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SCCX XCURSION GUIDELINES - PLEASE READ
« on: February 05, 2009, 10:47:23 PM »
Xcursion Guidelines


RESPONSIBILITY:

SCCX is a gathering of folks who share a common interest in the Xterra and exploring off road.  All participants in runs or other SCCX activities are responsible for their own safety and the well being of themselves and their vehicle.  SCCX, its BOD, run leaders, and other participants, are not responsible for any injuries or damage which may occur.

All drivers should be 18 years of age or older, or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


EQUIPMENT:

Seeing what works for other people is one of the best ways to figure out what to bring on an Xcursion.  An excellent resource is the Xcursions section of SCCX, and reading the OP for past runs.  Requirements are listed there, and the discussion in the thread following can provide valuable information on how to prepare for an SCCX Xcrusion.

For a typical SCCX Xcursion, at a minimum,  you should have at least the following:

-   Full size spare tire, in good condition and preferably of the same size and type as the other tires.
-   Jack capable of lifting the vehicle & tool capable of removing lug nuts (including key for any locking lug nuts).
-   First Aid Kit, and any personal medications that you require. The kit that comes with the Xterra is a good start, many have added to theirs with extra items they feel appropriate.
-   Extra food and water, even if only out for a day trip.
-   Trail Leader appointed 2 way radio selection.  For more information reference the Communications Protocol below.
-   Vehicles should be in good condition, and be well maintained and in conformance with highway safety standards.
-   All vehicles should have recovery points front and rear. Most Xterras have a front tow hook standard; for the rear a Class III receiver hitch can accept a shackle that makes an acceptable tow point. Receiver hitch shackles can be found at most off road supply outlets. A tow hitch ball is not acceptable.
-   Tow strap (no metal hooks).
-   Map(s) of the area.
-   Fire extinguisher.
-   If camping, adequate equipment and food. Even if you don't plan to camp you should always carry what you might need in case it gets colder than expected or you need to spend the night. A blanket or two is always a good idea to have on hand.
-   Flashlight(s) and extra batteries, knife, matches/firestarter, mirror, whistle.
-   Air compressor. Many of the runs in Southern California are to areas where airing down tires can make a big difference in both traction and comfort, and can also aid in avoiding flats.
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