Team 5 attended the 2018 Overland Expo in Flagstaff AZ on 5/18-20th. While at the event the Quick Response (QRF) was featured and averaged about 100 observers per hour.
While at the Expo we joined forces with our partners Overland Expo who then introduced us to our new friends at "Got your Six" Coffee company, Patriot Campers and had a nice night camping and hanging with Paul from Equipt1, Scott from Overland Journal, Clay and Rochelle, Mike from Hellwig and Tony from Continental/General Tire.
During the event Hammer and Stretch also made some contacts and potential new sponsors..
1. Native Planet; Underwear and Sock Company designed for the outdoors.
2. Got Your Six Coffee Company which will do a Team 5 Blend and donate proceeds back to Foundation.
3. Blur Ridge Overland Gear
4. Goose Gear
Then we met up with some very interesting veteran run foundations and companies including Motorcycle Relief Project and Field craft Survival. We are talking about a joint venture in disaster response...
We then headed over to our sponsor Vision X where we tagged their 18 wheeler and hung out with the staff.. truly a second-to-none organization!
All in all it was a great turn out, but we were kinda stuck in a less than desirable location. We just shook hands on an agreement with Matt from Maxtrax, Clay from XO and Paul from Equipt1; that T5 will be in their booths next year and Maxtrax has offered the QRF in their booth at SEMA. Keep watching us as we continue our tweaking of the QRF with assistance from the Tier 1 of Overlanders.