Is ‘overlanding’ the act of driving a vehicle a long way through places vehicles usually don’t go? Is it just car camping? Or is it nothing more than a licensed brand? Answer: It’s complicated.
Demonstrably, overland travel can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Get five thorough, informed perspectives in this clip from Blue Ridge Overland Gear.
One colorful take: “I think about going places I’ve never been before. I think about kayaking with icebergs or poking lava with a stick.”
Another choice nugget, from a dated dictionary definition: “‘[people] traveled by ship to this point, and then they traveled overland from there to get to this point.’ So it’s comparable to now. They didn’t know where they were going; they thought they were looking for something but they didn’t know where to find it, so they were just going to go explore and find it.”
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Runtime: 17 minutes