2016 SoCal Desert Rendezvous: Official Thread

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Dave

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American Adventurist is proud to announce the 6th Annual SoCal Desert Rendezvous

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DATE: This free event is scheduled for February 26-28 2016.

LOCATION: A stones throw from last year's campsite, vicinity of the end of Split Mountain Road along the RR tracks approx. 1 mile past the Anza Borrego Desert State Park boundary. If you can't find us, you need a new hobby...

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Check out a great blog post by our friends John and Autumn at Graham Crackers from the 2013 Desert Rendezvous HERE

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NOTE: NEW for this year, limited edition commemorative Rendezvous morale patches and decals will be handed out during check in. Only RSVP's will receive this. Quantities are limited. First come, first served.

*ONE RSVP/vehicle per member. Groups must register and RSVP individually.

ROUGH TIMELINE OF EVENTS:

FRI:
1200 Arrivals

1800 Happy Hour sponsored by Mojoe Outfitters followed by Campfire

SAT:
0900 Desert Cleanup, muster RR tracks across from camp. Movement towards the dumpster at the State Park boundary.

1200 Desert Cleanup Trash Photo back at dumpster/Group Photo. Lunch.

1600 Fire up the BBQ's/Dutch Ovens

1700 Rendezvous Potluck/Dutch Oven Competition sponsored by @TemboTusk

1800 Main Group Photo followed by Desert Cleanup Raffle

1900 Campfire

SUN:
0900 Steel Shoot sponsored by: @Ironworks Tactical

PLEASE do not abandon your trash bag/s in camp for "someone else" to remove, unfortunately it has happened in the past and that was not cool... please help me on this important logistical portion of the cleanup and pack out more than you pack in.

BLM is providing a dumpster for us to fill, but we still need to be 100% self sufficient and uphold our good name with the BLM!

SIX YEARS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE CLEANING UP TRAILS ON PUBLIC LANDS!

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Comm Plan:

Ham: 146.520 simplex calling
147.585 simplex for chit chat

CB: Ch 38 for calling

FRS for short range Ch 3 tone 8

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The Vision:

1. No Fees: Come as you are!
2. Laid Back: No hard schedule other than the date.
3. Mountain Man Rendezvous and Adventurist Meet and Greet.
4. Swap Meet: Bring things to trade or sell or barter (this is NOT a commercial event!).
5. Meet People: Network, maybe teach each other a few things and check out cool rigs.
6. Real Bonfire Chat: With a real fire. Share food and beverages of your choice.
7. Desert Rendezvous Cleanup: We aim to pack out more than we pack in!

The Ground Rules:

1. Common Sense.
2. Respect for Others.
3. Self Sufficiency.
4. Tread Lightly.
5. Leave it better than the way we found it!
6. Speed limit in camp is 5 mph, strictly enforced for safety (kids, dogs). Make no dust.
7. Quiet time in camp is midnight.

- The intent is to be inclusive and promote max participation - this means family friendly, dog friendly (supervised/common sense).

- Please note that all trash collected during the Cleanup is the responsibility of the individual to remove; this is not a commercial event so dumpsters will NOT be provided. All trash collected must be packed out by the individual attendees and the area left spotless!

- Please note that there will be no potable water and no restrooms i.e. porta johns in the Desert. Bring your own!

DISCLAIMER:
A.
COME PREPARED - SELF SUFFICIENCY (VEHICLE AND SELF) AND THE CAPABILITY TO TREAD LIGHTLY WILL BE THE ONLY REQUIREMENTS TO ATTEND.
B. YOU ASSUME ALL LIABILITY FOR YOURSELF. PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK ON PUBLIC LANDS.
C. WE REPRESENT THIS COMMUNITY AND WILL ADHERE TO OUR COMMUNITY STANDARDS OF CONDUCT.
D. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE FUN OR ELSE!

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A NOTE ABOUT VENDORS:
While this is not a commercial event, in keeping with the tradition which began at the first SoCal Desert Rendezvous back in 2011, vendors are encouraged to attend and if they happen to sell a few things to friends out of the back of their rig that's their beeswax. Just no tables, Ezy-ups etc. Again, this is not a commercial event this is just for fun.

Vendors are people too and I know they look forward to events where they can unwind and just be themselves vice SEMA, Overland Expo, Outdoor Retailer etc. That's what the Rendezvous events are all about so if you work in this industry, but don't want to work, come on out!

If you are a vendor and are interested in getting in on sponsorship or the raffle please contact me via PM... thanks.

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BASIC RECOMMENDED GEAR LIST FOR THIS OR ANY DESERT TRIP:
Paper Maps, Compass and/or GPS.
Full fuel tank when you leave!
Basic Personal Essentials (water, food, hygiene, tent, sleeping bags)
Spare Tire, Full Size
Jack and tire iron to change your tire
Shovel
Tow strap/Recovery Kit
Real, solid vehicle recovery points
Basic Tool Kit
Gloves
Hat
Boots
Sunblock
Spare Key for vehicle
Trash bags
TP/Wag bags
First Aid Kit
Firewood

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The following rules apply on public lands administered by the BLM California Desert District unless explicitly authorized by a permit or other authorization document issued by the BLM:
1. Public nudity is prohibited at all developed sites and areas and all ORV open areas. Nudity in a place where a person may be observed by another person is prohibited. This rule is in effect for all Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) open areas and also developed sites and areas managed by the El Centro, Barstow, Palm Springs- South Coast, Ridgecrest, and Needles Field Offices.


2. It is prohibited for a person to ride in or transport another person in or on a portion of an ORV or trailer that is not designed or intended for the transport of passengers. This rule is in effect for all land managed by the El Centro, Barstow, Palm Springs-South Coast, Ridgecrest, and Needles Field Offices.


3. It is prohibited to use as firewood, or have in their possession, any firewood materials containing nails, screws, or other metal hardware, including, but not limited to, wood pallets and/or construction debris. This rule is in effect for all land managed by the El Centro, Barstow, Palm Springs-South Coast, Ridgecrest, and Needles Field Offices.


4. Possession of glass beverage containers is prohibited in all developed sites and areas and all ORV open areas. This rule is in effect for all Off-Road Vehi-cle (ORV) open areas and also developed
sites and areas managed by the El Centro, Barstow, Palm Springs-South Coast, Ridgecrest, and Needles Field Offices.


5. It is prohibited to place into the ground any non-flexible object such as, but not limited to, metal or wood stakes, poles, or pipes, with the exception of small tents or awning stakes, at all developed sites and areas and all ORV open areas. This rule is in effect for all Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) open areas and also developed sites and areas managed by the El Centro, Barstow, Palm Springs-South Coast, Ridgecrest, and Needles Field Offices.

6. It is prohibited to camp within the areas commonly known as Competition Hill Corridor and Competition Hill located within the Dumont Dunes ORV Area, as shown in the map at the entrance kiosk.


7. It is prohibited to reserve or save a camping space for another person at all developed sites and areas and all ORV open areas. This rule is in effect for all Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) open areas and also developed sites and areas managed by the El Centro, Barstow, Palm Springs-South Coast, Ridgecrest, and Needles Field Offices.


8. All persons must keep their sites free of trash and litter during the period of occupancy. This rule is in effect for all land managed by the El Centro, Barstow, Palm Springs-South Coast, Ridgecrest, and Needles Field Offices.


 
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Check In Hours
Friday 12:00pm to 7:00pm (1200-1900)
Saturday 8:00am to 1:00pm (0800-1300)

You MUST be on the RSVP list for check in (Wait List is not the RSVP list).

When you check in, you will receive a limited edition DRV16 decal and DRV16 morale patch (first come, first served, 1 per RSVP).

How do you get a raffle ticket? Participate in the Cleanup! 1 Bag of trash per person = 1 raffle ticket.

*Raffle Tickets will be given out at check in ~ Honor system folks! :lawyer


RSVP INSTRUCTIONS:

RSVP LIST IS FULL!

-YOU MUST POST IN THIS THREAD TO GET A SLOT ON THE RSVP LIST FOR DRV 2016!!!

1. Dave.
2. BlkWgn
3. Stuart
4. Mike
5. Chazz Layne - Adventurist Life
6. Ironworks Tactical - Big Dave
7. Goose Gear
8. Matrix
9. Tembo Tusk
10. Paul_fj40
11. Mojoe Outfitters
12. KTMRIDER
13. Herbie
14. jismay
15. steve c
16. SSSSTFIRE - @rbduffer
17. SoCal_80
18. JohnGalt
19. ventura911
20. hidesertwheelin FordGuy
21. PhxTaco
22. Andy
23. brentbba
24. richard310
25. Tugs
26. briansocal - JunglistFJ
27. chickadee
28. TACMEDIC
29. Raul B - Xpedition Outfitters
30. Tim R.
31. Upland80
32. Og 91 LC
33. Nathan
34. yodaTEQ
35. wc6glen
36. bob91yj
37. jmp511
38. JackCovers
39. Vankong
40. bonards29
41. JKOperator
42. sbright
43. Jon Nelson
44. Tj1996/Team Balls Out
45. Finn
46. Scott - SoCalDesertCruiser
47. Brent Haywood Photography - taugust
48. jjstahl3
49. redearthandsage - JChatary
50. RoverDoctor
51. grfbiz
52. eugenethejeeper
53. Harley3WheelGuy
54. Mattz
55. Gabex35 - @Mr.FrankLopez
56. Shakotankei
57. Amaesing
58. TacoDan
59. Mig79
60. Twelve1
61. CSpolsky - fj80toyman
62. Jmiller110
63. FJC8871 - OPEN!
64. Woody
65. yayo
66. Gooseberry - Hackattack
67. mickeyjself
68. dr1665 - Adventurist Life
69. suntinez
70. RoamingRobertsons
71. Tienckb - Rockhauler
72. Grizzley
73. 1020Outfitters
74. thatsalexus? - Szymon Karl
75. sdnative
76. Tomjones
77. Yumafolks
78. BorregoWrangler - Somedayilllearn
79. Camperlifer
80. Mike Arellano - eflo
81. FBinSD
82. Ruston Smith - OPEN!
83. DragonX
84. BAJA95
85. USAF04
86. 1BWidget - OPEN!
87. Tank80
88. Marla
89. 1FZJ80
90. Buckwilk - Jason Shaw
91. Borrego60
92. knightrider
93. cytocycle - FozRoamer - OPEN
94. 73IHC - TD64
95. Jayrat
96. N6RFB
97. jfanaselle - Hardhat
98. Chris Van Loan Photography
99. TheJeepCalledYeti - Yeti Built
100. Ylloh
101. Cannonball55
102. The Adventure Portal - OPEN!
103. Chris85xlt - EwokPoacher
104. Sr5tdr99 - OPEN!
105. Guri
106. Ty Brookhary
107. Billet_JKU
108. Leitner Designs
109. Trunk
110. Empires Servant - jmallon
111. Blupaddler - Tapatio
112. sdcaX
113. jimness
114. boydmick - OPEN!
115. brubar79
116. random4983 - Gear
117. Chris Wharton
118. chevurai
119. dirtdustand4x4
120. LandCruiserPhil
121. Tacoma
122. Woodienut

123 is the Capacity for this event. Green denotes an American Adventurist partner/business!

*122. :spy

Wait List

1. QUAD - added
2. SoCalDesertCruiser - added
3. Big Dave - added
3.5 Hardhat - added
4. Gear - added
5. Graybeard - CANCELLED
6. TD64 - added
7. Szymon Karl - added
8. dflesher65 - added - CANCELLED
9. Jason Shaw - added
10. jmallon - added
11. Hackattack - added
12. fj80toyman - added
13. ewokpoacher - added
14. David Croyle - CANCELLED - added JunglistFJ
15. wesel123 - CANCELLED
16. barlowrs - CANCELLED
17. eflo - added
18. FozRoamer - added
19. Somedayilllearn - added
20. ~
 
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CLEANUP CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS:
American Adventurist, Tread Lightly and the Bureau of Land Management are teaming up to eliminate trash on public lands for the 6th year in a row!


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First, here is timeline and the map of the cleanup site for reference:

SAT:
0900 Desert Cleanup - All Hands

1200 Desert Cleanup Trash Photo at dumpster/Group Photo. Raffle tickets disbursed to participants.


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Note that we will start at the property line of the state park to the west and move east along the RR tracks cleaning up shooter trash for a mile or so - see green box above and map from BLM depicting the area of concern.

In a Nutshell:

1. Muster by the RR tracks across from camp at 0900 for SAFETY BRIEF. See cleanup area in green box on map above, basic idea is that area focused on the shooter trash to be seen south of the RR tracks. Safety and situational awareness are key. We're not going more than 50 meters north of the RR tracks on foot looking for distant trash - keep it simple and safe. This will take a bit and is a good walk - it will be strenuous. I recommend hat, brightly colored clothing and hydration source (Camelback etc) - we will move as a group for safety.

2. Random folks may be out there on saturday. I will lead and "walk the tracks" enacting a cease fire the old fashioned way if anyone is there ahead of our cleanup team on foot (you guys). We will finish ("ENDEX") NLT 1200 where we will take the cleanup group photo and dole out raffle tickets to those who did the work. Easy day, and I will lead this on foot myself. Please follow directions so I can keep this safe, fun and easy!

3. If you don't help cleanup the shooter trash, you don't get a raffle ticket. RSVP alone does not guarantee a raffle ticket :lawyer

4. Trash bags are NOT provided. Bring your own.

5. BLM is providing a 30 yard dumpster that will be up somewhere between the turn off from Split Mtn and the State Park/BLM boundary signs along the RR track there - should be the same spot as 2015 unless the driver screws up. ALL trash and dunnage goes in the dumpster!

6. NO DRINKING during this evolution - snakes and duds and danger require your full awareness!

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Sign me up please!!! Looking forward to a great trip. Thanks to the AAV staff for all you do for us.


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Andy

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I call BS because the 1800 timeline was not met. It's like the Army is in charge here...

But: In. Will bring guns, booze, targets and Jaxx.

Edit: I'm right after Craig! See you there!
 
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