Kandersteg Dispatches – Day Eight
Blog 20 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
We’re Home! Here’s Day Eight in Bern, our final installment!
I’ll be sending you dispatches from Kandersteg International Scout Center August 9-18.
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Pre-Trail Maintenance for Your GPS Receiver
blog 20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
Photo by Daveynin flickr.com
Summer is a great time to head for the trail and practice with a GPS receiver. There are several things hikers can do before leaving home. First, make a short checklist so that nothing is forgotten. Begin by checking the electronic setup of the GPS receiver:
Take a look at the batteries
The coordinate system setup
Review the waypoint management.
Then, tune-up the receiver to maximize position accuracy by looking at how displays and waypoints are managed. Here are a few recommendations to consider.
Dump those old AA batteries and put in new ones. If you leave your GPS on all...
Blog 20 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
Saturday I was well on my way to a typical morning: farmers market, prepping produce and canning. Yes, I can. A lot. Saturday was Spiced Strawberry Jam. I was half-way through when Kirk asked if I wanted to get out of the house. OK! So I finished up as quickly as I could and we […]
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August 2014 Be Prepared® Newsletter
Blog 20 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
August, 2014 Vol. 6, No. 8
ONE IN A MILLION EDITION
A Million Philmont Campers
Scouting by the Millions
Millions of Cook Kits
One million! That’s a mighty big number, especially for celebrating high points of Scouting.
Did you know that canoers setting off from BSA’s Northern Tier High Adventure Base can explore a million acres of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness? Or that Boy Scouts of World War Two gathered 30 million pounds of old tires for recycling in just a couple of weeks? Or that since 1953, Cub Scouts have built 100 million Pinewood Derby cars?
Robert Birkby photo
Girl Scouts Take Top Awards at Solar Car Race!
Blog 20 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
Girl Scouts Heart of the South has some news to share! Girl Scout Troops 10103 and 13361 took home top honors in Memphis Light, Gas and Water’s “A-Blazing Model Solar Car Race”. The object of the competition was to design and build a vehicle powered strictly by solar power using recycled materials and a special kit containing a solar panel and motor.Participants were instructed to use the kits along with various recycled materials to design and construct a vehicle to race on a 20-meter course. After a series of head-to-head elimination rounds, Girl Scout Troop 10103 from Collierville won first...
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ENO – Flexfly Utility Tarp
I love tarps. If I'm going on a day-hike, to the beach, backpacking, car-camping, canoeing, or snowshoeing, I will always have a shelter with me. It doesn't matter if there's sun,...