2022 Desert Rendezvous: Official Thread

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American Adventurist is proud to announce our 11th Annual Desert Rendezvous!

***EVENT IS FULL!***

WHEN: Save the dates - 17-20 February 2022
WHERE: Arizona, vicinity of Quartzsite


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HOW TO REGISTER IN 3 EASY STEPS:

1. There is a non-refundable $40 RSVP fee for each vehicle for the weekend. You must agree to our Terms of Service, be a Registered Member, and sign a Hold Harmless to be RSVP’d. Groups must register individually.

2. Scroll all the way to the bottom of this screen and you will see the Donate button.

3. Once you do that, POST and say hello in this forum thread telling everyone you have RSVP'd!

American Adventurist requires a signed Hold-Harmless Agreement from each member when you arrive (print and sign and bring with you).

HOLD HARMLESS PDF IS ATTACHED TO THIS POST - SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM FOR THE LINK, PRINT AND SIGN AND THROW IT IN YOUR GLOVE BOX NOW!

Once you arrive, you will present your signed Hold-Harmless, and there will be a cash donation of $40 at check in. All proceeds cover operating costs for this event, and we will be making a donation to CORVA this year!

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IMPORTANT INFO:


See the 2nd post in this thread for the RSVP List. You will be added to that list once confirmed.

COORDINATES: N33.64427 W114.13900

*Copy and paste to Google Earth or Google Maps and it takes you right to the vicinity of the DRV camp fire (look for our banners!).

*There will be a first-ever BEST CAMPSITE COMPETITION this year! Create your own oasis in the desert or any theme you'd like to draw everyone's attention to YOUR campsite for a PRIZE!

*There will be a POTLUCK / CAMP COOKING COMPETITION again this year! CLICK HERE for all the info!

*Limited edition commemorative 2022 Desert Rendezvous morale patches and decals will be handed out during check-in along with your raffle ticket. Only RSVP's will receive this. Quantities are limited.

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*By popular demand, we will have American Adventurist SHIRTS for sale at Desert Rendezvous!

PRE-ORDER is closed. Shirts are only available only on site - no shipping.

If you were a PRE-ORDER you will get yours at check in!


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NOTE: There are no dumpsters, water or restroom facilities in the desert, self-sufficiency is up to you!

PLEASE do not abandon your trash bag in camp for "someone else" to remove, please help us on these important logistics and pack out more than you pack in.

Per the BLM, YOU must have a method of absorbing and capturing spilled fuel and fluids under each vehicle during fueling, repairs, and maintenance operations. All fuel cans, if on the ground, must also be stored on this surface.

THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY TREAD LIGHTLY!

Before you go, we highly recommend that you complete the "Tread Lightly 101" Online Awareness Course HERE.

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COMMON SENSE CAMP RULES:

1. Common Sense.
2. Respect for Others.
3. Self Sufficiency.
4. Tread Lightly.
5. Speed limit in camp is 5 mph, strictly enforced for safety. Make no dust.
6. Kids MUST be supervised.
7. Dogs MUST be leashed at ALL times.
8. Quiet time in camp is 1100 PM.


DISCLAIMER:
A. SAY IT OUT LOUD, DOGS MUST BE LEASHED AT ALL TIMES!
B. YOU MUST COME PREPARED - THE DESERT WILL REVEAL WHAT YOU OVERLOOKED!
C. YOU ASSUME ALL LIABILITY FOR YOURSELF. PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK ON PUBLIC LANDS PER OUR TERMS OF SERVICE AND THE HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT.
D. YOU AGREE TO ADHERE TO THE 8 COMMON-SENSE CAMP RULES ABOVE.
E. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE FUN!


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-DAILY SCHEDULE: Tentative, subject to change

Thursday, Feb 17

12:00 pm Registration Opens

5:00 pm Registration Closed

6:00 pm Campfire

11:00 pm Quiet Time

Friday, Feb 18

9:00 am Registration Opens

1:00 pm Class: Desert Medical Emergencies (heat stroke, dehydration, cactus, envenomation) etc. - Instructor: @Tim R.

3:00 pm Class: Desert Survival - Instructor: Dave Bennett

5:00 pm Registration Closed

6:00 pm Campfire

11:00 pm Quiet Time

Saturday, Feb 19

9:00 am Registration Opens.

9:00 am Drivers Meeting, Easy Trail Run - Leader: @CanyonStateOverland

9:00 am Drivers Meeting, Challenging Trail Run - Leader: TBD

10:00 am Class: Solar 101 - Instructor: Tony Ellis, Adventure Power Solutions

12:00 pm Class: SafeXtract vehicle recovery system - Instructor: Chris Cole, I4WDTA President & SafeXtract Founder.

2:00 pm Registration Closed - Last Call.

2:30 pm Kids Scavenger Hunt Prizes @ Main Fire Ring

3:00 pm Prepare dishes for Potluck & Camp Cooking Competition

5:00 pm Potluck & Camp Cooking Competition sponsored by TEMBO TUSK @ Main Fire Ring

6:00 pm Camp Cooking Competition Winners and Prizes Announced @ Main Fire Ring

6:15 pm Campfire

7:00 pm Shenanigans & Snacks

11:00 pm Quiet Time

Sunday, Feb 20

09:00 am Community Photo

09:30 am RENDEZVOUS RAFFLE

11:00 am Clean up camp, leave it better than we found it. DO NOT LEAVE ANY TRASH BEHIND, NADA!

12:00 pm Desert Rendezvous 2022 Closed

See you all at MOUNTAIN RENDEZVOUS!

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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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Additional information for Rendezvous Participants:

● DO NOT leave any trash behind. No garbage, not even micro trash, will be left on site. Pack OUT what you pack in!
● Please greatly reduce your speed whenever you are driving in and out of the camp. For real.
● All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, no exceptions.
● Alcohol is prohibited during scheduled Rendezvous activities (classes, trail runs). If you feel the need to ignore this rule on the trail or elsewhere you will be asked to leave.
● Firearm laws of the State of Arizona are observed. There are no shooting activities at this event and no firearms are to be discharged here.
● This is not an RV event. RV's, toy haulers, traditional camper trailers, 5th wheels, and Class A or C motorhomes are not allowed.
● No generators please. Enjoy the sounds of the desert and new friends!
● OHVs are expected to have common safety equipment and must be registered and insured to operate on AZ roadways. Additionally, vehicles should be similarly equipped with front and rear recovery points as well as winch/recovery equipment based upon the trails and conditions.
● Flush toilets are NOT provided at this venue. You must be self-sufficient.
● Potable water access will NOT be available. You must be self-sufficient.
● Quiet time is 1100 PM! Be considerate of others or we will release ManBearPig to deal with your insolence.
● Cell reception may be limited around the area.
● Trained EMT’s and First Responders will be on site in case of emergency.


● Did we mention Tread Lightly? That means take ALL your trash with you when you leave. Leave nothing behind!

- Please note that this is NOT a commercial event: Personal accountability and self-sufficiency is an expectation in this group! Pack OUT what you pack in! Be an ADVENTURIST!

WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO LEAVE THIS AREA BETTER THAN WE FOUND IT!

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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 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 in attendance are expected to support the raffle.

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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BIG THANKS TO ALL THE COMPANIES THAT SUPPORT OUR RAFFLE!


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HERE IS THE ATTACHED HOLD HARMLESS PDF FORM!
 

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2022 DESERT RENDEZVOUS RESERVATION LIST

***Limit of 140 vehicles. Each RSVP is for ONE vehicle.***

***EVENT IS FULL 12 JAN***WAIT LIST ONLY NOW***
  1. Dave
  2. @BlkWgn
  3. @Brett C

  4. @Yumafolks
  5. @Doug
  6. @Tim R.
  7. @Luke
  8. @Greg - Driving from MARYLAND!
  9. Safe-Xtract - I4WDTA President Chris Cole - Driving from NEW MEXICO!
  10. @TemboTusk
  11. @Goose Gear - Brian Fulton
  12. Goose Gear 2 - Joseph Garza
  13. Goose Gear 3 - Steve Long
  14. @Jon Nelson
  15. Leitner Designs
  16. Leitner Designs 2
  17. @Step 22 Gear
  18. AT Overland - Mario
  19. AT Overland 2
  20. @hardhat
  21. @Jose
  22. @BadAss Tents.com - BadAss Tents Made in USA!
  23. BadAss Tents 2
  24. @Mccaf 2XL shirt pre-order
  25. @AlbieCamper
  26. @Exploro - Elias, driving from SAN FRANCISCO!
  27. @go2xplr
  28. @Gear
  29. @Prospect Overland
  30. @Chris_Lenkeit
  31. @MrFoxHole
  32. @chickadee
  33. @Nomadoverland 2XL shirt pre-order
  34. @Derty Offroad
  35. @DanFields 2XL shirt pre-order
  36. @395jnky
  37. @OVRLNDA
  38. @KrisKline XL shirt pre-order

  39. @Natsacoolcat
  40. @ventura911 2XL shirt pre-order
  41. @Explore X
  42. @Alanaz
  43. @MillenniumOverland
  44. @moleisurexventures
  45. @Exsploroverland
  46. @Jim Aguirre
  47. @Zways
  48. @WashingtonTaco XL shirt pre-order - Driving from WASHINGTON!
  49. @mtn.top.life
  50. @FullTimeOverland
  51. @HMOVRLND
  52. @kai38 2XL shirt pre-order
  53. @Team Nelson
  54. @kramme XL shirts (x2) preorder
  55. @jismay
  56. @Rdbrann
  57. @Henry Delano
  58. @Topcat9
  59. @Jimmie Perkins 2XL shirt pre-order
  60. @Brad Parsons
  61. @wc6glenn
  62. @CanyonStateOverland XL shirts (x2) pre-order
  63. @stacewashere
  64. @Uncas
  65. @Overlanche
  66. @ReneR50
  67. @Sage Bromax
  68. @steve c
  69. @knightrider
  70. @Wilsonians M shirt pre-order
  71. @aherrera
  72. @Will Gillette XL shirt pre-order - Driving from WASHINGTON!
  73. @Trail.team
  74. @ovrlndkang L shirt pre-order
  75. @ianhak
  76. @TACMEDIC XL shirt pre-order
  77. @LBrito
  78. @velo47
  79. @Blair L shirt pre-order
  80. @Willys Overlander
  81. @FordGuy
  82. @Nik_guti
  83. @Tapatio L shirt pre-order
  84. @OVRLNDTACO
  85. @RollinDirtyOffroad
  86. @DandT
  87. @Randy_929
  88. @JMSWilhelm
  89. @bkforreal
  90. @Jason Krassow XL shirt pre-order
  91. @mep1811 XL shirt pre-order
  92. @T2yroverland
  93. @HIALT2D L shirt re-order
  94. @Borchfam
  95. @Seven_Overland
  96. @Yuccahead
  97. @Badass Brunette
  98. @Lynn
  99. @Fj-Rick
  100. @pmurphy16 2XL shirt pre-order
  101. @John Byrd
  102. @Jurnie
  103. @Mel.Specs L shirt pre-order
  104. @Dduran443 XL shirt pre-order
  105. @Revival915
  106. @RandyTh
  107. @Volzkes
  108. @JohnL
  109. @Ronin*2012
  110. @Ejsarus
  111. @Cruiser Bauers
  112. @CamoHiker
  113. @Fishbrain 2XL shirt pre-order
  114. @PhxTaco
  115. @Fabio_JLUR XL shirt pre-order
  116. @Gobi1kenobi
  117. @roa.antonio.c
  118. @Nathan XL shirt pre-order
  119. @adriansies
  120. @ADVMBLE
  121. @RamonN
  122. @Badluckoverland aka Adventure Power Solutions - Tony
  123. @4xploration
  124. @Mojavewanderer 2XL shirt pre-order
  125. @jonburtt
  126. @rippersjc
  127. @Psmiller
  128. @blackwidow 2XL and S shirt pre-order
  129. @overland_v1.0
  130. @Etoyoc
  131. @AlliG
  132. @Dennis wynne
  133. @Freedom Overland
  134. @QuikExpedition
  135. @fuzzyballz1
  136. @Bald_taco
  137. @Jeffster
  138. @overland_v1.0 wife
140 is the end of the line!

WAIT LIST STARTS AFTER 140:
1. @Wildland
2. @Jkddup_jk

*Rules subject to change at any time without prior notification. Offer void where prohibited. Some restrictions apply. Sometime, but not all the time. Offer not valid in any of the former countries of the Soviet Union. Any resemblance to real persons, living or walking dead is purely coincidental. May be too intense for some. For recreational use only. Subject to change on a whim. Times approximate. Posting a reply constitutes agreement. For off-highway use only. Not politically correct. Not as seen on TV. One size fits all. Kinda. Contains a substantial amount of traditional American ingredients. For outdoor use only. List was current at time of printing. Not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect, error or failure to perform. Falling rock. Deep sand. Possible carnage. Must be present to win. Your check stub is your receipt. Avoid contact with skin. Certified by the Galactic Republic. Sanitized for your protection. Sign here without admitting guilt. Slightly higher east of the Mississippi. Staff is not eligible. Beware of dog. Beware of kid. Limited time offer, call now to ensure prompt delay. No swag without proper RSVP. Keep away from fire or flames. Approved for US veterans. Check here if tax deductible. Attend event at extreme risk of shattered stereotypes and fun. Some equipment shown is optional. Price includes shenanigans. No Dinars, Baht or Won. No solicitors. No banthas. No anchovies unless otherwise specified. First pull up, then pull down. Some of the trademarks mentioned in this product appear for identification purposes only. American Adventurist is a registered trademark of American Adventurist. Do not fold, spindle or mutilate. Event is provided "as is" without any warranties. No transfers or refunds issued. Do not get out until the Land Cruiser comes to a complete stop. Your mileage may vary. This article does not reflect the thoughts or opinions of either myself, my company, my friends, or my dog. Don't quote me on that. Don't quote me on anything. All rights reserved. Kind of. You may distribute this article freely but you may not make a profit from it. Terms are subject to change without notice. Illustrations are slightly enlarged to show detail. Do not remove this disclaimer under penalty of law. For a limited time only. This article is void where prohibited, taxed, or otherwise restricted. Use of this article in a manner not in conformance with labeling may be a violation of Federal, State, or Local Laws, Statutes, or Regulations and may or may not subject the user to maximum enforcement under these laws, statutes, or regulations. Caveat emptor. Reader assumes full responsibility. Quantities are unlimited while supplies last. If any defects are discovered, too bad. Read at your own risk. Limit one-per Adventurist please. No money down. No purchase necessary. No carpetbaggers. Offer valid only at participating Rendezvous sites. Slightly higher west of the Rockies. Allow four to six weeks for delivery. Maybe. Not affiliated with Mordor or the Empire. Disclaimer does not cover misuse, accident, lightning, flood, tornado, tsunami, volcanic eruption, earthquake, fire, hurricanes and other Acts of God, neglect, damage from incorrect line voltage, improper or unauthorized tinkering, broken antenna or marred paint, missing or altered sheetmetal, electromagnetic radiation from nuclear blasts, sonic boom vibrations, customer modifications that are not covered in this list, and incidents owing to an airplane crash, ship sinking or taking on water, motor vehicle crashing, quicksand, dropping off a cliff, falling rocks, leaky roof, broken glass, mud slides, bottomless bull dust, fire, or projectile (which can include, but not be limited to, arrows, bullets, buckshot, BB's, shrapnel, lasers, napalm, torpedoes, emissions of X-rays, Alpha, Beta and Gamma rays, knives, stones, dung, spitballs etc.). BS Certification may be required for acceptance at some campsites. Affiliated with a bunch of Californios, ARSES, 'Zonies, Yoopers, and Tarheels. This message approved by the Rendezvous Conspiracy. Long live the Rebellion. Other restrictions may apply.

This supersedes all previous notices.
 
I know that many are waiting patiently, so we are going to get this RSVP opened up today!

Please READ everything in the first post, and if you have questions PLEASE ask them in this thread!

*Limited edition commemorative 2022 Desert Rendezvous morale patches and decals will be handed out during check-in. Only RSVP's will receive this. Quantities are limited.

*By popular demand, we will have American Adventurist SHIRTS for sale on site, sizes and quantities will be limited to first come, first served!

*AGAIN, ONE RSVP/vehicle per member. Groups must register and RSVP vehicles individually. The HOLD HARMLESS is attached to the OP and here!
 

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American Adventurist is proud to announce our 11th Annual Desert Rendezvous!

WHEN: Save the dates - 17-20 February 2022
WHERE: Arizona, vicinity of Quartzsite


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COORDINATES: N33.64427 W114.13900

*Copy and paste to Google Earth or Google Maps and it takes you right to the DRV camp fire

There will be a POTLUCK / CAMP COOKING COMPETITION again this year! Check back here for separate thread on that soon.

Before you go, we highly recommend that you complete the "Tread Lightly 101" Online Awareness Course HERE

PLEASE do not abandon your trash bag/s in camp for "someone else" to remove, please help us on these important logistics and pack out more than you pack in. There are no dumpsters, water or other facilities at Desert Rendezvous, self sufficiency is up to you!

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HOW TO REGISTER:

1. There is a non-refundable $40 RSVP fee for each vehicle for the weekend. You must be a registered member here on this forum and agree to our terms of service to be RSVP’d.

2. Online payment link is at the bottom of this forum page, scroll down and you will see the DONATE button.

3. Once you do that, say hi and POST in this thread that you have RSVP'd!

4. Once you arrive, there will be a cash donation of $40. All proceeds cover operating costs for this event, and we will be making a donation to CORVA this year!

5. American Adventurist also requires a signed hold-harmless agreement from each vehicle when you arrive (print and sign and bring with you).

HOLD HARMLESS PDF ATTACHED TO THIS POST - SCROLL DOWN

That's it!

See the 2nd post in this thread below for the Master RSVP List.

*Limited edition commemorative 2022 Desert Rendezvous morale patches and decals will be handed out during check-in. Only RSVP's will receive this. Quantities are limited.

*By popular demand, we will have American Adventurist SHIRTS for sale on site, sizes and quantities will be limited to first come, first served!

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

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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.
8. DOGS MUST BE LEASHED - NO DOG FIGHT DRAMA!


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

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

-Per the BLM, YOU must have a method of absorbing and capturing spilled fuel and fluids under each vehicle during fueling, repairs, and maintenance operations. All fuel cans, if on the ground, must also be stored on this surface.

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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TIMELINE OF EVENTS:

TBA

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THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY TREAD LIGHTLY!

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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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:campfire:

A NOTE ABOUT VENDORS:

While this is not a commercial event, in keeping with the tradition which began at the first 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 in attendance are expected to support the raffle.

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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Follow us on Facebook and InstaGram and tag us in your photos!

#AMERICANADVENTURIST #DESERTRENDEZVOUS

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BIG THANKS TO ALL THE COMPANIES THAT SUPPORT OUR RAFFLE!


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HERE IS THE ATTACHED HOLD HARMLESS PDF FORM!
Hi! Chris Lenkeit "In"
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