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Old October 4th, 2017, 04:35 PM
johnlee johnlee is offline
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I guess guys have moved past the outboard propane overland indicator:


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What the fuck? Rookies didn't even use paracord.
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Old October 4th, 2017, 04:37 PM
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There's a lot going on in that photo.

But what's with the wheel chocks?
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Old October 4th, 2017, 04:52 PM
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I have a 1 gallon propane bottle and keep it on the roof rack, so I guess I'm one of these guys. I like the fact that its refillable, and for only $4. It lasts longer than disposable bottles. Plus, I don't like throwing away disposable bottles. It's wasteful, and you always wind up with one that is nearly empty, but you're never really sure.

As for keeping it on the roof rack, I've handled a few lawsuits where propane bottles have unexpectedly vented and ignited. One in particular up near Merced burned a dude pretty badly. He lived, but with all of the nastiness that goes with burns. For quite a while I avoided propane altogether, but then I figured that liquid fuel had its own issues, and was less convenient.

Long story short: propane can be dangerous and I don't want to keep it in a closed vehicle. I also want to keep it away from any fender-bender that might happen, so the roof is a good spot.
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Old October 4th, 2017, 04:55 PM
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But what's with the wheel chocks?

That's a huge disadvantage with living in any vehicle: you have to level it precisely or its a huge pain in the ass. It looks like they are raising the passenger(?) side with the chocks.
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Old October 4th, 2017, 05:15 PM
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That's a huge disadvantage with living in any vehicle: you have to level it precisely or its a huge pain in the ass. It looks like they are raising the passenger(?) side with the chocks.

Oh no way. So that's what the chocks are for? I had no idea.

Yes, overlanding is vehicle-dependent. But does that mean everything has to be attached to the vehicle? You see all kinds of tents that are attached to the vehicle. Some of these tents it seems to me don't even have to be attached to the vehicle:


Seriously, what is the purpose of that tent? I'm sure the overlanders have come up with some purported-but-false reason for that tent's existence. I say the real reason that tent exists is to mimic in some way the rooftop tents.

The same is true for kitchens. What is so desirable about having the kitchen attached to the vehicle? Like this:


I've seen that same stupid chuckbox with legs and the user pulls it from the vehicle and sets it up some place detached from the vehicle. This guy had to go next level with it.

Here's another one:


I see no advantage to such a set-up other than the owner gets to play Transformers and Lightspeeder. He also bought the wrong vehicle. His kitchen and food take up the entire cargo space of the vehicle. Maybe he hauls the rest of his stuff in the white trailer in the background?

I've always been perfectly happy with the kitchen away from the vehicle:


And the rest of us sitting nearby:


There are certain exceptions, like for example the vehicle liftgate:


These are very convenient. And there is a huge difference between using a liftgate that is already there and works fine for everyday life, and building some kustum kitchen build that takes up the entire cargo space and is useless for daily life. The former feels improv and clever while the latter feels stupid.

If you sleep and cook attached to the vehicle, then I think you're doing it wrong. I think it's actually nice to stretch out and move around after driving around all day. I don't want to be attached to the vehicle any longer than I have to.
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Old October 4th, 2017, 05:24 PM
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Long story short: propane can be dangerous and I don't want to keep it in a closed vehicle. I also want to keep it away from any fender-bender that might happen, so the roof is a good spot.

My Lindal valve canisters (probably about 2 lbs. worth) are inside my field kitchen Pelican. I'm sure something could go wrong with them in a collision or other accident. But I don't worry about it.

I don't wear a helmet and have blinkie lights on my bike, so I'm definitely not Captain Safety.
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Old October 5th, 2017, 07:17 AM
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Old October 5th, 2017, 07:18 AM
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Good lord.
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Old October 5th, 2017, 08:39 AM
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Wow.
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Old October 5th, 2017, 10:14 AM
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Old October 5th, 2017, 11:18 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by johnlee
I guess guys have moved past the outboard propane overland indicator:




What the fuck? Rookies didn't even use paracord.

I went to sailing camp when I was a kid. When you had passed the required skills tests you were given a piece of nylon rope to make your own sailers knot bracelet. You made it on your own wrist, it took time and care. You were a chump if you wore one before passing the tests.

This crap cheapens those memories.
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Old October 5th, 2017, 11:21 AM
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That whole thing is a shit-show, but for me the worst part of it is the TV. The TV is lamer than even that Terrain Response spice shaker or the steering stalk olive oil dispenser.

Why is it that every scumbag kustum kar has to have either a TV or some kustum sound system? It's such a mouth-breather thing to have audio or video playing all the time.

I'm sure you've seen those shit-heads who walk around with those white iPhone earplugs stuck in their ears everywhere they go. Even if they're not listening to anything, they hook the cable around their ears and let the earbuds dangle like it's some really cool shit to do yo.

And we've all seen those kustum home theaters with a giant screen and like a hundred speakers. And there's some hideously ugly giant sectional in the middle of the room.

Land Rover brought all of that pre-existing degenerate culture to this kustum build. I can't stand it when people embrace degenerate culture.
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Old October 5th, 2017, 11:37 AM
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How progressive....he's raising a transgender kid.
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Old October 5th, 2017, 03:53 PM
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RTT - check
Light bar on during the day - check
FJ Cruiser - check
Solar panel on the hood (probably has dual Optima batteries) - check
Roof painted black because black is badass - check
Poser flex shot - check
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Old October 5th, 2017, 04:31 PM
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The 'angry eyes' headlight surrounds bring the whole package together nicely
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Old October 5th, 2017, 07:14 PM
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Not enough sponsorship stickers.
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Old October 5th, 2017, 07:14 PM
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Old October 5th, 2017, 07:47 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by johnlee

There's a lot going on in that photo.

But what's with the wheel chocks?

That bumper looks entirely mismatched to that Land Cruiser.
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Old October 6th, 2017, 10:06 AM
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Note how both of those Defenders have tinted windows. I swear, there is something about tinted windows that appeals to the lowest form of human life. They're like the big-screen TV at home, or the TV in the bathroom, or the TV in the car, or the phone video and earbuds on the person.

With all of that stupid shit on the 90, he screwed up. Rookie didn't even put a propane tank on there.
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Old October 6th, 2017, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by JimmyKelly
RTT - check
Light bar on during the day - check
FJ Cruiser - check
Solar panel on the hood (probably has dual Optima batteries) - check
Roof painted black because black is badass - check
Poser flex shot - check

LOL, I like how the third item on your list is as undesirable as the kustum other ones.
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Old October 6th, 2017, 10:41 AM
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Came across this while googling "skottle":



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$ 285.00

All that's missing is the membership number.
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Old October 6th, 2017, 10:59 AM
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Overlander Adventurists are fond of putting leg extensions on their Kermit Chairs. Why don't they put leg extensions on their Skottles?
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Old October 6th, 2017, 11:13 AM
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Old October 6th, 2017, 12:01 PM
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Old October 6th, 2017, 12:57 PM
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Like the TV, the AC is one of those things that lowlifes can't live without. They always have AC and it's always cranking because they're fat and need the cooling.

If you think I'm exaggerating, check out:










Now take those exact same trashy AC people and imagine them trying to fake it and act all legit by calling themselves overlanders who are going on roughing-it dangerous globetrotting exploration adventures to feed their souls. Picture those same people in your minds and you will get this:


These people claim to be Overlanders but they're not. They're not offroading and they're not gentlemen and they're not going anywhere. They're trashy people trying to act legit. They're just squirrels trying to get a nut.
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