Adress: Quartzsite, Arizona
Start: Feb 02, 2022 -7:00 PM(UTC)
End: Feb 15, 2022 -10:00 PM(UTC)
This will be a gathering of Nomad friends camping in the same general area with the intention of helping each other out with small rig construction and repair projects for free. Two weeks is a very short time when it comes to construction projects, please set your expectations realistically. The is no one in charge of this gathering. DIrections: Turn off 95 on to Plomosa Rd. Go to 2 mile marker. from that point the road is straight. As soon as the road begins to curve to the right (about 2.9 miles, turn left onto the dirt. Go straight back and through two small washes. Center Camp will be about 100 yards to the left. Feel free to use the discussion area of this event to post your needs or abilities. It's best if you have all the materials and parts for your project before you come. If you need help, please post: a picture of you and a picture of your rig to help people identify and find you. When you get to the event, please edit your post to include a pin to your exact location. Please post a picture or pictures of the area needing work. Post a picture and description of the materials you have, or ask for help to develop a list of needed materials to bring with you. Post a description of the job you would like done. Remember, two weeks is a limited amount of time and the job should be small enough to accomplish during the event. Post how you intend to help other nomads during the event. If you are able to help some who has posted, please respond to their post that you are will to do the work. First official day is Wed. Feb. 2nd. Very high winds are expected. Just find a place to park for the night. First orientation meeting will be Thurs Feb. 3 at 11 AM. Thereafter, if you have a project you need work on, or a skill you want to volunteer, come to Center Camp at 10 AM to hook up and get a project started. In order to make the process a little smoother, there will be four tables spread out in the center camp area. They will be labeled: electrical; mechanical; carpentry; and sewing. The first day will probably be a bit hectic, but should sort itself out. After that, if you finish a project and start another, just go back to the tables at 10AM meet your next partner. This kind of gathering will work best if we have an overabundance of people who are volunteering to help. It’s Nomads getting together like this that will allow us to solve problems as a group. For example, I’ve got a spare solar panel that I’d be happy to give away. Someone probably bought some new lithium batteries and has a half-good lead-acid to give away. Not to mention the plethora of Nomads with skills that would be happy to hammer or sew or wrench for a week or two for Nomad brothers and sisters in need of a little help and who are willing to help too. If you have skills, this is the perfect time to share them. This is also a great opportunity for you to find a Nomad builder that you might hire for a larger project at a different time. Please come with the spirit of giving. Even if you do not have build or repair skills, you will certainly have skills that can be used to support the community. You might have a pick-up truck that could be used for dump runs; van construction projects will create a significant amount of scrap material that needs to get to the nearby transfer station. Or, you might just cook bacon and take it around to the folks working on rigs. You get the idea, everyone has the ability to give something. I will be bringing my Nomad Center Camp gear so there will be music and light at night. I have The Farkle Table; cornhole and giant Jenga for nighttime games, and will have my sound system set up for music via bluetooth so folks can take turns playing music. Due to my inability to move around much we're not going to have any open mic or movie nights. Fortunately, Jamie and the Dreamers has thier own gear and is going to give us a concert one night! It is absolutely imperative that we leave the desert cleaner than we found it. Please pick up after your dogs. Please pick up litter even if it's not yours. Oil changes are not permitted on BLM land. If you are doing any significant engine work please use a drop cloth or cardboard underneath to catch any liquid drops. All pets and people must be non-aggressive. Not all people or pets get along. If disagreements can not be settled like responsible adults/dog owners, both parties will be asked to leave. Please turn off all generators and turn music way down at 10PM. If you need to run a generator for medical reasons please park your rig on the outskirts of the gathering. Lastly, have fun and enjoy being in the company of your brother and sister Nomads!