Discussion in 'General Chat' started by zukrider, May 8, 2014.

  1. ExplorerTom

    ExplorerTom Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard Francis. Glad to have you here (finally).
  2. Brad

    Brad Administrator

    Welcome Francis!
  3. fortis_overland

    fortis_overland New Member

    I won't make it this go around due to already planned activities this weekend. How often are trips planned? I definitely want to get on one ASAP. Also, do you know of a good, local spot to get HAM radio certified?
  4. Morris Yarnell

    Morris Yarnell Well-Known Member

    Go to the Ham Radio Outlet (or call them, 303-745-7373 or 800-444-9476) and they can most likely tell you when the next test is. Be sure to get the new book if that is the way you study, they have it, as the old book was phased out at the end of July this year. I think there are even study questions on the web but I don't know where to look.
    As far as trips, there is no set schedule. Most often they are posted on meet up and not the Overland site for the club, not sure why. sometimes they are very impromptu. If you want to do an adventure post it and perhaps others might have free time at your time.
  5. Morris Yarnell

    Morris Yarnell Well-Known Member

    double post
  6. ExplorerTom

    ExplorerTom Well-Known Member

    Definitely no schedule. We are just a bunch of people who work other day jobs and have plenty of other obligations outside of this. If you want a trip, post it up. Like Morris said, others may join in. A trip doesn’t need to be fancy. Some of my favorite trips are just picking a spot on the map, going there and figuring it out along the way.
  7. Koopdaddy

    Koopdaddy New Member

    Hey all,
    New here and honestly, new to overlanding/camping in general. My wife and I would like to do some camping trips with the kids and therefore looking to get connected with those that know the area, have experience and can help us on our way. I never really did much camping as a kid so to be honest, I am sort of a kid in a candy store right now going "wow this all looks awesome lets buy it". Needless to say, I know we dont need every gadget and just need to keep it simple.

    We are a family of 6 (9, 7, 5 and 2) and we live in Loveland, CO.

    That being said, the overlanding concept definitely has an appeal to me. More so than roadside campgrounds and therefore I would like to explore and see if its a good fit for our family.

    My only four wheel drive vehicle right now is a 2004 Chevy Suburban 2500 LT, which I know is quite large and heavy and not exactly an agile vehicle. But it is what I have for now so plan to use until I can get something different (like a jeep or similar). Do you have any advice on what I can do to prepare the vehicle for offroading? What are some do's and don'ts?

    Also any advice on camping gear that is essential, "beginner" locations and excursions to attempt, etc I am all ears.

    Thanks in advance and looking forward to sharing in this community!

    Jared (Koopdaddy) Koopman
  8. ExplorerTom

    ExplorerTom Well-Known Member

    Hey Jared. Assuming you are in Colorado (most members are) and in the Denver area (most members are), the season is pretty much coming to a close. Snow was flying on Vail, Eisenhower and Hoosier passes today. I just got back from camping in Utah this weekend- it was soggy. You have to head south this time of year. Or wait until about May.

    As far as essentials: a tent, sleeping bags and food. And gas in the tank to get you there and back. Keep it simple and have fun.
  9. Koopdaddy

    Koopdaddy New Member

    Ya we realize the timing. for now just plan to "collect" what we need and make plans for next season. Thanks!
  10. Brad

    Brad Administrator

    A great way to pick our brains is our Meet & Greets, there is one tomorrow. They are listed on meetup.
  11. Koopdaddy

    Koopdaddy New Member

    I see that. I cannot make the one tomorrow but I plan on the November date.
  12. Morris Yarnell

    Morris Yarnell Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the group, make to the M&G when you can. Not everyone comes all the time.
  13. TheLost

    TheLost New Member

    Hello! My name is Steve and I own Chevrolet Tahoe, married with 2 kids. This Xmas I plan to rent an apartment in Spain and drive around mountains in Marbella area with some nice four wheel rented car with my family.
  14. steveridesbikes

    steveridesbikes New Member

    Hey all, my name is also Steve, I am new to the yota world as well as Colorado. I just moved to Lakewood, CO last week from upstate NY. I got out of sports cars and into a 2018 4Runner TRD Off-road Premium, mainly for the usability and being in NY for so long, it was time to explore off-road. I'm heavily into mountain biking, riding mainly downhill and enduro. I'm very interested in taking this thing camping (I love taking night time pictures) and off-roading as I have installed a couple upgrades and would like to get some use out of it. I actually found out about this forum from a member who I met today at Bikesource while dropping my bike for service.
  15. Morris Yarnell

    Morris Yarnell Well-Known Member

    Oh, we're gonna need name tags soon. Welcome to the group.
  16. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Moderator

    Welcome Steve and Steve....

  17. Brad

    Brad Administrator

    Welcome Steve’s!

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