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.
The last 5 years have seen a huge growth in world of overlanding. Or at least some variation of what overlanding was once defined as being. The reality is the life style has been around a lot longer than the popularity of the term. I’ve got my own thoughts on that subject. But I digress.
Currently my time away from the office is somewhat limited and when I do take one of those important leave days, I want to experience adventure, not sit around and talk about it. When I take off to go explore, I want to do just that, not sit around in a big field showing off my fancy rig and talking shop. I built the Tacoma to get dirty and scratched taking me to remote places fishing, hunting, exploring cool places and camping.
Instead of attending an organized event where I pay someone to plan and guide me on an adventure, I want to do it on my own. I want to hear a rumor about some awesome fishing spot hidden deep in a valley of West Virginia, find it on the map and go seek it out. I want to toss my knife at the map on my bedroom wall and go explore wherever it sticks. I know, my landlord ain’t going to like me much when I leave, but oh well.
Please don’t mistake me for being unsocial if I don’t attend your gathering of overlanders for a weekend of camping and walking around exhibits of gear I can’t afford. I’d just rather be out doing it than talking about it.
Maybe when I have more time on my hands and have been on the road for an extended period of time, I’ll start hitting the event circuit. But until then, if you want to go explore a few out of the way places, I’m all game, just give me a call.