CLASSES

Class Schedule

Class Description Time
Off-road 101 (Safety Brief) There will be 3 of these classes offered. 1 on Friday and 2 on Saturday. If you’re planning on trail riding, it is REQUIRED that you attend one of these classes and sign the waiver.

Friday

Saturday

First Aid / Bleeding Control
Duration: 1hr
Darren will be teaching a first aid class. He teaches these classes at his events as well and are very well received. Lots of good information here! Saturday
Radio / Communications
Duration: 45min
Being out on the trails and staying in communications with other is crucial! We’ll be talking about what the best equipment is to use and how to properly use it. Saturday
Basic Winching
Duration: 1hr
Trying to pull out a stuck vehicle can get very sketchy, very quickly. So, we’ll talk about best practices and how to stay safe doing so. Saturday
Basic Vehicle Repair
Duration: 1hr
If this is your first time hitting the trails, its a good idea to know how to repair basic things that can go wrong, such as punctured or broken brake lines. The last thing you want to happen is getting stuck miles from help. Saturday
Tire Repair
Duration: 45min
Also a very good class on how to patch/plug a tires or taking your wheels off and putting the spare on. This is a great beginner’s class! Saturday
Vehicle 360
Duration: 45min
If you’re not fully comfortable putting your truck or vehicle in and out of 4wd, or have questions about certain aspects of your rig. This is the class for you. Our experts will walk with you around your truck/vehicle and explain how to us it properly. Saturday
Towing 101
Duration: TBD
We’re also planning on having the nice folks from CURT teach a basic towing class. TBD

YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Mike Morrison, the owner of Morrison’s Outdoor Adventures, offers guided trail rides, guided trips, off-road driver training, vehicle recovery classes, navigation classes and much more.

Mike is certified by the International 4-Wheel Drive Association, a Master Tread Trainer for TreadLightly, and Co-director of Education for Southern Four Wheel Drive Association. He has over 11 years of experience in off-roading driving and recovery instruction. Mike has trained military, commercial, and recreational groups such as: Special Forces, Navy Seals, Rangers, Duke Energy and more. He has designed a curriculum to give each person a hands-on experience, the knowledge and the ability to operate their vehicle with confidence. He offers private trainings as well as group/club trainings. Mike is able to travel to you at your location and find off-road parks across the United States to use.

Morrison’s Outdoor Adventures goal is to not only help you create amazing outdoor experiences but also to educate and empower you and others for future outdoor adventures.

Meet Darren Carden, the owner of TNToverlander, who hosts several events through the Southeast Overland Camping (SOC) Overland/Off-Road group. He hosts training days, large and small vendor events, and trail rides for those with a passion for being in the outdoors! 

Darren has several certifications (primarily focusing on first aid and safety), which help in the off-road and overlanding community. Safety and education are his top two priorities when hosting any event or training. His goals are to help the off-road and overlanding community enjoy the hobby safely by providing education to those who are new to the hobby, as well as veteran off-roaders. Collaborating with The Morrison’s Outdoor Adventures is a HUGE benefit to any TNToverlander/SOC event because it allows us to add their knowledge and expertise to our events. 

Darren is not only passionate about the overlanding community but also loves doing this hobby with his wife, Morgan, who got him into the off-road lifestyle. Together, they started with 3 jeeps and a Tacoma and slowly added more jeeps to the family. They love leading trail rides, and cross-country travel (and events), as well as meeting all off-road and overland enthusiasts along the way. Teaming up with the TNToverland and Southeast Overland Camping team will not only help you grow in your off-road experience and knowledge, but also offers you a group to join along your travels!