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    • By Gaurav
      Congratulations @Frederic for reaching the Advance level with Carnity Offroad club. 
      As per your last one year, consistent contribution, dedication, and love for offroading you have shown great progress and well deserve this new offroad rank. Your creative advices, suggestions and feedback has helped everyone around in a very positive manner.
      Keep it up and its time to work on your leading and commanding skills, to help and navigate new offroaders swiftly.
      Looking forward to seeing you growing further and helping others to learn the art of offroading in a safe environment.
      Advance:
      Number of drives
      10 (36 regular drives)
      Level of drives
      Willingness to learn + Enthusiasm + Basic dune & sand reading + map reading & basic navigational skills
      Off-road gear
      Flag, deflator, tire gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio, compressor, tool kit, tow rope, floor jack, jack board & GPS
      Drive teamwork
      Actively participate in recoveries + drive in the second lead
      Drive posting/joining
      Join any drive and lead fewbie & intermediate drives under Marshal / Crew supervision
      Forum participation
      Share experience + feedback on forum and pictures in gallery + drive and route suggestions + post trip report + share route + track and waypoints
      Social media sharing & inviting friends & family to join offroad club is recommended for faster upgrades at all levels.
    • By Gaurav
      Congratulations @Jas Gajaria for reaching the fewbie level with Carnity Offroad club. 
      Based on your last (first) newbie drive you have demonstrated skills required deserving this new offroad rank. 
      Looking forward to seeing you growing further and helping others to learn the art of offroading in a safe environment.
      Fewbie:
      Number of drives
      10 (16 regular drives)
      Level of drives
      Willingness to learn + Enthusiasm + Basic dune reading
      Off-road gear
      Flag, deflator, tire gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio, compressor (recommended)
      Drive teamwork
      Observe recovery from a safe distance and offer help when needed
      Drive posting/joining
      Join newbie and fewbie level of drives only
      Forum participation
      Active participation on forum. Share drive experience + feedback on forum and pictures in gallery
      Social media sharing & inviting friends & family to join an offroad club is highly recommended for faster upgrades at all levels.
    • By Frederic
      in our search to have a decent GPS app to guide us in the desert, today i wanted to review and compare MotionX and Gaia GPS, which are both apps specifically tailored to Off-Road driving or hiking.
      As i had an old Samsung Note 5 laying around which had a very big screen, i decided to use that phone and mount it in my car to use it as a dedicated GPS. Unfortunately when i found out that MotionX is only for IOS platforms, i was forced to look for something else and stumbled upon Gaia GPS.
      In the Youtube tutorial below, this gentleman makes a great comparison and it's worth having a look at:
      As a summary, i come to the following:
      MotionX:
      + Completely Free with full functionality
      + Easy to use, set up
      - No Android support
      - No possibility to create multi-bend tracks
      Gaia GPS:
      + Easy to use and set up
      + Customizable Bar Tiles on the home screen
      + Overlay Maps 
      + Possibility to create multi-bend tracks.
      - FREE version only has only 1 basic Topographic map, but the paid version costs 10USD per year that gives full functionality and satellite map. Full Premium Membership costs 30USD for year in case you want to add more maps and resources, but is more tailored to hiking.
      https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003524547-Free-vs-Membership-vs-Premium-Membership
      Surely there will be more specific PROS and CONS once having used these programs. Please add them in your replies so we can share our hints and tricks to use these great apps.
      Both apps support map download, so you can download the area in case you have no data coverage in that area, or if your phone simply has no SIM card in it
      So there you have it, two apps which are perfectly capable of doing the things we want them to do for our Off-road adventures in the UAE deserts.
      Do share your questions, suggestions, experiences ! 
       
       
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