I'm new to the forums/site and to overlanding in general. My name is Cody and I'm from a small town in southern Indiana. My wife and I currently reside in Indianapolis, IN.
We are both small town folk that love the outdoors. We enjoy fishing, hiking, and camping. While my wife is newer to camping, I've been camping the entire 25 years that I've been on this wonderful planet. The camping I grew up with though almost always pertained to trailer camping in state parks (domesticated camping). While my folks still do this in their 1962 vintage Yellowstone, I've grown more fond of backwoods camping.
Unfortunately there aren't too many great forums out there dedicated to this type of camping that includes vehicles
Jump to the present:
My wife and I recently bought a new to me 2004 Ford F-150 FX4. My first 4x4 truck since I was 16 yrs old :P I sold my 99 GMC Sierra rcsb 2wd and decided it was time to move into an extended cab and get a 4x4 for my daily 45min commute to work in northern winters. So, I found my dream truck on craigslist... unfortunately it was out of my price range. After a few months and many trucks later, I spotted my dream truck on craigslist yet again. To my surprise it was a few grand cheaper...yet still out of my price range. I decided to call the guy up anyhow and to my luck he spit out that magic number and rest is history
2004 Ford F150 FX4, 5.4, 102k miles
33x12.50R18 General Grabbers
Moto Metal MO956 rims
Banks ram air
Throttle Body Spacer
Rhino lined bed
Flowmaster SI/SO muffler
There are a few item on the truck that I plan on changing for better suited camping needs. The flowmaster will gone as soon as I get around to it for something a little less annoying.
I just recently discovered overlanding, so I dont have any cool gear or a truck top tent, etc. My wife and I purchased a Eureka Copper Canyon 10 this summer. It fits our needs perfectly and is large enough to fit my dogs cage as well as all our gear inside.
Eventually I would love to get a roof mounted tent and some other gear, but for now we are happy enough to get to domestic camp when our schedules allow. I haven't found/heard of too many places to back country camp in Indiana yet thats not in a corn field
I do plan on doing many mods in the future that will benefit and be useful as a daily driver. I also plan on spending a lot time here drooling over your rigs
I hope you guys enjoy my truck and my build progress!