ORP was born from my passion of Overland Vehicles, Overland travel and the great outdoors. After building my first overland vehicle (My Trusty Suzuki Jimny) it proved a nightmare scanning through the web to try and find products needed to complete the build. This led to me creating this knowledge base packed full of information about different suitable vehicles as well as some handy good to know guides. Through a vast network of overland friends I can bring you information on products that have been used in the field for many years, these gain the ORP seal of approval. The views in the KB are complied of my own and those gathered from friends and seasoned overland travellers within the hobby.
The overland bug started after seeing a video on YouTube from the Australian 4wd magazine team. they had an incredible SWB Nissan Patrol with a roof tent and awning the likes I had never seen before. Watching them navigate off road tracks and just park up in remote places and camp for the night was amazing. Just watching the lads sat round a campfire with the 4WD's surrounding them made me eager to give it a go.
After a lot of painstaking research I set about modifying my everyday drive into an overland vehicle. A full suspension lift, axle bracing, custom roof rack, winch, roof tent, snorkel, lighting, awning and I was ready to hit the tracks.
I enjoyed many trips away in the Jimny but the overland bug bit hard and I was soon planning my next build a LWB Mitsubishi Pajero TD. The Jimny proved totally capable but lacked storage space inside hence the upgrade to a bigger truck.
I am now on my third Overland vehicle the iconic 80 series Landcruiser which I am constantly adapting to suit my needs.
My trusty little Jimny gained some interest in the 4WD world and featured in a two page spread in the June 2015 GO CAMPING edition.. Fame at last for the little trusty red truck.
The Jimny is still a good starting point for Overland travel and well worth a look if starting out.
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