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Exploring and Wandering

Seemingly wandering looking for adventure

Learning From The Overlanding Podcast

Overlanding has gained popularity over the last few years. It seems everyone with a 4 wheel drive adds a few do-thingys to their rig and goes camping for the weekend and calls it overlanding. That is all well and good because in my mind the more people who get out exploring the natural world the … Continue reading »

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Exploring Possibilities For The Coming Year

Exploring Events Right as the New Year begins, so does the requests to attend the ever growing overlanding events for the year. Most of these events occur during the summer months with some later in the fall. Please don’t take offense if I don’t attend. I’ve got my own exploring plans.

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Coins on a Gravestone

Coins Placed on a Soldier’s Gravestone Last Sunday in the cold winter weather with a light dusting of snow on the ground, I traveled to Arlington National Cemetery for a photoshoot. Right before Christmas, at the request of a friend, I photographed a family friend’s tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery. After our FaceBook conversation of … Continue reading »

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Choosing The Right Vehicle

  The topic of which vehicle do I buy for an overlanding vehicle has been popping up regularly in a few Facebook groups I follow and the answers always seem to be something like, “I’ve got XYZ and it is the best for overlanding, you should get one just like me.” Thing is, the commenter’s needs and … Continue reading »

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The Christmas Season

The Christmas Season Augie’s Adventures is about living a fulfilling life, a life filled with experiences and adventure. That includes bad experiences and misadventures, for without bitter, the sweet is not so sweet. The following is not a typical Augie’s Adventure story, but as the Christmas season quickly approaches, I feel compelled to relate a … Continue reading »

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A Sunday Hike in the Snow

Enjoying a Hike in the First Snow of the Season In the morning the first snow fall of the season accumulated and the brisk winds blew. I went for a hike. The beginning of each season is the most sought. By March, I’ll be aching for the warming sun, but today I reveled the raw … Continue reading »

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Tacoma Slides Off The Trail

The intentions were good. The results not so much. While on a recent bear and deer hunt in Western Maryland, I went out to glass for bear in an old clear cut and take a few photos of an old abandoned cemetery, when the trail bit the Tacoma.

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Paddling the Batsto River at Wharton State Forest NJ

Wharton State Forest float trip down the Batsto River When I first started to research the New Jersey Pine Barrens and the Wharton State Forest in New Jersey, I was pleasantly intrigued by the blue lines marking creeks and the little launch site symbols on the Wharton State Forest map. My excitement grew even more … Continue reading »

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A Story Worth Living – Movie Review

A Story Worth Living At a very pivotal point in my life I read the book “Wild At Heart” by John Eldredge. Or maybe that time in my life became pivotal because of reading “Wild at Heart.” Either way, when I arrived at the theater last evening to watch the special showing of “A Story … Continue reading »

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Overlanding vs. Car Camping

Overlanding vs. Car Camping Neither one is right or wrong, but let’s call it what it is. Several years ago Scott Brady published a great article for Expedition Portal called “What Is Overlanding?”defining the terms and activities of Vehicle-Dependent Expedition”, “Vehicle-Supported Overlanding” and “Back Country Adventures”.  I believe Scott has done an excellent job describing … Continue reading »

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