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KAT OUT OF THE BOX -VU4

LOOK OUT the KAT is out of the box and wants to play!!! We are heading into rugged territory with this one!! You need to bring your adventurous spirit AND a rig that can keep up with that spirit!!

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KAT OUT OF THE BOX -VU4
KAT OUT OF THE BOX -VU4

Time & Location

Jul 25, 2024, 12:00 PM – Jul 29, 2024, 12:00 PM

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About the Event

IF YOU HAVE LANDED HERE IT SHOULD MEAN THAT YOU HAVE PREREGISTERED AND RECIEVED AN INVITE VIA EMAIL.  IF YOUD LIKE TO BE PUT ON THE WAITLIST PLEASE GO HERE https://www.venture-unknown.com/event-details/kat-out-of-the-box-waitlist

(Kentucky Adventure Tour)

KAT OUT OF THE BOX

July Thurs 25th - Mon 29

Embark on the Kentucky Adventure Tour, affectionately known as The K.A.T, for an ultimate off-roading journey that spans an impressive 1200-mile loop across Kentucky's most rugged and breathtaking landscapes. This journey is not for the faint of heart; The  K.A.T. is off its leash, and is designed to challenge both your vehicle's capabilities and your adventurous spirit.

As you traverse this extensive loop, you'll encounter the untamed beauty of Kentucky, from free-roaming horses and vibrant turquoise creeks to dramatic limestone formations that rise like monuments to nature's artistry. The K.A.T is an invitation to throw away the clock and immerse yourself in a timeless adventure, where each mile traveled is a story in the making.

The challenge of The K.A.T is as relentless as it is rewarding, presenting an array of terrains to conquer. Prepare to navigate through serene valleys, dense woodlands, and rugged mountainous paths, each presenting its own set of challenges and awe-inspiring views. This journey is as much about personal discovery as it is about exploring the wilds of Kentucky.

With Venture Unknown, you're not just undertaking another trip; you're embracing a philosophy where adventure is a creation of your own making. It's about pushing boundaries, overcoming obstacles, and finding camaraderie in the shared pursuit of the extraordinary.

The K.A.T awaits those who dare to unleash their adventurous spirit and Venture into the Unknown. Are you ready to answer the call of the wild and embark on a journey that promises to test your limits and inspire your spirit? The Kentucky Adventure Tour is not just a route; it's a journey into the heart of what it means to truly explore.

The Dates

July Thurs 25th - Mon 29

Ride Itinerary (a very loose itinerary) remember this is a tough one!

Day 1 Thurs 25th

RALLY DAY arrive at leisure, coordinates will be shared privately

Day 2 Fri 26th

830am Drivers meeting and full ride day

We will head counterclockwise towards infamous Hard 11 (hang on) rock gardens, the narrows and a muddy hillclimb is in store. Day will end somewhere near Spaas Creek. (Camp UNDETERMINED)

Day 3 Sat 27th

830am drivers meeting and full ride day

Hard 1, parts of the DBBB, NADA tunnel, and we will meander through the very beautiful Spaas Creek in the beautiful Red River Gorge. (Camp UNDETERMINED)

Day 4 Sun 28th

830am Short drivers meeting

Wake up and enjoy Michelle's homemade banana bread, gratitude circle, and continue putting miles behind us. Hard 2 and 3 are just waiting for us and they don't go down without a fight! They are some of the most challenging! (Camp UNDETERMINED)

It is possible to end the trip early here but it is not recommended. Dont let Monday ruin your Sunday

Day 5 Mon 29th

There is still trail left to see

Wake up and head in the direction of home on the KAT until google pulls us off it and we head home

****The goal is to make our way around the route at our own pace. We will NOT even come close to finishing the 1200 miles. This would take appx 2 weeks. If interested in this type of adventure please message Sean

Daily routine

This is a true overlanding trip. Meaning we move camps everyday.

Wake up around 7am, cook breakfast, drivers meeting 830am,  wheels up at 9am everyday. Remember things can happen. Always bring your adventurous spirit.

Rally camp (Thurs 25th)

12 o'clock camp (Thats the name of camp, not the time :)

We will share rally camp coordinates privately

Difficulty

VU Level 4

(Venture Unknown)

VU Level 4 (Venture Unknown)

4x4 with strict rig requirements (see specific ride for details), unknown camp arrival times, long distance travel, unknown seat times, pinstripes inevitable, wheel rash inevitable, body damage may occur but never intended. Not full size truck or trailer capable. This level is a TRUE adventure and can be the most rewarding but is not easy.

ie (KAT Unleashed (Kentucky Adventure Tour)

VU4  Rig Requirements

NO EXCEPTIONS on required items below

***We apologize but this adventure is not full size or trailer friendly. The trails will be too tight. Please check out our other adventures.

*2in minimum lift required

*3in lift recommended

*33in all terrain tires minimum (required)

*35in MTs (highly recommended)

*Sliders (required)

*Skids (required) factory is fine

*Rear and Front recovery points (required)

*Recovery gear (required)

*Differential breathers (required)

*First aid kit (required)

*Fire extinguisher (required)

*Full size spare tire (required)

*Snorkel (highly recommended)

*Front bumper and rear armored bumper (highly recommend)

*Winch (highly recommend)

*GMRS radio (highly recommended or we will loan you one)

***Adventurous spirit 100% required

Max rig count

7

Camping type

All camps for this adventure will be dispersed style camping. Meaning there are no bathrooms, running water, or electricity available at camps. Do not be afraid to ask questions leading up to this adventure or join us for a hands-on workshop prior to the ride. This is a REAL adventure and can be very rewarding when prepared properly. Self reliance is key!

What to bring?

Everything to be self-sustained for multiple days in the wild. This should include proper clothing for the season, footwear (water resistant boots recommended), food, cooking apparatus, trail snacks, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, rain gear, and most important the right attitude. Auxiliary fuel recommended but not.If you forgot something we will give you the shirt off our back but please plan ahead. Don't be shy, ask questions. We love to help people enjoy this hobby.

Communications

Before the trip

We will be available for any questions you may have. We can be reached by phone, messenger, or email.  Sean will also create a chat for all that are planning to come appx a week before the event.

During the trip

We use GMRS radios during our rides. We highly recommend this type of communications. If you need recommendations on what to buy we will be glad to help. If you aren't able to secure a radio for the ride, we will provide a loaner. We will use GMRS CH17 (462.600)

What's included?

You can expect Sean to use his many years running guided trips to help you adapt to being off-road in remote spots of the wilderness and ensure he has your best interest always at the forefront. We never leave a man behind. So if a mechanical failure happens there will be plans to help recover your rig. You can expect a welcoming community of folks that always welcome you to the fire and who knows maybe Sean will share his famous Mango Margaritas with you. You can expect a VU sticker that captures this adventure so you can look back and remember the fun! Michelle's delicious homemade banana bread will be served on the final morning at our gratitude circle (this is worth the cost) just ask anyone. Educational opportunities during this ride will include driving techniques, gear recommendations, communication and navigation lessons. We also will share a GPX file of our route that includes camps in the area. You also will have access to a trip photo album.

Cost

$225 per rig

Passengers are free

**Due to planning and this registration holding your spot before anyone else, the experience is non refundable**

Charity

10% of all ticket sales will be pledged to organizations that are working hard to bring communities together and make the world a better place.

Notes

*Arrive topped off with fuel

*Auxiliary fuel not required

*Please bring a bundle or 2 of firewood for the community fire

*Read over our code of conduct found under the policy of this registration

*By signing up for this adventure you are agreeing to our waiver..

**Check out all our adventures. We can personalize and plan your adventure**

Contact us here

info@venture-unknown.com

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