2005 Night Armor Xterra SE 4x4 5AT
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Manassas, VA
( I can't freaking wait to go!)
CAMO Trip Guide (provided by event host from CAMO)
If there is anything on this list that you have questions about, or do not have, please do not hesitate to PM me (Nick) and Iím sure someone has a spare to get you out into the woods.
Important items to note:
1. This is not King of Hammers offroad, donít get frustrated or upset if you didnít get to engage your ARB air lockers and smash the skinny pedal in 4L while your 4link is flexed out.
2. This is not a scenic highway drive, donít get frustrated if your Chai Latte spills in your airconditioned cup holder.
3. Iím kind of an idiot. If the route busts or there is a road closure, please donít throw rocks at me. We will make it work.
4. A lot of ďOrganizationsĒ charge money to attend these rides. I think thatís BS. Their reasoning is to keep riff raff outÖPlease donít prove those people right.
5. I donít care if youíre in a brand new Land Cruiser (donít even know if they make new ones) or a Nissan hardbody with holes in the floor. Be respectful of one another.
6. You will be camping in the middle of the woods. There are bears. Bears like food. Donít leave food for bears. Bears want more food when they find food. You are food. Donít be bear food.
7. This isnít just a trip for ďDad.Ē I do my best to incorporate a little bit of history and POIs that people may not know exist. Bring the family!
8. You more than likely are going to get minor pinstriping. Wear that pinstriping with honor. Remember. We overland because hiking is for skinny people.
9. No FEDERALLY illegal drugs, please. I know how exciting an LSD trip through the tight trees behind the wheel of a 5k pound rig would be, but youíre going to have to leave that for another time.
10. Raise Hell, Chase Tail, Praise Dale #3
ē Vehicle Equipment o At least ONE anchor point (preferably one front and one rear) o CB Radio o Spare tire o Spare fuel (Shouldnít need it, but who knows)
o Spare common failure parts for your vehicle o Assorted tools and any specialty tools you may need for your vehicle o MUST HAVE a garbage bag for trash and trail trash o Recovery Rigging (Not required if you donít already have it. Enough of us will) ē Food and water o Plan for lunch on the trail (even though day 2 we plan to eat in Cass)
o Plan for emergencies: A few nonperishable items to keep you fed just in case o Admittedly, Iíve never experienced 16+ rigs and X amount of people for dinner and camping so, I imagine grilling and cooking will be one massive commune.
o ***Breakfast*** As much as I like a big ol breakfast, please try to keep the 4 course scottle meal and tripod cast iron casserole meals to a null. Everyone will want to get up, eat, and get going. Thereís no need to rush, but we also donít want to burn daylight.
o Remember the 8x8 rule for water x amount of people in your rig. (8 8oz/day)
o Tent, Hammock
o Sleeping Bag
o Sleeping Pad/air mattress (I wonít judge)
o Pillow (Everyone forgets a pillow)
o Tarp (Set your tent on it)
o Firewood (Can not be transported into West Virginia if the originating state has the Ash Borer. Please check local listings.) With that said. I am not a Ranger.
o Your Clothes
o Something to sit on
o Toiletries ▪ Toilet Paper ▪ Cleaning wipes ▪ Tooth Brush ▪ Tooth Paste ▪ DeodorantÖ
Please o BUG SPRAY
o BUG SPRAY AGAIN
ē Electronics o Phone Charger o Camera/Drone o Gopro o Extra batteries
ē First Aid o I strongly suggest everyone create a kit and carry it every day and everywhere you go. If you do not have one, itís a great, cheap investment that could save someoneís day, or life. I have a ďfullĒ trauma kit with suture kit. I suck at suturing. Please donít make me do it. Youíll probably die of infection. There are a ton of podcasts that cover a good EDC kit. Iím a personal fan of ďThe Casual Prepper PodcastĒ for good medical tips.
ē MEDICAL EMERGENCIES o PLEASE disclose to me any serious known medical condition. **I am NOT A DOCTOR, nor am I legally able to provide professional care in any way shape or form.** However, I am versed in emergency response and first aid. My wife is an RN (unfortunately wonít be making the May trip.) If I/We know what to look for, we can help you, call for help, or provide you with whatever care you may need.
o No man left behind. Period. I donít care if 500 rigs join CAMO and commit to driving. We arenít leaving someone who needs help. Be patient. It could be you.
o **If a mechanical failure results in complete immobilization, we will assist you until you can make arrangements to get your rig hauled out of the woods, then continue on**
ē Leave no trace:
o Stay on existing trails, markings, or throughways.
ē Littering o Just donít.
o Must bring garbage bag
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