Sit. Rep. #102: Reflections, Ears, and Feet

1-  Do you carry a mirror with you when camping?  Can you make a mirror or reflective surface from your knowledge and supplies at hand?  The reason that I ask the question is to acknowledge that a signal mirror is probably one of the most useful and least used items in a survival situation. A: … Read more

Sit. Rep. #98: Axe & Hatchet Sharpening I

1- Sharpening an axe or hatchet with a hand file.  Simple enough – just file away till you get the axe sharp.  But let’s take a more in-depth look and refine our technique with knowledge, skills, and practice.  I will break this down into 2 Sit. Reps.  First the history and foundation information. 2- Back … Read more

Sit. Rep. #84: Cloth to Respect!

1- I am looking for an artist &/or photographer to help me design a logo.  The website is using WordPress which I am learning bit-by-bit.  I could use some pictures from campouts, campfires, Scouts in general. 2- Here are a couple of weather tips that I have learned over the years.  When you hear a … Read more

Sit. Rep. #62: Spice in your life

1- I  want to recommend another book for reading. Thunder Below!  by Eugene B Fluckey.  He was the Captain of the Submarine Barb during WW II.  He had an opportunity to sabotage a train.  His criteria for choosing the saboteur squad was:     ” My secret criteria were: first, no married men, except Hatfield; second, members … Read more

Sit. Rep. #38: Horse vs Hiker

“I don’t think anyone expected that when we changed the clocks we’d go from Eastern Standard Time to the Twilight Zone.”    Pandemic Humor?  1- Ever rode a bike?   What safety precautions do you take?  Here is a link to Google Docs with a more complete and downloadable list; Biking Safety Check List. Helmet, Ride single … Read more

Sit. Rep. #37: Bounce Back & Can’t Count

1- Saturday I was building a section of retaining wall out of “Castle Block”.  Each solid concrete block weighs about 45 lbs.  The first course of block is installed at the shoe sole level.  And the first course imperfections will multiply as the wall gets taller.  So they must be level in X & Y … Read more

Sit. Rep. #31: Clean & Sharp

 I will keep putting posers out there.  Doable questions for Scouts.  The ones that take smart Scout Answers. 1- Parallel Circuits:  R1 & R2 are in a circuit parallel to each other.  Because both components are connected directly to the voltage source, the voltage across them will be the same.     This voltage will … Read more