Off-Road Recovery Gear Essentials for Overlanding Class Highlights

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I attended an ARB(y) demo class at the Overland Expo-PNW presented by none other than @BrianOntheTrail FORD’s Off-Roadeo Utah Trail Guide. Of course, I was wearing my merch from there so Brian gave me a big hello and I was like “he remembers me!”- LOL
He had only 50 minutes so I knew it was not going to be too in-depth or hands-on.
The mix of people were from “we just bought his & hers jeeps” to “yeah I recovered with a metal chain before and I LIKED IT”
He gave 6 steps to go though as you do a recovery , of course, I did not write them down or asked him about later- maybe he will reply to this post with all 6.
What I do remember is (not in order)
  1. Don’t Panic, Stay Calm- assess the situation before you go whip out the winch and tree saver.
  2. Use the right shackle and strap for the job
  3. Don’t pull at double digits
  4. Don’t “go forward - move ahead it's not too late to [back it up] so whip it whip good. " (DEVO fans get it.)
  5. Be Proactive with traction boards- place them ahead if need be. Carry 2 sets (total 4) if going out there solo vehicle.
Here are some pictures of the class. Enjoy!

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THE MAN ....THE LEGEND..... @BrianOntheTrail

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WEAR GLOVES AND CARRY TRACTION BOARDS

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SOFT SHACKLE HOOKUP WITH SNATCH STRAP

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METAL SHACKLE WITH SNATCH STRAP

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SNATCH STRAP WITH 3FT OF SLACK BEFORE YOU PULL

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SAVE THE TREES! TREAD LIGHTLY

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Very cool stuff. In Florida, we don't have much of off-roading outside of mudding. But vividly remember my time in SoCal and Arizona in the late 90s. and being in a few dicey situations with, thankfully, off-road savvy friends. I still look back on it to this day, and wonder how we got out of those "off road predicaments".

For that reason, I'm a binge watcher of Matt's Off Road Recovery on Youtube.
 
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Very cool stuff. In Florida, we don't have much of off-roading outside of mudding. But vividly remember my time in SoCal and Arizona in the late 90s. and being in a few dicey situations with, thankfully, off-road savvy friends. I still look back on it to this day, and wonder how we got out of those "off road predicaments".

For that reason, I'm a binge watcher of Matt's Off Road Recovery on Youtube.
You might like Trail Mater , based in Moab.
Here’s the video of the time my buddies got stuck at Hell’s Revenge. They were trying to get me to go that day with my BS but I literally told them I was gonna go take a hike.
Watch at 09:51 towards the end unless you like go-carts.
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