First let me get this straight, this is not one of those flimsy tin foil emergency blankets. What is it? An all weather space blanket is half tarp and half emergency blanket. On one side it is a tarp that comes in an array of colors. On the other side is a shinny foil – kind of like a durable emergency blanket. Just like the emergency blankets these provide you 90% of your body...[More]
Looking at the video I bet this thing weights a ton, but I love all the fold out table space. The leg systems seems reasonable. And the wheels on bottom to make it easier to move is genius. Ok maybe I am easily impressed......[More]
I recently had the honor of talking with Alvin Townley, who is the author of two Scouting related books and is actively taking a role in spreading the word about Scouting. You can check out his website at http://www.alvintownley.com/ ... What follows are some questions I asked him, and his answers are in caps.... Why did you decided to write "Spirit of Adventure" and "Legacy of Honor"? Where can people find them?I HAD SOME REAL...[More]
I am pleased to announce that Dean Whinery has agreed to occasionally write blog posts for us. What follows is his bio of sorts, so that you know the person behind future posts. Please make him feel welcome... Born in East L.A., I lived in South-central LA until the family moved to Whittier during hgh school sophomore year. Sold newspapers on corners and in industrial areas of South-central. One of my sometimes customers was a...[More]
Hello again from ptsteve or aka Pack Trainer Steve,What is Toastmasters? It is Toastmasters International and I have been a member of this organization for more than 25 years. Has it made me a better Adult Leader, YES!!! How, now that is the secret sauce and you need to read on.First, Active Listening, you never know when you will hear that important moment from your Cubs or Parents. Always listen while talking. You are in...[More]
What is the differences between an ax and a hatchet? Is it the length of the handle? Is it the size of the tools head? No! The differences is actually the shape of the tool. Take a close look at this picture. On the right you see four axes, the smallest has maybe an 18 inch handle and weighs around a pound. Yet its still an ax.On the left side there is a tomahawk, with...[More]
Hi, my name is Scott McClure and I have volunteered to start writing here on the blog. I wanted to take this first post to introduce myself and to give you an idea of what I 'll be writing about. To start off with, I'm 39-years-old and have been continually in Scouts, one way or another, for about 29 years now. I live in Russellville, Arkansas pretty close to where I grew up. I spent...[More]
A nice video about the elements to have in you bushcraft kit. These are the kind of people who go out with just the bare essentials, no extras, no luxuries. I have even heard of some bush craft people who go out with only a fanny pack....[More]
First and most important!! Make sure to make sure either it is either a Pack camping event or Family camping event.If it is a Pack camping event, then there is paper work and rules that have to be followed so BSA insurance covers the event. Yes, you can still have fun camping, just need to follow the rules and make sure you have the appropriate number of trained adult leaders. The training needed to go...[More]
B.P.’s Blog – Religion of the Backwoods
During his lifetime Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide Scouting movement, wrote many books and articles directed to Scouters.
Each Sunday I’ll publish a selection from his writings in the hope...