2016 is here!
We are looking toward a great year of trailing this upcoming season.
Keep an eye for upcoming posts on public events and meetings if you are interested in trying out your 4X4 in the bush!
The ORA Board of Directors for 2016 are as follows:
- Mike Vernier – President
- Marc Vaillancourt – Vice President
- Norm Szekely – Treasurer
- Nick Kohner – Trail Guide
- Adam Vernier – Event Coordinator
- Chris Bahos – Member
- Ozzie Levesque – Member
- Tony Sasso – Commincations Director
We have finally added a message board to help communicate with our members & potential members.
We still have our facebook page here :
ORA Facebook Page
This topic is to inform people about recovery gear. Tools and equipment needed to recover your rig if it happens to get stuck, ARB sells a kit (shown above) however you can make your own kit for a lot less and suited more for your needs.
Just like the boy-scouts, always be prepared for any situation. Mandatory in all recovery gear should be Tow Straps, ranging from 10000lbs and over. These come in various lengths, you need minimum 20′ recommended 30′ long.
Next to go with your straps you will need D-Rings or Shackles. These will anchor your strap to your rig to another vehicle or obstacle. Nominal size shackle to have is 3/4″
These 2 should be the first items you store in your Jeep or Rig for any off-roading. These are very basic items, my next write up I will include some more advanced equipment.
Nearly double your winch pulling power with a recovery pulley. Watch a 2-door TJ pull a large Chevy tow truck out of mud with only 6,000lb winch:
A great video on winching techniques to recover a vehicle safely: