i just booked a 5 day stay up there. It will be my first time there, and right after the DOA event Aug 18th - 23rd. I tried to buy tickets to the DOA, but it was all sold out. Any tips or thoughts welcome for this beginner...
I was lucky and got on their waiting list and snagged a spot, but it took several weeks.
Don't wheel alone!
Buy good recovery equipment. Have tow points, a recovery strap (at a minimum) and a winch if possible .
Don't buy tow straps especially ones with hooks on the ends.
Buy a map.
Limited cell phone coverage on Drummond.
Try and go with a group that knows their way around.
Avoid the big mud pits.
Air down to 12-18 psi to be on the safe side depending on your tires and bring a small compressor. Digital gauges are very accurate compared to the sliding ones.
DON'T WHEEL ALONE!
Bring tools and depending on your Jeep you might need to bring spare parts.
Did I mention not to wheel alone even if you think the trail is super easy and there's no way you will break down means you could be stranded for hours or days depending on where you are located.
If you do a search you can find a variety of lists of what guys will bring. Stu Olsen's site has a ton
of great useful information.
Sign up on Michigan Wheelers and Great lakes 4 wheel drive and great lakes 4x4.
Just remember jeep means "Just Empty Every Pocket"