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Unread 05-02-2013, 07:18 AM   #31
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Maybe it's because you aren't culturally aware, or just don't educate yourself, but Overlanding has been popular in Australia since like 1910.

So please tell me more about how it's just a hipster re-title.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overlanding

... wiki waffle ...

Looks like it was written by someone outside Australia.
Reminds me of that "Australian Shepherd" dog that some of you fellas own ... that isnt even an australian breed.

Yes we had "overlanders" ... and well before 1910.

They were the equivalent of your texas trailhands - on an epic traildrive, moving stock to somewhere - over huge distances.

Nat Buchanan, Pat Durack, and a few other names spring to mind .... altho even they - are more commonly referred to by most folk as "drovers" and explorers - rather than "overlanders".

Yes we have a train called the Overland ... Its a cutesy name and invokes images and memories of bygone times ... Just as the "Ghan" is named for all the Afghan cameleers who provided transportation of stuff around the place in the early days.

Len Beadell an overlander ?? hardly ... but a bonzer bloke and able surveyor, employed to poke around the inland, putting in roads in lonely and remote locations.

Only foriegners think we "overland" these days .. ohhh and maybe our younguns with their heads buried in other countries internet forums .. ..

We might go "touring" and "do a trip around the block" (i.e. circumnavigate the country) ... or maybe take a coupla weeks and go fishing up the Cape - or do a run down the Strzelecki Track ... but theres not many of us driving mobs of cattle, cross country for thousands of miles, these days, to earn the title - "Overlander" ..

Sheesh - even the Camel Trophy wasnt "overlanding" ...

It was just .................. cigarette advertising ..


"Overlanding" = "hipster- d-bag" retitle of holiday and travel activities that people have enjoyed for decades.

Dont worry about what popular and trendy name its currently called ... Just get out there and do it.

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Unread 05-02-2013, 08:11 AM   #32
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Does it really matter what it's labeled? Really... Who cares.

As far as I'm concerned labeling something just makes it easier to reference.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 08:33 AM   #33
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Does it really matter what it's labeled? Really... Who cares.

As far as I'm concerned labeling something just makes it easier to reference.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 03:46 PM   #34
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I see it as fun the trips I get to go on I enjoy far more than going to off road parks and just easier to say overlanding instead of what are you doing this weekend driving camping driving camping driving camping driving
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Unread 05-02-2013, 05:31 PM   #35
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I see it as fun the trips I get to go on I enjoy far more than going to off road parks and just easier to say overlanding instead of what are you doing this weekend driving camping driving camping driving camping driving
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Unread 05-02-2013, 06:45 PM   #36
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Does it really matter what it's labeled? Really... Who cares.

As far as I'm concerned labeling something just makes it easier to reference.
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And this > I see it as fun the trips I get to go on I enjoy far more than going to off road parks and just easier to say overlanding instead of what are you doing this weekend driving camping driving camping driving camping driving
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Unread 05-03-2013, 02:35 PM   #37
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Maybe it's because you aren't culturally aware, or just don't educate yourself, but Overlanding has been popular in Australia since like 1910.

So please tell me more about how it's just a hipster re-title.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overlanding
Culturally aware ??? Dude you live in Pittsburgh. An armpit of PA. Get over your self and I think Carves pretty much showed your knowledge of the history ends when your internet connection fails. Culturally aware ??? Your putting me on right.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 04:14 PM   #38
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Culturally aware ??? Dude you live in Pittsburgh. An armpit of PA. Get over your self and I think Carves pretty much showed your knowledge of the history ends when your internet connection fails. Culturally aware ??? Your putting me on right.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 07:21 PM   #39
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Overlanding is just fancy terminology ... to encourage spending on expensive and generally, unnescessary accessories ... to overload your vehicle with.

Basically its nothing more than an extended camping trip, taking in the sights and clocking up the miles.

I can cruise up the blacktop for two hours each way ...to get to a mall.

... or I can do a two day detour like this ...


















Soooooo .... Was I, "overlanding" ... or going shopping ?? ..
That seriously looks like the most enjoyable thing I've ever seen. Aren't you not legally able to lift vehicles in Australia though? I see yours is not, just wondering.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 07:42 PM   #40
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That seriously looks like the most enjoyable thing I've ever seen. Aren't you not legally able to lift vehicles in Australia though? I see yours is not, just wondering.

Govt has restricted lifts to about 2".

Higher lifts can be had - if one does the money consuming, beaurocratic red tape waltz ... or ignores the regulations.

A 2wd is more than adequate for that area in the pics ... however 4x4 is handy for the sandy areas,




... and the mud when its wet.

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Govt has restricted lifts to about 2".

Higher lifts can be had - if one does the money consuming, beaurocratic red tape waltz ... or ignores the regulations.

A 2wd is more than adequate for that area in the pics ... however 4x4 is handy for the sandy areas,




... and the mud when its wet.

at least your government lets you use state owned land.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 03:52 AM   #42
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Sometimes I wish I lived in Aussie.
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Sometimes I wish I lived in Aussie.
I just wish I lived in a place with less.

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Unread 05-07-2013, 05:27 PM   #44
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If you want to learn more about overlanding/expeditions go check out www.expeditionportal.com you will be there for days reading about people who are traveling around the world, gear and other stuff pertaining to overlanding.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 11:11 AM   #45
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man your lucky .. looks super fun there
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