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freak4life

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Phoenix, AZ, USA
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rich
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anderssohn
Hey, we are a couple overlanding from Berlin to Cape Town. Currently in Turkey, next Iran, UAE, then ship to Kenya. Happy to connect with other travelers in the region.
Hello Julian, welcome to Overland Bound. That sounds like an epic adventure, stay safe friends.
 
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MSD

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Colorado, USA
First Name
Mark
Last Name
Duff
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30665

New member old timer here. I’ve been watching Overland Bound on YouTube for years and it is part of my way to stay connected even if I’m not out away from the city.
I’ve been an adventurer my whole life and car camping and overlanding is comfort for me. Found memories of bombing down the road with my Grandfather in his 62 Pontiac Bonneville with a canvas tent and his trusty camp stove, catching fish for dinner. Anyway…

Denver Colorado area
2000 Ford Expedition set up for how me and my wife like to enjoy getting out.
1989 Ford Bronco for the day trips in the mountains of Colorado and Utah.
Ive been off-roading and camping my whole life so I guess I’m “experienced”. I also ride dirt bikes and do a few big multi day rides yearly with only what you can carry on your back so I tend to be a minimalist type overlander. You can fit a full sized mattress in the back of an Expedition so sleeping in comfort is important to me. I document my adventures on YouTube mostly for my relatives but I’m getting a little better at it. Starks Expeditions is my channel. I’m always looking to add like minded people to my trips. And it is an honor to help people get out and help them become comfortable off the beaten path.

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Welcome to the OB family family. I’m in Loveland CO
 
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MSD

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Colorado, USA
First Name
Mark
Last Name
Duff
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30665

Hey, we are a couple overlanding from Berlin to Cape Town. Currently in Turkey, next Iran, UAE, then ship to Kenya. Happy to connect with other travelers in the region.
Welcome to OB. Looks like an amazing trip. Do you have a YouTube or IG account you can share that document your adventure?
 
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Kent R

Executive Director
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Pathfinder III

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El Dorado, Ca
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Kent
Last Name
Reynolds
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1632

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K6KNT
Service Branch
Retired Firefighter
Hey, we are a couple overlanding from Berlin to Cape Town. Currently in Turkey, next Iran, UAE, then ship to Kenya. Happy to connect with other travelers in the region.
Welcome to Overland Bound
Our Africa/Middle East Director @Get Out GO is a great resource for travel along your route.
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planning page for trips being planned by members. These pages can be filtered by region.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
You can use the Member Map to find other members and events in your area. You can also send a message directly from the map to other members.
RESOURCE MAP
Quick adult & youthTread Lightly online awareness course.
Online Courses - Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly! Youth Online Course
If you have any questions don't hesitate to message me, hopefully I can get you going in the right direction. @Kent R or Kent@OverlandBound.com
 
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Kent R

Executive Director
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Expedition

Pathfinder III

5,200
El Dorado, Ca
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Reynolds
Member #

1632

Ham Callsign
K6KNT
Service Branch
Retired Firefighter
Hi folks,

after lurking on YouTube for a while and dreaming of exploring eventually, I finally pulled the trigger and joined the community.

I had a few rough months on top of two already challenging years, and while there is light at the end of the tunnel, my batteries have been completely drained. Before jumping into anything new, I feel like I need to take some time for myself to settle down, recharge, and think about what I actually want to do in life. The last few years feel a bit like on autopilot, and I need to make some changes to prevent ending up in a similar situation again in a few years time.

While thinking about this situation I was reminded of some of the Overland Bound videos, and What I really Think about Overlanding in particular really resonated with me. I always talked about traveling Europe, hiking or mountain biking, and picking up photography as a hobby again. It didn't click for me until now, but with hindsight I feel like I've known for a long time that I needed to get into the outdoors again and reconnect with nature.

I live in the Netherlands, which is both very densely populated and in large parts artificial land. Especially where I live, everything piece of nature is a park and there isn't much wilderness to explore. As a complete novice when it comes to travel and camping, I'm looking to do smaller weekend trips through winter and stay in hotels/hostels/..., and then slowly extend my comfort zone into camping come spring. My mid-term goal is to spend a few weeks on the road exploring either Scandinavia or Iberia, hopefully in the summer of next year.

For now I'll be traveling with my Saab 9-7X (a re-badged Chevy Trailblazer), but I'm strongly considering treating myself to something that has better parts coverage in Europe and is easier to modify long-term. Think Land Cruiser 120 or similar.

Looking forward to meeting you on the trail!
Welcome to Overland Bound
Our Mid Europe Director is @Robert OB 33/48, he is a wealth of knowledge for your region.
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planning page for trips being planned by members. These pages can be filtered by region.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
You can use the Member Map to find other members and events in your area. You can also send a message directly from the map to other members.
RESOURCE MAP
Quick adult & youthTread Lightly online awareness course.
Online Courses - Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly! Youth Online Course
If you have any questions don't hesitate to message me, hopefully I can get you going in the right direction. @Kent R or Kent@OverlandBound.com
 
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Kent R

Executive Director
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Mod Team
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Member
Expedition

Pathfinder III

5,200
El Dorado, Ca
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Reynolds
Member #

1632

Ham Callsign
K6KNT
Service Branch
Retired Firefighter
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Hello everyone. My name is Glen
I am in Albuquerque, NM
2001 Cherokee XJ (I have had it 16 years) The paint is bad but that has it's advantages!
I moved to NM in 2004 and started exploring right away. I do not claim to be an expert but I have fun!
Welcome to Overland Bound Glen
Great rig.
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planning page for trips being planned by members. These pages can be filtered by region.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
You can use the Member Map to find other members and events in your area. You can also send a message directly from the map to other members.
RESOURCE MAP
You are in the Southwest Region, local information can also be found in the “Overland Bound by Region”
OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY
Quick adult & youthTread Lightly online awareness course.
Online Courses - Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly! Youth Online Course
Check out Overland Expo https://www.OverlandExpo.com
If you have any questions don't hesitate to message me, hopefully I can get you going in the right direction. @Kent R or Kent@OverlandBound.com
 
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Kent R

Executive Director
Staff member
Mod Team
Moderator
Member
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Pathfinder III

5,200
El Dorado, Ca
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Reynolds
Member #

1632

Ham Callsign
K6KNT
Service Branch
Retired Firefighter
New member old timer here. I’ve been watching Overland Bound on YouTube for years and it is part of my way to stay connected even if I’m not out away from the city.
I’ve been an adventurer my whole life and car camping and overlanding is comfort for me. Found memories of bombing down the road with my Grandfather in his 62 Pontiac Bonneville with a canvas tent and his trusty camp stove, catching fish for dinner. Anyway…

Denver Colorado area
2000 Ford Expedition set up for how me and my wife like to enjoy getting out.
1989 Ford Bronco for the day trips in the mountains of Colorado and Utah.
Ive been off-roading and camping my whole life so I guess I’m “experienced”. I also ride dirt bikes and do a few big multi day rides yearly with only what you can carry on your back so I tend to be a minimalist type overlander. You can fit a full sized mattress in the back of an Expedition so sleeping in comfort is important to me. I document my adventures on YouTube mostly for my relatives but I’m getting a little better at it. Starks Expeditions is my channel. I’m always looking to add like minded people to my trips. And it is an honor to help people get out and help them become comfortable off the beaten path.

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Welcome to Overland Bound
You can use the Member Map to find other members and events in your area. You can also send a message directly from the map to other members.
RESOURCE MAP
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planning page for trips being planned by members. These pages can be filtered by region.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
You are in our Rocky Mountain Region, local information can also be found in the “Overland Bound by Region”
OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY
OB Members Colorado
Social Media:
Telegram; OB - Colorado General
RM FB; Overland Bound - Rocky Mountain
Your Rocky Mountain Regional Director is @Neal A. Tew
The closest Member Representative is @trail_runn4r Denver Area, @Iridium Fort Collins
Quick adult & youthTread Lightly online awareness course.
Online Courses - Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly! Youth Online Course
Check out Overland Expo https://www.OverlandExpo.com
If you have any questions don't hesitate to message me, hopefully I can get you going in the right direction. @Kent R or Kent@OverlandBound.com
 
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M Rose

US Northwest Region Director
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Advocate III

5,584
La Grande, Oregon, USA
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Rose
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20990

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W7FSB
Service Branch
US ARMY Retired
New member old timer here. I’ve been watching Overland Bound on YouTube for years and it is part of my way to stay connected even if I’m not out away from the city…

…Denver Colorado area

…1989 Ford Bronco for the day trips in the mountains of Colorado and Utah…


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Nice 89, I too ride in style with an 89 EB
 
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Shahn

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Steward I

4,388
Snohomish County, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

New member old timer here. I’ve been watching Overland Bound on YouTube for years and it is part of my way to stay connected even if I’m not out away from the city.
I’ve been an adventurer my whole life and car camping and overlanding is comfort for me. Found memories of bombing down the road with my Grandfather in his 62 Pontiac Bonneville with a canvas tent and his trusty camp stove, catching fish for dinner. Anyway…

Denver Colorado area
2000 Ford Expedition set up for how me and my wife like to enjoy getting out.
1989 Ford Bronco for the day trips in the mountains of Colorado and Utah.
Ive been off-roading and camping my whole life so I guess I’m “experienced”. I also ride dirt bikes and do a few big multi day rides yearly with only what you can carry on your back so I tend to be a minimalist type overlander. You can fit a full sized mattress in the back of an Expedition so sleeping in comfort is important to me. I document my adventures on YouTube mostly for my relatives but I’m getting a little better at it. Starks Expeditions is my channel. I’m always looking to add like minded people to my trips. And it is an honor to help people get out and help them become comfortable off the beaten path.

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Greetings Richard and welcome to Overland Bound! Love the Bronco!
 
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Shahn

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Steward I

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Shahn
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Hello everyone. My name is Glen
I am in Albuquerque, NM
2001 Cherokee XJ (I have had it 16 years) The paint is bad but that has it's advantages!
I moved to NM in 2004 and started exploring right away. I do not claim to be an expert but I have fun!
Greetings Glen and welcome to OB!
 
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Shahn

Rank VI
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Steward I

4,388
Snohomish County, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Hi folks,

after lurking on YouTube for a while and dreaming of exploring eventually, I finally pulled the trigger and joined the community.

I had a few rough months on top of two already challenging years, and while there is light at the end of the tunnel, my batteries have been completely drained. Before jumping into anything new, I feel like I need to take some time for myself to settle down, recharge, and think about what I actually want to do in life. The last few years feel a bit like on autopilot, and I need to make some changes to prevent ending up in a similar situation again in a few years time.

While thinking about this situation I was reminded of some of the Overland Bound videos, and What I really Think about Overlanding in particular really resonated with me. I always talked about traveling Europe, hiking or mountain biking, and picking up photography as a hobby again. It didn't click for me until now, but with hindsight I feel like I've known for a long time that I needed to get into the outdoors again and reconnect with nature.

I live in the Netherlands, which is both very densely populated and in large parts artificial land. Especially where I live, everything piece of nature is a park and there isn't much wilderness to explore. As a complete novice when it comes to travel and camping, I'm looking to do smaller weekend trips through winter and stay in hotels/hostels/..., and then slowly extend my comfort zone into camping come spring. My mid-term goal is to spend a few weeks on the road exploring either Scandinavia or Iberia, hopefully in the summer of next year.

For now I'll be traveling with my Saab 9-7X (a re-badged Chevy Trailblazer), but I'm strongly considering treating myself to something that has better parts coverage in Europe and is easier to modify long-term. Think Land Cruiser 120 or similar.

Looking forward to meeting you on the trail!
Greetings Jan and welcome to OB!
 

Sonic

Rank II
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Adventure

Contributor III

327
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
First Name
Justin
Last Name
Davis
Member #

41099

Hello All,

If there's a level below beginner that would be me.

Now, if there was a ranking for obessive youtube watching, web researching and forum reading, I'd be expert master supreme.

However, I am very quickly getting to that point where I need to actually start interacting with people who know and do this stuff vs reading and watching about it.

Therefore here I am and I look forward to picking your brains.

As for me, I'm in the Ottawa area up in Canada.

Current rig is so wholly incapable of overlanding it's not worth mentioning. Looking to change that in the new year and I'm currently targeting a late model Xterra Pro 4X.

I have some big plans for the new year so, assuming all the stars align, I'll be seeing you out on the trails soon enough!
 

ShaneDrake

Rank 0

Contributor I

60
Monticello, GA, USA
First Name
Shane
Last Name
Drake
Location: Monticello, GA
Rig: Frankenstein 3rd Gen 4Runner
‘96 Limited base, mostly parted from a ‘00 SR5
3.4 just shy of 430k miles
5 speed
E-Locker
Experience: Not sure how much technical overlandIng I’ve been doing; but She’s my hunting rig, so I’ve been using her to venture the National forests and other public lands in search of quail, woodcock, and ducks since 2012
 

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