Jpivey, Thanks for the input. I'll have my hydropack and an extra water jug, total of 92 oz of water and I'll hydrate up till the event. I also spoke with a guy name MikeW on KTMTalk from the HBMC and he said for me to sign their roster so I'm checked out and in when finished. I hangout and try to help in their pits to repay the invite/support.
I went to the Soggy Dry Lake area just the other week and one thing on my mind was the possibility of loosing sight of the ribbon and running into trouble. I started to chase ribbon that was set for the Oct 4/5 Desert Run and within just a short time I was out there and away camp. It makes you really think when you loose track of where you are. The area is very different from Octillo Wells and it will take time to get oriented out there.
I will have my tools/tow strap and cell phone with me too. I assume I'll just attempt to hang with a pack in my speed range and keep it safe that way. The main test is just getting my Husqvarna to fire on the first or second kick and hanging with a group.
Thanks again and we'll see at the first check. I'll be on a newer TE-570.