Overlanding is the same as camping, right? (2 Viewers)

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This thread was better than I expected.

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Personally EO is a bit comedic to me, gobs and gobs of money on pretentious overly serious trips. They'll have all the paramilitary gear, the "training", "security" team, name their vehicles and all this echo leader bravo foxtrot crap like theyre not basically just filming a family road trip for youtube. The Australian bros on the otherhand are straight up frat boy party animals and make no bones about it. They're there to have a good time, crack open a cold one at the beach, and have kick back with their mates. The aussie bros dont bother me even with the ludicrously expensive builds and crazy stuff because they dont take themselves that serious and theyre clearly just there to have some fun, the EO type overlanders are just way to serious to me.

Security team? We had a security team? They must have been super stealth :D
 

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And then a quiet hush came over the room........crickets.......

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Security team? We had a security team? They must have been super stealth :D
One of the seasons started out with a montage of self-defense training and one of the crew (maybe two?) was referred to as being charge of security...so maybe security team member would have been the better phrase....I mean, I still watched the whole thing so it obviously wasnt that off putting
 

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One of the seasons started out with a montage of self-defense training and one of the crew (maybe two?) was referred to as being charge of security...so maybe security team member would have been the better phrase....I mean, I still watched the whole thing so it obviously wasnt that off putting

Ty has taken on the role of security, he's an original team member (predates my involvement) and was a US Marine. Fantastic human being and does acknowledge and discuss security more than any other on the team, particularly in Central and South America. None of it was over the top in my opinion (I didn't do any self defense training fwiw), it's all stuff we previously did on the Expeditions7 journey as well. Things like camp selection, bug-out bags, etc... All things that are worth considering in Latin America, or Baja, or western Utah. Traveling with lots of camera gear and paid employees (it's a job for all of us) does add a layer of risk and preparation to satisfy those that own the risk or insure the risk.
 

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Speaking of: Any four pinion third members show up yet that I can swap into my ’99 100 series? The 2 pinion rebuild I accomplished with the gears you supplied worked flawlessly BTW. Carry on. TAG @cruiseroutfit

I'll peak around and see if anything has popped up. Staying 4.30 I presume?
 

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