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  1. How to survive a zombie apocalypse is even covered by the CDC http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombies.htm Director, Dr. Ali Khan, notes, "If you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack." it creates a fun way to consider general preparedness issues. But it makes me think more about how to drop walkers lol, Im liking an ar-15 silenced, and a Hatori Hanzo type samurai sword with some kind of ventilated, biohazard armor.. but thats a different subject. Maybe we will cover this at a meeting later, co
  2. Twocubdad: Brilliant guys! I run a charity haunted attraction; Im a physicians assistant and a former navy corpsman with the marines. Im seeing a casualty situation complete with moulage, I have been practicing my airbrush special effects make up, maybe I can make some prosthetics for it.heheehe, zombie survival camp any one? JoeBob: This is the South Texas Gulf Coast, semi wetlands, there is a river, ponds, some old structures, fence lines, farm roads. No map that I know of. Skulls and palmettos everywhere. Eagle92: I do have some of the older scouts setting up the course, I ju
  3. After gas fumes and perfume kick in it is hard to get older scouts to attend, Its great you got them on a campout. I think the older scouts need more autonomy, you set them up with a nice challenge, they dont have a clue how much effort you put into making it fun for them. The fact is that I see the older scouts putting up with, but being very annoyed with being around the younger scouts. Being able to camp independently as a venture crew might increase their enjoyment of scouting, but whats next? Booze and girls in the tents? It a tough deal. I would sit down and talk to them. I would
  4. I was inspired by this forum last year to step up our survival campout this year. We are on a local private ranch; the owners son is in our troop. In the past the scouts seamed to thrive more to tougher it was. Heres what I have going so far. We assigned scouts to teach classes leading up to the survival campout, they included survival( a general overview of priorities and skills needed) survival shelters, water treatment, fire without matches, emergency signaling, trapping and snaring, land navigation and a class on making survival bracelets. 1. The patrol challenge will be to survi
  5. Our troop had a 15 passenger van we bought and donated to the church that is our chartering organization. The church sold it due to the high liability of having 15 souls in one bus the church down the road has a 15passenger dooly van with the rear axle set further back, it looks much more stable. I wonder if one of those sweet babies has lower liability?
  6. Well we just got back from Ntier, it was awesome, the crew appreciated the strength preparations we made, I dont think we prepared too much or too little. It was just right. We had one member that did not get to train with us and it was tough for them. Many thanks to the forum members for helping us make this a successful trip.
  7. Make sure that the back pack will be able to comfortably fit around the llama you plan on carrying the pack. Lmao, I can use the one M J gave me when he came camping with my boys. Is llama meat tasty? The problem Im having is straps getting ripped off my cruddy old garage packs, Did I mention it is strength training the pack is for, we only have 8 training days left till NTIER any way.
  8. Ok guys, BSA rules dont allow me to smoke that stuff, lol Im not going to take 90lbs to Phil Mont, I am progressively building up weight in strength training for NTIER. See my strength training string. The BSA physical part D states Each person must be able to carry a 50- to 85-pound pack or canoe from a quarter-mile to 2 miles several times a day on rough, swampy, and rocky portages and paddle 10 to 15 miles per day, often against a headwind. Climatic conditions can range from 30 to 100 degrees in summer/autumn I have been shredding my 20 plus year old packs from my ga
  9. An old navy corpsmans perspective on foot care, The three things that cause skin breakdown are PRESSURE, FRICTION, and MACERATION. PRESSURE- try to eliminate any pressure points by using boots that fit right and are broken in, if you start to get a problem at one point you can disperse the pressure to the surrounding area by cutting doughnuts around the area with moleskin, where the inner circle goes just around the hot area, and the outer circle is wide enough to spread it out, generally about an -1inch depending on location. I used to use 2-3 layers of moleskin to offload pressure
  10. Any suggestions on a back pack that will comfortably bear a load up to 85-90lbs, that would be good for Philmont.
  11. Ok lessons learned so far 50 lbs was enough to rip the straps off my 1976 yellow nylon with aluminum frame boys life back pack I have had since I was a boy, whew, its finally dead, now we can modernize. 60 lbs is enough weight to rip the straps off my good old military ALICE pack (lucky they are modular and I can replace them), and difficult to pull out of a canoe at the shore. As for weight goals reality will dictate how far we get but the BSA physical part D says Each person must be able to carry a 50- to 85-pound pack or canoe from a quarter-mile to 2 miles several times a day o
  12. KUDU Thanks for the book recommendation, I ordered it. I think the crew will love that Piute Mountain Pizza, Im going to try both the recipes at home. Does anyone have a good link for backpacking recipes?
  13. Back in the Nam they used to burn human excrement in 55 gallon drums, they used fuel and burned that poop, I wonder if there could be a backpacker version for the whole package. Draw backs- hot metal melts camping stuff, and burns skin (errr dont ask how I know blush) so you have to wait for it to cook, then for it to cool this could be a time consuming process. I think the metal incinerators are gonna weigh a lot more than the soiled T.P., but some lighter wieght metals seam to cool faster too. Maybe you could use an existing stove? When I was with the marines I carried two can
  14. As much as I love stick fighting (not with the scouts), I never seem to want to keep track of a walking stick, they have some cool how to videos on u-tube on braiding on stick like structures, I used to be enamored with how the boatswains put running rope knots on everything in the navy. I think both methods are a great way to enhance the knotting competence of a scout or scouter, a nice next level knotting challenge.
  15. bart humpries "I recommend you stop by your local SCUBA shop and buy a weight belt from them ETC" Good Idea, I like carrying packs because we will have packs at NTIER but I forgot about all that diving lead i have, I am a dive master, i wanted to do sea base first but im really stoked about NTIER. ResQman- WOW, nice rant you had me rolling bro! Your summary of concerns previously posted mirrored many of my own and was very helpful, thank you for your input on this thread. I am an extraverted optimist, I dream big and do things that way, Some times I lay it on a little heavy and
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