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Post by Mark Jones on January 11th 2014, 7:58 am

I posted this on or Missouri lists. I did have a leader and 2 boys drive down 11 hours to camp over night in the bat cave with us... you guys are welcome as well.

Woo whoo Rangers! The Big Bat Cave Campout is scheduled for
Jan 31st, Feb 1st, 2014.

First 50 folks that email and reserve a site in the cave will get first pick for the inner warm chambers.
We can camp more out by the entrance but it's COLD OUT THERE! That is where I sleep but I am geared for it. Most are not.

Please let me know if you plan on attending and the approx. number. The cave has limited resources so we need a approx. head count.

A group will be going down early on Friday to cut wood and rappel and setup some stuff. I hope you can come down early and help.

Blessings.

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p.s. Here is the info on the event. http://readyrangers.tzo.com/2014batcaveperm.pdf
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Post by joecool on January 11th 2014, 10:52 am

Mark Jones wrote:  The cave has limited resources

Check out "101 Uses For Guano" by Bruce Wayne, available at Amazon.com and bookstores.

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Post by Mark Jones on January 13th 2014, 5:17 pm

Guano is illegal to mine in our state. We just camp in it. GRIN. ?There are piles of it...
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Post by Mark Jones on January 15th 2014, 7:14 am

Wow. In less than 3 days we had 50 confirmed signed up for the Batcave. What a deal!

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on January 15th 2014, 11:04 pm

Is Robin coming...

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Post by Mark Jones on January 16th 2014, 7:33 am

Not this time..but the Joker is apparently here! HA..got you on that one!

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Post by Mark Jones on January 16th 2014, 5:15 pm

I wished some of you sissy's would come camp with me. A little Duck Dynasty living would do you boys some good. (even a couple of gals on this bat cave campout. A good 50 to 65..there are always those guys that just show up.

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Post by joecool on January 16th 2014, 5:32 pm

Sleeping with bears and mountain lions are one thing. But bats? Sucking the life out of you? I just got back from donating a pint at the Red Cross. At least they smile while it drips out of you.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on January 17th 2014, 12:18 am

Hey, I'd be there but 16 hrs each way ain't happening.

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Post by Mark Jones on January 17th 2014, 11:36 am

That is so funny. I hear that more often than anything else. GRIN! (The bats are fruit bats. They eat bugs and they are hibernating so a sleeping bat really poses no threat..except in your nitemares)..GRIN!

Next one I hear ... I ain't sleeping in no bat guano. GRIN!. Your kissing your wife with bat guano on her eyebrows.. GRIN! They pretty much roost in the same spot so there are piles of bat poop..but I don't sleep on that part. EVen though its nice and spongie and better than rocks... I use my backpacking cot...luxary lite.

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joecool wrote:Sleeping with bears and mountain lions are one thing. But bats? Sucking the life out of you? I just got back from donating a pint at the Red Cross. At least they smile while it drips out of you.
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Post by Mark Jones on January 17th 2014, 11:37 am

Come on Dan. I can pick you up at the air port.

I would if any of you guys wanted to come.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on January 18th 2014, 1:34 am

If I survive the probings of our TSA...  

I'll transfer my PDW to you since Missouri grants every State reciprocity...  Wink

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Post by Mark Jones on January 20th 2014, 5:22 pm

2 weeks out and I have 65 booked. Them thar nuts don't even know what there about to get themselves in for... ever been dive bombed by a bat flapping at 60 mph. It's a site to behold. GRIN! Big foot siteing about a mile from the cave. Rumor has it he likes caves. GRIN! or Were expecting a earthquake but I am sure we will be ok in this cave but stay away from that one part that fell in a few years back....

That ought to keep them up wondering a few nights. GRIN! I generally only lay it on thick about 3 miles out from the cave. They get quiet for a few minutes...

I like to send the first guys in and tell them to come back and tell me if they find anything or at least just scream like a girl so I can hear you and warn others.

GRIN!

In the real world. Nice cool basement with personality and a few critters that sleep through it all.

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Post by Mark Jones on February 2nd 2014, 3:11 pm

We had a record turnout. 82 souls in the cave!


Pictures and report at this link.

http://readyrangers.tzo.com/2014batcave/2014batcave.htm


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Post by joecool on February 2nd 2014, 4:04 pm

Looked a little rough. Mr. Wayne didn't loan you his butler?

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Post by Mark Jones on February 3rd 2014, 6:13 pm

I only saw one bat this year. He was hanging above me off to the left about 30" away. Nice little guy.

It was great fun. Even had some National Staff there this year. It's a hooten toooten good time.

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