EVENT FULL!! 2024 Desert Rendezvous: Official Thread

Added to Calendar: 22-02-24, 23-02-24, 24-02-24, 25-02-24

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THIS EVENT IS FULL!

American Adventurist is proud to announce our 13th Annual Desert Rendezvous!

Save the date: 22-25 February 2024. Vicinity of Quartzite, AZ


Desert Rendezvous combines camping with tons of activities ranging from our famous camp cooking competition to classes, exploring, and our renowned raffle where everyone gets a chance to win big!

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HOW TO REGISTER: THIS EVENT IS FULL!

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*You must agree to our
Terms of Service and be a Registered Member here to RSVP.

*A hold harmless will be provided at the event, signature is required for participation. All proceeds cover operating costs for this event, and we will be making a donation to CORVA after the event again this year!

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IMPORTANT ATTENDEE INFO:
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!


CAMP COORDINATES: N33.64427 W114.13900

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

*Limited edition commemorative 2024 Desert Rendezvous swag will be handed out during check-in along with your raffle ticket. Quantities are limited.


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DAILY SCHEDULE:

Thursday, Feb 22


12:00 pm Registration Opens

5:00 pm Registration Closed

6:00 pm Campfire Time

6:27 pm Sunset

11:00 pm Quiet Time

Friday, Feb 23 - 7:12 am sunrise

9:00 am Registration Opens

*3:00 pm Class: Caveman Fire Presented by John Rhoades

*4:00 pm Class: Tread Lightly! Presented by Dave Bennett, Master Tread Trainer

5:00 pm Registration Closed

5:00 pm BBQ social sponsored by American Adventurist

6:00 pm Campfire Time

6:28 pm Sunset

7:00 pm Shenanigans & Snacks

11:00 pm Quiet Time

Saturday, Feb 24 - 7:11 am sunrise

8:00 am -Class: TBD @ Main Fire Ring

*8:00 am Drivers Meeting, Challenging Trail Run - Leader: @Team Nelson - Meet @ Main Fire Ring.
A challenging trail ride, labeled 4 of 10 by On-X. We will be back in time for the 1 pm class.
** No alcohol or other intoxicants are allowed during activities. We will limit this run to 12 vehicles.**

*8:30 am Drivers Meeting, Easy Trail Run - Leader TBD - Meet @ Main Fire Ring.
An easy trail ride to ???. We will be back in time for the 1 pm class.
**This route can be done by any 4WD overland vehicle. No alcohol or other intoxicants are allowed during activities. We will limit this run to 12 vehicles.**

9:00 am Registration Opens.

*10:00 am Class: Water Purification presented by Dave Bennett @ Main Fire Ring

*1:00 pm Class: Introduction to local, state, and federal Search and Rescue (SAR) by John Rhoades, NPS @ Main Fire Ring

*2:00 pm Class: Perfect Camp Cocktail Presented by Luke LeFiell @ Main Fire Ring

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 TBD @ Main Fire Ring

6:00 pm Camp Cooking Competition and Best Decorated Campsite Winners Announced @ Main Fire Ring

6:15 pm Campfire Time

6:29 pm Sunset

7:00 pm Shenanigans & Snacks

11:00 pm Quiet Time

Sunday, Feb 25 - 7:10 am Sunrise

9:00 am Community Photo

9:30 am RENDEZVOUS RAFFLE

11:00 am Clean up camp. DO NOT LEAVE ANY TRASH BEHIND!

12:00 pm Desert Rendezvous 2024 Closed

See you all at MOUNTAIN RENDEZVOUS 2024!

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:


Everybody knows that you get one raffle ticket just for showing up with an RSVP. You can get a SECOND raffle ticket for participating in the Camp Cooking Competition! Details are HERE!

But wait! There's more...


If you WIN the Camp Cooking competition as a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place dish you will win one of three prizes offered just for the Camp Cooking Competition!

Additionally, as at Mountain, Desert Rendezvous will have a BEST DECORATED CAMPSITE COMPETITION. The theme will be "Desert Oasis".

We are having firewood delivered onsite again this year!

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OUR 8 COMMON SENSE CAMP RULES:

1. Common Sense!
2. Respect for Others!
3. Self Sufficiency! It would be a shame if you suffered needlessly. Entertaining, but a shame nonetheless.
4. Tread Lightly! Please.
5. Speed limit in camp is 5 mph for safety! *Make no dust.*
6. Kids MUST be supervised! *Feral children will be herded into a holding pen full of candy.*
7. Dogs MUST be leashed at ALL times. *Dogs found off leash will be fed a bowel shaking mixture of Cheez Wiz, bacon fat, whole milk, guacamole, and Fritos.*
8. Quiet time in camp is 1100 PM. *That's when the disco music stops. For real.*

DISCLAIMER:
A. YOU MUST COME PREPARED - THE DESERT WILL REVEAL WHAT YOU OVERLOOKED!
B. YOU ASSUME ALL LIABILITY FOR YOURSELF. PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK ON PUBLIC LANDS PER OUR
TERMS OF SERVICE AND THE HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT.
C. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE FUN!


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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
GMRS Ch 16

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Additional information for Rendezvous Participants:

● This is not an RV event. There are no hookups, and if your Trail Whale gets stuck the Jawas will disassemble it. Utinni!
● VANS and offroad type trailers ARE encouraged!
● No generators please. Enjoy the sounds of the desert and new friends!
● There are no shooting activities at this event and no firearms are to be discharged here.
● OHVs are expected to have common safety equipment and must be registered and insured to operate on roadways.
● Vehicles should be equipped with front and rear recovery points as well as winch/recovery equipment.
● Cell reception may be limited around the area - always tell someone where you are going before you go!
● Alcohol is prohibited during scheduled Rendezvous activities (classes, trail runs, etc).
● Personal accountability and self-sufficiency are an expectation in this community. Don't be a liability, be an ADVENTURIST!

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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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*This is true wild camping. There are no dumpsters, potable water, or restroom facilities in the desert.

*DO NOT leave any trash behind. No garbage, toilet paper, not even micro trash, will be left on site. YOU must pack OUT what 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.

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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 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 AT DESERT RENDEZVOUS!


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Make sure you always read the fine print :lawyer

*RSVP's are Non-Transferable due to insurance requirements. RSVP's are Non-Refundable due to hard costs associated with event administration and logistics. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Keep away from fire or flames. Read on at your own risk. Rules subject to change at any time without prior notification. Quantities are unlimited while supplies last. If any defects are discovered, too bad. Offer void where prohibited. Some restrictions apply. Sometime, but not all the time. Offer not valid in Mexico. Any resemblance to real persons, living or walking dead is purely coincidental. Limited time offer, act now to ensure prompt delay. May be too intense for some. For recreational use only. Subject to change on a whim. All schedules are on island time. Posting a reply constitutes agreement. For off-highway use only. Not politically correct. Not as seen on TV. One size fits all. Sometimes. 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. Avoid contact with skin. Sanitized for your protection. Sign here without admitting guilt. Beware of dog. Beware of kid. Approved for US veterans. Attend event at extreme risk of shattered stereotypes and fun. Some equipment shown is optional. Price includes shenanigans. No Dinars, Baht, Yen or Pesos. No solicitors. Banthas must be leashed at all times. 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. Do not get out until the truck 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. Terms are subject to change without notice. Illustrations are slightly enlarged to show detail. Do not remove this disclaimer under penalty of law. 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. Limit one-per Adventurist please. No carpetbaggers. Offer valid only at participating Rendezvous sites. 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 sheet metal, 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 moon 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.). A Certification in BS may be required for acceptance at some campsites. Affiliated with a bunch of Californios, ARSES, 'Zonies, Yoopers, Texicans and Tarheels. This message approved by the Rendezvous Conspiracy. Long live the Rebellion. Other restrictions may apply.

This supersedes all previous notices.
 
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