4×4 and Survival Training

Introduction to your 4×4

Know your Vehicle

Discover the amazing capabilities of your four-wheel drive vehicle and learn the correct techniques to safeguard yourself, your passengers and equipment. The course covers vehicle dynamics, correct use of 4×4 transmission and 4X4 driving techniques. Practical driving experience includes ascending, descending, side slopes, gullies, ridges, mud, and personal safety hints. It is more than adequate to equip you as a leisure 4×4 owner.

Vehicle Dynamics

Tyre & Tyre pressures- what is best for the type of terrain
Suspension-
Engaging low range – how it works
Engaging Diff-lock- how it works

4×4 Recovery Gear

Shackles- Bow and D types, Straps, Ropes and Kinetic ropes, Bridles, Gloves – Winch, hi-lift jack & plate, snatch block, pick and recovery shovel, sand tracks, air pump, tyre repair kit, drag chain, etc.

Demonstrations

Winching Techniques

Hi-Lift Jack

Recovery Straps and snatch straps (Kinetic ropes)

Connecting points- Recovery points

Maneuver out of thick sand

Tyre repair

 

4×4 Survival Training

Survival is the ability to stay alive in a life threatening survival situation As humans we need to learn a few skills to stay alive. I call it the big 6 of survival : SHELTER, FIRE, WATER, FOOD, RESCUE and FIRST AID.The first 4 is taught as the 4 needs for survival but I believe that you also need rescue and first aid skills to make it out alive. It makes no sense being able to make fire, build a shelter, find food and water but you have no means to signal for help or to treat injuries and wounds that can easily make your survival situation worse.

 

Bush Mechanic

  • We show you the basics  Diagnostics,
  • How to jumpstart a vehicle safely & correctly,
  • How to weld with vehicle batteries,
  • Basic tools needed,
  • Basic self-service items,
  • Bleed a diesel system,
  • Basic electrical,
  • Battery Care,
  • Fitting brakes
  • Replace a master or save cylinder kit,

 

First Aid

First Responder

Principles of first aid

Preserve life:    Prevent deterioration

Promote recovery  Assess dangers

Make safe, Give emergency aid, Get help,Clear up & Look after yourself

The first person at the scene

Infection control

Recovery position

Levels of consciousness

Causes of unconsciousness

Emergency life support for adults and children

Chain of survival

Bleeding

Slings & bandages

Choking

Fractures

Demo splints

Dispensing of Medicine

First aid kits

Basic Fire Fighting Techniques  (Fire Extinguisher Training) –(Practical’s done)

Causes of fire identified;

Classes of fire explained;

Prevention of fire in relation to general housekeeping explained;

Fire fighting in relation to observing and adhering to industry safe practices and procedures is explained and practiced;

The consequences of non-adherence to safe practices is understood and explained;

Basic fire fighting equipment identified Operation of basic fire fighting equipment are explained and demonstrated;

Correct type of fire fighting equipment for specific type of fires can be identified and explained;

The steps to be taken when fighting fires are explained and demonstrated;

The precautions to be taken when fighting fires are explained;

The steps to be taken when containing fires are described.

 

Survival Training

Learn the six Principals- Shelter, Fire, Water, Food, Rescue, First Aid.

Courses:

Basic Intro – this course introduces you to the skills on how to survive.

Advanced- here you put into practice all the skills learnt on the basic course

Extreme- going extreme will give you a new perspective of how to survive with very little kit

Bushcraft- here you learn all the “bush ways” of survival and hone in on your primitive skills.

Test yourself- going out on your own- discover yourself.

 

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