Hi! I'm Jim Weller. I lived in Alaska for 25 years. My family of four moved to Seattle at the end of 2016. I have a 5 year old boy and a 2 year old girl that I love to take on adventures. I work in IT at REI in Kent. We live in Normandy Park (Burien-ish). I'm an outdoor enthusiast who loves to camp, hike, bike, boat and fish. I grew up off the grid on a homestead in the mountains of New Mexico. I love making stuff, fixing/breaking stuff, building, and learning new things.
I'm new to the area and overlanding. I've done a lot of subaru/truck treks that might qualify as overlanding, but now I'm getting serious. I'm working on building out my 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab (e.g Alaska station wagon) to be a self contained overland camping rig. No wall climbing or anything exotic. Just getting the family out and about to where the throngs dare not drive. I am looking to find friends and mentors in the PNW.
My current build projects are getting my recovery kit/mounts together, building a truck bed sleeper with drawers, and adding a second battery for truck bed house power.