What is Overlanding?
Overlanding is a self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. This is accomplished with mechanized off-road capable transport, (from bicycles to trucks) where the principal form of lodging is camping, often lasting for extended lengths of time (months to years) and spanning international boundaries.
Who goes Overlanding?
Overlanding is for anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors and embrace nature. Men, women, young or old. Overlanding is a unique experience that anyone will enjoy. People who enjoy the outdoors and have the correct equipment and vehicle, who have gone Overlanding, take friends, families, and associates along.
Why go Overlanding?
Overlanding has become a popular hobby for those who are aware and capable of packing up and enjoying the weekend with nature.
This is becoming a popular trend in urban areas and densely populated cities across the Midwest like Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Detroit just to name a few.
Overlanding has seen a huge spike in trails being conquered by couples and families. The thought of being free from the tethers constructed via the internet, social-media or to be outdoors and enjoy nature.
Families are going Overlanding to disconnect from today’s norms and get off the grid. It’s almost unfathomable to think we never had email, mobile smart phones, and social-media. We’re connected all too much.
The digital age has brought us much comfortability, but has taken away much of our drive to explore and be outdoors. People have forgotten how less stressful life can be without a phone attached to their hand.
It’s clear why these couples and families are taking advantage of this new way to leave it all behind and enjoy one another’s company without the ties of modern technology.
Find the freedom and peace of mind you once had and deserved. Even if you’ve never gone Overlanding, we can assist you in preparation, starting your journey, and getting back safe with the feeling that only nature can give.
What Vehicles are Best for Overlanding?
In terms of vehicles off-road specialized trucks are the best ride for this rugged travel in terrain of up and down sloped areas. The most popular trucks for Overlanding have been Jeep Wrangler, Toyota 4runner, FJ Cruiser, Tacoma, Tundra, Dodge Ram, Dakota, Chevy Colorado, Silverado, Ford F150,F250, F350, Ranger, Land rover Range Rover.
When is a good time to go Overlanding?
Anytime of the year is a great time to go Overlanding during the four seasons, as each season gives you a different experience, except if the driving conditions are dangerous. Overlanding is a tougher drive, then what we all do day to day or week to week. As long as you’re focused on the trail and the driving conditions aren’t extreme or hazardous, Overlanding is fine. We will point out what proper gear to bring according to the weather as to stay hydrated and to pack accordingly.
Until now it has been a specific pretty niche segment over the vehicle market & industry has heard of the term Overlanding and an even smaller sector knows what it means and have been Overlanding.
Many have gone Overlanding for their first time in 2017. The Overlanding trend is continuing to grow in 2018 despite the mediocre weather we have had to start the year.
Where Do you go Overlanding?
Parts of the United States most popular for Overlanding are in the Mountains or Mountain areas. Going Overlanding is relaxing and thrilling whether you are with your friends, family or for those who can handle themselves alone. The awareness for Overlanding has been captive until now.
We started Chicagoland Overlanding to bring this trend to the big Midwest region, so those who want to learn and even go on trails can have this enriching experience.