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Five More Safety Tips When Taking Your Vehicle Off-Highway by Bill Burke Remember to breathe frequently and sit back and enjoy the ride. All too often, I find my student and client stressing out and clutching the wheel hunched over with the back and shoulder muscles tensed. Relax. That is what you are in the woods

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Five Safety Tips When Taking Your Vehicle Off-Highway by Bill Burke It’s 7 a.m., you hop in your sport utility vehicle, crank the starter, shift into gear and head out. The only thing is that your destination is right into the middle of traffic to the high-rise office, and not to the high-rise mountains! Like

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Driving with Lockers: Is Parallel Power Really Easier? by Bill Burke Although both my D-90 and my Range Rover have lockers, I want those that I am training to understand how to drive without using, or actually getting used to, lockers. Granted ARB lockers are great; switch them on whenever you need them and the

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By: Bill Burke Note: Click here to read about the Jackmate, the Hi-Lift Jack accessory, a tool that I highly recommend! Go to Expedition Exchange to purchase your Hi-Lift Jack and your JackMate!   When meeting my students or clients the day of a class or the first day of training, I start the session

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by Bill Burke Proper etiquette is not just using the right salad fork. When we venture forth into the back country–whether we’re hikers, bikers, 4-wheelers, snowmobilers, horse riders, or llama packers–why do we sometimes leave our manners at home? Temperatures boil. Personalities clash. We forget that there are very diverse types of recreational forest users.

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by Bill Burke Having a good tool kit is very important, but only half of the solution. KNOWING how to use those tools and spares is equally as important. CASE IN POINT: Recently, I was leading a club over some rough routes and a few of the rigs were set up quite well. Having all

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by Bill Burke I have a Green Streak on my back! Most of you reading this probably have one also. Yes, I use my rig to Travel only on designated 4-wheel drive roads and get ticked off when others tend to abuse that issue. I Respect the rights of others while they recreate in the

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by Bill Burke My last article generated some great comments. It is nice to know that my candor is appreciated. There are lots of trials and tribulations that build one’s character. It’s just that when those moments are happening, we don’t really give a rat’s #@% about character building and life’s great experience! Lately, I

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Question: Bill, how did you get the experience that has allowed you to become a trainer? Answer: I made a lot of bonehead mistakes! (But, fortunately, I learned a lot from them!) Without the benefit of proper training, unfortunately, some of us had to learn the hard way. Even with the training from Boy Scouts,

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by Bill Burke You’ve all heard me discuss the “finesse” of off-highway driving, but this article is about the “nuance,” which is a slightly different thing! (Finesse: refinement, delicacy, subtlety. Nuance: implication, hint, symbol) Ed Jennings called from Texas to sign up for five days of advanced private training in Moab with me recently. In

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