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jasond_t4r

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New member from San Diego, CA
Just bought a 2017 4runner a few months ago and looking to meet and explore with people. I am new to overlanding and it is quickly becoming my new hobby. I was in a very serious motorcycle accident last August and ridding was my primary hobby but ever since the accident I have gave up motorcycles and starting to get into overlanding.

IG- jasond_t4r
 

Tacomaless

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Member

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Kansas City, MO, USA
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0431

Hey all,

Austin here. New to the forum, not new to Overlandbound (member #0431). Just trying to get my profile rolling on here! I kept running into the issue of not being able to post links (IG, Flickr, TW, etc)... didn't read the MASSIVE banner at the top stating you need to contribute three posts before being able to do so, so here we go!

Kane Creek, May 2017
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I'm located in Golden, CO and currently get around in my 2001 Tacoma.
I've done quite a bit of work to it over the last couple of years.

Major mods include:
Front/Rear bumpers
IFS/Trans skids
Tubbed firewall
315s
5.29s
New trans
...many, many others!

My off road experience is extensive. I grew up racing moto/enduro (B moto rider (locally), A enduro (RMEC). Sold the bike when I went to college and picked up the Tacoma a few years ago.
 
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Mmagnani

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Palm Desert, CA
Member #

4538

Howdy,

I'm Mike living out in Palm Desert, CA
I'm riding in a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited that I picked up in February of 2017. My adventure starts there, but I feel very comfortable outdoors and with vehicles. I have taken a couple trips already and cannot wait for the next one. I love learning the process!
Glad to be here
 

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Doug595

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173
Colonie, New York
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3318

Hello Everyone in the Overland Bound Community.

New Member: Doug
From Colonie, New York - In the Hudson Valley at the base of the Adirondacks Mountains
Rig: 2017 Toyota 4 Runner TRD Off Road Premium
Experience: Novice. Have had an interest in exploring and off road but not the time to do it. Making the time now to explore this world. Always have enjoyed the outdoors.

Hope to meet other members in the area and learn from others with more experience.
 

David_S

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Member

Contributor I

233
La Mirada, CA
Member #

5585

Hi everyone,
New member from La Mirada CA (About 20 min from Disneyland). I have a 2015 Toyota 4Runner Trail edition, stock except for a Gobi Rack/Ladder (Not pictured) and a tire swap to Cooper Discoverer A/T3 in the stock size. Picture is from my first trip with her, Crazy Jug Point in AZ, thanksgiving 2015! I also camped and rode at Gooseberry Mesa, near Hurricane UT on the way out (hence the mountain bike (Canfield Bros Yelli Screamy for the MTBers on here). Overlanding wise, I guess I'm technically a novice, but have a base of dirt/gravel experience due to my mountain biking and camping experience. I also have a pair of German Shepherds that'll probably pop up in some future posts/pics.
Cheers.
 

Defender 90 Keith

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Plymstock, Plymouth, UK
First Name
Keith
Last Name
Pierce
Member #

3467

Hi I am Tom from Exeter, Devon in the UK.

Ive become a member since mmeting everyone at the overland Expo in Flagstaff the other day where i then travelled with some friends up to Moab ending in Denver

I own a Landcruiser hdj80 which ive been kitting out for long range travel always ongoing. I ve traveld through europe lots in her, I really love eastern europe especially Romania, Serbia and Bosnia, Ive also recently returned from a trip to Morocco.


I havent had the truck that long but the dream is to drive down the West coast of Africa combining overlanding and surfing whilst trying my hardest not to get shot.

All the best and look forward to the forum and what seems to be a great community

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hey Tom,

welcome from the most Southern UK member (currently). I'm not too far away from you here in sunny Plymouth
 

Brad Mellon

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IMG_9882.JPG Well, let me introduce myself ! Brand new member - don't even have my member number yet !
1) Picture is attached ! (I hope)
2) California's Imperial Valley. El Centro to be precise
3) wife and I have a 2017 Toyota Tacoma 4x4. This is our 3rd 'Taco' but the first one that is 4x4. We have enjoyed several Jeep Wranglers over the years but I was smitten in 2007 when we got our first Tacoma. I am a retired law enforcement officer (military - local police - federal agent) and I am 'theming' the truck in a 'Thin Blue Line' motif as an overt show of support to those that are still working the line.
4) Overland Experience ! - nowhere near as good as my travel stories would lead you to believe I have owned several good 4x4's over the years and without question they were all far more capable than I was. If I were honest I'd have to grade myself somewhere between 'Experienced Novice' and 'Just good enough to get myself into trouble'
 

Jeff5555

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233
Oklahoma
Member #

14535

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
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.
Hi everyone this is my first Internet group so I'll try my best to do this right
I have a 1990 nissan d21 4x4
 
Hello Everyone,

My name is Jeff. I joined this forum because I love everything about overlanding. The adventure, the rig build, the ability to go and do/see things most people can't, etc.

I'm a Navy Veteran living out in Glendale, AZ. I currently don't have a rig other than my wife's 05 KJ. I do plan to acquire a Taco someday.

I hope to be able to meet some fellow overlanders and get some adventuring experience under my belt with you all.

Thanks!
 

Derek S.

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Member

Traveler I

233
McDonough, Georgia
Member #

5287

Hey all..Just joined the team as well as the forums. I'm Derek...I live just south of Atlanta. Just getting started on my Overlanding rig. Bought a 98 Land Cruiser and a 1967 M416 trailer to pull behind. Looking forward to starting this project real soon...as well as learning some new ideas from the forums. Hope to meet some members soon!

Thanks,

Derek


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