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Custom Training Weekends


  • 45 miles southwest of Tucson, AZ Tucson, AZ United States (map)

Exploring Overland offers custom training weekends—with no more than six people per weekend. In 2019 these weekends will be made available as enquiries are made. You pick the modules you are interested in, and the number of days of training desired. Modules include:

  • Basic off-pavement driving skills (how four-wheel-drive systems work; how to read terrain; optimizing gearing and traction in all conditions)Vehicle preparation, maintenance, and safety for extended overland travel;

  • Elements of recovery: use of sand mats; Hi-Lift jack use; assisted recovery (using a second vehicle) ;

  • Basic winching (for someone with no or very little hands-on winching experience);

  • Advanced winching (double- and triple-line pulls; redirected pulls);

  • Advanced driving skills (soft terrain; off-camber situations; failed hill climbs; steep descents);

  • Other requests

Dates ranges where trainings are available are:

January 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019

November 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019

We offer options with breakfast and dinner included, or no meals included.

Training is either at our Ravenrock desert camp (southern Arizona, 45 miles southwest of Tucson) with some modules taught in the backcountry with 1-2 nights off property camping; or at a place of your choosing, provided we can access adequate training trails and areas.

The cost is $400 per day per person for totally custom training, and you can choose any number of days (we will consult with you based on your curriculum desires if it’s enough time). Meals would be an additional $50 per person per day including nice wine and beer.

For a couple, who travel together and are learning together, we would offer a 25% discount on the training fee  (not including the food).

If you are interested, please send us an email and we’ll take it from there!