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You are looking at the Texas Offroad Rider’s Ed Study Guide. At the present time, you cannot obtain off-road education certification from Offroad Ed. However, you can use this Study Guide as a resource to learn more about off-road safety.

ATV rider building a lean-to shelter
  • Before dark, begin looking for a dry, well-drained site protected from the wind.
  • Look for a natural shelter, such as a rock overhang or thicket of evergreens.
  • Ideally, the site should be near fresh water and firewood, in case a fire is necessary.
  • If no natural site is available, build a lean-to.
    • Lean branches against a horizontal support to form a frame for a roof.
    • Orient the opening of the lean-to away from the wind.
    • Cover the frame with evergreen branches or a tarp to block out the weather.
    • Add side walls, if necessary.