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[*] posted on 2-12-2023 at 08:51 AM
Punta Falsa 'Resort'


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"resort" structures at Punta Falsa as of 2019:
https://octopup.org/baja2019/punta-eugenia


Looks about the same as it was in June 2017...







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[*] posted on 2-13-2023 at 10:02 PM


Thinking about heading out there in a couple of weeks on our motos for a night of camping. Always wanted to check it out and this posting got me fired up again. I'll report back how it was.
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[*] posted on 2-14-2023 at 11:06 AM


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we should revive more old stuff!




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[*] posted on 4-23-2023 at 08:06 PM


Oh wow! That's a tough quicksand
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[*] posted on 8-11-2023 at 09:05 AM


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My new toy is an exhaust jack. I haven't tried it yet, but it might this be just the thing for self-recovery the next time I'm stuck in quicksand...? I am thinking this kind of jack would spread the load, rather than just sinking into the wet sand like my other jacks do.





Geoffff, I picked up an exhaust jack for the exact same reason. I've been stuck in the mud before with nothing but a jack and all the rocks I can lug over. Seems like the jack just pushes the rocks down one after another until you've got enough squished down there that you build up some mass to push against.

Since I've had the e-jack I haven't been stuck enough to need it. If anything it's a good talisman against stuck!
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[*] posted on 8-11-2023 at 12:21 PM


Quote: Originally posted by DosMars  

Geoffff, I picked up an exhaust jack for the exact same reason. I've been stuck in the mud before with nothing but a jack and all the rocks I can lug over. Seems like the jack just pushes the rocks down one after another until you've got enough squished down there that you build up some mass to push against.

Since I've had the e-jack I haven't been stuck enough to need it. If anything it's a good talisman against stuck!


Hah! That's how it goes. Well thanks for confirming my thinking.




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[*] posted on 8-11-2023 at 08:55 PM


Quote: Originally posted by geoffff  
Quote: Originally posted by DosMars  

Geoffff, I picked up an exhaust jack for the exact same reason. I've been stuck in the mud before with nothing but a jack and all the rocks I can lug over. Seems like the jack just pushes the rocks down one after another until you've got enough squished down there that you build up some mass to push against.

Since I've had the e-jack I haven't been stuck enough to need it. If anything it's a good talisman against stuck!


Hah! That's how it goes. Well thanks for confirming my thinking.



I got scary-stuck in tidal-flats mud once way out in the boonies, and my travel friend could not help me with his little Isuzu Trooper----------took me 1/2 the day to get out of that mess. I said to myself, "never again"!!! I went out and bought and installed a Warn Winch and a "Pull Pal". I never got badly stuck again, so never had to use either. That seems to be the way it often goes. Still, I did not worry any more about "mud". LOL

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[*] posted on 8-12-2023 at 11:41 AM


It's all a mind game.
If you expect to get stuck - you will get stuck
if you would focus on NOT getting stuck - you rarely would

people buy winches and PullPals for safety (to FEEL safe)
they could also get more suitable tires and learn how not to get stuck

I have been hired many times by government agencies to do recovery
training
every single time I have convinced them to modify the course objective to:
A - learn how not to get stuck
B - learn how to get unstuck






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[*] posted on 8-12-2023 at 12:53 PM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
It's all a mind game.
If you expect to get stuck - you will get stuck
if you would focus on NOT getting stuck - you rarely would

people buy winches and PullPals for safety (to FEEL safe)
they could also get more suitable tires and learn how not to get stuck

I have been hired many times by government agencies to do recovery
training
every single time I have convinced them to modify the course objective to:
A - learn how not to get stuck
B - learn how to get unstuck


Well, I tend to learn "how not to get stuck" the hard way. It is part of the fun of it. So I need a big bag of tricks to get myself unstuck.




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[*] posted on 8-12-2023 at 02:06 PM


Stuck is when someone else has to pull you out. If your effort with your tools and toys get you rolling again, you were just delayed!



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[*] posted on 8-12-2023 at 02:19 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Stuck is when someone else has to pull you out. If your effort with your tools and toys get you rolling again, you were just delayed!


Well in Baja I've always managed to pull myself out. Always. Sometimes it takes all day and night, though.




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[*] posted on 8-12-2023 at 04:22 PM


Quote: Originally posted by geoffff  
Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
It's all a mind game.
If you expect to get stuck - you will get stuck
if you would focus on NOT getting stuck - you rarely would

people buy winches and PullPals for safety (to FEEL safe)
they could also get more suitable tires and learn how not to get stuck

I have been hired many times by government agencies to do recovery
training
every single time I have convinced them to modify the course objective to:
A - learn how not to get stuck
B - learn how to get unstuck


Well, I tend to learn "how not to get stuck" the hard way. It is part of the fun of it. So I need a big bag of tricks to get myself unstuck.



I forgot to mention above that in addition to buying a Winch and a Pull-Pall I also bought a really good 12-Volt Air Compressor. Using 2 "cigarette lighter" (toy) compressors to refill my oversize tires after my "bad stuck" was very time-consuming (2-hours?) and irritating. Having those goodies on my rig from then on lessened my fear of losing my F-250 4x4 with it's heavy Steel Callen Camper when venturing into really remote areas of Baja, which I was prone to do. I did use that fancy big Air Compressor many times after that.

Having said that, I do respect 4x4abc's advice and council on off-roading as he has gone into some really incredibly remote and hairy areas in Baja that I only dreamed about doing. (-:


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[*] posted on 8-12-2023 at 04:43 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Barry A.  

Having said that, I do respect 4x4abc's advice and council on off-roading as he has gone into some really incredibly remote and hairy areas in Baja that I only dreamed about doing. (-:


Not just Baja, Harald has a history on the Rubicon Trail!




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[*] posted on 8-12-2023 at 07:31 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Quote: Originally posted by Barry A.  

Having said that, I do respect 4x4abc's advice and council on off-roading as he has gone into some really incredibly remote and hairy areas in Baja that I only dreamed about doing. (-:


Not just Baja, Harald has a history on the Rubicon Trail!


Yep, I have marveled at abc's Off-road experiences over the many years recounted here on Nomad's.

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[*] posted on 8-13-2023 at 09:08 PM


I've always been a rock crawler, so my stuck is usually broken (Rubicon, Four Dice). Done plenty of stuff to get stuck in the mud over the years and learned from it. Now the sand, that's a new area for me. Time will tell how I do! Area sand tracks worth all of the hype?
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[*] posted on 8-15-2023 at 10:59 AM


Non-sequitur. Shot on the road west from VizcaĆ­no (all dirt at the time) circa 1987, on the way to Malarrimo. Oh what a feeling.



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[*] posted on 8-15-2023 at 08:50 PM


Awesome picture. Nice Toyota as well.
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