We are back from the NW Overland Rally in Plain, WA, and we had a great show. There were awesome vehicles, great classes (including the one we taught on winching recovery with Bob Wohlers from the Off-Road Safety Academy), and tons of amazing people from all around the Pacific Northwest.
The NW Overland Rally is well known for its nightly raffle where vendors give away free product. We gave away a host of goodies including a VR8000 winch, a Drill Winch, Epic Hooks, WARN hats, and winching gloves.
I taught a winching class with Bob Wohlers which went from basic winch use all the way up to multi-line pulls. In the photo above, we’re demonstrating a double-line pull and they way mechanical advantage works. It was educational, fun, and we had a lot of great questions. In addition to our course, there were off-road driving classes, medical preparedness classes, classes about international travel, outdoor first aid, satellite communication, and more.
Then, of course, there were the vehicles—so many cool adventuremobiles. From Fords to Jeeps, Land Rovers to Nissans, Toyotas to Mitsubishis, if you’re into 4WD vehicles, there was something for you there. Plus, with 80+ vendors on hand, there was gear for just about every need and want.
The NW Overland Rally is always a great time with fun people in a scenic locale. If you weren’t able to make in this year, 2017 promises not to disappoint. We’ll see you in the northwest next year. Meanwhile, here are some of those cool rigs I mentioned.