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Gear Up and GO! Organize and Lead an Off-Road Adventure

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Gear Up and GO! Organize and Lead an Off-Road Adventure

Have YOU ever wanted to lead a trail run?  Here's some tips for a fun and successful day. Set a Time and Place The first step to hosting a successful trail run is to know when and where you are going. Decide on a trail or event of your choice. Present a few options for available days, get feedback, and schedule it! Many people use social media calendar options to create an event so people can reply or RSVP. Include information like trail difficulty, radio channels, gear to bring, and time frame. Be sure to schedule a meetup time and a...

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Tree Saver Q&A with GearAmerica: What is a tree saver strap?

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Tree Saver Q&A with GearAmerica: What is a tree saver strap?
A tree saver strap, also known as a tree trunk protector, is probably the most underappreciated, yet most useful part of any recovery gear kit.  It has many uses, and is many times overlooked when people put together their gear. With its many uses, you need at least one.  Let's talk about all things Tree Saver!

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GearAmerica GOLD Ring: Using A Snatch Recovery Ring

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GearAmerica GOLD Ring: Using A Snatch Recovery Ring

The Gold Standard in Off-Road Recovery The GearAmerica Gold Ring is here!  The Gold Ring is a Snatch Recovery Ring, and works much like a Snatch Block to assist in winch recoveries. Like any other snatch block or pulley, the Gold Ring gives you a mechanical advantage and increases the flexibility of use when winching.  How Does The Gold Ring Work? The Gold Ring, being a pulley, works by reducing the amount of force needed to move an object.  Keep in mind, if you use a pulley simply to lift something (single line) it only allows a direction change (you...

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Protect Your Most Valuable Assets...YOUR HANDS!

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Protect Your Most Valuable Assets...YOUR HANDS!

Tools and Gear We all agree that having at least the minimum of necessary tools, as well as GearAmerica Recovery Gear is important for any off-road excursion.  This goes for short trips or long outings, because you never know when a recovery will pop up.  It's easy to remember the straps, shackles etc, but there's something that often gets overlooked...GLOVES! Gear Maintenance In a previous post, I talked about Gear Maintenance.  We like to take care of our gear so we can get years of good use out of it.  Well, that same statement is true for your hands.  If...

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When should you replace your off-road gear?

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When should you replace your off-road gear?

Take care of your gear, and it will take care of you! Does that sound familiar?  That was the first statement on the gear maintenance post a month ago.  It's true, but will gear last forever?  Maybe, let's dive into some reasons to replace it and make sure you have quality, safe gear that will always be ready for a recovery. Let's break it down There are several completely different items in you recovery kit. All of them require different maintenance and cleaning, and all of them can wear in different ways. This goes for any gear, any brand.  Here at GearAmerica,...

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Gear Up and GO! Organize and Lead an Off-Road Adventure

Tree Saver Q&A with GearAmerica: What is a tree saver strap?

GearAmerica GOLD Ring: Using A Snatch Recovery Ring

Protect Your Most Valuable Assets...YOUR HANDS!

When should you replace your off-road gear?

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