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Prepper Events and Meetings / Re: Winter Camp Out Event
« Last post by beorn on February 07, 2017, 06:19:17 AM »
Are you wanting more people to attend? Would you like this announced through meetup?

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Prepper Events and Meetings / Winter Camp Out Event - Postponed
« Last post by Rob McKevitt on February 05, 2017, 02:26:46 PM »
We will meet at Boca Reservoir on March 4th & 5th, 2017 to practice with our cold weather gear and develop our skills with an overnight camp out event. For this event we will work on our fire making skills, knot tying, emergency tarp shelters, open fire cooking and compass and navigation skills with a short day-time hike, utilizing two-way radios. We will begin our training schedule at 10:00 AM on Saturday and conclude by 2:00 PM on Sunday. It is expected that we will be in a snow covered environment so warm and water resistant clothing will be a must. Depending on the road conditions two-wheel drive vehicles may find it difficult to gain access to the camp site and it may be necessary to ferry people to the location. We will camp at Boca Reservoir at the group camp site off of West Hinton Road. The trail will be marked with orange tape to help you navigate to the campsite. In the advent that conditions are not safe, an alternate location may have to be used that allows safe travel to another site. Stay tuned to this meeting maker in case of a location change. The intention of this training is to provide a safe environment to practice cold weather skills without the aid of electric power, running water or improved facilities and amenities in the advent that you find yourself having to "rough it" for a period of time in a difficult environment. It is encouraged that you attempt to work from your emergency bag as much as you can.


Things to bring:
Cold weather gear (clothing, sleeping bags, ground mat, tent)
Emergency shelter tarp, stakes and rope
Your compass
Open fire cooking gear (cast iron or camp mess kit, utensils, cup, emergency cook stove)
Fire kit
Personal 2-way radios
Personal sanitation (portable toilet of some type, privacy shelter)
Water
Your emergency bag (bug out bag, get-home bag, 72-hour kit, etc.)
Current first aid kit


Questions can be directed to Rob McKevitt
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Since my job has now stabilized, FINALLY, I SHOULD be able to do this.


Joe
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Sure hope you can make it, WolfBrother. It would be great to put a face to the text.

One thing, for everyone to consider, this is off Highway 50. Be sure and fuel up, even if you just top off, before you leave Fallon, or if you come from the other direction, fuel up just before you hit the desolate stretch. There is absolutely no fuel along that route for miles. And the one place I found on my recent trip to the park was a pain to get fuel from, and the fuel was not the best. I plan to carry extra fuel in containers, but if you cannot do that, Fill 'er up!

Just my opinion.
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OK - same 3 days/two nights - yes?

Reserve a campsite for me - let me know how much and who to send the money to.

If I can do it, I'll have a spot.  If I can't - the NNPG will have a paid for common area.

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WolfBrother, assuming I can make it, my tent is large enough to hold us both if you do not mind sharing. Can have everything thing else you would need, as well.

Just let me know.

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Wolfbrother not sure if this helps your decision but if you wanted to fly ive got some extra gear you could borrow
small tent,cot cooking gear etc i would just need to drop it of with someone in reno if I dont attend.
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To clarify
 - 2 hard days (10 - 12 hr each) from Austin, TX to Vegas, then one scenic 8 to 9 hour day to the campground.
 - the same going home.

If they had of had cabins then I could have gotten away with a skillet, a single burner stove, and a walmart sleeping bag after 5.5 hours flight from Austin to Reno.

sorry about the misunderstanding.


Google maps has me taking
95 from Las Vegas to Alt 95 @ Schurz
Schurz to just South of Silvedr Springs
Then Unknown NW to US-50
50 more or less West to 79
79 more or less West (from the layout looks to be very scenic) to 341 in Virginia City
341 NE (again looks scenic) to Reno and 431
431 to the campground

according to Google Maps - 26 hours - 1758 miles.

From Circus Circus address in Las Vegas - approx 7 1/2 hours - 453 miles
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Does the campground have cabins or such (like KOA has Kampin Kabins).
IF SO - 5.5 hours from Austin to Reno by air
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The shear time to get there and back may make this a NOGO.
I'm going to have to think long about this

Do reserve a spot though
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Google maps has me taking
95 from Las Vegas to Alt 95 @ Schurz
Schurz to just South of Silvedr Springs
Then Unknown NW to US-50
50 more or less West to 79
79 more or less West (from the layout looks to be very scenic) to 341 in Virginia City
341 NE (again looks scenic) to Reno and 431
431 to the campground

according to Google Maps - 26 hours - 1758 miles.

From Circus Circus address in Las Vegas - approx 7 1/2 hours - 453 miles
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Does the campground have cabins or such (like KOA has Kampin Kabins).
IF SO - 5.5 hours from Austin to Reno by air
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The shear time to get there and back may make this a NOGO.
I'm going to have to think long about this

Do reserve a spot though
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