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.
Tyre & Tyre pressures- what is best for the type of terrain
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.
Recovery Straps and snatch straps (Kinetic ropes)
Connecting points- Recovery points
Maneuver out of thick sand
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.
- 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,
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
Levels of consciousness
Causes of unconsciousness
Emergency life support for adults and children
Chain of survival
Slings & bandages
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.
Learn the six Principals- Shelter, Fire, Water, Food, Rescue, First Aid.
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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