LAND OPS / G.I. JOE SEARCH & RESCUE

Land Ops / G.I. Joe Search & Rescue
Joint Tactical Operation / February 16-17, 2013

GETTING TO BASE CAMP:
Friday February 15 (Early Arrivals)
Some people like to arrive early and set up camp on Friday. If you plan on coming out on Friday be sure you are confident in your ability to navigate to the base camp area. We recommend arriving during the day, however in recent events people would arrive throughout Friday afternoon and evening. 

Base Camp Coordinates:
[masked] N x[masked] W (decimal system)

adjust your GPS to display decimal NOT degress minutes and seconds. These coordinates are subject to change. If you navigate to these coordinates on Galway Dry Lake and you do not find the base camp simply look around the lake for a group of vehicles as we may adjust depending upon weather or if another group happens to occupy the area. Watch the video to understand the area. Video link to be posted here shortly....

Saturday February 16th Arrivals
Two options;

1.) Rendezvous at 9:30 AM at Bessemer Mine Rd and Hwy 247 (Old Woman Springs Rd.) See coordinates below. Note; it takes approximate 45 minutes to drive from the rendezvous point to base camp. If you are hauling a trailer allow at least an hour.

Rendezvous Coordinates 

Decimal (plan on using this system on your GPS)
[masked] N
[masked] W

Degrees Minutes, Seconds
34 24'42.00" N
[masked]'23.60 W

From the rendezvous point you will be guided into base camp area by an organizer. Please look for off road vehicle(s) bearing the Land Ops logo.

Operators wishing to go straight to base camp go directly to the coordinates [masked] N x[masked] W.

Option 2.) Navigate directly to base camp and be at the orientation at 10:45 AM sharp.

Events Starts Officially
Saturday 10:45 AM - Base Camp
This will be a desert operation
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THIS OPERATION HAS BECOME A
MULTI-GROUP JOINT TACTICAL OPERATION;

Joint Tactical Operation with;

Land Ops
Surefire
G.I. Joe Search and Rescue
Disaster Survival Preparation


Land Ops Host/Coordinator
The Land Ops exercises are unique, challenging and educational. During this multi-group joint op the Mobility-Nav-Comm exercises we conduct will be structured for search and rescue. So get your boots on and gear up!


G.I. Joe Search and Rescue

Read OC Weekly cover story about G.I. Joe Search & Rescue

G.I. Joe Search and Rescue web-siteFacebook pageHonoree Team

 

Logistics - Embedded SAR Team Members
The SAR team from G.I. Joe Search and Rescue (Joes) will be embedded within the Land Ops tac-mobile teams and over-watch vehicles. Experienced driver/operators with ham radio licenses and equipment will provide transport to the "Joes" during the field ops. A simulated ground search and rescue will be staged with possible vehicle recovery, man hunting and a simulated medi-vac victim.

 

 

Disaster Survival Preparation Group
Group meetup site

 

Logistical - Embedded & Independently Mobile
The "survivors" of Disaster Survival Preparation (meetup) with off-road vehicles capabilities are encouraged to prepare support vehicles for this op. You will be joined to one of four tactical teams being assembled for this event. "Survivors" who DO NOT own a 4 wheel drive vehicle may attend by being embedded within the Land Ops team vehicles and/or over-watch units.


 

 

will be sponsoring the
LAND OPS / SUREFIRE JOINT TACTICAL NIGHT OPERATION
This is a relatively "extreme" operation due to the aspect of darkness added to the already sophisticated structure of the exercise. During this op Land Ops will be conducting a base camp radio command center with a mobile net-control unit and at least 2 to 3 mobile over-watch units as assistant comms.

Communications (may change)
see come plan in FILES section (click here)

Primary Simplex Frequency:[masked] Mhz
Secondary Simplex Frequency:[masked] Mhz
Tertiary Simplex Frequency: TBA on location
FRS primary channel: ONE (no privacy setting)
FRS secondary channel: TWO (no privacy setting)
Repeater Coverage:[masked] Mhz

Mobile Repeaters: (protocol in development)
Set Handhelds to[masked] Mhz (2 M)
Set Cross-band Repeaters to output on[masked] Mhz (70cm)

Other Communication Preparations
We recommend listening to
Rescue Net very Tuesday night at 8 PM
either online at this link (no license required to listen online) or by using the Keller Peak Repeater[masked] Mhz + 146.2 PL

G.I. Joe Search & Rescue Information

Victoria Le, founder of the G.I. Joe Search & Rescue and Chris Doering, founder of Land Ops Geotactical met recently to discuss what commonalities we may have among our two organizations. It quickly became apparent that teaming up for an outdoor training exercise/adventure would be beneficial to both the "Operators" in Land Ops Geotactical (LOG) and the "Joes" in G.I. Joe Search & Rescue (GIJSAR).

Although the mission and cause of each organization differs there is at least several common needs shared by "Joes" and "Operators" alike; In each group, in order to accomplish our objectives, we must function as a coherent team to overcome the chaos and adversity associated with the situations we encounter and the remote environments we operate in. Teamwork, mobility, navigation, and communication are not exclusive needs to either group. We must all learn to master our technologies and develop our ability through training to personally effect a solution within a team of people. People we might find standing at our side on any given assignment. People with varying levels of skill and ability.

Training/Adventure?
This op will probably be best described as a training adventure. Some new disciplines will be introduced, but the adventure and the thrill of the hunt are still the lure that has attracted many to the Land Ops teams.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tactical Ops - Descriptions
We will be conducting two main operations;

1.) Geotactical SAR (Search And Rescue)- This op will be tailored to incorporate SAR demonstration and field instruction. SAR team will be embedded in Land Ops vehicles.

2.) Night Operation - Net Control Protocols for both FRS and Amateur Radio operators will be presented prior to the op.

This will be another LAND OPS/SUREFIRE
JOINT TACTICAL OPERATION #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit SUREFIRE

Pot Luck Feast
Those who can cook...cook it. Those who can't cook...just enjoy it! There will be plenty of food (too much last time).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Presentations

Emergency Radio Breakfast Workshop
Sunday Morning February 17th.
Expect another great workshop forum with an emphasis on Emergency Radio Communications.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.I. Joe Search & Rescue Operations
Saturday Afternoon February 16th.
Time to get to know G.I. Joe Search and Rescue

Vehicles Types

 

 

 

 

 

 



Land Ops welcomes drivers and their vehicles of all makes and models. We are not exclusive to any one type of off road brand. Land Rovers, Defenders, Jeeps, Hummers, Land Cruisers, FJ Cruisers are just a few of the different off road capable vehicles our members own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS IS A FREE EVENT
HELP KEEP OUR EVENTS AND EXERCISES FREE

OVER $1500 IN
RAFFLE PRIZES FOR THIS EVENT.

Support the group, win prizes.
See prize list and raffle ticket orders here.

 

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  • Dan C.

    After some computer repairs, I have finally been able to watch the video. Well done Chris!!

    April 1, 2013

    • Chris D.

      Thank you Dan. Be sure to visit our Facebook page if you haven't already and post comments and "LIKES"

      April 1, 2013

  • Michelle Deets H.

    Here's a link to my video about Team Mojave's "shortcut" over the hill. http://vimeo.com/60026109

    1 · February 19, 2013

    • michael w.

      great video gotta show my friends at work

      February 20, 2013

    • Andy S.

      I've started calling it "Door Dent Gulch". lol

      2 · March 6, 2013

  • Andy S.

    Hey Chris, what are the coordinates of the "short cut" trail?

    February 19, 2013

    • Michelle Deets H.

      Actually, you forgot to include the minus sign; without that symbol, you go to the Gobi Desert.

      1 · February 20, 2013

    • Andy S.

      You mean we weren't in the Gobi?

      1 · February 21, 2013

  • Dale J.

    Thank you, great video!

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Greg M.

    Tarry and I had a great time! Team SureFire worked together really well, and spent both exercises laughing and having a great time. I want to point out that Chris May was REALLY brave. She not only accepted my offer to ride in the Scout with us, and at no time did she jump out of the window or even scream. Chris even kept her composure as we made the mad dash across the lake racing Team Expedition to the final stage. I know we actually left the ground a couple of times in the last hundred yards. It was a perfect ending to a really fun night run. For those yet to join an event; Everyone there was fun, adventurous, and safe. Including the G.I.Joe and Disaster Survival teams to the event was not only informative but added a new twist to the excises. Thanks to Chris Doering and the gang for putting on a GREAT event and I hope to see you all at future events.

    2 · February 20, 2013

  • Michelle Deets H.

    Does anyone know how I can upload my video? This upload button only looks for pictures?

    February 19, 2013

    • Andy S.

      You can only upload the link on the "Video Page" I think.

      February 19, 2013

    • Chris D.

      34.CRUNCH x 116.SCRATCH

      3 · February 20, 2013

  • Phin B.

    It looks like you all had loads of fun and loads of participants NICE!

    Did I win anything???? come on I know i did, what is it?

    February 18, 2013

    • Chris D.

      Contact me...to transfer the winning gear by armored car.

      1 · February 19, 2013

    • Phin B.

      I will contact you tomorrow, what fun :-)

      February 19, 2013

  • Chris (Black D.

    This was an incredible amount of fun! I met great people, made new friends, learned SAR tips and won cool stuff at the raffle! Big thanks to Chris and his team for putting on such an awesome event! Looking forward to the next one!

    February 19, 2013

    • Mercedes

      ... as in "hats"? LOL

      February 19, 2013

  • michael w.

    It was good, had to overcome possibly a real world problem of having a wrong location.

    February 18, 2013

    • Chris D.

      Awesome comeback on both ops. I was completely impressed. Chaos can be overcome.

      February 19, 2013

    • Mercedes

      All teams worked solidly... but I'd like to add that TEAM MOJAVE wins the EDP prize (Effort, Determination, and Perseverance) against all (or, at least, a few) odds...!

      1 · February 19, 2013

  • Kenny M.

    Awesome weekend! Thanks Chris for putting on such a great event and thanks to all the tactical & support folks, sponsors and participants. Can't wait for the next one and to see everyone again!

    February 19, 2013

  • Fernando R.

    The effort that Chris, Edith and all those who make it happen is greatly appreciated by all of us who participate in this very unique experience!!! I really enjoyed this OP and the neat people who come out. Thanks everybody!!!

    February 18, 2013

    • Mercedes

      The 2-vehicle "security detail" provided on Saturday night for my departure was also very much appreciated. =>

      February 18, 2013

    • Chris D.

      It appears that Fernando is running for Vice President of Land Ops. He goes the extra mile and gets the job done. He seemed to be everywhere I needed him. Thanks Fernando!

      1 · February 19, 2013

  • LJ

    Awesome event. Learned a lot.

    February 18, 2013

  • michael w.

    Had a great time. At least the wind did not start this time until we were packing up. Looking forward to the next trip. Thanx again Jeff for the Ipad corridinates. Hope to see you next time.

    February 18, 2013

  • Thomas C.

    Great event! Thanks Chris and Edith!

    February 18, 2013

  • Dave C.

    Chris -
    Whitney and I had a great time - her first off-roading experience.
    She drove all day Saturday.Wish we could have stayed for the whole event.
    Thanks to everyone who made her feel welcome.
    See you all on the next one.
    Dave the Navigator

    PS - Andy, one meal and you jump ship? I gotta try Jim's cooking!

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had an amazing time and got to meet a lot of really nice and genuine folks. Thank you to everyone for tips and information. I had a lot of "firsts" out here:
    First time driving in dirt (dirtied up my FJ)
    First scratch on FJ :-)
    First time using a ham radio--its was cool to say my call sign..
    First time camping way the hell out in nowhere with out my dad!
    Great job Chris and everyone!
    Krystyn

    3 · February 18, 2013

    • Dan C.

      Hi Krystyn. This is Dan who had the white FJ. I meant to meet with you and talk about our SUPERIOR vehicles. Sorry I missed the opportunity.

      February 18, 2013

  • Michael R.

    I had a great time and it was good to see everyone else doing the same.

    February 18, 2013

  • Chris D.

    This event was certainly a team effort in preparation, deployment and execution. I really want to give a special thanks to;

    Daminh Tran and his G.I. Joe team for performing the search and rescue exercise,
    Chris May from Disaster Survival Preparation for her excellent demonstrations,
    Mercedes Prado for her experience and skill running net control at the tactical command center (tent),

    Michael Rozenstraten, Andy St. Laurent, Sergio Sanchez and Fernando Ramirez for all their efforts in performing over-watch duties during the ops.

    An extra special thanks to my wife for suffering 4 nights of freezing cold temperatures and all the work she puts in behind the scenes.

    Our sponsor; SUREFIRE for their excellent illumination and filter tools provided for this exercise. Thomas Carlson for demonstrating some of the key SUREFIRE products to our group prior to the night op.

    Other contributor; OVERLAND JOURNAL for gifts provided.

    There's more thanks, but I only have 12 characters lef

    3 · February 18, 2013

  • Jeff H.

    Thanks everyone for a great trip. Michelle and I learned allot this time and we are looking forward to the next one. Chris, Edith great job and thank you again.

    2 · February 18, 2013

    • Andy S.

      Looking forward to seeing the "Canyon Of Dents" photos & video, Michelle. lol

      February 18, 2013

  • Mercedes

    Had a terrific time visiting with new (and old) friends, carcamping (better than pitching a tent like last November brrr), getting fed, and being part of the group exercises. Thanks for the teamwork and camaraderie. KUDOS to Chris and helpers for putting together such a well delivered event for all to enjoy.

    2 · February 18, 2013

  • Dale J.

    I had an outstanding day, meeting new and visiting with operators I have not seen in a while. This is a meet up group that I would recommend to like-minded explorers and offroaders that want to learn and have fun at the same time while in the outdoors!

    My only regret is that I could not stay for the weekend camping and night ops.

    Many thanx to Chris and Edith!

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Jeff V.

    Awesome time!

    2 · February 17, 2013

  • Jim B.

    Great Weekend, great weather, great people, and great ops...search and rescue operation was a nice twist on an already great offroad event.

    2 · February 17, 2013

    • Andy S.

      Ditto! (& Jim is taking over from Dave as best cook!).

      February 17, 2013

    • Dan C.

      Thanks for the breakfast burrito, Jim.

      1 · February 17, 2013

  • Scott D.

    Had a blast, the SAR op was fun and my team was GREAT!

    2 · February 17, 2013

  • Russ C.

    The weather was great, the games were challenging and fun, and the people were AWESOME!

    3 · February 17, 2013

  • Thomas

    For the folks that had to come home early - somebody post some more photos :)

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Thomas

    Thanks Sergio for the overwatch on Team Expedition - appreciate the help.

    February 17, 2013

  • Thomas

    Have a great night op folks - catch everyone on the next - sorry I had to leave early...

    February 16, 2013

  • Dale J.

    on my way!

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good morning. Preparing to leave LA real soon to rendezvous point
    See you all soon[masked]
    [masked]

    February 16, 2013

  • Rusty P.

    My Samurai needs a new clutch I should have it done by this event. Looks awesome, hope I can make it!

    February 14, 2013

  • Mercedes

    Some are leaving THURSDAY. I plan to leave FRIDAY morning and would welcome the company as we 'caravan' and 'comm-talk' our way out of town. If anyone is thinking of doing same, email me or phone me at 31zero 42two 088one Otherwise, have a safe drive up and CU at Base Camp.

    February 13, 2013

    • Mercedes

      at first, will txt w/my progress if no QRZ w/U.

      February 14, 2013

    • Scott D.

      I'm planning on departing SOC sometime before 10:00. No HAM license yet, but 714four.80one.765six is my cell.

      February 14, 2013

  • Mercedes

    Quick reminder regarding cellphones. If you have critical data stored for this trip, consider retrieving it before losing cellsite coverage (lat/long coordinates, a ph# for 3rd party traffic, etc.). =>

    February 14, 2013

  • Justin

    Anyone traveling from the San Fernando valley.

    February 12, 2013

    • Mercedes

      when/path? some of us leaving Friday mid AM... see postings above. =>

      February 14, 2013

  • Thomas

    I thought I saw this posted somewhere.... What are the decimal coordinates of the right turn off from Bessemer Mines Road?

    February 13, 2013

    • Jim B.

      Decimal (plan on using this system on your GPS) [masked] N [masked] W

      February 14, 2013

    • Russ C.

      Thomas, the coordinates Jim posted are for the meeting point; the turn off to camp is 13.3 miles up Bessemer Mine Road from the meeting point. [masked] N[masked] W Then it is approximately 6 miles to the Land Ops Base Camp. [masked] N[masked] W

      1 · February 14, 2013

  • Chris D.

    LJ, It is a new call sign I see KK6CJB?? Can it be true?

    February 12, 2013

    • Andy S.

      Good job bro!!

      February 13, 2013

    • LJ

      Thanks Andy!

      February 13, 2013

  • Justin

    Hello Group, This will be my first event so I have no idea on what to expect. How many people are planning on Tent camping/ ruffing it? Any recomendations for a GPS at a decent price?

    Any other info from past players would be very helpful. Thank You

    February 11, 2013

    • Scott D.

      Couldn't fine the "Tactical Playbook" in that section, is it somewhere else?

      February 12, 2013

    • Chris D.

      The tactical playbook is a product at http://landops.com/pl...­ It is not the required paperwork for this event. The required paperwork for this event are at; http://www.meetup.com...­

      1 · February 12, 2013

  • Andy S.

    I plan on driving up on Friday around 1-2pm if anyone wants convoy.

    February 11, 2013

  • Thomas

    Is anybody driving back out after the night op on Saturday night?

    February 10, 2013

  • David M.

    As much as I want to make this event I will be traveling out of state for work and am going to have to miss this event. Have fun and I will see everyone on the next one.

    February 10, 2013

  • Jeff H.

    Does anyone know a good place that can install a Ham Radio in the South Orange County area?

    February 5, 2013

    • Jim B.

      50w vhf, 40 uhf 758 memories. Specs are pretty strong. Going to pick up new antenna today at HRO

      1 · February 9, 2013

    • Jim B.

      Ok...up and running...tested the crossband repeat and it works great. Nice to have more power when needed. Kept the 24 inch antenna. Not as much gain, but less interference with trees.

      February 9, 2013

  • Greg M.

    A tip for Newbies and a reminder for veterans; The most common mistake when off-roading is not having EVERYTHING tied down. No matter how tight its packed in there it will move. This includes a bungee to hold the cooler lid closed. Sometime, somewhere your going to hit a large bump you didn't see. You don't want to get hit in the back of the head with something or have an item cause damage in your truck. I've seen items that weren't tied down break out windows. Small items (coffee cups and folding shovels are the most common) will slide on the floorboards and lodge under the peddles. Newer trucks have lots of tie down points for bungees and ratchet straps. In older trucks the hooks sold at hardware stores for pickup beds work really well. Eyebolts can be installed in the floor very easily and work well for strapping down heavy items like tool boxes. Make everything safe and secure!

    2 · February 9, 2013

  • Eye of P.

    Sent eMail to Chris, changing rsvp. Fed event is on the same wkd. :(

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mercedes--I sent you an email--

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I plan to meet up at the rendezvous point Saturday--see folks then
    Krystyn Lauderback[masked]
    [masked]

    1 · February 6, 2013

  • Zeev H.

    Hi Chris: The decimal coordinates you gave us has a xx.xxxxxx format with 6 digits following the decimal. I have the Montana 650 with only 5 places after the decimal. According to Garmin, they suggested to just drop the last digit. Any recommendations?

    February 5, 2013

    • Jim B.

      The difference between 5 decimal places and 6 decimal places for GPS coordinates is approximately 1 meter (39") so it is insignificant for the meetup location or the Base Camp Location. It may help with finding a specific cache location, however due to the movement of satellites, most GPS units are only accurate to within about 3-9 feet anyway.

      1 · February 5, 2013

    • Chris D.

      Dito Jim's comment

      February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all...here is my call sign
    KK6BWN

    January 28, 2013

    • Andy S.

      Congratulations Krystyn!!!

      January 31, 2013

    • Mercedes

      Hey Krystyn - if you'd like to tent together, let me know. I won't have my "security detail" (my dog Koby hehe) with me, so some company w/b welcome. =>

      1 · February 5, 2013

  • Chris D.

    1 · February 4, 2013

  • Chris D.

    Please note the time changes for this event.

    February 4, 2013

  • Chris D.

    We now have over $1500 in prizes for this event raffle. Get your raffle tickets for this event online. See prize list at http://landops.com/merchandise.htm

    February 4, 2013

50 went

  • Chris D. +10
    Founder / Chief Tactician / KI6QBM / ARES, Organizer
    Event Host
  • Edith D.
    ADVANCED OPERATOR, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Michael R.
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / KJ6KNH, Co-Organizer
  • Danny C.
    OPERATOR
  • George Max A. +1
    OPERATOR / KI6MGP - CLEARED FOR BIG BEAR
  • Mercedes
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / K6MMP/ARRL/ARES
  • Kent G.
    OPERATOR
  • Dan C.
    ADVANCED OPERATOR
  • Justin R. +4
    OPERATOR
  • Sergio J. A. S.
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / KJ6NIZ - GIS Specialist
  • Fernando R.
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / KJ6YOS Certified Wilderness First Responder
  • Gene A.
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / PHOTOGRAPHER
  • Thomas +1
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / KK6BOQ
  • Jerry R. +1
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / WA6JIA
  • Kenny M.
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / KJ6FWG
  • David M.
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / KJ6JCC
  • Robert K.
    OPERATOR
  • Jeff H.
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / KJ6VZW
  • Zeev H.
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / KK6HMG
  • Jason
    OPERATOR
  • Kevin P. +1
    OPERATOR / F250 4x4 Super Cab
  • Greg M. +1
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / KG7DMI
  • Chris (Black D.
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / KJ6QNY
  • LJ
    CLEARANCE PENDING for Big Bear / OPERATOR / KK6CJB
  • michael w. +1
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / KF6HJR
  • Thomas C.
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / SUREFIRE REP/ KI6VRX
  • Dale J.
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / KF6SBD
  • Jeff V. +1
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / N6JSV
  • Scott D. +1
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / KK6IGL
  • Jim B.
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / K6JKB, Assistant Organizer
  • Russ C.
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / KI6MLU, Co-Organizer
  • Andy S.
    ADVANCED OPERATOR / KJ6VZX, Co-Organizer
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  • A former member
  • A former member

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