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Other Outdoor Gear / Re: Camp Chair
« Last post by wsdstan on Today at 04:44:24 PM »
I would really like to see it Tony.  I am going to build another one just for sitting around the campfire.  Don't know what it will be like yet.
Bushlore and Outdoor Skills / Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Last post by madmax on Today at 03:00:24 PM »
It isn't Christian to think this way but I do.  Child molesters should be prosecuted and sent to general population in prison.  And the people responsible for cover ups should go too.

Sad for the boy scouts.  All around.
Other Outdoor Gear / Re: Camp Chair
« Last post by madmax on Today at 02:53:12 PM »
Funny you posted that Stan.  I'm almost done with one for Rendezvous.  I'm making it to carry around to campfires in the evening and listen to music and stories.  People usually put out a few if they are a popular camp, but having your own homemade stuff is satisfying.  Kelly and I had 2 cloth ones for canoe trips and festivals.  They have grown too old and fragile to use anymore.

I'll post up pics of my version as soon as I finish it.
Bushlore and Outdoor Skills / Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Last post by wsdstan on Today at 02:45:54 PM »
I agree with you Moe, the only ones hurt by this are the children who won't have scouting as an option for recreational time.

The BSA goal is to file for Chapter 11 which will let them continue to operate.  I did not realize that their annual income was $260 plus million dollars from donations. 
Bushlore and Outdoor Skills / Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Last post by Moe M. on Today at 02:40:17 PM »
 Honestly Stan I had no idea that this issue was so wide spread or how long it had been going on,  evidently it's been a well kept secret, at least with the general public,  it's about the same as those associated with the Catholic church a couple of decades ago, actually many denominations were involved, but it's the Catholic church that got singled out for press.
 Actually the church (es) could have taken immediate action when the problem became a recognized issue way back when, but instead opted to protect the church instead of the children in choosing to sweep it under the rug by moving offenders rather than turn them in,  the Vatican and other church leaders deserved all the punishment they eventually received and more.
 The problem with the Scouts is that the children are the only real losers in the long run,  it'll probably be disbanded, I was a Scout, in the  the Explorer Scouts, and later a Scout leader and Council member in our district when my boys were in Scouting,  I never remember getting a complaint of abuse,  I am truly saddened.
Other Outdoor Gear / Re: Camp Chair
« Last post by wsdstan on Today at 01:35:55 PM »
It sure is.   :cheers:
Bushlore and Outdoor Skills / Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Last post by wsdstan on Today at 01:34:34 PM »
In 2017 they sure made major changes to try to shore up their shrinking membership numbers.  While outside influences will partly determine some of their problems the sexual abuse costs won't do much for them continuing to be a viable organization.  While they don't provided data on the cost of lawsuits and counseling for the victims the fact that exists not many parents are going to let their sons (and now daughters) be a part of an organization that has a history of sexual abuse of young people.
Other Outdoor Gear / Re: Camp Chair
« Last post by wolfy on Today at 01:15:42 PM »
We have a pair almost exactly like that. :thumbsup:   We see a lot of those things, or variations of them, at many of the rendezvous we've been to.......lots nicer than sittin' on a log or a rock! :P
Other Outdoor Gear / Camp Chair
« Last post by wsdstan on Today at 01:10:09 PM »
I didn't make these camp chairs to begin with but over the last twenty years that I have used them every piece has been replaced except a few of the seat slats and the two main uprights.

These chairs are handy for about any camping, fishing, or just sitting around in the backyard.  They are light, store in a small amount of space, and if you put shoulder straps on the uprights you can make a pack board out of them.

If you look on the internet you can find these with solid seats instead of slats, solid backs instead of fabric, made from two pieces of plywood, and a few other different styles.  One site had a seat adapted to be used as a pack frame with the seat being in a fixed position.  It is a versatile design and can be made from softwood, hardwood, aluminum, or pvc pipe. 

Mine are used primarily for hunting with my muzzleloading rifle during deer season and for any event where you sit around and watch something going on, like a parade.  If you use a cross stick rifle rest you can make it the right height to use while sitting in this chair and keeping a low profile.  This seat is made from oak hardwood and has a clear finish on it to help protect it from moisture.  The fabric is a medium weight canvas and merely screwed into the uprights after wrapping a 1/4" slat with fabric. 

The seat slides into the backrest for easy storage

Assembled ready to sit on

Looking down on the assembled chair

The seat back from the rear

Bushlore and Outdoor Skills / Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Last post by Moe M. on Today at 12:47:53 PM »
  Some things should be changed, other things should not be tampered with,  but one thing is for sure,  change always comes at price, sometimes that price is more than ones ability to pay.

  IMHO, the Boy Scouts worked great from it's inception to up until someone who had no business tampering with it decided to do so anyway.
  Again IMHO,  one of our natural fundamental rights is the right of association,  the Boy Scout movement was founded on certain principals, values, and personal responsibility, some of which were based on moral and religious foundation.
  Apparently there are folks that don't believe in those principals, values, and moral morays, nor believe that people have a right to associate with like minded people,  nature has never been all inclusive and probably never will,  humans are no different.
  Everyone should be free to believe what ever they want, but they don't have a right to force social change where it doesn't need to be changed,  liberalism exists to force change, even where it's not needed or called for,  it's been my life long belief that there's only one thing worse than a liberal, and that's a liberal with a cause to fight. 
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