In this episode we kick off the first of our 10 Essentials. This essential is the bedrock foundation for all the ones that follow it. You’ll hear me say time and time again throughout this season that I am a broken record and will always come back to: Training.
Training is the best investment you can make. It will pay itself back in dividends 10 to 100 fold over the years. Investing in yourself is the one thing you can buy that won’t rust, won’t get left behind, and you can use no matter what vehicle you drive. Not only that it can save you money. You’ll be less likely to break your rig, get stuck, or waste money on needless gear. You’ll also learn where to prioritize your gear money and when you’re better off “buying once and crying once” than going cheap on the wrong piece of gear.
But don’t take my word for it. The guest on this week’s episode is Ted. I’ve known Ted for a few years now and he is a great instructor when it comes to behind-the-wheel off-road driving as well as off-road vehicle recovery. He one of a very small handful of people I turn to when it comes to recovery advice. He works at the Overland Experts facility in Orange Virginia and is a certified member of the International 4-Wheel-Drive Trainers Association.
Mentioned in this Episode:
- Ted’s OEX Profile
- Overland Experts
- International 4-Wheel-Drive Trainers Association
- Offroad Consulting & Training – Kyle Buchter, Pennsylvania
- 7P International
- ECOA Overland Skills Weekends (2021 Dates Pending)