What Is Overlanding?

"Overlanding is self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. Typically, but not exclusively, it 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."

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Overlanding-Vehicle Types And Essential Gear 

Traveling in unfamiliar territory requires a properly equipped vehicle, but an overlanding rig is a means to an end; in other words, it's a tool that helps you reach your destination. Like the rest of the gear you carry, a vehicle is a piece of equipment you use to bring you closer to the wilderness. It is equally important to pack plenty of water, a first-aid kit, food, tools, utility jugs, a full-size spare, camping supplies, and toiletry items.

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So You Think You Can Overland?

What's the appeal to people who partake in the activity? Overlanding is cool because it brings you solitude, possibly broadens your perspective and understanding of the world, and allows you to learn about other cultures. Vehicle-based exploration also helps build mental toughness, survival skills, and resilience, and it connects you to the natural world in a way few things can. What is overlanding? Just one hell of a challenge, both mentally and physically.

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