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JoelIII

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Hey, my names Matt, I'm out of southern mass, I saw the add on Facebook and it looked like my kinda thing. I run a 2012 jeep liberty sport latitude edition that's mostly stock. Gonna be adding a few things to it though. I do have a smittybilt overlander on my roof, so that's pretty cool
Welcome from NC.
 
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JoelIII

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Camp Lejeune, NC
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Hi everyone !

New member checking in from Frankfurt, Germany.
Rig: 2014 Wrangler JKU
Experience (or how I got here): Went on a lot of Camping trips as a Kid. Then nothing for quite some years. Somehow, by accident I bought a boat - that got me hooked on more "outdoor" things again. A few years (and boats) later, I bought a Jeep - again somehow by accident. That led me to Offroading, which led me to camping & vehicle travels again. Now about to start stage 3 of my rig build (will do build thread maybe?) and planning bigger adventures. :grinning:
Welcome from NC!
 

Banjor

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Dan
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Sneddon
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Hi, I'm from San Francisco, and I drive a 2017 Subaru Forester XT. I'm new to overlanding, and just now making my vehicle capable of more than light off-road adventures. This is my third Subaru, and I love heading off-road in search of campsites or hot springs or mountain bike trails. I've always wanted a more capable vehicle to take me places I couldn't go before, like High Rock Canyon in Nevada or Eureka Dunes in California.

In the next few weeks, I'll be having 1" lift springs installed, along with a bunch of chassis and suspension bracing, upgraded brakes, and a rear hitch spare tire carrier. I'll be replacing the stock 18" wheels and emergency donut with 17" rally wheels and Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S all-terrain tires with two full-size spares. I'm also ordering a bumper brush guard and skid plates from LP Aventure and rock sliders from Primitive Racing. I'm also getting a hi-lift jack and will probably splurge on a front winch.

I've been active in the SubaruForester.org forums for a while, but now that I'm taking my ride to the next level I'm looking forward to learning a lot about off-road adventuring from the members of Overland Bound.
 

laylow

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Colorado Springs
First Name
Dave
Last Name
Smith
1: Colorado Springs, Colorado
2: Rigs are a 2017 Jeep Renegade 4x4 Sport, 6 speed manual and 1.4 turbo, 1999 GMC Sierra Z71 that I got from my father in law for a grand when he bought a new F150 as a retirement gift to himself. And they both pull our 2014 Little Guy Six Wide.
3: Overlanding experience is very limited, but I do have experience with very long on pavement trips. The Jeep regularly does 3,000 mile round trips for work and pleasure.



We don't need no stinkin' flex!



A very cold Taos NM morning

 

JoelIII

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Camp Lejeune, NC
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Joel
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1: Colorado Springs, Colorado
2: Rigs are a 2017 Jeep Renegade 4x4 Sport, 6 speed manual and 1.4 turbo, 1999 GMC Sierra Z71 that I got from my father in law for a grand when he bought a new F150 as a retirement gift to himself. And they both pull our 2014 Little Guy Six Wide.
3: Overlanding experience is very limited, but I do have experience with very long on pavement trips. The Jeep regularly does 3,000 mile round trips for work and pleasure.



We don't need no stinkin' flex!



A very cold Taos NM morning

Welcome from NC.
 
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EscoTerrestrial

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Port Washington, NY, USA
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Greeting all,
I'm excited to join the community. I look forward to sharing my adventures and learning a ton from all of you. I'm located in St. Louis, MO so I'll have to put some miles in to get to most of the places I'd like to explore. I recently picked up my new Jeep Gladiator and have started to plan my build. Can't wait to share my build and get insight from group on what direction I want to take it. Here a quick shot of her repping the home of the Stanley Cup Champs.

Welcome to the group ! Awesome choice for a rig, awesome pic.
 
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Magic Mike

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Auburn, CA, USA
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Hello all, my name is Justin and live in Beaumont California. My family isn’t new to off roading but we are new to over landing. We are very excited to meet new people and get out on some adventures with you guy.
2018 JLU Rubicon
Welcome to Overland Bound!
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planing page for trips being planed by members.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
There is a meet-up in your area that meets monthly, check them out on the forum if your interested great group of people. https:/www.overlandbound.com/forums/threads/reoccurring-inland-empire-meet-up-06-16-2018.10015/



I am one of your U.S. West Member Representative, if there is anything I can do to help message me at @Magic Mike
If you have any questions message your Regional Director on the forum at @Narbob
 
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JoelIII

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Camp Lejeune, NC
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Joel
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Hi, I'm from San Francisco, and I drive a 2017 Subaru Forester XT. I'm new to overlanding, and just now making my vehicle capable of more than light off-road adventures. This is my third Subaru, and I love heading off-road in search of campsites or hot springs or mountain bike trails. I've always wanted a more capable vehicle to take me places I couldn't go before, like High Rock Canyon in Nevada or Eureka Dunes in California.

In the next few weeks, I'll be having 1" lift springs installed, along with a bunch of chassis and suspension bracing, upgraded brakes, and a rear hitch spare tire carrier. I'll be replacing the stock 18" wheels and emergency donut with 17" rally wheels and Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S all-terrain tires with two full-size spares. I'm also ordering a bumper brush guard and skid plates from LP Aventure and rock sliders from Primitive Racing. I'm also getting a hi-lift jack and will probably splurge on a front winch.

I've been active in the SubaruForester.org forums for a while, but now that I'm taking my ride to the next level I'm looking forward to learning a lot about off-road adventuring from the members of Overland Bound.
Welcome from NC!
 

Dennis K.

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Toronto, ON, Canada
First Name
Dennis
Last Name
K.
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17862

Hello all!

Marcus B here from Alexandria, VA. Former Marine now an accountant. Very interested in the overland lifestyle. I don't have a rig at the moment, but I'm in the process of choosing my platform. I'm in between 4runner or to camp. Any advice would be much appreciated. I'm very excited to attend the Overland Expo East this year -First, for me- I would like to participate with someone in the NOVA area rather than myself, but I'm there regardless.
Welcome Marcus! See you at the Expo!
 

Kent R

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Placerville, CA
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1: Colorado Springs, Colorado
2: Rigs are a 2017 Jeep Renegade 4x4 Sport, 6 speed manual and 1.4 turbo, 1999 GMC Sierra Z71 that I got from my father in law for a grand when he bought a new F150 as a retirement gift to himself. And they both pull our 2014 Little Guy Six Wide.
3: Overlanding experience is very limited, but I do have experience with very long on pavement trips. The Jeep regularly does 3,000 mile round trips for work and pleasure.



We don't need no stinkin' flex!



A very cold Taos NM morning

Welcome to Overland Bound!

Don't hesitate to contact your Regional Director @Cendee for help or information. The Regional Director can also get you in touch with a Member Representative that might be close to you and have local information.
 
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Kent R

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Hi, I'm from San Francisco, and I drive a 2017 Subaru Forester XT. I'm new to overlanding, and just now making my vehicle capable of more than light off-road adventures. This is my third Subaru, and I love heading off-road in search of campsites or hot springs or mountain bike trails. I've always wanted a more capable vehicle to take me places I couldn't go before, like High Rock Canyon in Nevada or Eureka Dunes in California.

In the next few weeks, I'll be having 1" lift springs installed, along with a bunch of chassis and suspension bracing, upgraded brakes, and a rear hitch spare tire carrier. I'll be replacing the stock 18" wheels and emergency donut with 17" rally wheels and Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S all-terrain tires with two full-size spares. I'm also ordering a bumper brush guard and skid plates from LP Aventure and rock sliders from Primitive Racing. I'm also getting a hi-lift jack and will probably splurge on a front winch.

I've been active in the SubaruForester.org forums for a while, but now that I'm taking my ride to the next level I'm looking forward to learning a lot about off-road adventuring from the members of Overland Bound.
Welcome to Overland Bound!

Don't hesitate to contact your Regional Director @Narbob for help or information. Your closest Member Representative is @Magic Mike
 

Kent R

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Hi everyone !

New member checking in from Frankfurt, Germany.
Rig: 2014 Wrangler JKU
Experience (or how I got here): Went on a lot of Camping trips as a Kid. Then nothing for quite some years. Somehow, by accident I bought a boat - that got me hooked on more "outdoor" things again. A few years (and boats) later, I bought a Jeep - again somehow by accident. That led me to Offroading, which led me to camping & vehicle travels again. Now about to start stage 3 of my rig build (will do build thread maybe?) and planning bigger adventures. :grinning:
Welcome to Overland Bound!

Don't hesitate to contact your Regional Director @Polaris Overland for help or information. The Regional Director can also get you in touch with a Member Representative that might be close to you and have local information.
 

Kent R

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Placerville, CA
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Hey, my names Matt, I'm out of southern mass, I saw the add on Facebook and it looked like my kinda thing. I run a 2012 jeep liberty sport latitude edition that's mostly stock. Gonna be adding a few things to it though. I do have a smittybilt overlander on my roof, so that's pretty cool
Welcome to Overland Bound!

Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planing page for trips being planed by members.
Overland Bound Meetups

You are in the East Region, local information can also be found in the “Overland Bound by Region”
OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY

Your Interim Regional Director is @Kent R.
Your Member Representatives are;
@Team Harrington - Vermont, Main, New Hampshire
@EscoTerrestrial - New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut
@Wawa Skittletits - Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia
@NovaBound - Virginia, Maryland, Delaware
 
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Kent R

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Placerville, CA
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Hello all!

Marcus B here from Alexandria, VA. Former Marine now an accountant. Very interested in the overland lifestyle. I don't have a rig at the moment, but I'm in the process of choosing my platform. I'm in between 4runner or to camp. Any advice would be much appreciated. I'm very excited to attend the Overland Expo East this year -First, for me- I would like to participate with someone in the NOVA area rather than myself, but I'm there regardless.
Welcome to Overland Bound!

Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planing page for trips being planed by members.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
Trip planning and questions.
www.overlandbound.com
www.overlandbound.com
You are in the East Region, local information can also be found in the “Overland Bound by Region”
OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY

Your Interim Regional Director is @Kent R.
Your Member Representatives are;
@Team Harrington - Vermont, Main, New Hampshire
@EscoTerrestrial - New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut
@Wawa Skittletits - Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia
@NovaBound - Virginia, Maryland, Delaware
 

DoggMan1163

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Big Sandy, TX, USA
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Robert
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Beard
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17899

Greeting all,
I'm excited to join the community. I look forward to sharing my adventures and learning a ton from all of you. I'm located in St. Louis, MO so I'll have to put some miles in to get to most of the places I'd like to explore. I recently picked up my new Jeep Gladiator and have started to plan my build. Can't wait to share my build and get insight from group on what direction I want to take it. Here a quick shot of her repping the home of the Stanley Cup Champs.

 

Ctullu

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233
Alamogordo, NM, USA
First Name
Kevin
Last Name
Mayo
Member #

18459

Hello OB,

I have finally joined the Overland Bound community, after years of following Michael on YouTube and thinking to myself "This looks awesome, I want to get into that!". I have always loved camping and enjoying outdoors, especially those places that are more off the beaten path and Overlanding seemed to be the perfect way to further that interest. So, a little while back I was looking for a new daily driver and decided to get something that would help me out with this, and I purchased a used 2004 4Runner. Currently the 4Runner is all stock, except for the stereo which I upgraded to something that was wireless Android Auto and CarPlay compatible (It would be awesome if they get Gaia GPS working on both of thes!). I am currently in Alamogordo, NM, which is about 90 minutes north of El Paso, TX. The area here is awesome, we have a good variety of terrains and habitats close by. The immediate area is all desert, with the usual desert stuff, and a large rock-crawling community. But only about 30 minutes outside of town is Lincoln National Forest in the nearby Sacramento Mountains. The scenery there is amazing, with small streams and plenty of forest roads/trails to explore. To get an idea of what it looks like, just look for pictures of Ruidosio or Cloudcroft, NM on Google. While I don't have any pictures of the 4Runner just yet, I will get some and post them up here soon. I am not an experienced Overlander just yet, my wife and I get out fairly often (especially now that we have the 4Runner) and explore what New Mexico has to offer!

I am thinking of starting my own YouTube channel, documenting the build of the 4Runner and showcasing the ability to jump into Overlanding with a stock vehicle, and progressing to a more off-road/rugged terrain capable build. I have made videos in the past and know the time investment that goes into editing and producing the content.

Let me know if any of you are near my area and want to plan a trip or meetup for the local area!

P.S. - I really like the idea of Trail Guardian cleanup events. Few things annoy (to put it lightly) me more than people leaving their trash out in the wilderness, or along side a road. Is it REALLY that hard to cleanup after yourself? Try leaving things in better condition that when you arrived!
 

JoelIII

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Camp Lejeune, NC
First Name
Joel
Last Name
Wasson
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Hello OB,

I have finally joined the Overland Bound community, after years of following Michael on YouTube and thinking to myself "This looks awesome, I want to get into that!". I have always loved camping and enjoying outdoors, especially those places that are more off the beaten path and Overlanding seemed to be the perfect way to further that interest. So, a little while back I was looking for a new daily driver and decided to get something that would help me out with this, and I purchased a used 2004 4Runner. Currently the 4Runner is all stock, except for the stereo which I upgraded to something that was wireless Android Auto and CarPlay compatible (It would be awesome if they get Gaia GPS working on both of thes!). I am currently in Alamogordo, NM, which is about 90 minutes north of El Paso, TX. The area here is awesome, we have a good variety of terrains and habitats close by. The immediate area is all desert, with the usual desert stuff, and a large rock-crawling community. But only about 30 minutes outside of town is Lincoln National Forest in the nearby Sacramento Mountains. The scenery there is amazing, with small streams and plenty of forest roads/trails to explore. To get an idea of what it looks like, just look for pictures of Ruidosio or Cloudcroft, NM on Google. While I don't have any pictures of the 4Runner just yet, I will get some and post them up here soon. I am not an experienced Overlander just yet, my wife and I get out fairly often (especially now that we have the 4Runner) and explore what New Mexico has to offer!

I am thinking of starting my own YouTube channel, documenting the build of the 4Runner and showcasing the ability to jump into Overlanding with a stock vehicle, and progressing to a more off-road/rugged terrain capable build. I have made videos in the past and know the time investment that goes into editing and producing the content.

Let me know if any of you are near my area and want to plan a trip or meetup for the local area!

P.S. - I really like the idea of Trail Guardian cleanup events. Few things annoy (to put it lightly) me more than people leaving their trash out in the wilderness, or along side a road. Is it REALLY that hard to cleanup after yourself? Try leaving things in better condition that when you arrived!
Welcome to the team from NC! And it bugs the heck outa me too at the amount of disrespect folks have while leaving trash as far as the eye can see!