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  1. The Ladies Offroad Network is hosting 3 trail training classes in May. No vehicle needed. These are a great learning and networking opportunity. Men are also welcome to join in. There are also classes across the country through 2019. I will be going to the Glendale, AZ. For more info go here: https://www.ladiesoffroadnetwork.com/2019-aztt/ Hope to see some of you at the Glendale, AZ event.
  2. I'll be heading to Atlanta for my second Ladies Offroad Network Convention. The conference is August 1st through the 4th. There are multi-day seminars, evening guest speakers, fun and adventurous activities, etc! Even as an introvert, I highly recommend the event. I can share the registration cost with one other person. Just let me know if your interested in the discount. More info here: https://www.ladiesoffroadnetwork.com/2019-convention/ Hope to see you there! -Sarah
  3. We're planning to offer a 4x4 Clinic in early 2019, and we want to know which of these interests you? These are the types of clinic we're considering; please choose one and vote! 1. Absolute Beginner 4x4 Clinic: Learn about the various basic features of your 4x4 vehicle and go on a mild trail ride to practice new techniques. Topics will include the difference between 4-high and 4-low, how and when to shift into 4-high or 4-low, how to read the terrain while driving on dirt roads and easy trails, common trail etiquette, your specific questions and answers. 2. Moderate Trails 4x4 Clinic: Learn about driving on various more moderate level terrains such as off-camber, ledges, rock gardens (creek bed), sand, etc. Gain a better understanding of spotting terminology, hand signals, and 'how to be spotted'. Discussion of the why's and how's of tire placement, sway bar disconnecting, air-up & air-down. Practice new techniques on short moderate trail ride while assisted by trainers. 3. Rock Crawling 4x4 Clinic: Learn how to rock crawl! Discussion and demonstrations will involve reading an obstacle in relation to your rig, going slow and using finesse, when and how to use 'the bump', understanding approach and departure angles, using your lockers. Participants will have the opportunity to practice new techniques on various obstacles while assisted by trainers.
  4. My friend Charlene Bower is conducting a Ladies ONLY Trail Training Class this Saturday (sorry for the short notice). I highly recommend this amazing training to all my 4x4 dirt loving girls! DO IT! You will be SO empowered by this! Even if you're in the passenger seat and only there to take pictures and make sandwiches, this class is for you, because you never know when your skills are going to be needed to get back home! If nothing else, you'll learn how to change a 37" tire by yourself, even if you're a little pipsqueak like me. Phoenix - Mesa - Tucson - AZ LADIES! - Join us for this special one time Trail Training class at 4 Wheel Parts Mesa taught by I4WDTA certified trainer Charlene Bower. Saturday, March 17, 9:30-2:30. Includes lunch and a lot of hands-on learning with a WARN winch, Hi-Lift Jacks and Accessories, Pull Pal, how to change a Tire, plus a lot more recovery, driving and spotting techniques! Register today, spots are limited. http://www.ladiesoffroadnetwork.com/trail-training
  5. What: An introductory clinic on using a modern smartphone or tablet as a GPS & topo mapping tool for off-highway travel. The concepts presented should apply to nearly any popular GPS/mapping app on Android or iOS, however we will be specifically teaching the Android app "AlpineQuest". Topics to be covered: - A quick refresher on common terminology (waypoints, tracks, maps, etc.) - Overview of the main features/interface elements in AlpineQuest and similar apps - Which map sources to use for different activities - Downloading maps for offline use before leaving pavement - Loading tracks & waypoints from the internet/friends (GPX files) - Recording your own tracks & waypoints and how to share those - For Premium Club Members: How to download and install our pre-made maps of AZ & UT (and other states soon) The main class will be about 2 hours then we'll do Q&A and can help with individual tablet/app setup if there is time. Bring your Android device so you can follow along (WiFi is available). When: Saturday April 29th, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Where: theksmith's house in north Phoenix (near the 51 & 101). Directions will be PM'd to those on the attending list. Important Info: This clinic is free for all Offroad Passport Premium Club members! Others may attend with a $20 donation to the club (only one donation per family is requested). This event is limited to 10 attendees. To best follow along, bring your phone/tablet and install the AlpineQuest app beforehand. Click here to download "AlpineQuest GPS Hiking" from the Google Play Store ($10). Bring a pen/pencil and a clipboard or book to write on; we'll give everyone an outline for reference but you'll probably want to take notes as this is a lot of information all at once! Offroad Passport will provide bottled water. Feel free to bring your own drink/snack too. Attending: theksmith (teaching) dzJeepChic & Number7 (assisting/modeling) 1. JohnPa 2. kaspily & 3. Bradywgn71 4. t535 5. gunner 6. Jeep4Fun 7. JeepUniq 8. 9. 10. Simply reply to this thread to sign up!
  6. We are happy to announce "Advanced Wilderness First Aid" course, April 5/6 & 12/13, 2014, in Mesa, AZ. Please see the attached course announcement for details (below). Please feel free to forward this announcement to your interested contacts and associates. Thanks - Hope to see you there! Dallas Dallas C. Lane, WEMT Wilderness Medicine Instructor, S.O.L.O. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Attachment Contents: TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT ADVANCED WILDERNESS FIRST AID & CPR ADVANCED WILDERNESS FIRST AID (Including CPR/AED) DATES/TIMES: APRIL 5/6 & 12/13, 2014 (SAT & SUN) 8:00AM – 5:00PM LOCATION: Arizona Game & Fish Region VI Office, 7200 East University, (North side of University, one block east of Power Road) FEE: $175 INCLUDES TEXT BOOKS AND CLASS SUPPLIES (Retail price for AWFA & CPR is typically $235 or more.) COURSE DESCRIPTION: S.O.L.O. certified Advanced Wilderness First Aid/CPR & AED Course. Wilderness First Aid and CPR is the recommended minimum level of training for outdoor recreation and people working in outdoor or remote locations. Advanced Wilderness First Aid is targeted toward outdoor professionals, Search And Rescue members, Boy Scout leaders, trip leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and others who may find themselves beyond the urban emergency medical services system where there are extended patient contact times and the need to provide care with limited or improvised equipment. The AWFA class is 32 hours (4 days on 2 weekends) and includes CPR & AED. Advanced Wilderness First Aid includes more topics and skills practice than the 16 hour Basic Wilderness First Aid class. AWFA is appropriate for those in positions of leadership or responsibility who may find themselves responsible for providing emergency medical care to others. The training is practical, hands-on, and focuses on managing scenarios with the equipment typically carried in the field. SOLO AWFA meets BSA requirements. WFR RECERTIFICATION – The AWFA class is approved as a Wilderness First Respnder recertification class. WFR re-cert students take the WFR re-cert test at the end of the class, in lieu of the Advanced Wilderness First Aid Test. Please specify if you are taking the class for WFR re-cert when you register. S.O.L.O. Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities – S.O.L.O is the oldest continually operating wilderness medicine organization in the world. S.O.LO. pioneered the Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, and Wilderness EMT training programs. S.O.L.O. trainng and certifications are recognized throughout the world. S.O.L.O. was the parent organization of both the Wilderness Medicine Institute (NOLS/WMI) and Wllderness Medical Associates (WMA). S.O.L.O., NOLS/WMI, and WMA share reciprocity for their traiinng and certifications. Over 185,000 students have attended S.O.L.O. training classes. REGISTRATION INFORMATION: PREREQUISITE: NONE EQUIPMENT; EVERYTHING IS PROVIDED - BRING YOUR PERSONAL FIRST-AID KIT FOR PRACTICE OR SHOW AND TELL (NOT REQUIRED IF YOU DON’T HAVE ONE) INSTRUCTOR: DALLAS C. LANE, WEMT, SARTECH II PINAL COUNTY SHERIFF'S SEARCH & RESCUE - MEDICAL OFFICER CIVIL AIR PATROL – SEARCH & RESCUE OFFICER SUPERIOR FIRE DEPT. - FIREFIGHTER/EMT WILDERNESS EMT/FIRST RESPONDER INSTUCTOR SEARCH & RESCUE TECHNICIAN INSTRUCTOR REGISTRATION: CONTACT CLASS INSTRUCTOR DALLAS LANE TO (480) 807-0661 LOSTclasses@gmail.com The registration fee is requested 14 days in advance to secure your seat in the class. Make checks payable to: Dallas Lane P.O. Box 21197 Mesa, AZ 85277 (Don’t Delay – Class size is limited!)
  7. What: A GPS clinic for those considering or new to using a tablet or phone as a GPS/mapping device. This is introductory level, but more advanced users are welcome to attend and share their experiences! We'll discuss the pros/cons of using a tablet or phone versus a dedicated GPS unit and then I'll do a quick overview of the popular Android apps Backcountry Navigator and Alpine Quest. I'll leave most of the time open for Q&A so we can learn from each other's questions. I'll only be demoing Android apps & hardware, but all of the concepts will apply to Apple iOS devices as well. When & Where: Saturday, June 28th. The discussion starts at 1PM, and we'll probably go for a couple hours. Bring your own device and stick around for another couple hours and I'll help with individual questions. I'd like to kick everyone out by around 5:00PM. TheKSmith's house in North Phoenix (PM for address) Other Details: Offroad Passport will provide sodas and snacks - bring your own if you want something special. An adult beverage is fine too (so long as you know your limits and are responsible/respectful). No kids or pets at this particular event please. This event is free for Premium Club Members or $20 for non-members. All money goes to the Offroad Passport general operating fund. Basis forum members can upgrade to Premium Club membership here: http://offroadpassport.com/forum/payments.php - More information on the benefits (besides this free clinic) can be found here: http://offroadpassport.com/membership.php Backcountry Navigator free trial version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.crittermap.backcountrynavigator&hl=en or full version ($12): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.crittermap.backcountrynavigator.license&hl=en AlpineQuest free Lite version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=psyberia.alpinequest.free&hl=en or full version ($10): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=psyberia.alpinequest.full&hl=en Attending: TheKSmith (presenter) Number7 & DZJeepChic Bradywgn71 & Kaspily J.R. Bryaninblythe lofreqjeff klaykrusher GOTMTNS gearhead SlyDawg Just reply to this thread to sign up!
  8. 11/11/2012: FREE Absolute Beginner 4x4 Class! (Near Fountain Hills, AZ) Always wanted to try a trail but not sure about the basics? Meet us at the trail-head for a introduction on how to use your 4x4. Then join us for a safe, easy trail ride! The clinic will cover such things as: when and how to shift into 4-HI and 4-Lo, airing down tires, how to hook up a portable compressor, how to use disconnects (and why they are a good idea). On the trail we'll offer individual support to anyone with questions about how to best approach beginner obstacles such as: soft sand, off-camber berms, and more. We'll also discuss trail etiquette and basic navigation skills. If you're already and avid wheeler, this would be a great opportunity for a less experienced family member to get behind the wheel! MEETING POINT CHANGED! Class starts at 9:15 AM in the Target parking lot in Fountain Hills, over on the Starbucks side. This is just down the road from the original meeting point of the Shell station. Map here (where the green arrow is): http://goo.gl/maps/53Bhz Simply reply to this thread to be added to the attending list. We are setting a maximum of 15 vehicles for this event. This event really is for complete newbies! If you have even run a couple of trails before, you would be bored - please leave room for the people that will benefit from this entry-level class to sign up. Thanks! Leading: TheKSmith Number7 & DZJeepChic Attending: kaspily tuscondave lowfreqjeff Loolubell DarwinW13 LoweBruiser 91AzXJ Cloudjc & David Clark schip2009 Tentative: GOTMTNS azdruango
  9. TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: FUNDAMENTALS OF SEARCH AND RESCUE/SEARCH AND RESCUE TECHNICIAN II (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE) DATES/TIMES: August 27 & 28, 2011 SAT & SUN 8AM - 5 PM Sept 10 & 11 SAT 8AM - 1200 AM, SUN 8 AM - 5PM (Sat Sept 10 late night activity in the field) Sept 24 & 25 SAT & SUN 8AM - 5 PM LOCATION: Carefree Fire Department 37401 North Tom Darlington Drive Carefree, AZ 85377 PREREQUESET: NONE (SARTECH III, AZ Basic SAR Academy, or similar is recommended.) EQUIPMENT: Equipment requirements and recommendations will be presented in class. 24 hour pack must be complete for certification. INSTRUCTOR: DALLAS C. LANE, SARTECH II, EMT PINAL COUNTY SHERIFF'S SEARCH AND RESCUE POSSE - MEDICAL OFFICER CIVIL AIR PATROL – SEARCH & RESCUE OFFICER SUPERIOR FIRE DEPT. - FIREFIGHTER/EMT WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER INSTUCTOR SEARCH & RESCUE TECHNICIAN INSTRUCTOR (480) 807-0661 lane@forensicgroup.com REGISTRATION: CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR VIA E-MAIL TO REGISTER. COURSE FEE: COURSE REGISTRATION FEE - $125 PLUS NASAR COURSE FEE AND SARTECH II CERTIFICATION TEST FEE: $110 NASAR MEMBER $140 NON-MEMBER -OR- Join NASAR at the class and receive a $20 discount on membership and pay the member price for the course and certification test = $50 savings $164 total for class, certification test, and NASAR membership COURSE DESCRIPTION: Fundamentals of Search and Rescue – Intermediate/Operations level course for search and rescue field personnel. The Fundamentals of Search and Rescue (FUNSAR) course is the intermediate level NASAR courses providing knowledge and skills training concerning the responsibilities, skills, abilities, and equipment needed by persons who are assigned to SAR field operations. The FUNSAR course provides the student with academic training and practical exercises including a practice search and rescue mission where students are required to have the proper equipment and function in the field during daylight and nighttime operations. The course content includes topics in three major areas: survival and support, search, and rescue. This course is based around the rural and wilderness environments and is recommended as the basis for all ground SAR operations. FUNSAR is designed to prepare the student for the SARTECH II certification exam. Topics * Review of SAR Management System * Fitness, Basic Survival and Survival Body Management * Clothing and Personal Protection Systems for SAR * Emergency Survival Skills * Improvising Environmental Hazards and Survival First Aid SAR Ready Pack * Nomenclature of Personal Outdoor Equipment * SAR Travel Skills * Land Navigation and Orienteering * SAR Resources * Capabilities * Search Philosophy * Estimating POD * Search Tactics and Searcher Skills * Handling Evidence * Review of Clue Consciousness * SAR Crew Responsibilities * Tracking Skills * Rope and Rescue Equipment * Legal Aspects for Searchers Upon successful completion of the FUNSAR course, the student should be able to: * Define the components of SAR operations * List the major responsibilities for search and rescue * Describe the components of ICS and their functions * List and prioritize the necessities of life * Explain the survival situation plan (STOP) Stay, Think, Observe, Plan * List the similarities or differences and advantages or disadvantages of the different natural and synthetic materials used for SAR clothing * Describe and demonstrate the function of each of the layers of clothing * Differentiate between a 24-hour ready pack and urban ready pack * Demonstrate the use of a 24-hour ready pack * Describe advantages and disadvantages of the equipment used for SAR * Demonstrate the use of personal SAR equipment * Demonstrate traveling skills used for his/her environment * Define, describe, and identify the signs and symptoms, and describe the treatment of common medical emergencies during SAR operations * List and differentiate between at least three types of maps used in SAR * Identify, define, and demonstrate the use of the topographical maps * Define the plotting methods or grid systems and demonstrate the ability to use them to determine the coordinates for a given point * Describe the parts of the compass and demonstrate the ability to use it * Describe the navigational functions used in map and compass * Demonstrate the ability to navigate during daylight and nighttime hours * Differentiate between the two basic categories of search tactics (Passive and Active) * Describe the primary types of active search tactics * Describe the techniques and methods used for search tactics * List and demonstrate at least five of the searching or tactical skills needed by field searchers * Explain why SAR personnel search for clues not subjects * List the information needed by the searcher when alerted * Define and demonstrate the functions of the search crew positions * Define track or print, sign, and step-by-step tracking as well as demonstrate the step- by-step tracking procedures * List at least two materials used in rope and at least two types of design used in ropes as well as list at least five of the rules of rope etiquette * List the different advantages and disadvantages of materials used in carabiners * Describe the advantages and disadvantages of at least two types of stretchers or litters * List at least five common radio procedures and guidelines * Describe the basic legal philosophy concerning searcher knowledge, training, physical abilities, equipment, discipline, and control SARTECH II CERTIFICATION: Fundamentals Of Search And Rescue is a program offered through the National Association For Search And Rescue (NASAR). The textbook and class content prepare the student for the SARTECH II certification examination. The SARTECH II written examination will be administered Saturday afternoon September 24. The SARTECH II skills examination will be conducted in the field on Sunday, September 25 by a NASAR Lead Evaluator. Please visit the NASAR website www.nasar.org for additional information on search and rescue and the SARTECH certification program. TEXTBOOK: "Fundamentals Of Search And Rescue, 2005 Edition" is required for the class. The text may be ordered from the NASAR website for $39.95 retail ($35.95 NASAR member) plus S&H. To order; go to www.nasar.org, then store, then books, then NASAR Educational Materials, then select Fundamentals Of Search And Rescue. Please order your text in time to read it prior to class. In addition, the Search And Rescue Operations Field Guide ($15) is strongly recommended. COURSE COST: REGISTRATION FEE- $125 paid to Dallas Lane prior to class Textbook - ordered individually from the NASAR website NASAR COURSE FEE and SARTECH II Certification Exam Fee $110, $140, or $164 Paid the first night of class Check payable to NASAR CIVIL AIR PATROL GROUND TEAM MEMBER QUALIFICATIONS: NASAR SARTECH II meets or exceeds the SQTR skills requirements for Ground Team Member 3 & 2. CAP Ground Team Members completing SARTECH II certification will simultaneously complete the skills testing requirements for GTM 3 & 2. (The only GTM topics not included in SARTECH II are UDF and First Aid.) CAP and SARTECH II 24 hour pack requirements are substantially the same. PREREQs - General Emergency Services 101 Card (GTM Familiarization and Preparatory Training is included in the FUNSAR class.) The FUNSAR/SARTECH II class is basically equivalent to attending NESA or LESA and completing GTM 3 & 2 in one program. Completion of SARTECH II, First Aid, UDF, and OPEX participation will qualify the CAP member for Ground Team Member 3 & 2.
  10. Luck 'O the Irish Rock Clinic March 19, 2011 Easy, Moderate & Difficult Suitable for Stock 4x4 Vehicles! 'Learning Can Be Fun!' Learn and hone skills needed to negotiate rock obstacles! Learn 'How to be Spotted'. Learn 'How to Spot Others'. We'll set up in a place where we can practice Easy, Moderate and Difficult obstacles. Question and answer sessions and hands-on skill building. Clinic is Open to Premium ONLY for 2 weeks, and if there's still plenty of room we'll open it to everyone. Be prepared to be out all day. Bring lunch, lots of water, sun protection, a chair, camera, etc. Meet: Circle K on Shea Blvd. just west of Hwy. 87 on Southside of street Time: 8:30AM, depart for trail no later than 9AM (be sure to call us if you're running late) CB Channel 4 Post to this thread to sign up! Trip Leaders: theksmith dzJeepchic Number 7 Attending: Klaykrusher JKGoose scottl Lichen JKBulldog gearhead Maddogjeeper azscout
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