While not official sponsors, we had some help on UA 2018 that cannot go unmentioned.
1. Tiger LeBrun has come on the Ultimate Adventure in the past, so he knew what he was getting into. He and his wife, Renee, kept the video production crew fed, hydrated, and running hard all week long. As the supervisor of 4x4 production at Quigley Motor Company, LeBrun had the perfect vehicle to haul our video crew (not to mention all of their gear) all over New England. The Quigley E-350 offered voluminous dry, lockable storage that no other vehicle on the trip could match and unparalleled offroad van performance. INFO: Quigley Motor Co., quigley4x4. comm. 2. The bugs in New England are no joke. They are giant, abundant, and carry diseases that range from debilitating to lethal. We aren’t being overly dramatic—Lyme Disease runs rampant in this part of the country. Crony Tom Boyd coordinated with Sawyer to ensure that everyone on the event had plenty of Sawyer permethrin to treat our clothes and camping gear, and picaridin to apply to our skin. The products proved incredibly effective, and everyone enjoyed an itchfree Ultimate Adventure thanks to Sawyer. INFO: Sawyer, sawyer. com. 3. Each year, UA T-shirts, coozies, stickers, and other swag are distributed in a duffle bag. The past two years the bags we used may as well have been trash bags due to their disposable nature. This year things were different though. The Rightline 4x4 Auto Duffels we distributed are constructed from PVC-coated mesh and use sealed zippers to ensure that they are weatherproof. Rather than a keepsake to hang in the garage, these bags are functional pieces of equipment that can be used to organize clothing, camping gear, and recovery equipment for years to come. INFO: Rightline Gear, rightlinegear.com.