Sit. Rep. #129: Ethics Plan, Cold Joints, Talents

1- A few thoughts about Outdoor Ethics:

  • Plan.  A well-thought-out plan will help you minimize your environmental impact.  Such as – travel/hike/visit during non-peak periods…
  • Planning involves knowing any and all special considerations such as Tour Permits, Fees, Max. Group Size, Latrine Usage, Designated Campsites…
  • Plan for bad weather, environmental and man-made hazards, and possible emergencies.
  • Plan your food to minimize pots, pans, waste, and trash…
  • Plan to use backpacking stoves instead of building fires.
  • Plan your trip to use only a map and a compass (or like tools) without having to use flagging tape, leave rock trail markers (rock cairns), or paint to mark your trail.
  • Plan to travel on durable and established surfaces like gravel trails or marked trails.

W: Why do you answer my questions with a question?
X: Why not?

2- VOM = Volt Ohm Meter = multimeter   Dan Romanchik KB6NU, (Ham Radio)  Technician Study Guide
Which of the following measurements are commonly made using a multimeter?
     Voltage and resistance
Which instrument would you use to measure electric potential or electromotive force?

What is the correct way to connect a voltmeter to a circuit?
     In parallel with the circuit
Which of the following precautions should be taken when measuring high voltages with a voltmeter?
     Ensure that the voltmeter and leads are rated for use at the voltages to be measured

What instrument is used to measure resistance?
     An ohmmeter
Which of the following precautions should be taken when measuring circuit resistance with an ohmmeter?
     Ensure that the circuit is not powered

Which of the following might damage a multimeter?
     Attempting to measure voltage when using the resistance setting
What is probably happening when an ohmmeter, connected across an unpowered circuit, initially indicates a low resistance and then shows increasing resistance with time?
     The circuit contains a large capacitor

Which instrument is used to measure electric current?
      An ammeter
How is a simple ammeter connected to a circuit?
     In series with the circuit

Which of the following types of solder is best for radio and electronic use?
     Rosin-core solder
What is the characteristic appearance of a cold solder joint?   (Call a poor solder joint a “cold” solder joint.)
     A grainy or dull surface

Y: I will be good at Summer Camp if you give me a dollar.
Z: When I was your age, I was good for nothing.

3- Everyone has a purpose in life and a unique talent to give to others.  As a Community, as a Team, as a Patrol, as a Family, as a Troop –  Our talents multiply.

4- Meeting Plans & Notes:
Water Purification, methods, pre-filtering, cold weather details,
Canteen / Camelback cleaning

Semper Paratus,

Campfire Skits:   by Thomas Mercaldo

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