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Book your Winching Techniques & Best Practices Hands-On Demo for Trailfest 2016!

Introduction to, and Advanced Winching Techniques courses available on Saturday at Trailfest. 

Winching Techniques and Best Practices - This should a great learning experience for attendees on Saturday at Trailfest. Registration will open this evening and there will be a limit on each class so be sure book early, and if you haven't registered better get on it.

Join us for one of two free courses sponsored by SFWDA and the Uwharrie Off Road Training Center. 
These two courses will be taught by Michael Morrison who is a I4WDTA Certified Instructor, and a Tread Lightly Master Tread Trainer full of a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.

Our 9-11 AM Introduction to Winching Techniques & Best Practices will provide everybody with a hands on common best practices demonstration of gear, and safety equipment use. How to properly use accessory hardware like snatch blocks, tree saver, ropes, etc. This is for everyone who wants to learn the right way to use their winch safely and effectively.


This 1-3 PM Advanced Technical Winching Techniques & Best Practices is also a Hands On Course which will really push the limits and explore complex multi-point recovery scenarios as a group to tackle vechicle extractions using a single front bumper winch.

If this sounds interesting; Registration will open this evening and there will be a limit on each class so be sure book early, and if you haven't registered for Trailfest yet, better get on it. ‪#‎trailfest2016‬



Join SFWDA & Trick N Traction for our Free Inaugural Environmental Stewardship Initiative Workshop


Attention All SFWDA Members;  

  Have you always wondered what Tread Lightly! was all about? Interested in finding out how you can do your part in preventing trail closures? Then join us for a three-hour workshop and our inaugural Tread Lightly! training event free for all members!

This Awareness Workshop is a 3-hour course that will provide attendees with an introduction to Tread Lightly! principles as decision making guidelines while enjoying the great outdoors in a safe and responsible manner. The workshop will provide you with situational awareness, the know-how on minimizing your impact while recreating, and the outdoor ethic that will help sustain our trails for generations to come.

 "The dream for Trick N Traction to host an Environmental Stewardship Initiative Workshop is a reality... The workshop will be conducted on March 19, 2016 at Duke Energy's Oconee World of Energy. We will open the doors at 11:00am for on site registration and start the three hour workshop at noon. A snack for everyone will be provided during a break around 1:15pm. We are pleased to partner with Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, Tread Lightly, Clemson 4Wheel Center and WARN to conduct this workshop. The focus of this workshop will be on the Tread Lightly principals. Uwharrie Off-Road Training Centers'; Scott Fields is a Tread Lightly Master Training. He will be leading the workshop based on Tread Lightly's three hour workshop outline. Note that we will only be able to accommodate the first 100 people to register for this exciting event."    - Al Sweeney (Trick N Traction 4WD Club)


Event Details

There is NO COST for the event to all active SFWDA members. We will soon be launching an online registration and hope you can make it for this first time offering of a Tread Lightly Course Class sponsored by SFWDA.

Duke Energy's Oconee World of Energy,
7812 Rochester Hwy, Seneca, SC 29672

Ensure your SFWDA Membership status is active, and when Online Registration Launches you can sign in and register at no charge, right here on our website. (Links will be provided)
You can also register in person at the event if space is still available but this event is limited to 100 attendees. 

WHEN = March 19, 2016 ( 12 Noon - 3 PM )

  "We have hundreds of dollars worth of off road gear for door prizes donated by Clemson 4Wheel Center,  and WARN. SFWDA will also offer a pair of TrailFest 2016 Gift Certificates.  Sorry...  no WARN Winch because theTrail Fest Team beat me to it..."
 - Al Sweeney (Trick N Traction 4WD Club)