987 Days

987 Days.

It has been that long since I have made a contribution to this site. Where have I been? What have I been doing? Why the hiatus?

Life. The period from birth to death. That dash in the middle of a tombstone. Sure – that is life.

Also, life – “the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual.”

Let’s say life got in the way. Work. Family. Children. Life happens. Adventure, however, does not cease. Although it may become temporarily encapsulated, it lives within us all. Sometimes you wear adventure on your sleeve. Other times adventure comes to you in stages of deep sleep as you dream of traversing the outback or biking a mountaintop in Appalachia. The desire of adventure never stops, and it is our duty to fulfill that yearning.

It has been 987 days. Life has happened. Adventures have happened. All of this will continue, and I intend for you to follow along. I am glad to be back, and I am glad to have you here.

Now let’s go find adventure.

OFFROAD NC’S THIRD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE (2017)

It’s that time of year again!  Time to put up the tree, hang the stockings, and get out the bourbon for that glass of eggnog you just poured.  As Clark Griswold so eloquently stated, “The most enduring traditions of the season are best enjoyed in the warm embrace of kith and kin.”  You should take this time to enjoy your family, not worry about what to get them!  Sit back and relax, because we have assembled a list of everything the offroader/overlander in your life needs.

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Product Spotlight: Airflow Snorkel

A proper overland vehicle is built not for what you plan on encountering but for what you did not plan on.  Things happen – tires go flat, parts break, ledges give way – you get the point.  What defines us is not the gear that we bring but how we utilize that gear to respond to the obstacles that arise on our journeys.  Knowing that things happen, however, we must outfit our rigs with items to mitigate the risks – both the known and unknown.

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Product Spotlight: Tembo Tusk Skottle

Head to your local camping store and surely you will be greeted by a multitude of different camp cooking devices: rapid boilers, folding stoves, grills, ovens, even some that will fit inside the pocket of your jacket!  What if I told you, however, that the best camp cooking device (for the overlander) wasn’t there?  What if there was one cooking product that could do it all?  Pizzas, fajitas, burgers, steaks, eggs, bacon…all without the need of pots and pans!  Well, that product actually does exist, and it is called the Tembo Tusk Skottle.

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Our Mission

When I started Offroad NC over two years ago, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into.  I had been part of the offroad community for a little over a decade at that time and a general outdoorsman for about twice that.  I wanted to create an online environment where people in the area could learn about the opportunities available in this great state of ours but I wasn’t sure what that meant – should I start a forum?  Should I focus solely on social media?  Should I start a new offroad club?  The questions were endless and my focus wasn’t yet defined.

Fast forward to current day and Offroad NC has grown like I would have never imagined.  We have built a strong online presence, a solid reputation within the community, and we have been blessed with the support of some of the industry’s finest companies as sponsors.  Further, and perhaps most importantly, our mission has become clear – above all, we are an outreach function.

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