Re: Patrol Boxes
MARK A WILBUR (wilbur-ma@CLAVIN.MED.GE.COM)
Fri, 23 Feb 1996 09:35:40 CST
>From: RCOVINGT <rcovingt@CCMAIL.DSCCC.COM>
>Subject: Patrol Boxes
>Our troop is planning on building several new patrol boxes and
>would like to consider new methods.
Some troops may tell you to forget the boxes and go with
backpacks. However, I think that many functions are better with
patrol boxes and non-"low impact" stuff. If you actually do both!
There is a design that I have seen published that seems to be
accepted nation wide. I suspect that this is the one that you have
seen. It does make efficient use of a 4X8 sheet of plywood, but I
say who cares. You are building something that you are going to
curse at every time you cook for the next 10 years.
1) My biggest change to the design on our patrol boxes fell around
a roll of paper towels. It used to drive me crazy that a roll
ALMOST fit inside, but not quite enough space.
2) I also added a 1 inch shelf to hold the griddle.
3) The legs actually fit inside the box. Never to get lost or broken again.
Also, it fits nicely over the end of a picnic table, to be supported
while you are installing the legs. No one has to hold it up.
4) Get rid of the rear entrance.
One last comment. Big is not necessarily the best. I have seen legs
creaking under the sheer weight on the monstrosity they were supporting.
Sorry, I do not have very good plans. They were drawn on the back of a
paper bag. They are the same style, just bigger.
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