become friends with so many people that I share this passion with. God bless.

Brandon (BoostedDoc)
 
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CorpusChris

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Member

Member I

203
Corpus Christi, Texas Area
Member #

3817

Hey guys and gals,

Name/ Location: Chris here from Corpus Christi, TX.
Rig: 2017 4Runner TRD Pro
Experience: Lots of beach/ sand driving with light trail experience (unless you count driving on these really poor, unmaintained gravel roads, then its a lot), and a lot of backpacking/ rucking experience.

Glad to be a part of the community and look forward to going out and exploring more!