Re: Camp Anecdote
Tim McFeely (ad658@OSFN.RHILINET.GOV)
Wed, 30 Aug 1995 13:45:21 -0400
Reply To: SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU
jim sleezer signalled:
>If you are in an area where TV reception is good, I would suggest plugging
>your TV into a nearby currant bush. You can also use currant bushes for
>electric hair driers, can openers, microwaves!
To take this thread a step further, I have a two foot section of 'electric oak'
which is basically a two foot section of a 12 inch diameter oak log. I have
chiseled out a pocket in the side of the log and installed a standard two
socket outlet. To use the outlet I have modified a Coleman electric (battery)
lantern, by drilling a hole in the base and installing a short cord that
jumpers out the positive side of the battery/switch and routed the current into
one side of the cord, through the outlet (which is jumpered on the back), back
up the other side of the cord, and into the switch. Since I have introduced the
'electric oak' to the troop, several other adults have contrived similar
devices with shavers, etc. The scouts are mystified!!!
>Are we really spending this much time discussing this subject??
What is wrong with some good clean fun? I subscribe to this list because of the
wealth of ideas and suggestions. My little device has done wonders in the
Scout/Adult relationship part of Scouting and has allowed a lot of good humored
conversation to take place. Something severely lack elsewhere in this world.
* Tim McFeely
* Ocean State FreeNet
* Eagle Scout Class of 1976
* I used to be a Beaver...
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