Off Road Podcast Episode 184 - Trip Planning

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast. I'm your host, Ben. Today we will be exploring the off road world-- whether you like crawling up rock ledges or enjoy exploring the backroads with your family. Stay with us to find out events in your area, off road news, and topics to interest every guy & girl who craves the outdoors as seen through the windshield. I am here with my co-hosts Steve and Aaron! How’s everyone doing?

Anyone done anything exciting?

  • Ben - went camping at a childhood camping spot and i’m leaving soon for the Northwest Overland Rally.  Got a code from my boss for 10% off Rainier Munitions to share with you all offroad10 on

  • Aaron - Went to a gun show and bought some .351 Winchester self-loading bullets.

  • Steve. Found a mock up LS block for doing my Ranger. Found and oil pan and intake to put on it.  Just need manifolds. Looking for a decent donor before I commit to taking home just a rolling chassis. Screwed up my elbow somehow, so even the minivan is on again off again.i am trying

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Hey Ben,
First off, I’ve been listening to the show for a year or so, but I haven't interacted with you guys before.  I love listening and always look forward to the new episodes dropping. I live in Bremerton Washington, so when I found out you guys were local to me, it really drew me in. I was wondering a few things.  I missed the last time you guys had a listener meet up in Tahuya because I was overseas for work. I was wondering if you guys were going to do another one soon? The other thing, I was wondering how you felt about opening your WABDR trip up to a few listeners.  I was hoping to do WABDR this year, but we had our first baby a few months ago and I am having a hard time convincing my wife to come with me. In the interest of not going alone, maybe a listener trip would be a fun trip. Thanks for providing great content!

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Main Topic -

If it is an overnight trip you can download a free app that is a checklist of what to bring camping.

Picking a destination.

Mapping it out.

Look online for any recent updates for the trails you will run. Ask in the FB groups you are in if it is accessible for when you plan to run it.

Call ahead, rangers office, do you need permits, any trail conditions you need to be aware of, lots of downfall, higher than normal snowpack?  Lack of water sources?

Did you update your offline maps?

Is your rig capable, are you capable?


Trail communications.

First aid supplies.

Paper maps.

Pre trip maintenance.

Will you need to pack extra fuel?

Basic tools/ tire repair spare.

Tell someone where you are going.

Backup plans! Allow for the unexpected time spent on the trail.

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Closing Statements

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