Sit. Rep. #160: Coast Guard Ready, Fire on the Go

1- I just learned that “Semper Paratus” is the slogan for the US Coast Guard.  To them, Semper Paratus means “Always Ready.”  I chose it because I translated the Latin phrase into “Always Prepared.”  Either way, my personal salute is to each member of all of the branches of our military service. “I believe luck … Read more

Sit. Rep. #152: Remember / Reminders…

1-Remember: Print out the directions to the trailhead or camp for the driver.  Electronics do not always work.  Be Prepared with a backup. A copy of printed directions with each vehicle/driver/co-pilot. 2 copies of all permits, reservations, and contacts.  A copy with 2 different folks. Trail maps, Topo maps – 2 copies with each Patrol. … Read more

Sit. Rep. #138: Cycling, Cloud ID

Cycling, Biking, Bike Riding: 1- No matter what you call it you can pass off Cycling Merit Badge and have some fun.  There are many similarities to hiking and backpacking.  Review the two checklists called Pocket Stuff and a Day Hike List.    These are both in Google Docs and are downloadable.  Some initial safety … Read more

Sit. Rep. #136: Listen and Hear, 4 cycle

Ears for listening: 1- Listen.  Name all the sounds that you hear.  Listen in the dead of night.  Listen on a camping trip when no one is talking or moving.  Listen to the weather.  Listen to the wildlife.  Listen for what is missing.  Listen with your eyes to see what or who is making the … Read more