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About le Voyageur

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    SW Virginia
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    USN ret. CAC, FMF, AW, SW
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    White Water, Backcountry Canoeing, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Black Powder, Historical re-enacting (French and Indian, Rev War, Southern Colonial), Prepping....
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    Native Desert Rat of Arizona and New Mexico, Eagle - 4 silver palms, 1 gold, Woodbadge, NCS Instructor - canoeing and white water, NRA-NMLRA Instructor Muzzleloading Shooting Course, co founder BRMC Voyageur Trek program

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  1. I’ve elected to keep it simple by not wearing any,.....staying incognito and blingless keeps one from getting volunteered....
  2. Without going into details for this question, what are possible solutions to prevent provisional patrols from morphing into “Lord of the Flies” gangs?
  3. Yes.... www.seychelle.com For base camps.... make my own using Berkey black filters and stainless steel stock pots
  4. Camp Geronimo (Her run amo)has been sold, along with 10 acres of land from their Heard Scout Pueblo.. Staffed there in 64 (jr staff). and went through my Ordeal at Heard. Always wanted to return, it was an amazing camp located in Arizona’s Mongollon high country near Payson. As Geronimo was a merit badge camp, my focus on directing high adventure programs kept me away. Maybe next year, provided they do a lease, might see if a Unit is short on the two deep leadership side of the coin...
  5. As a high adventure director I’ve no problems with cell phones. In our environment where there is no cell service the only function left is that of a camera. However, we warn them that we don’t replace cell phones should they flip a boat. It’s up to them to keep their phones dry...
  6. Have my own system. Will only make cowboy coffee using a quart size, light weight stainless steel pot. So, no instant, percolators, or French Presses.....simple is best... However, can understand the reason for this . Seen too many Scouters toting 5 gallon mugs who thank nothing about draining the pot to the last drop...
  7. Suggest for showering using garden sprayers. They are fairly common and come in two sizes, 1 gal., and 2 gal. We've a small collection, about five or six now. Here's our setup.. 1. Water, 2. Distill Water (for back flashing water filters), 3. H2O + 10% bleach, 4. H2O + Lysol, 5. H2O + 25% citric acid, 6. H2O + Pinesol For showering, a gallon of water is more then enough for one shower. And about half that amount of water for rinsing and sanitizing dishes.
  8. Appears that NCS is now canceling a number of classes which will impact all council camps.....
  9. Been attempting to impress on the Council that it must be manditory for all campers and staff be pre tested. Additionally, that staff must be quarantine at the close of camp and re tested before being release. It's a wait and see at this time as testing for the general population is currently not happening.
  10. Pondering a bit .....Currently, no camps have protocols for adult scouters who may be at the beginning phase of cytokine release syndrome, as covid 19 is specific to lung tissue, and will not manifest at first with elevated temperatures... additionally, added into the mix are scouters and scouts with asthma, or other medical issues such as COPD, and sleep apnea.......I tend to think we are in uncharted territory this time around...
  11. Thoughts on the impact that covid-19 will, or will not have on summer camps
  12. .....don't drum up men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea." Antoine de Saint-Exupery...
  13. .....holds dominion over people when they understand little, and need simple stories and legends to comfort and explain. But legends and the ignorance that give them birth are a house of limitations and darkness. Knowledge is freedom, freedom from ignorance and its offspring fear; knowledge is light and liberation. Knowledge that the world contains itself and its origins, and the hope of knowledge again. Dare to know, that is the motto of enlightenment." A.C. Graying, The Skeptic's Bible....
  14. A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest. After a moment or two, the vet shook his head and sadly said, "I'm sorry, your duck, Cuddles, has passed away." The distressed woman wailed, "Are you sure?" "Yes, I am sure. Your duck is dead," replied the vet. "How can you be so sure?" she protested. "I mean you haven't done any testing on him or anything. He might just be in a coma or something."
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