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why is overlanding so popular?

Why is overlanding so popular?


I hear people talking about overlanding all the time and I just don’t see what the big deal is…why is overlanding so popular?  Overlanding is not just about driving around and camping.  To truly overland is to challenge yourself by exploring nature while being prepared for the challenges of off grid exploration.  It enhances mental acuity by forcing a person to evaluate a challenge and overcome it with just the tools they have with them. Teaching yourself and giving you the confidence to know you can overcome any challenge in nature.  With those skills honed in nature, a true Overlander will apply these skills to their lives recentering themselves and using those skills to deal with day to day challenges at work.  Remember what Henry David Thoreau wrote: 

  • “We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”  – Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods
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