This wasn’t quite how I pictured day three at the office. on a Tuesday morning, straight into my editors telling me I was tagging along with a group of off-roaders and going camping on Thursday. I nodded along as I received my instructions, hoping the fresh wave of panic I felt at that moment wasn’t so glaringly obvious. See, for us non-enthusiasts, the off-roading community doesn’t have the shiniest reputation; the immediate images that come to mind being groups of tough guys driving hulking jeeps, racing each other on dirt roads, and barely avoiding imminent crashes. It’s safe to say the idea of doing any of this first-hand had me feeling a little out of my depth, but I approached the experience like a kid in a new school: curious, excited, and only mildly afraid of what was to come.