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Old February 10th, 2016, 09:35 AM
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The Wife and I are looking at getting an offroad teardrop to travel in since she will not sleep in a RTT. Im going to call it Caravaning.
You like dags?
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Old February 10th, 2016, 09:36 AM
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I like Caravans more. Periwinkle Blueeee Mate.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 09:40 AM
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Check the axles first though.
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My "family" camping is centered around making the GF happy if I want her along. Ground tent, fail. Pickup with shell, better. In the back loadspace of SUV, even better. But those were not as comfortable as she liked and she hated having to stack the gear around the car or in front seat. Got an Autohome AirTop and drove Baja for two weeks. She loved it and thinks it qualifies as a top five best purchase. She no longer dislikes camping. I am just happy she will go camping now. I don't overland as nothing I do qualifies.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 09:49 AM
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My "family" camping is centered around making the GF happy if I want her along. Ground tent, fail. Pickup with shell, better. In the back loadspace of SUV, even better. But those were not as comfortable as she liked and she hated having to stack the gear around the car or in front seat. Got an Autohome AirTop and drove Baja for two weeks. She loved it and thinks it qualifies as a top five best purchase. She no longer dislikes camping. I am just happy she will go camping now. I don't overland as nothing I do qualifies.

That's awesome. You also went to Baja for 2 weeks. Even more awesome.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 10:00 AM
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That's awesome. You also went to Baja for 2 weeks. Even more awesome.
We did it this 2015 Christmas into the New Year. Simply Amazing. I want to go back and check out the area around Bahia de Concepcion more.
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Selling oneself in order to make a living traveling isn't a new concept. These platforms for doing it however, are. I mean a Defender 90/110 outfitted for overlanding is at least a $40K investment; if people need partners to run that kind of operation I am all for it.

Was on instagram the other day and saw some girl doing yoga on her jeep, I clicked the profile and she was sponsored by some Jeep supply company (seriously fake tits and all). It's not about what we should be sponsoring (CT style events and overlanding in untamed countries) its about what sells and will be for the foreseeable future.

Seriously, I could make a living at it with some insta-famous model type girl posing on my 90/110 all day while she poses with guns in a bikini. It's just whether or not you can stomach your pride long enough to be made into that sort of marketing machine or not
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Old February 10th, 2016, 10:08 AM
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Can we just talk about how uninteresting the Expedition Overland people are? They do an awesome job of filming and editing, but the people are so lame.

I still want to open a company called Tactical Expedition Overland Outfitters.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 10:17 AM
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Can we just talk about how uninteresting the Expedition Overland people are? They do an awesome job of filming and editing, but the people are so lame.

I still want to open a company called Tactical Expedition Overland Outfitters.

The irony is that most of the tactical stuff will get you into serious trouble outside the US.

Can you imagine pulling up with a LBE vest and moral patches and tactical themed equipment at a boarder checkpoint just about anywhere in the world? That would make for a memorable experience.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 10:41 AM
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I love the idea behind Jimmy's car camping collective because it is a more honest and understated description of what the activity really is. It becomes dishonest and ridiculous when you pretend that the activity is something far more adventurous and exotic than it really is.

From the beginning I've always related Overlanding with the activity of traveling to remote countries by vehicle. Exotic adventures in different cultures. That is my draw to it. My parents lived in Africa before I was born, so even as a little kid I was incredibly inspired by this. Seeing all the pictures and dreaming about it. We travelled a lot growing up.

This whole phenomenon of calling car camping Overlanding is just a ridiculous parody of itself. Its not what Overlanding is, or ever will be in my mind. I don’t even know what Expedition Overland is, nor do I care, but my good friend Graeme and his family (A2A Expedition) are, in mind, what its all about. All that said I do own several sets of adventure pants. It makes me feel a bit more like Indiana Jones when I'm actually just a keyboard jockey in an office all day.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 10:47 AM
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I love the idea behind Jimmy's car camping collective because it is a more honest and understated description of what the activity really is. It becomes dishonest and ridiculous when you pretend that the activity is something far more adventurous and exotic than it really is.

From the beginning I've always related Overlanding with the activity of traveling to remote countries by vehicle. Exotic adventures in different cultures. That is my draw to it. My parents lived in Africa before I was born, so even as a little kid I was incredibly inspired by this. Seeing all the pictures and dreaming about it. We travelled a lot growing up. This whole phenomenon of calling car camping Overlanding is just a ridiculous parody of itself. Its not what Overlanding is, or ever will be in my mind. I don’t even know what Expedition Overland is, nor do I care, but my good friend Graeme and his family (A2A Expedition) are, in mind, what its all about. All that said I do own several sets of adventure pants. It makes me feel a bit more like Indiana Jones when I'm actually just a keyboard jockey in an office all day.

I don't mind the fad and the mall crawlers. Overlanding is different to different people. That's cool with me.

What's not cool is when you meet folks who at first glance have similar interests in wheeling and camping but are actually fishing for sponsors and then try to sell you 90$ shovels or some maxtrax knockoff. That was what my OP was about.

I'm all for the gear and the lifestyle. It just means that manufactures will try to come out with cooler gear, the outdoor industry gets more advocates, and most importantly, the amount of cool stuff at steep discounts on Craigslist goes through the roof.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 10:50 AM
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Yep. Everyone has a different opinion and I just posted mine.
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Yep. Everyone has a different opinion and I just posted mine.

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I still want to open a company called Tactical Expedition Overland Outfitters.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 11:41 AM
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Damn Brigg'sy! Same Station Wagon we overlanded from NC to Nebraska every other year to see my grandparents in Hooper! Slept in the back too!
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Old February 10th, 2016, 11:45 AM
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Briggs, I thought that wagon was "Antartic Blue?" ;-)
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Old February 10th, 2016, 12:01 PM
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Briggs, I thought that wagon was "Antartic Blue?" ;-)
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Old February 10th, 2016, 12:06 PM
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Ha! It's all starting to make sense now. That was awful.

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Expedition Overland was the group that put on the rave at Expo year before last. https://youtu.be/4vtlGUB0hOE?t=100 -Jeff
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Isn't Expedition Overland just a movie series paid for by Toyota USA and General Tire?

It's no different from "The Bachelor" or "House Hunters" except it's being marketed to dudes instead of women.

There's no reality for the people in Expedition Overland. It's a fabricated, polished commercial made to sell stuff. TAD Gear? Seriously? I like the youtube videos, but it's just fantasy.
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