No, I am not getting married. I did that eighteen years ago and I am still quite happy. What I mean to say is, this post about finding something new in something old, sort of. Let me explain…
“Time is the fire in which we burn.” – Delmore Schwartz
The problem with a “modern society” is time. We never seem to have enough of it. We are always trying to make the most of it. We are afraid to waist it. We live and die by the clock. We plan. We Prepare. We wait for the perfect time.
It will never come.
To start with, I am a terrible blogger. It is not something I do full time, nor do I have the time to commit to it full time. The fact is, life happens. It happens everyday.
I every endeavor, there comes a time, a moment really, when you must make a decision to go forward, stop, or go back to the beginning and start all over again. The choice can be a daunting one, but it does’t need to be.
I know, I know … no one likes to talk about money. But there is always a cost, especially with four wheel drive. So before we get started, I should point out that I paid only $1800 for the Isuzu Vehicross, and it did not move under it’s power when I got it. Basically, it was a pile of crap that I have been trying to save from the scrap heap. My wife? She thinks I should have picked a different vehicle all together. Don’t get me wrong, she thinks it’s “cute”, but after almost a year and only being able to go off-road once in all that time is taking it’s toll on her confidence. Not just in the Vehicross but, I think, in me as well.
The idea came to me while organizing some of my gear. My camping gear. I would not call myself a “prepper” but as I was folding my sleeping bag I wondered just how different Overlanding was from a prepper looking to “Bug Out” to some secret squirrel hideaway?
I have always believed that anything is possible. This is true of just about any goal you can name. Everything from learning to shave as a young man to going to the moon and beyond is all within the reach of each of us. As a species we humans are endlessly adaptable and our unique ability to solve complex problems has enabled the greatest innovations the wold has ever known. My goal is not to go to the moon, but rather to go Overlanding.