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  1. Ranger Brand

    US East Saturday Rigs and Coffee (MD)

    Rigs and Coffee in Eastern MD (Hanover, MD) View Rally Point
  2. 1776_overland

    4Runner Sway Bar Quick Disconnects/Setups?

    What's going on OB family! I have some questions about my rigs sway bars. I have a 2014 4Runner SR5 Premium with a few suspension upgrades to include King shocks with external adjustable reservoirs, +600 springs (king/icon), Icon adjustable links upper and lower, icon adjustable track bar, and...
  3. Overland Commander

    Is 4x4 better than 4x2?

    Check out the essential difference between 2WD and 4WD, beginning at 4:45
  4. ovrlndr

    OB Approved The Importance of Search and Rescue Insurance, Donations, and SAR Cards (US)

    This article applies to the United States, but the information may be useful to those outside of the U.S. as well. Being that search and rescue is typically a responsibility that falls to local law enforcement and varies state-to-state, it is difficult enough to scope this article for just the...
  5. ovrlndr

    How many of you have purchased SAR cards where you wheel? Carry a personal GPS?

    Have you purchased a SAR card? I have one for Colorado... $12 for 5 years, no brainer. Do you carry a personal GPS device (SPOT, inReach, etc.)? Do you have GEOS or a GEOS-type SAR membership?
  6. nickburt

    inReach Communicator - how do you use yours?

    There's lots of discussion about different types of navigators and communication devices and which ones are "best" or suit individual preferences, but I want this to focus on inReach. I ask this because I'm already sold on the advantages of inReach and it's capabilities, what I'm now looking at...
  7. MazeVX

    Overlanding/expedition first aid workshop

    Hello members! I'm interested in some kind of first aid workshop for overlanding, as the basics are weak and I like to be prepared or at least believing to be prepared a bit more than I actually are ... So anyone knows something about this? Best regards Maze
  8. Hank Outdoors

    On A Budget: First Aid Kit

    After watching Jillian Rebekah's Tacoma walk-around I want a hard shell first aid kit like the one she has mounted to her truck cage. I started looking at threads and searching Amazon for first aid kits and hard shell cases. I found Pelican cases to be the ones that seemed sturdy enough to hold...
  9. Chadlyb

    Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall....Important Please Read

    Government recall on fire extinguisher ... https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/kidde-recalls-fire-extinguishers-with-plastic-handles-due-to-failure-to-discharge-and
  10. wrath0r

    Recall Notice: Kiddie Fire Extinguishers

    I saw a post about this recall notice on another forum and thought I should cross post it here, since most of us keep fire extinguishers in our rigs. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/kidde-recalls-fire-extinguishers-with-plastic-handles-due-to-failure-to-discharge-and#
  11. RAngone

    Recovery classes in the Midwest region?

    Hi all, Im looking to see if there are any instructors or classes scheduled this year for recovery skills training in or around the Chicago area. Outside of the big shows I haven't found any information on this subject and want to get some hands on training before our winter trip. I reached out...
  12. JeepersForVets

    Danger of leaving water bottles in your vehicle

    I wasn't quite sure where to post this, but figured water bottles probably count as "gear". This is an article about an Idaho Power employee talking about how a water bottle left in a hot vehicle on a sunny day almost started a fire. The water in the bottle acted just like a magnifying glass to...
  13. 4xFar Adventures

    Shackles

    Here's another excerpt from my training manual I've been working on. One day it will be ready as a handout for classes:) Before I get into talking about shackles, I want to define and explain the abbreviations you'll see below. WLL - Working Load Limit is what you will typically see stamped...
  14. ce4460

    Not prepared v. Kinda prepared v. Prepared ??

    Here's my dilemma, which I'm sure many of you face - when you can't afford to buy needed safety equipment, should you look for short cuts? Let me give an example. I think most would agree that a winch is a desired tool out on the trail. Recently, I bought and installed a Warn Winch only to...