Overlanding: self-reliant adventure travel to remote destinations where the journey is the primary goal. Typically, but not exclusively, accommodated by mechanized off-highway capable transport (from bicycles to trucks) where the principal form of lodging is camping; often lasting for extended lengths of time (months to years) and often spanning international boundaries. - Overland Journal
Veterans need resilience to stay alive.
While deployed, soldiers are taught to “embrace the suck”, and “hunt the good stuff”. These are mottos veterans live by while deployed, mottos that fuel them to stay positive and fight another day. However, the tools and mottos that veterans use to find resilience while deployed often don’t translate or are hard to find post deployment, making it difficult to cope with the challenges of overcome the effects of war and a lot of cases just returning to civilian life.
V/O was created in 2016 by 2 combat Veterans who had a vision of helping our brothers and sisters through a common ground.
We needed an outlet post-combat to connect with like-minded individuals and continue to practice some of the things we learned in the service. Overlanding fulfilled that need.
Veteran Overland is focused on increasing RESILIENCE within the Veteran community through the proven healing power of CONNECTION, the positive mental perspective of the OUTDOORS and the need for post-service skill building through OVERLANDING
V/O Effort Pillars:
Connection // Outdoors // Overlanding // Resilience
Our team is 100% comprised of Veteran and Civilian volunteers who work tirelessly during evenings and weekends to bring the mission to life. No one gets paid, funds never go to personal use.
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100% of your donation will go to getting Veterans outdoors. To date, nearly all of our efforts have been funded via product sales and the leadership team's own resources. We will need your help to sustain and expand our mission!
Veteran Overland is a 501(c)(3) focused on improving Veterans' lives through the proven healing power of connection, the positive mental perspective of the outdoors and the need for post-service skill building though Overlanding
V/O Effort Pillars:
Connection // Outdoors // Overlanding
For us Veterans, coffee in the field is one of the greatest treats you can have. Warms you in the cold and keeps you awake outside of the wire. Coffee and the military have a long standing history and we couldn't be more excited to bring you our version.
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