scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Loaded hiking staves
Tue Jun 27 2000 - 10:05:20 CDT
How about the utility of some of the stuff on them.... i
would not feel comfortable trusting my orienteering (and my
life) to a round bubble compass, so i would also feel the
need to pack my lensatic with my map and don't feel the need
to carry two compasses so the bubble one would go.
So are these things carried in lieu of a backpack, like for
a day hike?
I think that all that stuff would be much more ergonomically carried in a
small fanny pack than on your staff, even if lashed tight to the shaft. What
if you needed to use the staff for crossing a small stream? Would you unload
it, put all the stuff on your head, then reload on the other side <G>?
Besides, I seem to remember this very list of stuff given on a
rec.scouting.usa post about a year ago from someone offering plans to
construct such a thing, with a URL given (no, I didn't bookmark it, but it
comes up on the ng every now and then). I went to look at it and there it
was-- the line, the bandaids, the compass, the fishing line and hooks, the
tubes for matches, the plastic sheeting, the duct tape, the whole list.
"Everything old is new again."
SA T47 Sandwich MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety and going in 01!
I useta be an Eagle...
<firstname.lastname@example.org> and banned from SNE, too <G>