Re: Urban camping
Alan Wolfson (awolfson@MSI.COM)
Tue, 15 Feb 1994 14:00:42 -0500
Most of the troops in my neck of the woods use Dome tents, or
something similar that don't need to be staked down at all. They will
blow around in a good wind, but if the boys put their backpacks
inside, it will take a pretty good wind to move them.
Another option is to lash a bunch of large tripods, and string
hammocks between them. A tarp can be tied between the tripods so that
the hammocks (and their contents ;-) ) don't get wet in case of rain.
+---------------------------+ <- ridge line for tarp
+\ | /+ <- hammock
/ | \ | / | \
/ | \ / | \
It does require that each camper bring six staves, but they're a
lot lighter than railroad ties!
Yours in Scouting,
Alan Wolfson Assistant District Commissioner
Molecular Simulations Incorporated Arrowhead Dist. Daniel Webster Council
(617) 229-9800 I used to be a Bear (NE-CS-36)
email@example.com Co-leader Junior Troop #307 GSUSA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City