Re: Patrol Boxes
Scott Drown (scottdd@HALCYON.COM)
Fri, 5 May 1995 05:44:33 -0800
>Regarding Dan OCanna's discussion of Carroll Hale's patrol box design:
>So far, the boxes have held up nicely. They are very heavy though when filled
>with food and equipment. For longer carries, I fashioned a type of stretcher
>from two 8 foot poles (wood hanger rods I believe) and two lengths of rope
>with eye splices on both ends. The rope is wrapped around the boxes one and
>one-half times and the poles are slid through the eye splices. The box can
>then be carried by 2 or 4 Scouts like a stretcher. At the campsite, the poles
>can be lashed together using the rope to make a 14 foot flag pole. We haven't
>used the poles to carry the boxes yet but we did make the flag pole.
Our troop has a patrol box for each patrol, now 5, that are only taken on
car camps. They are fashioned after the plans in the Jamboree Ldr book.
To transport we have it set up to use the normal legs like wheel barrow
handles and have a single wheel and small axle that can be inserted where
the legs go in. Works great when you have to take it distance. I've tried
the poles and litter arrangement and like this better.
Scott Drown ASM Troop 39 Maltby, Wa.
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