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Ready to hit some trails? Try these.

Safety First; always starts our Drivers Meeting and should always be first concern.
  • Safety First

  • Wear your seatbelt

  • Know your surroundings, check for changes to your line and the trail.  Watch for people moving around your vehicle after a stop and during winching and difficult obstacles.

  • No alcohol during trail ride

  • Maintain visual of vehicle behind you, make sure they can see which way you turned

  • Spacing - maintain distance going uphill and downhill, watch your distance on paved/gravel roads

  • Maintain distance after leaving muddy/rocky areas to avoid throwing rocks

  • Watch the vehicle in front of you to determine lines

  • On obstacles, three good attempts and pull winch cable

  • Tread Lightly, leave trails better than we found them

  • Stay on trail, Respect property

  • If you feel uncomfortable about an obstacle or section of the trail, Stop and ask for a spotter

  • There is only one spotter per obstacle, listen to your spotter

  • Uphill traffic has right of way

  • Signal remaining vehicles in group to oncoming traffic

  • Keep the radio traffic brief

  • Watch your gauges

  • Breakdowns, we will attempt trail fixes.  Major problems - we will escort you to safety

  • Nature breaks, women to the right, men to the left.  Or forward and rear.

  • If your vehicle is close to rocks or trees, keep your hands inside vehicle and off obstacles.

  • If you come back to do these trails on your own, bring a friend.  Never travel alone if possible.



Pre- and post-ride checks, how to get off road and back on again.

Fluid checks, check for leaks


Fuel, make sure you've got enough, plan for refuel for extended adventures.

Check for loose parts, how do we know a part is loose. Rust spots. Noise.

Check lug nuts. U-joints.

Check spare tire pressure.

Check winch operation.

Plan your trip, inform others where you are going.

Airing down, as low as 14 psi and adjust without beadlocks, 8 psi or lower with beadlocks.  Lower pressures increase your contact patch and gains traction.  This allows for a more flexible tire characteristic to enhance surface grip and ride comfort over rough terrain. 

Ride with others with equal equipment and ability.

Clean frame and body after ride, lube all fittings after cleaning.


Trail Selection

When arriving at trails do your research to make sure the trail you’re doing is in within your capabilities.

Every trail experience adds to your capabilities.



First Aid Kit 

Basic Personal Essentials - water, food, hygiene items, medications, bug spray, cold weather clothing

Spare Tire, Full Size

Jack and lug wrenches to change your tire 

Winch and recovery equipment, tow strap, tree saver


Basic Tool Kit, wrenches and sockets for your vehicle, wire ties, duct tape, mechanics wire

GMRS/CB Radio GMRS Channels 1-22, 8-14 are 5 watt max.

Spare Key for vehicle

Trash bags

Fire extinguisher

Tarp, Poncho, Poncho Liner

Jumper cables, jump box


Spare Fluids

Tire Plug Kit, Compressor and Air Gauge.


Vehicle Modifications

Drive your vehicle stock at first.  

Get to know your vehicles strengths and weaknesses.  Use your equipment - lockers, hill descent, selec speed, etc.

Plan your build so you can do it once!

All Terrain vs Mud Terrain tires.

Consult a good offroad shop or expert to guide your build.

Opinions and advice will vary.

Our shop focuses on Dependable, Durable and Available.


Offroad techniques

Crawl - Slow and deliberate

Bump - short burst to crest an obstacle.

Stay in it, Keep your momentum

Send It!

Gearing down to descend and crawl over obstacles, higher gears for climbing.

Manual transmissions - keep your foot off the clutch as much as possible, learn to crawl to keep forward momentum.

Momentum is everything, learn to carry speed through technical sections.

Downhills - learn to descend in a slow, controlled speed using the engine and powertrain to control your descent without locking up the brakes.

Bouncing is breaking, shock loading driveline.

Approach, Departure and Breakover Angles, High Centered

Drive your differential around the rocks, stay on top of the rocks.

Off Camber - Trail where the outside edge is lower than the inside edge

Line - the path you want to take through the obstacles

Engage your locker before the obstacles

Analyze upcoming obstacles

Plan your path


Remember current obstacles when motion stops


FRS & GMRS Frequencies

1       FRS/GMRS     462.56252W / 12.5kHz5W / 25kHz*

2       FRS/GMRS     462.58752W / 12.5kHz5W / 25kHz*

3       FRS/GMRS     462.61252W / 12.5kHz5W / 25kHz*

4       FRS/GMRS     462.63752W / 12.5kHz5W / 25kHz*

5       FRS/GMRS     462.66252W / 12.5kHz5W / 25kHz*

6       FRS/GMRS     462.68752W / 12.5kHz5W / 25kHz*

7       FRS/GMRS     462.71252W / 12.5kHz5W / 25kHz*

8       FRS/GMRS     467.56250.5W / 12.5kHz0.5W / 12.5kHz

9       FRS/GMRS     467.58750.5W / 12.5kHz0.5W / 12.5kHz

10     FRS/GMRS     467.61250.5W / 12.5kHz0.5W / 12.5kHz

11     FRS/GMRS     467.63750.5W / 12.5kHz0.5W / 12.5kHz

12     FRS/GMRS     467.66250.5W / 12.5kHz0.5W / 12.5kHz

13     FRS/GMRS     467.68750.5W / 12.5kHz0.5W / 12.5kHz

14     FRS/GMRS     467.71250.5W / 12.5kHz0.5W / 12.5kHz

15     FRS/GMRS     462.55002W / 12.5kHz50W / 25kHz*

16     FRS/GMRS     462.57502W / 12.5kHz50W / 25kHz*

17     FRS/GMRS     462.60002W / 12.5kHz50W / 25kHz*

18     FRS/GMRS     462.62502W / 12.5kHz50W / 25kHz*

19     FRS/GMRS     462.65002W / 12.5kHz50W / 25kHz*

20     FRS/GMRS     462.67502W / 12.5kHz50W / 25kHz*

21     FRS/GMRS     462.70002W / 12.5kHz50W / 25kHz*

22     FRS/GMRS     462.72502W / 12.5kHz50W / 25kHz*

RPT15     GMRS     467.5500-50W / 25kHz*

RPT16     GMRS     467.5750-50W / 25kHz*

RPT17     GMRS     467.6000-50W / 25kHz*

RPT18     GMRS     467.6250-50W / 25kHz*

RPT19     GMRS     467.6500-50W / 25kHz*

RPT20     GMRS     467.6750-50W / 25kHz*

PRT21     GMRS     467.7000-50W / 25kHz*

RPT22     GMRS     467.7250-50W / 25kHz*

*Note: 20kHz Authorized Bandwidth.






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