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Old April 11th, 2015, 11:30 AM
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Lucky 8 canadian expedition may7th to 11th

We are looking for 2 trucks to complete the expedition contact us through email at patrickfindlay4410@gmail.com

Lucky 8 has a question to ask you.

Are you prepared for an adventure?

The Easter Expedition has long been a private event, but due to success in
recent years, we will be opening it up to a few lucky members of the Land
Rover community. Previous year’s events have yielded moderate to difficult
terrain with enough to test the limits of most Land Rovers and their
drivers. From never ending water crossings and defying rocks to winching
through the deep Canadian mud, we’ve come across it all. It just seems
impossible to predict what obstacles lay beyond the next hill and what to
expect every year. The only things certain of this expedition are the
abundance of beautiful Canadian Wilderness and Camaraderie.

The focus of this event is to safely navigate your Rover from a backwoods
entry point in Ontario, Canada traversing a network of trails through water
crossings, mud, exposed bedrock, and all other various elements that you may
encounter in the wilderness. As this is team event, you will have plenty of
challenges and obstacles that everyone will work on together to overcome.
From wading through waist-high mud, running for tools, or just being there
for moral support, Teamwork is the key to this Expedition. After four days
of off road driving and camping, time restraints will inevitably force us to
put out the last of the campfires and find our way back to civilization.

Timetable:
For those lucky enough to be able to join our Expedition, dinner and
cocktails will be served on Thursday May 7th
, at a hotel in Halliburton
Ontario Canada starting around 5:00pm. There we will meet and greet with all
those who attend. This first night gives us time to get acquainted with one
another. We will end the trip coming out of the trail on
Monday the 11th for steak dinner.

Friday morning the real fun begins! After a filling breakfast, there will be
a short preparation meeting and equipment check. Then will fuel up and have
one last chance to gather any last minute supplies.
From here on in, what you bring into the wilderness has to last you for the
next four days. Food, cooking, camping, spares, fuel & any recovery gear
should be packed. There will be NO provisions available along the way. For
anyone new this year please reread that last sentence and take some time to
ask yourself. Is this trip for me? Is this trip for my truck?

Throughout the trip we will venture through some of the most beautiful
Canadian scenery imaginable. Whether you’re into the challenge of obstacles
or the challenge of being dragged along by your spouse, the trip will
undoubtedly have some great times in store. Camping each night is not as
primitive as one would imagine. Large campfires along with good food & drink
are accompanied by spirited conversation that spin many legends and farce
all while the starry skies await your dreams as the next days challenges lay
still with the settling mist.

By Monday May 11th
, around lunch time, when your trucks and soaked and the dogs are
dead tired. Your spouse has “had enough” We will emerge from the wilderness
onto a paved road many miles from where we began. Just as the soothing
pavement begins to settle your past adventure into an unforgettable memory,
you’ll have just enough time to gather your thoughts for the steak dinner
that awaits your growling stomach.

Dinner will be the final and grand goodbye. Here, a short ceremony, followed
by the trips tallest tales will be told once more, and the trophy for the best spirit award will be given to the person that best exemplifies the best all-around attitude and spirit. Towards the end of the afternoon, the burning question will inevitably be where do I sign up for
next year?
Safety is paramount for all of our expeditions and a list of vehicle
requirements and accessories is posted below. We do carry a full stock of
equipment with us and this should be viewed as a minimal list.
Should you feel the need to come more prepared please drop us a line of
advice.

Mandatory requirements are as follows:

must have a winch

Ø Vehicle must be road legal in Canada.

Ø Front and rear recovery points. (No tow balls)

Ø Full size matching spare tire.

Ø C.B. Radio

Ø Additional fuel (5 gallons)

Ø Medical kit w/ medicine

Ø Fire extinguisher

Ø US Passport for US citizens

Ø Tire gauge

Ø Enough food for four days

Ø Camping/cooking equipment

Ø Recovery strap and clevis.


Recommendations:

Ø Front mounted winch.(8000 Lb capacity)

Ø Winch kit

Ø 32 inch diameter tires or larger.

Ø Air intake Snorkel.

From this expedition, the everlasting memories, sense of achievement and
unique experience will all be priceless. However, the Hotel, breakfast, steak dinner,
shirt, hat, etc. will cost $450.00 per vehicle with one additional
passenger. This includes insurance for liability by being a member of OVLR club membership that is included in the asking price. This will also include a Video of the expedition and a trophy for the best sprit award at the end of the steak dinner on Monday. Payable in US funds for Us citizen’s and in CDN funds for CDN citizen’s.

One more thing there will be parking for people that have a truck-trailer combination.

Have a look at our promotional video of 2011 event at




Enrollment is limited to 8 trucks in order to provide a quality experience
for all. Acceptance is conditional on a brief telephone interview to
determine each other’s expectations for this adventure. If you and your
vehicle are ready for the challenge, please send an e-mail to
patrickfindlay4410@gmail.com



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Old April 11th, 2015, 02:15 PM
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Dang, I've got no tire gauge!

Seriously though, this is awesome. Ive been wanting to get in on this trip for years and it figures my truck is in pieces this year.
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Always an awesome trip with a great group of guys. Sorry I can't make it this year!
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Wow this looks like fun.. wish i could shoot for it but not this year
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Have a great time up there guys, looks like a blast!
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That sounds fun...heck I carry that equipment and more just to the fuel station...
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Wow just watch the day one video posted above, looks like an awesome trip! For those following along at home are there more videos from 2011 trip?
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A canadian trip is on my short list!
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