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  1. DancesWithSpreadsheets

    Where can I buy khaki velcro?

    I got mine from Supply Captain http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID=14 Regards, DWS
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    Source for Compasses

    Actually the Silva compasses sold in the U.S. since about 1995 are not made in Sweden, but in the far east (China, Indonesia, I'm not real sure). Brunton did own Silva of Sweden and sold its compasses in the U.S. under the Brunton name, but I think that the Silva company was sold again and who knows who is making the Brunton baseplate compasses. If I were buying a compass today,Suunto would be my first choice. Regards, DWS
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    Be A Scout

    Make sure you hit the save button at the bottom of the screen when you make any changes. It seems obvious, but that one tripped me up for quite a while. Regards, DWS
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    Putting your scouts Backpack on a diet

    Basement, for about $20 you can get a professionally manufactured version of the pop-can stove. www.whiteboxstoves.com Not as cheap as the homemade version, and lacks the satisfaction of doing it yourself, but it does comply with BSA requirements. Regards, DWS
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    OA "Password"

    Wow, a sextuple post! I think we have a new record! Regards, DWS
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    One pot clean up

    Interesting Alabama, but one question. If I'm reading this correctly, when it's time to cook, you put the stuffing and chicken in the quart bag, then add water, seal and wait, so other than possibly heating water in, what's the bowl for and why do you put it in the bag if you are using the plate to eat off of? Regards, DWS
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    "A Philosophy of Traditional Scouting"

    No photos or calendar events since May 2010, no newsletter since 2009, are they still in business? Regards, DWS
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    Whats with the Sidebar Ad & topic list

    Using Firefox, the sidebar looks the same as ever, but when I tried it with Explorer, it takes up about 40% of the screen. Simple fix: switch to Firefox. Regards, DWS
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    I thought of that too, although it always sounded like they were calling him Dandis Moore: Dandis Moore, Dandis Moore, Riding through the land. Dandis Moore, Dandis Moore, without a merry band. He robs from the poor, and give to the rich... stupid b****. Regards, DWS
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    Is this legal?

    Well if you can't get the bank account information, one way to get the info you need would be to check with your candy supplier to determine how much product was purchased (and how much, if any, was returned) and see if the sales the DL is reporting agrees with the total. You could try telling him the CO needs detailed reoords in case of an IRS or state audit. Regards, DWS
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    Writing skills failing?

    Yoda would have been a bit irritated as well.(This message has been edited by DancesWithSpreadsheets)
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    Cell Phone Policy Contradicts Family Policy

    I see a lot of posts in this thread that suggest that a troop should have an explicit policy that is not responsible for loss of or damage to cell phones or other electronic devices. I wonder if that would imply or suggest that the troop is somehow responsible for loss or damage to other personally owned equipment, e.g. tents, packs, sleeping bags, stoves... Such a policy could open up a whole new can of worms. Regards, DWS Edited to correct imply/infer mental malfunction.(This message has been edited by DancesWithSpreadsheets)
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    What kind of tent to get for a cub scout and suggstions?

    I have to agree with what Hawkrod said. An inexpensive tent for Cub Scouts is a good idea because one, it is likely to be abused (especially the zippers), and two, when they're ready to move up to a quality tent they will have a better idea of what to look for and they will appreciate it and care for it more. (I know that was the case with me). Coleman makes some fairly inexpensive dome tents, and the quality is not terrible. Regards, DWS
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    a new-new uniform shirt

    Yes, that's the poly-wool shirt that was discussed here earlier, but note that it is dry-clean only. A nice shirt for pros and council/district pooh-bahs but not very functional for wear in the field by scouts and unit scouters. Regards, DWS
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    Fake Uniform

    But E92, to actually use the neckerchief for one of those multitude of useful purposes, you generally have to take it off, so then you'd be out of uniform. So perhaps we should carry an extra one in our back pockets in case we find a use for it, but then the one around our neck becomes superflous. A bit of a casth 22 it seems to me. Regards, DWS