Expedition Utah Presents
Overland Skills Camp
October 5-7, 2018
Sponsored by: Teraflex, Maverik, Equipt Expedition Outfitters, Klymit, Lux-Pro, Cruiser Outfitters & Land Cruisers Direct
To encourage and empower users to explore backcountry Utah through overland skills training, gear instruction and hands-on experience opportunities.
Are you interested in vehicle based travel, but don’t know where to start?
Join Expedition Utah for the first annual Overland Skills Camp, October 5th-7th in Central Utah. This unique experience offers classroom training combined with practical application of what you’ve learned. Overland Skills Camp is intended for people that want to get into “Overlanding”, but don’t know where to start. Get ready for 2 days of exclusive tours, presentations, classes and fun activities with the volunteers from Expedition Utah. If you’re into vehicle based backcountry exploration, and want some skills to get you out there, Overland Skills Camp is for you!
All official registrants will receive a detailed itinerary, but below is an outline of the event schedule.
Friday October 5
Meet in Price for a pre-event volunteer-led trail ride to camp. Stops along the way include the San Rafael Swell Museum in Castle Dale and the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry (5$/person 16+, fee paid to the BLM). If you are unable to join the trail ride tour to camp, you can travel directly to the event site.
For more information on the Cleveland-Llyod Dinosaur Quarry: https://www.blm.gov/learn/interpretive-centers/cleveland-lloyd-dinosaur-quarry
For more information on the Museum of the San Rafael Swell: http://www.emerycounty.com/sanrafaelmuseum/index.html
Arrive at camp Friday evening for a presentation around the campfire, s’mores and a pie-iron cooking demo will be provided.
Saturday October 6
Enjoy a continental breakfast during a presentaton on local history.
After breakfast, go straight into learning the essential Overlanding Skills! Classes will be scheduled all day long, with a break for lunch (provide your own).
First Aid, Radio Communications, Navigation Aids and Trip Planning, Vehicle Setup and Outfitting, Offroad Recovery
Following a day of learning, enjoy a catered dinner provided by Teraflex, Tread Lightly presentation, evening fireside presentation and inspirational movie.
Sunday October 7
Depart OSC for a volunteer-led trail ride with stops at the John Wesley Powell Museum (specially priced at $3/person) and an exclusive guided tour of the Green River Missile Base.
For more information on the John Wesley Powell Museum: https://www.visitutah.com/places-to-go/cities-and-towns/green-river/john-wesley-powell-river-museum/
For more information on the Green River Missile Base: http://www.expeditionutah.com/2017/12/research-article-green-river-missile-base/
Registration is $25/vehicle for Expedition Utah members or $50/vehicle for non-members (1 year of Expedition Utah membership included).
Each registration includes camping and meals for one person, additional persons are $10/each
Each registration also receives 2 event patches, 2 event stickers and sponsor swag bag. Additional patch and sticker kits available for purchase.
Event shirts are available to order at time of registration for $13/S, $15/M-L-XL and $17/2X-3X.
Expedition Utah Supporting Members (Current Paid Supporting/Contributing Members) Register Here:
Expedition Utah Forum Members Register Here:
(Be sure to add the $25 Supporting Member item during registration if you are NOT a current Supporting Member status, these will be checked)
Supporting or Contributing level membership is required for this event.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Q: Where is the event being held?
A: The location details will be provided to registered participants, but the site is in Central Utah, near the Price area.
Q: What kind of camping will be available at the event?
A: Camping is in a partially improved area with pit toilets and potable water available at a central faucet site.
Q: If I need to show-up late or leave early, can I join the event in-process?
A: We prefer attendees to experience the entire event, and would prefer that the limited number of registrations are reserved for those who can join all of the activities. If you must arrive late or depart early, contact us for more information before registering: ExpeditionUtah.firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: What type of weather should I expect?
A: Expect temperatures in the 70’s during the day and 40’s at night. Be prepared for inclement weather, just in case.
Q: Is there anything specific I should bring for the classes?
A: Registered participants will receive an information packet outlining the class details as well as any recommended materials.
Q: Is this event “kid friendly”?
A: Yes indeed, children need to be included in your registration but they are welcome as long as they are supervised by their parent.
Q: Is this event “dog friendly”?
A: Well behaved dogs that are supervised are welcome to attend!
Q: How much driving (fuel) should I be prepared for?
A: The tour from Price to the event site through the Swell will be approximately 100 miles, driving from the event site to the John Wesley Powell Museum and the Green River Missile base is approximately 60 miles.
Q: If I need to change or cancel my registration, what should I do?
A: Event registrations are considered a non-refundable donation. If you need to add people or merchandise to your registration, please email email@example.com.
Q: Where is the closest fuel or convenience store?
A: There is a gas station and small grocery store less than 15 minutes from the event site.
Q: Will there be room at the camping area to bring a small travel or off-road trailer?
A: No, there is no room for trailers in the event camping area.
Q: What do I need to bring, and what should I not bring?
A: All registrants will get a more detailed list of what to bring or what not to bring. But you will need your own camping supplies, seating, food (for meals not catered), water and other personal supplies. There will be no fireworks, target shooting, inappropriate music or anything illegal allowed in camp.
Q: What about CB channel or HAM frequency?
A: The HAM frequency for this event is 146.460 simplex on 2-meter. We discourage the use of CB radios, but will be monitoring channel 4.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Equipt Expedition Outfitters
Land Cruisers Direct