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Sierra Foothills Overlanders Monthly OLB meet-up/meeting

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Sierra Foothills Overlanders Monthly OLB meet-up/meeting


This is a Monthly meet-up the second Tuesday of each month @ The Break Room in Shingle Springs, CA. Everyone is welcome! Our events are social, family friendly, with the goal of teaching essential overlanding skills you will need on the trail or while you travel! We conduct training/practice sessions (see below), frequently have guest speaker subject matter experts, and also share DIY how-to's to create your own kit, schedule monthly overland trips or trail runs,! Of course, we also have fun. Stop on by!
Meeting starts at 1900 hrs so if you want dinner and drink please get there prior to that. Order as you enter the restaurant, meeting is in a room to the rear.
Please contact @Kent R on our forums for more information!
The Sierra Foothills Overlanders have also adopted the Long Canyon OHV trail in the El Dorado NF, we conduct 4 cleanups per year with one overnight. For more information contact @DaveD on the forum.


    18:30 Pacific Time


    21:30 Pacific Time





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Repeat: Monthly on the 2nd Tuesday

Rally Point Notes:

Sierra Foothills Overlanders completed the following training as of 4/25/18:

                • Winch basics - 2 hrs in the evening using direct line pull and directional change. Training information came from Bob Wohlers (with permission).
                • Jack orientation, all types and when/where to use. 1/2 day
                • Tire repair, plugging and sidewall repair, valve stem replacement. This was done two times over the year. 1/2 day each
                • GPS/Comm field day. Set up course off-road with several way points. Once they reached the first one, the participant made contact with a ham operator at the top of the trail prior to get coordinates for next point. 1/2 day

Education conducted at monthly meet-up;

                • Camp kitchen demo by various members
                • Traction board demo
                • Heat exchanger demo (hot water for showers) by one of our members
                • GPS/Navigation - in-rig set ups and practice with tablets
                • Communications - came up with standard comm plan and practiced using radios.
                • DIY solar tube shower - demo and assembly of shower with parts list by one of our members

Future education/training:

                • Survival class, one full day. Out of state instructor.
                • Vehicle extrication, concentrating on using tools in our rigs to extricate a patient after a rollover. Practice vehicle acquired.
                • High Lift jack practice. Set up and use the High Lift for pulling a rig backwards when you are by yourself.
                • Advanced winching.
                • First aid class specific to vehicle-based travel.
                • CPR class.
                • Chain Saw classes with the Forest Service - required by USFS for the cleanups on our adopted trail.

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Kent Reynolds

  • Placerville, CA
  • 1632
  • 06/16/16


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  • Start Point: Shingle Springs, CA 95682, USA GPS Coordinates: 38.66058, -120.93628 Notes: The Break Room, Shingle Springs CA

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