First and foremost, if you become a participating member of our community, we expect you conduct yourself according to our Founding Principles found at the end of this document.
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Returns and Refunds Policy
Thank you for shopping at Overland Bound. If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we’re here to help. Our products can be returned within 7 days of the original purchase of the product. Before you return a product, please make sure:
- The product was purchased in the last 7 days.
- The product is in its original packaging.
Send the product with its original packing to:
3736 Fallon Road, 419
Dublin, CA 94568
Shipping charges incurred in connection with the return of a product are refundable.
If you received a damaged product, please notify us immediately for assistance.
Sale items can be refunded.
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Items we ship:
All of our products are shippable. Shipping charges and exceptions may apply for international shipments.
When we ship:
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WHERE we ship:
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These principles are what you can expect us to stand for, and we ask that you uphold these principles as a member of Overland Bound. We reserve the right to revoke membership for violation of these principles.
These are our Founding Principles:
Overlanding is vehicle dependent travel, that’s it
If you start to define it, beyond this, you are heading into “elitist” territory, which we are opposed to. When people start to define what overlanding is beyond this, they start arguing about whether you are an “overlander” or not. This is not OK, and if you do not agree to be inclusive, we are not the community for you.
It doesn’t matter what you drive
We are not a Jeep community, a Toyota community, or a Yugo community. We are a worldwide community of overlanders. We are a support network that will help each other no matter what you drive. Your vehicle must be capable and safe for what you are going to ask it to do, and our community is here to help with that.
Overlanding is for everyone
The point of a community is to include folks of various backgrounds, skill levels, and viewpoints. Smelling like caribou is not a prerequisite to be an overlander. Overland Bound also does not adhere to or discuss any political or religious viewpoint. We discuss and adhere to sound overland practices. We also do not tolerate any hate speech or activities and you will be ejected from the community for engaging in that type of activity.
A connection with nature is paramount
We believe a connection with the great outdoors is a key to living. It gives us perspective, keeps us grounded, and feeds the explorer and wanderer deep in our DNA. We are, at our core, nomads. People who ignore this act weird and often do damage to themselves and others. That was the experience of yours truly (Michael) and I established Overland Bound to raise awareness of this core issue.
Leave it better than you found it
Seriously. If you do not know what proper land use is, it is your responsibility to find out. Damaging our natural resources is irresponsible and is grounds for dismissal from this community. There are 50% more people on the planet today than in 1950. “Keep it secret, keep it safe” is not sustainable, and does not address the core issue, which is education. If you want to keep your places “secret”, you are not aware of the realities of the modern world. It’s too late. We must care for nature as more and more people turn to the great outdoors as a healthy reaction to a “civilized” modern world. Our natural environment is the key to survival. Preserve it. Educate.
Safety First. The trip defines the requirements. Be aware of the requirements of any journey and prepare. We prefer epic tales of adventure without the tragedy and keep the rubber side down. It’s your responsibility as an individual, pilot, and navigator to not damage yourself or others through poor decision making. Take your time. Evaluate. When in doubt, get out.
Don’t over pack
In moderate climate, you can venture into the outdoors with water and bit of food for days. You will live. Build from there. This also minimizes the impact to the environment.
Be nice, and help each other
That’s what community is all about. It takes a village. When traveling the world, or off grid, human kindness is an asset and valuable tool that could mean survival. Take it seriously. No one benefits from ridicule. Don’t do it. Help or inform instead. Treat people kindly, and never build yourself up by tearing others down.
No barriers to information
We don’t own information any more than we own the great outdoors. No one has a patent on what it takes to survive. Share information freely and openly. We make better humans that way. This includes trip locations and destinations. We will continue to provide information for free, including information others may charge for. Sorry others.
Humility is essential
It also has the nice side benefit of keeping you out of trouble and making you less of a A-hole. No one has all the answers and we all started somewhere. Ask questions, and provide information to those less informed, who are trying to learn.
Engage in the smallest of interactions
That is what counts. It’s the small things that truly matter. A helping hand. A genuine question. A smile. Taking the time to engage with those around you without distraction. Extend this attention to all people equally.
Being grounded creates joy for you and the ones you encounter. That’s the whole point.