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JButtress

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Charlotte
First Name
Jason
Last Name
Buttress
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1) Picture!
Below! All stock atm.

2) Location (General area is fine)
Northern California

3) Rig (Year, Make, Model, etc.)
2019 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab

4) Overlanding Experience Background (Novice or Experienced, you're welcome here!)
I'm an overlanding novice. I've always loved to camp, hike, and mountain bike, and I've always owned a truck to get me there, but my focus has always been on the destination and never really on the journey itself. That's changed for me in recent years, so here I am! Very much looking forward to learning from you all and becoming an active member of this community!

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Nice looking full size rig!
 

m00se_146

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CT, USA
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Musngi
Member #

18556

What's up overlanders!
-My rigs a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
-I'm out of New England, southern CT to be exact. but frequently travel to ME and NH.
-My experience is light so far, I've really only done light trails and sight seeing.
-Currently daily driving my rig so slowly but surely
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mwilliams417

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Minneapolis, MN, USA
First Name
Matthew
Last Name
Williams
Member #

19158

Hi guys, I’m from Minnesota around the cities area! I just bought my rig in April as a little graduation/bday present. As a poor graduate I haven’t done much to it yet but I am so excited to get building! I have a 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. As far as overlanding experience, I am definitely a novice but I’m here to learn and get some great ideas for my build. I love the outdoors so I can’t wait to get out there!
 

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Hank Outdoors

US East Region Director
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Advocate II

4,384
Lysander, NY
Member #

9435

Hey everyone beginner overlander here. Not much crazy exploring on long island ny but have to start somewhere. I have a 2019 grand cherokee upland. Just purchased a few weeks ago and lifted but not outfitted as much as id like yet. View attachment 104159
Welcome to OB and the East Region from Central NY!
If you have any questions or want help planning a trip or meetup of your own feel free to message me or @EscoTerrestrial who is your local Member Rep.

When looking for events near you check the Calendar.
Looking for a meetup? Check here.
Looking for the U.S. East Forum? Check here.
 

Prerunner1982

US Southwest Region Member Rep
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Navina, Oklahoma
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Jon
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Hello Mike (@Blaze A Trail ), 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.
 

ICDGary713

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SW Idaho
First Name
Gary
Last Name
Adams
Member #

18560

Hello from wonderful SW Idaho (Boise area)!
My wife and I are expanding our horizons and currently run a '11 Xterra and a '00 TJ, and we have a homemade adventure trailer with a rooftop tent we're outfitting to our needs. Hoping to upgrade the TJ to a JKU (on the hunt for a suitable one now).
My wife (Hope) is relatively new to overlanding but I've been a vehicle adventurer since the mid '80's.
 

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Wilson, NC, USA
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Travis
Last Name
Putnam
Greeting everyone
Eastern North Carolina
2008 Toyota 4Runner SR5
I would consider myself a novice. I've explored Montana, Southern GA and originally from PA. I Would like to get more into overlanding and building a more prurpose built rig. Im new to the 4Runner game, but before this I had a 2000 Xterra when I lived in GA and moved to a more fuel efficient crossover an 08 Ford Edge when I moved to Montana.
 

2018GMC1500

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McKinney, TX, USA
First Name
Jack
Last Name
Yager
Member #

18465

Hello!

New here as of today! Currently outside Dallas, Texas, new project is my 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. Beginner to overlanding but grew up Jeeping and riding dirt bikes in Colorado. Love to hear if anyone else has a GM 1500 they uses. Just took a trip to Big Bend as the first road trip / camping in the truck.
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Prerunner1982

US Southwest Region Member Rep
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Navina, Oklahoma
First Name
Jon
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Hello Jack (@2018GMC1500 ), 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. Keep an eye out for upcoming meet ups in the DFW area.
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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Jedi

US Northwest Region Director
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Ferndale, WA USA
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Brian
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McClory
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12406

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Hello from wonderful SW Idaho (Boise area)!
My wife and I are expanding our horizons and currently run a '11 Xterra and a '00 TJ, and we have a homemade adventure trailer with a rooftop tent we're outfitting to our needs. Hoping to upgrade the TJ to a JKU (on the hunt for a suitable one now).
My wife (Hope) is relatively new to overlanding but I've been a vehicle adventurer since the mid '80's.
Hello and welcome to Overland Bound @ICDGary713. You can't go wrong with a XTerra or a JKU for overlanding... both have decent space and can go lots of places. Not to knock the TJ, they just have limited storage capabilities. Anyway, there are a number of great overlanding events occurring throughout the PNW, so I recommend checking out the Overland Bound NorthWest Region forum [link] for meetups and to get to know your neighbors. Right now a good number of the members are prepping for or headed to the Northwest Overland Rally in Plain, WA [link]. But there are still others who are not attending and will, I'm sure, be happy to help you feel right at home here. You may also want to check out our Rally Point system [link], as that is where events are posted.

I look forward to seeing you out there! If you need anything, feel free to hit me up on the forums: @Jedi.
 

HiJeffinition

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Contributor I

233
Maumee, OH, USA
First Name
Jeffrey
Last Name
Young
Member #

18545

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! I am Jeff from Maumee, Ohio. I am a little more that novice but I wouldn't say I am fully experienced. I am an Eagle Scout and have spent my whole life camping and enjoying the great outdoors. I have spent 15 days hiking in the Rockies, 10 days portaging in Northern Minnesota and everything in between. I have 2 young kids that I am starting to expose to the outdoor lifestyle and can't wait to see where that takes us. I drive a 2008 Jeep Commander that has a 2.5" lift, 32" BFG KO2s, Jeep Steel bumper with 12,000lb winch, custom rock sliders, Powertrax rear locker, lots of lights and custom storage box in the rear. One thing I have learned from being in the off-road community is that you are never done upgrading your vehicle, so I am sure I will make more changes down the road. Thanks for having me!
 

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ICDGary713

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SW Idaho
First Name
Gary
Last Name
Adams
Member #

18560

Hello and welcome to Overland Bound @ICDGary713. You can't go wrong with a XTerra or a JKU for overlanding... both have decent space and can go lots of places. Not to knock the TJ, they just have limited storage capabilities. Anyway, there are a number of great overlanding events occurring throughout the PNW, so I recommend checking out the Overland Bound NorthWest Region forum [link] for meetups and to get to know your neighbors. Right now a good number of the members are prepping for or headed to the Northwest Overland Rally in Plain, WA [link]. But there are still others who are not attending and will, I'm sure, be happy to help you feel right at home here. You may also want to check out our Rally Point system [link], as that is where events are posted.

I look forward to seeing you out there! If you need anything, feel free to hit me up on the forums: @Jedi.
Jedi, thank you for the welcome and I am with you on the TJ being a little too S-M-all for bringing much other than a good attitude along- I think I've found a good JKU Rubicon candidate, just have to do my due diligence (not get emotionally attached just yet, in other words) before we pull the trigger. Either way our rigs are our daily drivers, so the TJ will go to another home and I'll start anew on the personalizing/tweaking to fit our needs process.
Looking forward to getting out more ASAP!!
 
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WD40DAWSON

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St. Louis, MO, USA
First Name
William
Last Name
Dawson
Member #

19055

Hey everyone! I'm new to the Overlanding scene. I decided that It was time to call it quits for the long distance Harley trips and would move on to Overlanding. My wife and I are trying to start a family and she supports the idea of a built 4Runner more than my bike. I have a 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium. I haven't done much in regards to modifications yet, but have upgraded all the lights, added a couple lightbars, fog lights and I am currently looking into lift and roof rack options now. I am currently living in St. Louis Missouri but I am originally from Boise Idaho and looking to move back. I have very little experience with a full rig on the trail but have a lifetime of ATV and Dirtbike trail experience. Looking forward to learning more!

Dawson
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gfoster86

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Fresno, CA, USA
First Name
Garrett
Last Name
Foster
Member #

17296

Hello All!

Thank you for allowing me to join, looking forward to meeting some of you. I am new to the Overlanding lifestyle.
Anyone close looking to hit some trails. Cast some fishing lines and have a cold one. Let me know!

2017 F150 3.5EB Platinum 4x4
Located in - Fresno, Ca
Overland Bound Member# 17296

Mods:
S&B Cai
UPR catch can
4” MBRP catback exhaust
Eaton Detroit TrueTrac Helical gear LSD
Fox 2.0 coilover kit (front & rear)
Auto Spring rear add-a-leaf kit
RCI full underbody skids
Forged off-road rear shock mount skids
Body armor hitch skid
Gator Tri-fold soft tonneau cover
JDM - Astar Lights (head & fog)
Line-X spray in bed liner
35% 3M ceramic tint

Future Mods:
295/65r20 Nitto RG’s - 2 month ETA
(Keeping stock platinum 20” rims, will paint flat black when complete)
MPT tune
BDS uca’s
RCI 12” bedrack
Smittybuilt 2883 RTT
Upgraded bumper with winch
Front bumper and rear light kit
Dual battery setup
Upgrade intercooler
36 gal fuel tank upgrade

This build is not catered to be a pavement princess, but a daily driver and funseeker. I have recently began the new hobby of overlanding. NOT rockcrawling, so staying away from crazy lift. I want the smoothest yet capable truck I can put into the easy/moderate trails. Like most of us this is a hobby and I am a working man so adding mods when I can budget for them.
I waited on tires for another 2 months or so as the stock tires I have still have quite a lot of tread (stock 275/55r20). Couldn’t convince myself to pony up the extra money when I still have something that works.
I’m in Fresno, Ca, anyone close looking to hit some trails. Cast some fishing lines and have a cold one. Let me know!
 

Inlimine

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Contributor I

233
Los Angeles
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Manson
Member #

18409

Location: North Hollywood, CA
Rig: 2000 Land Rover Discovery II (with 220k miles)(new steel bumpers front and back since this photo was taken on the Mojave Road)
Experience: In 1980 I bought my first car, a 1962 Willys CJ5 Jeep —Dang! I wish I still had that thing!. In the 90's I had a 1986 FJ60 Land Cruiser —Dang again! Wish I still had this one too!. Now I own a LR Discovery that I've had for sixteen years. She's my daily driver. I've driven all of these vehicles to the outback and beyond. My parents were jet setters and we never camped when I was a child. Now? Every chance I get I'm gone. My brother is an overlander too. We both have teenage girls and they've acquired quite a taste for adventuring.
 

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Blaklyte

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Contributor I

60
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
First Name
Marc
Last Name
Durette
Hi everyone, I'm new to overlanding but been wanting to do it for a long time. I live in Moncton New-Brunswick Canada and I hope there is other overlander in the region to guide me in this new adventure. I'm curently shopping for a Land Rover Discovery II.

I did find a couple of them that are interesting, I will post what I found in the appropriate forum section if you guys want to give me your opinion. Thanks