This biodegradable, multi-purpose cleaner was designed for campers and other outdoors enthusiasts. It can clean dishes, hands, hair, and just about anything that’s washable.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” as the old saying goes. An “ounce” of planning, patience and effort can prevent the need for cures while you’re four wheeling. Follow these suggestions, and your weekend won’t be spoiled by avoidable issues.
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Kidde Recalls 5 Million Fire Extinguishers
Recall Date February 12, 2015
Items affected are Kidde brand, black plastic Zytel® nylon valve disposable extinguishers both ABC and BC rated models
manufactured between July 23, 2013 and October 15, 2014 and sold between August 2013 and November 2014.
The affected fire extinguishers are white or red in color and are either ABC or BC-rated.
The Kidde logo and serial number are located on the nameplate.
The date code is an ink jet 10-digit number stamped on the side of the cylinder near the bottom. Digits 5-9 of this number convey the day and year of manufacture.
Affected units will have the following five digits in a date code:
2013: XXXX20413X through XXXX36513X
2014: XXXX00114X through XXXX28814X
Check Kidde's web side for a list of models
Hazard: Kidde has identified a quality issue with black plastic Zytel® nylon valve disposable fire extinguishers.
In a small number of instances, Kidde found that a supplier built a component that is out-of-specification.
When the lever is pressed and released multiple times, the extinguisher may fail to fully discharge as designed.
I recommend refillable metal fire extinguishers with a metal nose for off-road use.
Sand Clinic February 28, 2015
If you have been waiting for the next Sand Driving Clinic, put it on your calendar for February 28st and sign up now.
This day-long clinic will expose you to a variety of driving conditions and levels of difficulty.
Driving on sand is challenging and different than dirt, so we’ll progress slowly as you learn the proper techniques.
As your confidence grows, you will master increasingly more challenging dunes.
Along the way you will be exposed to the beauty of SVRA and the thrill of the windswept dunes.
This is a rare opportunity to cruise the only beach in California open to vehicles.
On Pismo Beach in California
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Register for the Sand Clinic using this link.
The Class will be in Johnson Valley. This is an introduction to Rock crawling but it is not on "baby" rocks.
We take our time and stress careful wheel placement.
We use spotters for difficult sections. You learn by inspecting the obstacle and predicting the line; by watching others try their line;
by experiencing it yourself; and by the coaching. We recommend you repeat the training several times.
You will be much more relaxed the second time over the same obstacles and you will pick up on little details missed the first time.
You can register directly at
Winch Recovery Bandana & Winching DVD
We have our new stock with many new colors (Red, Orange, Green, and Blue) on hand.
The Bandana is packed full of useful information and is a quick reference in the field when no DVD player is available."
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The Bandana layout follows the “Vehicle Recovery Plan” with pathways to more detail.
A unique section of the Bandana, gives the steps for a “Winch Rigging Check: Walk through” so that you verify every element of the rigging before you commit to the pull.
Stuff this in your recovery kit and you will always be ready!
Pick up or order the Winching DVD too!
There is no substitute for hands on training. If you can, sign up for one of Badlands Off-Road Adventure’s Winching Clinics.
Warning – the Bandana and DVD are not a substitute for proper training and use of quality equipment that is used within the bounds of their safe working load.
We advise you to use the information provided in both the Winching Recovery Bandana and the "Basic to Advanced Winching and Recovery DVD" at your own risk.
We cannot control the quality and specifications of the equipment used and the methods actually employed.
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Order a Basic to Advanced Winching & Recovery DVD too!
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I hope to see you on the trails!
Tom Severin, President
Badlands Off Road Adventures, Inc.
4-Wheel Drive School
Make it Fun. Keep it Safe.
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