Keith Wood (kwood@CJNETWORKS.COM)
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 09:02:17 -0500
Finding Daniel King's request for patrol box info was surprising, as our
troop committee asked me to do the same thing....ask the list group for
plans or ideas.
- I like Daniel's suggestions, though we would not limit the legs to inside
storage. I have seen boxes with brackets on the outside that use piping as
handles to carry the box, like a stretcher, then the pipes go in end
brackets to hold the box.
Our primary concerns are
- a compact box to hold the cooking gear, utensils, basics like spices,
- room for some food during the campout
- a fold down work space
- removable legs to make transportation easier
- and most important, a small and light enough box that eleven year old
boys can carry it.
We have some very large boxes that are too heavy and too bulky given the
size of the boys and the lack of large pickup trucks to haul them around.
We now have them bolted to the wall of our storage area and use them for
equipment storage but we would like to get back to an in-field box to get
the kids food and gear up off the ground.
So, if you have ideas, send them along. Since more than one of us shares an
interest, posting would be best, but feel free to private email plans as an
Assistant SM, Troop 59
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