I for one admit I do not Overland. However, I do truck camp. In doing so, I grab a cheap cooler, an old Primus stove, a basic tool kit, and an air mattress and get going. I have a few stamps in my passport but mostly through flying (which I hate) and riding up PEI. No stamps for that or whatever rest of the US I've seen.Careful what you ask for
Well, when I joined this relatively small community almost 15 years ago...
Don’t get me wrong, I‘m not saying there is anything inherently bad about this, but it’s a totally different thing than grabbing a cheap cooler, MSR stove and a basic toolkit and throwing an old air mattress in the back of your rig and getting a few stamps in your passport.
I have changed my priorities as well, and now camp out of one of our custom Airstreams, or in a shiny new truck camper with lots of comforts, but I use these rigs to access back country hunting and fishing spots. I haven’t done a trip worthy of being talked about on here in probably close to 6-7 years. That’s why I don’t spend nearly as much time on ExPo anymore. I call it what it is… car camping.
One thing I can say is that seeing what everyone like you have done, I'm glad your ilk still post here. My puny by comparison trips have been made better by some of the tips and hacks found on these forums, so I appreciate it. So while I'm not Overlanding per se, I benefit from some of the things the hard core people do here, and I am most definitely not the guy who has money to spend making all the items of my checklist the most expensive variety. I'm still a tarp for my awning kind of guy.