S1E9: What’s in a name? Part One. OVERLANDING
Thinking about our travelers’ identity, self-label, trends and what Overlanding is.
Recorded in Baja California Sur, Mexico in 2023
FB poll as the initial motivation to talk about this topic. The various names we call ourselves include overlander, traveler, wanderer, nomad, van lifer, adventurer, adventure biker and
through hiker, or as Katie says, camper:
Definitions of Overlanding from
Inspirational Travelers include:
Graham and Connie Rodham: story here https://7p.io/2015/09/25/legendofcampsix/
Ray and Marianne Hyland: London to Singapore in a 1954 Land Rover With a Family of 5, story here https://expeditionportal.com/london-to-singapore/
Roseann and Jonathon Hanson: https://www.exploringoverland.com/about
Events past and upcoming
Escapar a Baja:
Storyteller Nomad van builds
Cheap RV/Homes on Wheels alliance events
Skills building/ training/ vehicle sympathy: 7p.io with the Camel Trophy team, the various rallies, many states have private companies offering such workshops and hands-on.
- Scott, Chris (2017) .Overlanders Handbook (2nd ed.). Surrey, UK: Trailblazer Publications. ISBN 978-1-905864-87-4.
- Sheppard, Tom (1998). Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide. Hertfordshire, UK: Desert Winds in association with Land Rover. ISBN0-9532324-0-9
Last Thoughts: The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Music by Sofia Nehama Avery https://nehamamusic.com
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