trenching, "Hi-Impact" Taboo Camping
David F. Delman (Delman01@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Tue, 21 Jul 1998 08:22:34 -0400
Finally can't resist giving this tidbit.
"Hi-Impact Camping" "The Life or Riley"
from yesteryear and likely still someplace.
Hey!! It's a big country and world.
Back awhile ago on Scouts-L many discussed
and gave great solutions for their Scout
Camping difficulty best described as:
IMPOSSIBLE to SLEEP, =
TOSSING and TURNING ALL NIGHT <Not the Song
READY to GIVE UP on Scout Camping.
I have had the same difficulty and in asking
a veteran scouter, tending to my needs in a =
large camping supply store, I was told the =
Dig a Gully in the Ground for your hips.
When you sleep you will have a more natural
contour for your spine. It Worked for years
of scouting for him. Dig a Gully for all your
over 30 year old scouts was the advice. Yes
still use and buy a great bottom pad.
I know, I know a "NO-NO". I didn't have the
Courage, nor the momentary lack of common =
sense, (Hee Hee) to put this idea On-Line
for fear of bits and bytes flying my way.
Many of the 40's 50's and 60's scouters had =
War (European, Pacific, Korean) experience =
and training camping out with significantly =
less technical gear and knowledge than is =
available today. Life and comfort mattered =
more than the land. It is my guess that the =
things they learned, they brought to and used =
in their scouting troops. Since their efforts
helped provide for us and GREW scouting
bigger than our own times we should be grateful
as we teach them new and improved methods
Any More "Hi-Impact" Tidbits for FUN
Particularly I would expect Texas and Oklahoma
two heavy Army retirement states to have some
great "Hi-Impact" stories.
YiS, IMHO, and may we each attempt to live the SO,SL,SS,SM
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Baden-Powell Council=
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City