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This Carnity offroad certification aims for the enthusiast who ventures off-road as a hobby. So that they can learn the basics first and then know the skills required to grow and record their off-road progress in a clear and transparent manner.

The idea for such initiative is to offer a safe off-roading experience for hobbyist, that has no classification yet between an experienced off-roader who understand the risk, techniques, and skills involved from a novice off-roader.

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      25% Weightage
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      25% Weightage
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      25% Weightage
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      NEWBIE
      Drive Attended
      Successful completion of 1 Absolute Newbie Drive
       
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      Introduction to off-roading Desert driving techniques Advance vehicle handling Precise tire deflation and inflation Use of HI/LO gearing and differential lock Basic side sloping and crossing sand dunes safely Basic self-recovery techniques Basic radio communication skills
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      Attentive and cautious Patience and tolerance towards others Clear communication and listening skills
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      Any 4x4/SUV/AWD with 8 - 10 inches of ground clearance Front and rear tow hooks (stock tow hooks/eyelet are acceptable) Off-road gear required
      Safety flag, tire deflator, tire pressure gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio (walkie-talkie), air compressor.
       
      Drive teamwork
      Follow the briefing and Trip Lead instructions Follow Off road Driving Etiquette's at all times No dangerous maneuver and stunts
        Drive Joining
      Join Newbie drives only
       
      Forum participation
      Active participation on the forum Share drive experience + feedback Share drive pictures in the gallery Update Emergency Contact Details under Carnity user profile
        Find out 7 levels of off-road drive with Carnity Off-road Club
       
      Transfer your previous off-road experience
       
      FEWBIE
      Tentative timeline: 1 - 3 Months.
      Drives Attended (Indicative)
      Minimum 5 Newbie drives are required within last 3 months for Fewbie promotion.
      What you'll learn
      Basic dune and sand reading Self-recovery techniques Shoveling at right place Crawling out of difficult situations Blip Blip - Coordinate steering and gas control Advance side sloping and hill climb Basic ridge riding and criss crossing Basic control over technical dunes Slightly faster pace desert driving Ability to manage stuck/refusals with radio Learn to control and avoid fishtailing Never fight or challenge gravity
        Skills required
      Enthusiastic and positive attitude Willingness to learn and help others Presence of mind and attention to detail
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      Any 4x4 vehicle with low range gearing Suitable approach and departure angle
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      Safety flag, tire deflator, tire pressure gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio (walkie-talkie), air compressor.
       
      Drive teamwork
      Manage second lead and sweep positions upon request Intuitive and proactive to support Trip Lead Observe recoveries and offer help, when needed
        Drive Joining
      Join Newbie and Fewbie drives
      And Fewbie Plus, after 5 drives at Fewbie level only
       
      Forum participation
      Active participation on the forum Share drive experience + feedback Share drive pictures in the gallery Post trip report after the drive
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      Transfer your previous off-road experience

      Duration: 3-7 days, to gather your feedback from all trip leads.
       
      INTERMEDIATE
      Tentative timeline: 3 - 6 Months.
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      Minimum 10 drives are required after fewbie promotion and within last 6 months.
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      What you'll learn
      Basic GPS and navigational skills Basic tow rope and winch recoveries Extreme side sloping and long hill climb Tall dunes ridge riding and criss crossing Precise control over technical dunes Fast pace desert driving Clear radio communication skills Advance recovery skills Self recover from dune crest Soft sand recovery Pop-out fixing
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      Adventurous and thrill seeker but in a safe manner Level headed under stressful situations Responsible, dependable and accountable
        Car Worthiness
      Capable 4x4 vehicle with low range gearing Suitable approach and departure angle High profile tires Off-road gear required
      Safety flag, tire deflator, tire pressure gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio (walkie-talkie), air compressor, tool kit, rated recovery rope and 2 rated shackles, GPS.
       
      Drive teamwork
      Manage center forward position with Trip Lead’s permission Learn/assist recoveries under Trip Lead’s supervision Re-route convoy and coordination, when needed Learn to lead small portion of Intermediate drive under Marshal supervision Drive Joining
      Join Newbie, Fewbie, Intermediate and Exploration drives only
       
      Forum participation
      Active participation on the forum Share drive experience + feedback Share drive pictures in the gallery Post trip report after the drive
        Find out 7 levels of off-road drive with Carnity Off-road Club
       
      Transfer your previous off-road experience

      Duration: 3-7 days, to gather your feedback from all trip leads.
       
      ADVANCE - Carnity Exclusivity
      As a pre-qualifier for an Advance promotion, you need to receive 4 different Marshal / Crew approval by supporting 4 or more Absolute Newbie or Newbie drives, so that you can attain adequate exposure for bigger roles that comes with more responsible and commanding tasks in the future.
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      Tentative timeline: 6 - 9 Months.
      Carnity Benefits
      Off-road Certification with rank and skills achieved Join any drive in “Manage” tab even when drive is full
        Carnity Contribution
      Committed to drive with Carnity off-road club only Lead/Support: 3 drives or more per month at least Forum contribution to earn Carnity points
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      Advance GPS and navigational skills Route planning, back tracking, safe exits Technical and extreme recoveries Learn to lead on medium to tall dunes How to avoid or lead through technical dunes Fast pace extreme desert driving (optional)
        Skills required
      Meticulous planning and preparation Ready for new challenges or unexpected situations Leadership skills to always put the team before yourself
        Car Worthiness
      Capable 4x4 vehicle with low range gearing Suitable approach and departure angle High profile tires
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      Safety flag, tire deflator, tire pressure gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio (walkie-talkie), air compressor, tool kit, rated recovery rope and 2 rated shackles, GPS, Floor jack and jack board, tire repair kit, tool box, tie-down straps, fluids.
      Drive teamwork
      Lead Fewbie or Intermediate drive under Marshal supervision Learn to scale drive level as per convoy response Support in training offroaders at all levels
        Drive Joining
      All Levels Forum participation
      Active participation on the forum Share drive experience + feedback Share drive pictures in the gallery Post trip report after the drive
        Find out 7 levels of off-road drive with Carnity Off-road Club

      Duration: 3-7 days, to gather your feedback from all trip leads.
       
      EXPERT - Carnity Exclusivity
      Tentative timeline: 9 - 12 Months.
      Carnity Benefits
      Off-road Certification with rank and skills achieved Full access to Carnity without any paid subscription Join any drive in “Manage” tab even when drive is full
        Carnity Contribution
      Committed to drive with Carnity off-road club only Lead/Support: 3 drives or more per month at least Forum contribution to earn Carnity points
        Drives Attended (Indicative)
      Minimum 10 drives are required for Expert promotion along with mandatory attendance to 3 leaders lead training session.
      Plan, post and lead 2 Fewbie level drives under any Marshal or Crew supervision.
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      What you'll learn
      Navigating with or without GPS on the fly Trip planning, safety exits and recce skills Basic firefighting and first aid techniques Basic knowledge of car and overheating issues Minimal response to vehicle breakdown and accidents
        Skills required
      Resilient, calculative and rational thinker Self-reliance, positive attitude and forward thinking Kind, selfless and considerate to other’s concerns
        Car Worthiness
      Capable 4x4 vehicle with low range gearing Suitable approach and departure angle High profile tires Off-road gear required
      Safety flag, tire deflator, tire pressure gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio (walkie-talkie), air compressor, tool kit, rated recovery rope and 2 rated shackles, GPS, Floor jack and jack board, tire repair kit, tool box, tie-down straps, fluids.
      Drive teamwork
      Lead Fewbie or Intermediate drive with Marshal permission Inspect vehicle for safety before the off-road drive Support Marshal to learn 1:1 Desert Driving Course
        Drive Joining
      All Levels Forum participation
      Active participation on the forum Share drive experience + feedback Share drive pictures in the gallery Post trip report after the drive
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      Duration: 3-7 days, to gather your feedback from all trip leads.
       
      MARSHAL - Carnity Exclusivity
      Tentative timeline: 12 - 18 Months from joining.
      Carnity Benefits
      Earn reward and recognition from 1:1 Desert Driving Course Off-road Certification with rank and skills achieved Full access to Carnity without any paid subscription Join any drive in “Manage” tab even when drive is full
        Carnity Contribution
      Committed to drive with Carnity off-road club only Lead/Support drives as per Carnity drive planning Carnity off-road club betterment and advancement
        Drives Attended (Indicative)
      Minimum 20 drives are required for Marshal promotion along with mandatory attendance to leaders lead drives.
      (Promotion will be based on Marshal / Crew feedback.)
      What you'll learn
      Trip route planning as per convoy’s response Drive topic and calendar posting and management Deal with different cultures, mind sets and nationalities Explore new areas and conduct recce trips independently Basic car technical and electronic management skills
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      Humble, approachable and social person Matured, pro-active, calm and composed Mentor-ship skills to train off roaders at all levels
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      Capable 4x4 vehicle with low range gearing Suitable approach and departure angle High profile tires Off-road gear required
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        Drive Joining
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      Active participation on the forum Share drive experience + feedback Share drive pictures in the gallery Post trip report after the drive
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      Duration: 3-7 days, to gather your feedback from all trip leads.
       
      CREW - Carnity Exclusivity
      Tentative timeline: 18 - 24 Months from joining.
      Carnity Benefits
      Earn reward and recognition from 1:1 Desert Driving Course Off-road Certification with rank and skills achieved Full access to Carnity without any paid subscription Full access to Carnity for 1 friend or family member Join any drive in “Manage” tab even when drive is full
        Carnity Contribution
      Committed to drive with Carnity off-road club only Lead 3 drives or more per month with 1 Newbie drive at least Carnity off-road club strategic planning and be future-ready
        Drives Attended (Indicative)
      Minimum 50 drives are required for Crew promotion along with mandatory attendance to leaders lead drives.
      (Promotion will be based on Crew feedback.)
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      Plan and manage weekly drive calendar Optimum utilization of existing resources Track all drives and manage all Marshal’s progress Strategic ideas to maximize participation and teamwork Adherence to all guidelines, procedures, terms and policies for highest safety standard for every offroader
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      Visionary leader with strategic thinking skills Intensely focused and highly enthusiastic Skilled communicator and expert organizer Motivating team/individual offroaders at all levels
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      Capable 4x4 vehicle with low range gearing Suitable approach and departure angle High profile tires
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      Safety flag, tire deflator, tire pressure gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio (walkie-talkie), air compressor, tool kit, rated recovery rope and 2 rated shackles, GPS, Floor jack and jack board, tire repair kit, tool box, tie-down straps, fluids.
      Drive teamwork
      Manage all Marshals and weekly drive planning Conduct Leader’s Lead drive to train new Trip Leaders Support and supervise senior offroaders at all levels
        Drive Joining
      All Levels Forum participation
      Active participation on the forum Share drive experience + feedback Share drive pictures in the gallery Post trip report after the drive Find out 7 levels of off-road drive with Carnity Off-road Club

      Duration: 3-7 days, to gather your feedback from all trip leads.
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