JASON CRUSE (jcruse@DU.EDU)
Wed, 3 Jul 1996 11:20:34 -0600
Our troop is trying something new instead of using the traditional patrol
box, which nobody has room to put in their car anyway.
We have purchased 4-6 Rubbermaid containers, the BIG ones, with lids.
In one or two of them we will store troop non-perishable food, such as
mixes, syrup, and cleaning supplies. In the others we will put cook
kits and other kitchen equipment. The QM will have a master list as
well as each box having a list of what's in it. Gear will be stored in
these boxes between campouts in the trailer, but the boxes can't rot and
are pretty airtight, so bugs will be at a minimum. When we go camping,
we have trouble keeping equipment clean when it rains and the wind is
high, so storing kitchen items in the boxes between meals will cut down
on this problem as well.
Just a thought for anyone else who has trouble storing troop equipment
from campout to campout.
P.S. The boxes are little shorter than cookboxes, but can still be used
to prepare food on, and the plastic lids make cleanup after a meal a lot
easier than the wood.
-- Jason A. Cruse
University of Denver
"Toujours en avant. Si Dieu avait voulu que l'homme reculat, il lui
aurait mis un oeil derriere la tete."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City