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San Francisco Company Offers Overlanding Rentals for Off-The-Grid Camping Experiences
Pacific Overlander removes the hassle of owning while offering the freedom an overlanding vehicle provides.
Mason Schreck grew up surfing and exploring up and down the coast of California. He eventually fell in love with Big Sur, not just for the surf, but also for the trails back in the hills that (back then) offered private camping.
“You could surf during the day and then take off and have a private camp," Schreck, 34, recently told ASN. "You needed a four-wheel drive then to be able to do that. My friends and I would do just that - it would be our 'secret' getaway back then.”
Unbeknownst to Schreck, this was his first encounter of many, with what he would come to learn was referred to as overlanding. Overlanding, as Overland Journal has described it, is “self-reliant adventure travel to remote destinations where the journey is the primary goal.”
Schreck, kept embarking on various camping/road trips throughout Central and South America, eventually going on a surf trip with his brother to Chile in 2015. Renting a camper van, they came across limitations that sparked an idea.