2022
Moab 4X4 Van Training

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Two Sessions
September 26-28 & October 2-4

Join us on our foundational 4x4 backcountry training led by our team of expert guides and certified trainers at 7P Overland.

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MOAB 4X4 VAN TRAINING 2021

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THE REVEL CLUB BRINGS YOU

3-Full Days of van-specific Overlanding and Backcountry training

Guided
For those who want to
Gain more 4x4 van technical driving knowledge and experience 
Training
For those who want to
Learn how to drive safely and responsibly, understanding the limits of your van
Point to Point
For those looking for
Pro-instructor-guided off-pavement adventure, training, support and guidance

OVERLANDING:
Vehicle-based, on-road and off-road, adventure travel with a focus on self-reliance, resilience, and enjoyment of the journey. 

BACKCOUNTRY:
A geographical area that is remote, undeveloped, isolated, or difficult to access.

Located in beautiful

Moab, Utah

Exploring the land of colossal adventure and geographical wonder of Jurassic proportions

What You Will Learn
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What You Will Learn

Health and Safety; Risk Assessments; PPE overview
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Basic bush mechanics
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Overview of vehicle 4x4 systems
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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
Mechanical sympathy

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Overview of recovery equipment
 

Types of equipment
Inspection and maintenance
Using properly rated equipment: Working Load Limits; Minimum Breaking Strength; Safety Factors

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Load management and estimation calculations
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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

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Supervisory and marshaling skills
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Avoiding getting stuck
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Pre-recovery vehicle stabilization



 

Your Professional Instructors and Guides from 7P Overland

Nick Taylor 

Nick is a Colorado-based Brit–originally from Sunderland–and a Chartered Engineer and technologist who became a devotee of the worlds deserts. He’s lived in half a dozen countries and traveled to over 70. Over the last 15 years he’s extensively traveled in the Sahara and Rub’ al Khali, with much practical knowledge of remote solo desert travel.

Elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2002, Nick has delighted in sharing his experience with many expedition groups, individuals and families planning remote journeys.

He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Explorers Club and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. As a technologist, Nick has a particular interest in communications technology and automation, the antithesis of the simple diesel Land Rovers he loves.

Graham Jackson

Graham Jackson was born in Lesotho in Southern Africa. He grew up racing motorcycles off-road, as well as helping his father design, build and race off-road buggies. At age 10, Graham completed his first safari across the Kalahari in a Range Rover with his family. That trip planted the seed for Graham’s lifelong obsession with deserts. In 2004, he and his wife completed a 30,000-mile overland adventure from London to Cape Town, which included crossing both the Sahara and the Kalahari deserts.

Graham has guided expeditions in Africa, the American West, Mexico and Central America, and trains US Special Forces on desert operations with a focus on North Africa. A scientist by trade, Graham tries to combine his interest in the natural world, his passion for overlanding and his love of things mechanical. Currently, Graham is the Director of Training for Overland Expo, a member of the Explorers Club, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a member of the Field guides Association of Southern Africa.

Jim West 

Jim is a retired Fire Fighter/Paramedic based out of Phoenix, AZ.  He and his teammate represented the USA on the 1992 Camel Trophy in Guyana, finishing 2nd overall and bringing home the “Team Spirit” award. Jim was hired back the following year to pre-scout and create a route book for the 1994 Camel Trophy 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. These experiences led Jim to develop a working relationship with Land Rover North America, Wild Trackers and the creation of his own company, MyQuest Adventures, in which he provides driving instruction and emergency medical support while on events. 

Over the past 27 years, Jim has worked on Vehicle based events in 20 different countries on 5 continents. He has a passion for teaching- whether it’s emergency vehicle operations to Fire Fighters, 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.


Another passion of Jim’s is endurance racing.  He has competed in two full Ironman races, dozens of half and shorter distance triathlons, and many mountain bike races.

Duncan Barbour

Expedition Leadership, 4×4 Driving and Off-Roading are genre synonymous with Scotsman Duncan Barbour who has carved an impressive 25-year career as a world-leading exponent in these fields and built a reputation that is second-to-none.

Inspired by his great great uncle, Henry Alexander, the first man to drive a car (Model-T Ford) up Ben Nevis in 1911, off-Roading is in Duncan’s blood and his naturally chosen and driven career path has taken him to all corners of the globe organising over 50 expeditions through all manner of terrain across seven continents.

From internationally acclaimed events such as Camel Trophy and Overland Expo and the launch of his specialist company BATT (Barbour All-Terrain Tracking) Duncan’s extraordinary skills-set have been sought from a wide diversity of industry, from Motor Manufacturer product launches and incentive expeditions for Land Rover, Jeep, Mercedes and Lexus, to Formula One Teams and the big screen of the Motion Picture Industry, his film credits the envy of many a Hollywood A-Lister.

Ken Cameron 

Pro Off-Pavement Driver and Instructor; Expedition Leader and Instructor; Long-Range Vehicle Mobility Instructor to US Special Forces and Federal Agents; NORRA Rally Master; Camel Trophy US Team 1996, Pre-scout, Trainer and Evaluator; Off-Road Race Car Driver; Land Rover Driving Course Architect and Designer; City & Guilds NPTC Off-Road Assessor and Certified EMT. Based in Eagle, Colorado, US Ken has worked on vehicle-based events in 20+ countries on 5 continents over the past 30 years.

In the 1996 Camel Trophy Ken was 2nd place overall, accomplishing a world first – the East-West 4WD Crossing of Borneo in a motor vehicle. As National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) Rally Master he was responsible for physically logging over 1300 miles to record and develop the 100+ page NORRA Mexican 1000 Road Book and GPS data. He has personally driven the length of the Baja, Mexico peninsula more than 25 times on various on and off-pavement routes. Ken is a 7P Overland Partner and owner of Cameron Advanced Mobility.

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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!

 

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TWO SESSIONS

Two Identical 4x4 Training Sessions are being offered in 2022

Each session will be small and intimate, limiting the group to 6-10 vans (location depending)

Session 1

September 26-28, 2022

Session 2

October 2-4, 2022

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Register today to ensure you don't miss out!

THE REVEL CLUB MEMBERS - SESSION 1

$3,495

per van ($500 savings!)

$1165 deposit due April 29th 

(Balance due August 29th).
$1165 is non-refundable.

*Three meals and happy hour included daily

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THE REVEL CLUB MEMBERS - SESSION 2

$3,495

per van ($500 savings!)

$1165 deposit due April 29th 

(Balance due August 29th).
$1165 is non-refundable.

*Three meals and happy hour included daily

RESERVE MY SPOT - SESSION 2: October 2-4

NON-MEMBERS SESSION 1

$3,995

per van

$1332 deposit due April 29th

(Balance due August 29th).
$1332 is non-refundable.

*Three meals and happy hour included daily

RESERVE MY SPOT - SESSION 1: September 26-28

NON-MEMBERS SESSION 2

$3,995

per van

$1332 deposit due April 29th

(Balance due August 29th).
$1332 is non-refundable.

*Three meals and happy hour included daily


RESERVE MY SPOT - SESSION 2: October 2-4
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