Re: Wilderness Survival Camporee
Vince Scanio (vinscout@ATLAS.AXIOM.NET)
Tue, 2 Apr 1996 21:11:44 +0000
How about one or two events built around ground-to-air communications
and communications with search parties? This could include large
signs to air searchers, signal mirrors (though I'm not sure how you'd
judge that), trail signs, perhaps some pioneering involving the
building of a signal tower (though that's probably too time
consuming), or perhaps the construction of the Wigan self-supporting
flagstaff as a signal.
This flagstaff can be found in John Sweet's superb book "Scout
Pioneering" (available through Scouts Canada). Basically, you lash
three spars into an H-frame base, use round lashings to join several
spars for the vertical flagstaff, support it by guylines to the
ends of the H. The flag is tied or toggled to a long rope which is
run through a small bowline tied in a short piece of rope, which has
been tied to the upper end of the flagstaff with a clove hitch.
See Emergency Preparedness MB pamphlet,
Scout handbook, Fieldbook for additional ideas.
San Marcos, Texas
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City