NOTES FROM THE ROAD


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Navigation Training for the Rebelle…


Learning with other Rebelles in Reno…


22 August 2016: This weekend was an intensive course in Rebelle Rally navigation specifics, where we practiced hands on the kinds of map and compass skills we will be relying on during the event. It was great to get out there and learn with other teams, sharing knowledge and working out the navigational problems in the “real world” …



Scouting around Reno NV…


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Checking out the terrain…


19 August 2016: Taking some time to explore the area around Reno NV, near where the Rebelle Rally will begin in October. Arrived here for a block of training and rally prep as part of Team Engage and will be spending the next ten days honing skills and getting familiar with the rally concepts as well as getting to know each other. Looking forward to a great week of training and exploration …



Team Engage: It’s Official…


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Rebelle Rally Team 124 …


18 August 2016: Very happy to announce that JoMarie Fecci of USnomads will be joining Tracey Ristow to compete as Team Engage in the inaugural edition of the Rebelle Rally this coming October. Team number 124, Team Engage, will be driving a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon in the event, and will be supporting the Blue Heart Campaign to raise awareness and help victims of human trafficking…


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THIS MONTH:

Navigation Training for the Rebelle Rally in Reno NV, focusing on basic map and compass skills, plotting and route planning…


COMING UP SOON:

Advanced training in desert driving techniques with Rod Hall Drive at their location on the outskirts of Reno NV …

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Team Engage heads back to the desert for more focused training on navigation and driving, and to practice rally skills in some of the same southwestern desert locations that the rally will be passing through in October …


ABOUT THE REBELLE RALLY:


The Rebelle Rally is an off-road navigation rally raid across 2000 km of desert in the southwestern United States. A new kind of competition, it blends the love of driving with the challenge of precision navigation…


TEAM ENGAGE

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Team Engage is JoMarie Fecci of USnomads and Tracey Ristow driving “Sable,” a Barlow Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, across the American southwest in the inaugural edition of the Rebelle Rally, 13-22 October 2016. The team, hailing from opposite coasts of the USA, came together to compete in the Rebelle with a shared commitment to humanitarian ideals in addition to a love of overland exploration. During the rally Team Engage will be showing its support for the Blue Heart Campaign to raise awareness and help victims of human trafficking through the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking



Reno, NV
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humidity: 88%
wind: 2mph SW
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Nesconset | Pine Grove | Reno



MORE NOTES FROM THE ROAD:
8-14 August – TFT8
1-7 August – Serbia overland
July – Serbia, Rally planning
June – Mongolia
16-31 May – Overland Expo, Mongolia
1-15 May – Paris
April – training desert prep
March – Long Island
February – California deserts
January – El Camino del Diablo
December – Long Island
November – New York
15-31 October – Moab
1-14 October – Vermont
September – Paris
August – Topless For Tatas
July – Rubicon Trail
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