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Post by Phillip Gross on April 1st 2014, 10:57 am

Woo Hoo!! I'm a spammer now!!!  Laughing Laughing Laughing 
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Post by Mark Jones on April 1st 2014, 10:22 pm

Well guys. I got kicked out of Rangers today. Yup I shot my mouth off tooo many times. Disfellowshiped.















April Fools. gotcha.

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Post by joecool on April 1st 2014, 11:24 pm

Mark Jones wrote:  gotcha

Yes, you did. My heart literally sank for a few seconds. Bad dog!

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on April 1st 2014, 11:28 pm

If they could they would Mark but you're too ornery to let the bus wheels keep you down...  Haha

Finally two days of warm weather. Went down Fin Feather Fur to help cmdr Donnie look over some pistols and a Ruger Bolt Action .22LR. I saw some cci .22 velocitors for $10 that run over 1400 fps in 50 rnd boxes. Only other .22 ammo was cb shorts. 

Lift me up in prayer tomorrow I have an interview at work for Meats Dept Mgr. i may land Meats or Frozen Dairy if my current supervisor slides over to Meats. I know he is applying for it. I will likely get "saddled" with frozen dairy but its .90cents and oppty to shine. Next level is Zone Merchandise Supervisor over Fresh areas which is $2.40 raise above my .90cents  unless I do well in Frozen Dairy I apply for salary Asst Mgr program.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on April 1st 2014, 11:32 pm

Phillip Gross wrote:Woo Hoo!! I'm a spammer now!!!  Laughing Laughing Laughing 

I knew it all this time...I've been watching you!

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Post by Mark Jones on April 2nd 2014, 9:00 am

Hey all you anti GPS nerds. I love it. I use it every day day in and day out. I can go anywhere anytime night or day and end up somewhere...GRIN!

Not perfect but it's right most of the time now. I use it at work and its nice from a service standpoint. Key it in and drive to your next job. It's web based so there is no maps to update. It's online all the time with fresh maps.

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Post by Phillip Gross on April 2nd 2014, 12:03 pm

I don't have any problem with people using GPS, and have even used it myself at times, but I prefer to look at a map, whether paper or electronic and then go. I find that it's in my mind better that way instead of having a voice tell me every turn. I could definitely see using it in a situation where you need to go to many different places and don't care to commit the directions to memory.
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Post by Claymore on April 2nd 2014, 12:57 pm

I LOVE GPS.

But...   You should always have a back-up.  

I was on a 3-hour light-aircraft flight, and I got a "low battery" warning on my GPS, knew that it wouldn't last for the duration of the flight, and I was going into a very small airport in a valley in hilly country.

I had no VOR Receiver, and it's difficult to read a map on a kneeboard in an open cockpit with bi-focal glasses.

I did have 2 compasses in the A/C, but you can get several degrees off-course because of "drift", unless you're able to correct & adjust.

So....

I made sure that the aircraft was aligned along the correct route, checked a terrain feature (hill or tower) on the horizon, shut off the GPS, and flew toward that terrain feature.  

When I got to that feature, I turned on the GPS, lined up with another waypoint, and repeated the process.  The last waypoint was a cell tower that was about 2 miles to the north of my airfield.  Just bear to the left of the tower by a couple of degrees, and it put me in the landing pattern for the airport.

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Post by joecool on April 2nd 2014, 3:33 pm

Claymore wrote:So....I flew toward that terrain feature.

agreed Old school works every time. When hiking with map and compass, you find a distant object in line with your direction of travel. Put the map and compass away, and start walking. Eyes up and aware of surroundings.

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Post by Mark Jones on April 2nd 2014, 3:59 pm

Yup. I had fun one time with the group that we were out day hiking with...it was getting close to being dark and it was time to head back. I said...rat's my gps batteries are going out anyone have a pair of AA batteries... as they looked around none had... we were off trail so there was no trail to be found as we were bush whacking.. I asked does anyone know where the trail is? After a few anxious moments I pulled out 2 spair batteries and said just before I put them in..the trails up there 500 feet... you need to always know where your at and how to get out of it when something breaks...GRIN!

I take a compass heading often and will tell the guys the heading there and the heading back if we loose the gps.


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Post by Claymore on April 2nd 2014, 4:21 pm

Mark Jones wrote: tell the guys the heading there and the heading back


Mark Jones

Excellent Point!!

At Military Ranger Training, the Instructor would sometimes tell the 2 senior leaders (leadership rotated, so that everyone got the experience), "You're both dead". He would then turn to the #3 man and say, "You're in charge. What are you going to do?"

We were not allowed to make ANY markings on our maps, and all grid coordinates had to be memorized (so that the Mission wouldn't be compromised, if the "bad guys" found a body & a map).

So EVERYONE hand to know where they were, the direction they were going, and what their destination was.

It's excellent training, and keeps the Patrol Members from just walking through the wooks, looking at the back of the head of the guy in front of them.

Old Eskimo saying, "If you don't become the Lead Sled Dog, then the View Never Changes".

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Post by joecool on April 2nd 2014, 4:47 pm

Claymore wrote: Old Eskimo saying, "If you don't become the Lead Sled Dog, then the View Never Changes".

Same thing with being the right side man in a marching formation. Even with "eye's right", you're still staring at the guy in front of you.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on April 2nd 2014, 5:30 pm

With a 16+ hr trip to Eagle Rock I covered all my bases.  For me taking boys that far was a leap of faith.

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Post by ccm2361 on April 2nd 2014, 10:55 pm

Was driving a route in Detroit today. drove through some SCARY neighborhoods....heavy on the hood  affraid 

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on April 2nd 2014, 11:31 pm

Flat brimm Royal Rangers cap with obama logo on it cocked to side you'll be in tight...

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Post by Claymore on April 3rd 2014, 12:21 am

ccm2361 wrote:Was driving a route in Detroit today. drove through some SCARY neighborhoods....heavy on the hood   affraid 

Dem Canadians you used to drive to don't seem so scary, now. Ay?

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Post by ccm2361 on April 5th 2014, 4:49 pm

Canada seems like such a paradise now  Laughing 

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Post by Claymore on April 5th 2014, 7:36 pm

The last partner that I had in the Drug Task Force was a little 26-year-old French-Catholic female ATF Agent.  I was a 54-year-old German-Pentecostal male NRA Life Member.  We were a real "Mutt & Jeff" Team, but got along great.

So, we were driving through the Inner-City of Milwaukee, going through alleys, where (twice per year) the City Sanitation Crews come with Bobcats to clean up the garbage, because some of the residents still dump their garbage, even if they don't have cans in the alley.

So my Partner said, "Oh, Milwaukee is such a nice city.  It's so neat and clean."

At first, I thought that she was joking.

Then I saw that she wasn't, and I said, "Where the Heck are you from?"

She said, "Detroit".

(OK.  Enough said!)

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on April 5th 2014, 8:27 pm

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Post by Phillip Gross on April 6th 2014, 9:23 pm

Had our first outpost meeting of the quarter this evening. It went pretty well with my AR and ER flying through most all of the Lashing merit. We'll cover continuous lashing next week, recap the first four lashings, and then all they need to do is build one of the projects and they'll be done with another of the Trail of the Grizzly merits. 

We realized that we will only have 8 meetings this quarter because of one reason or another. I know Easter Sunday will be one we won't have an OP meeting. Not sure what the others are, but they're there... Laughing

Also excited because we'll do our advancements at the end of this quarter, so I'll be getting 4+ new AR's in June.
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Post by joecool on April 6th 2014, 10:42 pm

Each month we have a WOW (Wild On Wednesday) night. This year's focus is on superheroes, with a devotion, games, and vintage videos. I've asked the new guy if he would like to organize the one next month, featuring BibleMan. Working him in step by step.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on April 7th 2014, 1:31 am

Spent most of the morning and afternoon helping my father inlaw tear down our hunting stand. We were able to salvage the bolts, washers, and brackets. We're going to build another one to sit on a trailer lower and will be mobile.

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Post by Phillip Gross on April 7th 2014, 4:37 am

joecool wrote:Each month we have a WOW (Wild On Wednesday) night. This year's focus is on superheroes, with a devotion, games, and vintage videos. I've asked the new guy if he would like to organize the one next month, featuring BibleMan. Working him in step by step.
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Post by Mark Jones on April 7th 2014, 7:20 am

Our survival camp was a huge success. Will post pictures and a report. The boys were pumped last night at Rangers and we earned the Wilderness Survival Merit and 3/4 of the way through primitive traps.

More later.

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Post by joecool on April 7th 2014, 11:48 pm

I never watch the NBA, and rarely tune in to college hoops. But tonight's KY-UConn game was pretty good. If the former knew how to shoot free throws, they would have won.

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