Hi everyone. I literally have ZERO offroad experience and do not have a trail-ready vehicle. I've just become obsessed with your YouTube videos and trip reports and want to learn what it takes to get to all those amazing places. I'm going to lurk and listen for a while to see if I might possibly dip my toe in the water. While I gather info/before entertaining the idea of a new vehicle, I'd also like to get a better understanding of what my Subaru Outback is capable of (Scott Leuthold, I'm of course already watching and have subscribed to 4XPEDITION as well).
Once we're out of the woods with this COVID-19 thing, I'd love to participate in some clinics to start building my driving skills. Until then, my dad is beside himself with glee. He's been a ham radio operator since he was 12 and encouraged me to get my license when I was 10...but I quickly went inactive. Have only ever met one person who's been a novice longer than me (we both had to pass the code test, of course). The fact that something is finally giving me a reason to consider upgrading to my general class license has thrilled my dad beyond belief....he even has a few radios already set aside for me.