Billiebob,I shun the sticker, badge identity thing.
I think it closes doors. It makes us a closed group. It discourages others from approaching us.
The badge says "entry only if you have a badge". So where will I stick my badge? On my garage wall.
I want to meet everyone.
I agree with your point too. But I'm not overlanding to grow the sport, I'm not an ambassador for overlanding, I'm a traveller. I overland to meet and experience other cultures, people, wether they overland or not is not what I care about.I am sad that you feel this way, about sporting our OB Emblem. If anything, it opens doors to questions on what OB and Overlanding in general is.
Billiebob,I agree with your point too. But I'm not overlanding to grow the sport, I'm not an ambassador for overlanding, I'm a traveller. I overland to meet and experience other cultures, people, wether they overland or not is not what I care about.
I used to think I was a boon docker since I prefer to be off grid and camp wild. Then I discovered the "boon docking" community was about how to squat for extended periods in one spot. And I figure squatters are the reason for the Second Amendment so I got off that website. I just think when you leave your identity behind, you open doors to new experiences, cultures, points of view, which is why I travel.
But this is the best website/forum I have found. I really like how focused it is and how we avoid the contraversial issues around the world unless they involve safe travelling. Even then the advice is advice on safety more so than opinion.
Contact Amanda or Megin, at the OB store! I just did that and have my Emblems coming soon. It may take a bit, as OB waits to have a batch made up and the ingraving done with your Member number! The OB staff work hard to get things sent out, in a timely manor! Vance.-Fekk. I did not place. I misplaced "it", wich I imagine ought to be two. I dunno if I got one or two emblems, but lets just say a) I got two vehicles I want to place "it" on and b) where the Herr did I place that envolope..
How to obtain new emblems ? Anyone..?