Two skills create the foundation of a skilled Operator. The first is Marshaling. To marshal you must know how to be marshaled. The second is Operating. Both are crucial elements to any vehicle activity.
Marshaling is more than 'spotting' people around a rock or over a ledge. Marshaling requires knowledge of terrain variables, vehicle capability, and driver capability. The Marshaling class is recommended for a driver team per vehicle. Any skill level will benefit. It is a prerequisite for the Operator class.
Operating a vehicle is far more in depth than knowing how to 'drive'. A vehicle is a tool and knowing how to properly operate it prevents unnecessary damage to the tool, the user, and the environment. Learn and practice these skills on a course designed to test your skill behind the wheel.
Towing off-road involves a different mindset than towing on-road. One must constantly predict what the object they are towing will do, and its often what the least expect. The trailer and towing course with TCVT focuses the participant on predicting and compensating for the challenges a trailer will add.
Being stuck teaches you to be free.
Being stuck teaches you to be free.
This class is meant for those who are new to the world of auto mechanics and field repair. We will focus on some of the more common problems that appear in the field. You will learn how to repair an alternator with no output, a starter that won't crank, and the steps involved in diagnosing a variety of other mechanical issues.
The most intricate of classes we offer. This class if aimed at those wanting to deal with the most treacherous conditions found in wilds the world can offer. This class covers field welding (using auto batteries), reviving a drowned vehicle, and special request training.
We offer custom metal fabrication to those needing a special solution. Examples of past work includes armor, racks, and dual tank installations.
Arguably one of the most important skills to have when exploring, navigating is a skill that every adventurer should have. Being logistically prepared is an important part of any adventure. Learn the basics of trip preparation, planning, and execution. Select from one of the classes below to find your way.
Navigation + Logistics
With the constant introduction of new technology, navigating your way has never been easier. Knowing how to use the equipment is another issue in its entirety. Learn how properly read a map or to use your devoted GPS, Android, or Apple device to navigate you through the worlds treacherous conditions. The class will go over logistical training for North American based exploration trips.
We have experience in several modes of travel. Interested in other training, such as learning to roll a kayak? Rappelling and belaying? We can facilitate it! Contact us and we will discuss setting up a course just for you!.
The Overland Academy is a rigorous, four day instructional class. It touches on everything You'll need on your adventure - Vehicle operation, mechanics, and recovery are covered throughout the bulk of the week. Students will fill their evenings with basic survival and logistics classes. Depending on the location of the Academy, students will have an 'off' afternoon enjoying some of the local recreation activities - canoeing, mountain biking, or hiking.
Cost: $650.00 and up. Location and recreation activities will increase the cost.
Base cost includes: 4 days of instruction, primitive camping, and dinners.
We are competitive in our rates - in fact, one of the best you can find. Why is this? We believe in sharing our knowledge. We just want to meet operating costs.
Rates per class hour:
$50.00 base cost.
$65.00 base cost.
$80.00 base cost.
$650.00 base cost.
*Different rules apply for discounts on Overland Academy*
Please contact for quote.
Multi-class discount available, ~1% for every class.
Group discount available.
Cash discount ~10%.
5 hours of entry level training,
$250.00 (two classes)
2 hours of intermediate training,
$130.00 (one class)
Less ~10% cash discount,
Less ~3% multi-class discount:
Estimated cost: $335.00 for a full 7 hours of training. We would recommend you book a group "Overland Academy" session - You'll receive 30 hours of training and much more at discounted rates!