Why Overlanding Skunk?

Why is the truck called the skunk?

Thought I’d address this early on. It’s pretty silly but here we go. I spent a long time trying to decide a name for my truck. Things like nissy (because it’s a nissan), the outlaw (Navara outlaw model), Billy the kid, chunk and other names were thrown around, but nothing really stuck. Apart from Chunk. It was only after I installed a bright white, jungle skid plate, that the truck in some way resembles a skunk. It’s black and white and when it’s angry a big cloud of smoke comes from its rear end.

Chunk the skunk.

What a mouthful. So from that Overlanding Skunk was born.

What is Overlanding Skunk?

Hi there reader!

This is my first ever blog post so I guess I’ll start by introducing myself.

I’m Lewis, I’m 24 I work as a lab technician and spend most of my time working on my truck. Right now that’s out of the way; The Truck.

So I own a 2006 Nissan Navara, I’ve had it for about a year and a half, and have been doing stuff to it since day 1. The previous owner to me had really taken care of it, and only really used it for motorway miles. So it was perfect for what I wanted to do. Adventure. To be able to go places that are unknown to those without a 4×4.

That brings me to the reason I have started this blog; I want to share my adventures, not only to incredible places, but outfitting my truck on a budget, in a country where if it’s not a Land Rover – parts are scarce.

I look forward to sharing my journey with you.