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Back in the day, my patrol attempted to modify our middleweight Columbia and Schwinn bikes for riding in snow. Our idea was to wrap manila rope around tires to improve grip in snow. This did not interfere with the rear Bendix brake which operated by back pedaling. The fenders had to be removed for clearance and rope diameter was limited by the forks. Our swing chains could not clear forks. In scouting, we learn from our failures - knot tying, fire building, Klondike sled building, and so it was with our bike snow tires. Plan B, wait for snow to melt. 😄 And this morning, I found thi
Well, it's that time of year again. Time to dig out the cold weather sleeping bad and time to teach the kids about layering their clothes and staying warm no matter how low the mercury drops. Here's a simple tip that might help you out on your next winter camping trip.... Before you go to bed, turn your water containers upside down (assuming they don't leak). Water tends to freeze from the top down, and if you turn your water jug upside down, the layer of ice will form on the BOTTOM of your water jug, not at the top, so you'll still be able to get water out of it in the morning whe