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08-17-2001, 06:27 AM
One more time. The time line is compressing and I'm beginning to panic. Too many things to take care of before vacation. I need a check list because I know my brain is going to short circuit sometime in the next 48 hours.

Let's see:
Couple of gallons of water
Tye some flies
Bring the flies and rest of the gear
snack stuff
rain gear of some sort

So what am I missing?

Fred A.

08-17-2001, 06:47 AM

A small camp pillow (the kind that can be stuffed into a small stuff sack when not in use) can make all the difference between a good night's sleep and a sore neck. You can buy these pillows at Wal*mart - at least the last time I checked.

Also, a flashlight always comes in handy...

See you this weekend. I can't wait!


08-17-2001, 08:02 AM
There will be a breakfast or 2 to cover for yourselves, and an odd lunch. I bring PBJ to fill in the in betweens. Something easy and quick.

Weather: NWS is calling for:

Sunday: Partly cloudy during the day, then showers likely during the night. High in the upper 70s.
Monday: Showers likely. Low in the upper 60s and high near 70.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Nighttime temperatures steady in the upper 60s and high near 80.

Therefore be prepared for some wetness. Someone should bring a long tent pole in case we throw up a big central tarp. Jim W.?


08-17-2001, 08:31 AM
Terry -

While you were away we had a discussion on the rain tarp. I would suggest we bring a lot of rope and tie three lines between trees, offset to form a peak when the tarps are draped over with one side just above the hat and the other angled down toward the ground and staked into the ground. We should be able to set up the tables under such structures and there should be lots of room.

This is not a very robust solution, we could go a lot further than this but in the interest of reducing weight and avoiding cost I think it would work. The caveat is whether the trees are positioned well for this or not.

We should designate a "grounds crew", at least four people who are committed to making the tarp, table area, etc all well thought out and working right.


08-17-2001, 08:31 AM
Adding a pole to the list, I'm pretty sure I have a colapsable one at home.
Fred, Being an optimist I'd also add sunscreen to the list. Bug spray might be another item you wouldn't want to do without.

08-17-2001, 08:53 AM

08-17-2001, 10:14 AM
earplugs...there's got to be some good snorers in THAT group...wish I were joining ya!


08-17-2001, 11:24 AM
If you are not one of the people bringing a big community cooler, then please stop and pick up a bag of ice Sunday morning.


08-17-2001, 11:26 AM
Bring first aid to cover yourself. Oh and I didn't see clothes on your list ;)

08-17-2001, 11:30 AM
Some cash to put in the jar to cover the food and site costs (boater owners eat and camp free). Also some gas $$ for your host.

Libations, although there is no drinking on the island, at least not of the evident variety, unless there's no one watching, etc. You know the drill.

08-17-2001, 11:32 AM
A big tube of


Just don't mix it up with your toothpaste :-D

08-17-2001, 12:22 PM
Ya see what I mean. Flashlight, pillow, tp, etc were at the top of my "minds eye" list and I forgot.

Where do I get wasabi?

I'll bring a couple of bags of ice.

I was thinking about a couple of pounds of shrimp and cocktail sauce, but I'm wondering if thats overkill for Sunday night. Tell me, yes or no.

Fred A.

08-17-2001, 12:54 PM
I'll take care of the wasabe.

Ok, got wasabe, nori and filet knife. Ready! ;-)

08-17-2001, 01:24 PM
Fred: How about shrimp for Mon night?
Shrimp salad sangwiches on Tues too! I say bring em.

08-20-2003, 11:36 AM
Back to the top as an FYI (plus I'm havin panic attacks and brain cramps about stuff I need).

08-20-2003, 11:45 AM
As far as the pillow, a few clothes (or towel) stuffed in sleeping bag stuff sack makes do for a pretty good pillow for me...not sure how others fair with that.

Other than that, seems pretty well coverd.


Thanks for making my list for me!

08-20-2003, 01:01 PM
I used to do the stuff sack thing but you cannot beat the comfort of a good pillow! It stuffs down to about the size of a half of a loaf of bread.

08-20-2003, 02:32 PM
air mattress..


08-20-2003, 02:39 PM
2nd the air matress. I just use my fleece jacket as a pillow, works great but you can't beat the real thing.

Ditching the Pole - I'll add another one of those pop up tarps to the list 10x10.

08-20-2003, 09:35 PM
I was out shopping at Sam's club today and it was about noon. Hadn't eaten much and had played 9 holes of golf. Was getting on the hungry side and started buying stuff for breakfast. I bought 72 eggs and some cheese plus 3 lbs. of bacon. I think that will cover at least one breakfast (Saturday or Sunday).

See you all there, George

08-21-2003, 12:34 AM
Originally posted by Papa-G
I was out shopping at Sam's club today and it was about noon. Hadn't eaten much and had played 9 holes of golf. Was getting on the hungry side and started buying stuff for breakfast. I bought 72 eggs and some cheese plus 3 lbs. of bacon. I think that will cover at least one breakfast (Saturday or Sunday).

See you all there, George

Papa G,

Saturday is yours! Thanks!!!

Please let me know how I can help out.

08-21-2003, 05:11 PM
I'm gettin HUNGRY!:cool:

08-25-2003, 09:53 AM

That's why it's said one should never shop on an empty stomach! :hehe:

Now, for some valid input regarding large common area protection, related from personal experience.

Early 60's through 70's. BSA. Minuteman Council. Camp Sachem, Antrim, N.H.; Nipmuc Campsite. Troop 539 "Ramblers", Stoneham, MA, in residence - (ALL before Boston Council's suck-up schmooze "merger" proposal ! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: )

One of the very first 'evolutions' to take place upon arrival in camp: to rig and raise a 36' dia., orange/white panelled cargo parachute over the central formation area. This evolution was a focal point during 539's two-week stay in camp; raising the canopy over camp involved kids working on merit badges, kids who'd never been to camp before, junior leadership and patrol method personnel management skills. Everybody had a great time trying to figure out how, each and every year, to loft the thing. Never once did any older or more experienced scout give away a 'secret' or 'clue' as to how to or where to rig any guy or stay. Always a 'must do' - some kid's even haggled and negotiated over getting on the team to loft it. :D Further, it was a point of envy of other troops :devil:

Amazingly useful in providing a dry, yet open, protected area for cooking underneath, parking it on a log, relaxing and telling fishing lies :whoa:

It seems like a fair idea to submit to the group, to obtain a similar item from some surplus outlet and make it a central area for the BoneClave. :smokin: