While I spent a lot of time flying in the military, I probably spent more time (not by choice) planning for the missions I would eventually perform. Through that experience, I do a lot of trip planning before setting out. I do this for a few reasons and the first one is that I enjoy it. I really enjoy dropping a line down on the map and solving the problem of how to get from one place to the next. The second reason is that I like to have a line to deviate from. I am not opposed to changing the route on the fly nor do I feel like I have to stick to the plan. The plan is just a baseline to deviate from and get back to should the need arise. My third reason for developing detailed plans involves me familiarizing myself with the area that I am operating in. For instance, if I come to a point where the planned road is closed, it isn’t a problem because chances are that I remember that a highway is on the other side of the ridge or maybe that I know I can get gas in a town and not risk running out on an extended adventure.
Hey everyone! During this overland travel thing, I have been known to spend 10+ hours a day in driver’s seat. Between the long drive times during the day and the inevitable need to cook something fast when I get to camp, I have added some interior mods to the Jeep that make life a little easier. Fair warning, I use my stuff so if you don’t like seeing used and dirty items, you may want to look away. lol. Here are my favorites: Read More
Managing expectations is a hard lesson I had to learn throughout my career; here are a few things you can look forward to in the near future.
What is this all about?
One thing that I look for when reading or watching someone share their story is why they are doing it. If the perception is that they are more concerned with making $ over making good content, I immediately lose interest. I have been contemplating starting some form of content creation for a long time to build a community and simply share the things I learn through my travels. Recent events in my life have allowed me to make those dreams turn into action.
Welcome to Mission Overland! This is a place where I will document my never-ending pursuit of adventure. More to come, check back soon!
“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”