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Badlands Off-Road Adventures offers 4WD training and 4WD California guided tours specializing in Four Wheel Drive vehicles. The company has trained hundreds of students, including the Orange County (CA) Sheriff’s Department, the Gas Company, the National Park Service, and the US Marine Corps.

Badlands Off-Road Adventures strives to provide instruction in a friendly, casual, non-judgmental environment. Non-lethal mistakes are encouraged as a way to learn under the watchful eyes of the instructor.

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Badlands Off-Road Adventures provides California 4×4 training clinics in which inexperienced SUV & 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) owners gain expertise required to safely and confidently negotiate their vehicle off-road. Our Southern California off road driving school location allows us to operate our training school year round. Many of our clinics are conveniently located 50 miles north of Los Angeles with easy access from LAX airport and the Bakersfield airport (BFL).

You can fly into LAX, rent a car, and drive north into the mountains of the scenic Los Padres National Forest area. Then check into one of the nearby hotels.

We will meet you in the morning at the classroom with a 4WD vehicle for two days of instruction and fun!

Bakersfield airport (BFL) lets you avoid the congestion of LAX with flights from San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix, and Vegas. With the drive to the classroom only 60 to 90 minutes, you could even book a hotel in Bakersfield.

We have access to thousands of square miles of desert within 80 to 90 miles of Los Angeles. A variety of off-road trips can be arranged ranging from 1 to 6 or more days, camping or hotel based, involving specialized missions, incorporating training, or an exciting expeditions.

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Our Getting Started Driving Off-Road Clinic is the idea place to start if you are just getting into Overlanding or recently purchased a 4-wheel Drive vehicle to pull behind your RV.

Is damaging an expensive vehicle or the risks of off-highway driving keeping you from using your 4-wheel drive vehicle? Then review the 4×4 off-road training schedule and register for a 4wd California class to learn the right way. You will save more than the cost of the clinic by learning how to avoid vehicle damage and towing charges. You will also save money by buying the right equipment the first time! But more importantly you will learn how to drive safely to protect yourself and your passengers.

If you have a group that requires 4×4 off-road training, contact us. Flexible hours and locations for California 4×4 off-road training can be arranged.

The classes listed are designed for the recreational 4WD driver. A unique, focused 4-wheel Drive clinic is available for groups who use four wheel drive at work. Specific themes can be worked into the California 4×4 off-road training for corporate users (e.g. safety, team work, etc.). The California off-road training location is flexible and can be arranged on your site.

 

Event Schedule – Dates and Prices

 

4wd California, off roading southern CaliforniaDeath Valley Expedition

Location:              Death Valley National Park

Max Vehicles:    15

Min Vehicles:     5

Cost:      $400 per vehicle

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October 25, 2013              4 days

 

Rubicon Trail

Location:              Rubicon Trail

Max Vehicles:    7

Min Vehicles:     5

Cost:      $700 per vehicle

Details

August 12, 2013                4 days

 

T&T Rail Road AdventureNorthern california Off-Road Adventures

Location:              Mojave Desert

Max Vehicles:    15

Min Vehicles:     6

Cost:      $175 per vehicle

Details

November 29, 2013         2 days

 

Death Valley All Inclusive Adventure

Location:              Death Valley National Park

Max Vehicles:    3

Min Vehicles:     1

Cost:      $2970 per vehicle

Details

December 31, 2014         2 days

 

Sand Dunes & Beach Driving All Inclusive Adventure

Location:              Oceano Dunes SVRA

Max Vehicles:    3

Min Vehicles:     1

Cost:      $2970 per vehicle

Details

December 31, 2014         2 days

 

Desert Expedition All Inclusive Adventure

Location:              Mojave Desert

Max Vehicles:    3

Min Vehicles:     1

Cost:      $2970 per vehicle

Details

December 31, 2014         2 days

 

Jeep Vehicle Daily Rental

Location:              Use this to rent a vehicle for each day of any event

Max Vehicles:    3

Min Vehicles:

Cost:      $265 per vehicle

Details

December 31, 2014         Write the event name & Date in the referal section

 

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Location:              Gift Certificate

Max Vehicles:    10

Min Vehicles:     0

Cost:      $25 per person

Details

December 24, 2014         Order in $25 dollar increments

 

 

6 Reasons Why Your Spouse Should Learn to Drive Off Road.

She can be a back-up driver: If something happens to you, your wife could drive out. Chances are, the training course will teach her how to overcome most of the challenges she’ll face on trails. Even if you’re out cold, she should be able to drive you out or at least get you to an extraction point.

Building confidence: Learning to drive off-road entails mastering new skills. It involves unusual terrain, special driving techniques, and different equipment, like standard transmissions. Experiencing all these while under the watchful guidance of a trained instructor builds confidence.

Better all-around driver: Off-road driving skills are put to use in the city during bad weather, such as a snowstorm or heavy rain. In the aftermath of an earthquake or tornado, there could be sinkholes or debris in the roadway. Drivers need to negotiate around those obstacles. That’s standard procedure in four wheeling. Someone who has taken a 4WD course is better able to handle these difficult and stressful situations.

Additional spotter: The best spotters are also good drivers. Having gone through a 4WD course, your wife will be able to read the trail as well as you, providing you a valuable second set of eyes.

One catch, guys: If your wife starts to enjoy off-road driving, you may end up the spotter. But that’s OK, right? On the other hand, your wife may still just want to sit and enjoy the ride. Encourage her to get behind the wheel on occasion to keep her skills sharp.

Wait – one more catch: You may end up buying another 4 wheel drive vehicle just for her!

An extra driver to spell you: Driving off-road, as you know, is very demanding. Fatigue can set in after just a few hours. It’s a comforting to know that a skilled driver can take over if needed.

Companionship on the trails: Fishing buddies are great, but you can’t beat having your spouse along. You experience the adventure together, share great memories, and really bond while outdoors.

 

About Tom Severin, President Badlands Off-Road Adventures

Badlands Off-Road Adventures Tom Severin is an International 4-Wheel Drive Trainers Association© certified professional 4WD Trainer and a Wilderness First Responder (WFR). He is a instructor for the United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) and the California Association of 4WD Clubs. As a former Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer for the State of Pennsylvania, his duties included law enforcement activities, game stocking; public relations and speaking; hunter education; landowner relations; small animal complaints and highway-killed deer retrieval.

He has an extensive background (forty plus years experience) with four-wheel drive vehicles, on and off road, in various conditions and countries. He imported a Jeep while living in England and used it on vacation in France.

Tom is a graduate of Purdue University and a recognized expert in shared service accounting management and management information systems. Tom is an accomplished leader with a comprehensive background directing global support centers processing high volume transactions and high volumes of customer interactions. He was a presenter for the 1996 International Conference on the Study of Work Teams and was a frequent speaker on self-directed work team concepts.

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