Bringing together like-minded individuals who share a passion for adventure, exploration and nature.
Watch THE REVEL CLUB in Moab, Utah
THE REVEL CLUB BRINGS YOU
3-Full Days of van-specific Overlanding and Backcountry training
Vehicle-based, on-road and off-road, adventure travel with a focus on self-reliance, resilience, and enjoyment of the journey.
A geographical area that is remote, undeveloped, isolated, or difficult to access.
What You Will Learn
Health and Safety; Risk Assessments; PPE overview
Basic bush mechanics
Overview of vehicle 4x4 systems
Off-pavement driving situations, as outlined in the NPTC criteria
Including technical terrain and severe off-camber situations
Slow moving vehicle control and dynamics
Reading the terrain and how to make accurate driving decisions
Overview of recovery equipment
Types of equipment
Inspection and maintenance
Using properly rated equipment: Working Load Limits; Minimum Breaking Strength; Safety Factors
Load management and estimation calculations
Safe use of vehicle-mounted winches
Safe handling of steel wire rope and synthetic materials
Correct use of recovery points and anchors
Safe rigging techniques
Supervisory and marshaling skills
Avoiding getting stuck
Pre-recovery vehicle stabilization
Meet Your Professional Instructors and Guides
(Instructors for your particular session are subject to change based upon instructor availability and group size)
Jim is a retired Fire Fighter/Paramedic based out of Phoenix, AZ. He represented the USA on the 1992 Camel Trophy team in Guyana, and then was hired back the following year to pre-scout and create a route book for the 1994 event in Paraguay, Argentina, and Chile. As a result, Jim was asked to assist with the selection and training of every US team from 1993-1998. Also, from that event he developed a working relationship with Land Rover North America in which he has provided driving instruction and emergency medical support while on their events.
Over the past 30 years, Jim has worked on Vehicle based events in 29 different countries on 5 continents. He has a passion for teaching, whether it's emergency vehicle operations to Fire Fighters or off-road driving, recovery, vehicle selection/prep, or wilderness medicine to civilians. Along with Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor, Paramedic, Wilderness Paramedic, Jim also is certified as a City & Guilds NPTC Off-Road Assessor and British Columbia Forest Safety Council Instructor.
For decades, Webb has enjoyed being off road on 2 wheels and 4. A lover of the outdoors and motorcycle racing brought him to represent Team USA in the 1991 Camel Trophy in Tanzania-Burundi. After competing, he returned as a trainer for USA Camel Trophy teams.
Webb has a lifelong passion for Jeeps, and has worked for Jeep on international events and as a trainer.
Many years in the field means that Webbs bush-mechanic skills are second to none, and that's nothing compared to what he can do in his fully equipped shop!
Webb has worked all over the USA and further afield teaching both civilian and military teams the art of off-highway driving and recovery.
Fueled by his love of riding, Forrest Bault is a motorcyclist, 4x4 driver and mechanic who makes his home in the southwest. With a thirst for knowledge, Forrest joined the Air Force at age 18 and began his career as a Crew Chief on KC-10 aircraft. While traveling the world, he developed an in-depth understanding of mechanics, metal fabrication, and essential physics of how things work.
Harnessing that knowledge, he has spent time rebuilding bikes, 4x4s and Overland Vans and competing in vintage trials races, exploring internationally with nothing but a backpack and a motorcycle and completed all of the Backcountry Discovery Routes in the Summer of 2018.
His passion for off-highway driving and adventure motorcycling continues to this day. When he’s not linking his favorite off-road rides from Colorado to Washington, or working on a custom vehicle build, Forrest can be found teaching off-road riding skills, working as a mechanic and fabricator, and sharing his love of vehicle-based expedition travel with everyone he meets.
Three meals and happy hour included daily!
Check out your award-winning Camp Chef!
Meet Overland Cookery
Established in 2017, Overland Cookery offers industry leading, on-site overland chef services for private parties and corporate events. Our knowledge guarantees the ultimate outdoor dining experience, from intimate to large-group settings, regardless of terrain.
From a weekend trip to international expeditions, we see food as the common thread that weaves everyone together.
MOAB 4X4 VAN TRAINING 2021
What You Will Experience
Spend 3 days with us as we take you through our Foundation “Overland and Expeditionary Driving” course.
Don't be surprised if your instructor hops into the passenger seat of your Revel for some one-on-one instruction – a great opportunity to discuss all aspects of off-road and overland travel.
We share a campsite and gather around an open campfire at the end of each day having informal discussions. Our delicious hot meals fit for foodies, prepared on-site by award-winning overland chef, Jason Shaub from Overland Cookery, are a perfect way to end the day sharing and reveling in the experience we just had.
With our expert team of certified 4x4 trainers and new friends, you’ll hear some fantastic stories – the downside being that you’ll want to travel more...
This course starts with the fundamentals, but quickly shows you how to build on those to gain confidence and skill for your own adventures.
On completing this 4x4 foundational driving course you’ll have a good understanding of four-wheel drive systems, basic maintenance, off-highway driving techniques, route selection, basic vehicle recovery, driving on challenging surfaces and safe winching operations.
Although not necessary, we recommend that you bring any recovery equipment you may already own as there’s no better way to safely explore your Revel's limits in a controlled environment and build your own experience, confidence and level of comfort. There will be plenty of demonstration time to learn how to utilize all the equipment and to practice your new skills that you will want to go out on your own with your new Revel friends immediately afterwards! And, yes, that has happened with our last couple of sessions with a few of our students driving off into the sunset to create new adventures.
You'll be amazed at how just what you and your Revel together can accomplish! Something empowering about that!
Hear the past attendee's speak about their experience with The Revel Club's 4X4 Van Training in Moab, UT.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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4x4 Van Training Excursion
September 25-27, 2023
Small Group Training
Maximum 6 vans per 2 instructors
Special pricing for members of THE REVEL CLUB!
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