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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Comic: Cold Pizza

The Medical Staff


If one takes a careful look at a first aid kit, ambulance, or any medical equipment, they'll see a snake wrapped around a staff.  Why is this? Well, let's go back to the Bible.  There's a lot of different theories, but the Bible is the only original written version.  The Israelites sinned, and so God sent snakes among them.  Then, God told Moses to hold up a snake on a pole, so that whoever looked at the pole would survive.  Pretty awesome eh?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Field Kit

I cleaned my room!! :-D

Amaranthine gave me the box A while ago.  

I used my knife to cut the top for a handle.
Right now it's actually empty cause I'm not camping. XD
A light, a highlighter, sunglasses, my knife, magnifying glass,

Fan, batteries mist spray thingy
Red LED flash thingy

Ussually I'd put more in it. :-)

I'll take pics later when I take it camping.

Monday, August 22, 2011


A few weeks ago, most of you know, I fell and smashed up my toe. :-( And IT HURT!!! :'( :,'(  Fortunately there was no permanent damage and no major... hurts.  Anyways, this was in the middle of a dinner party, and the kids were goofing around upstairs.  So. I tried to bandage it, but if you look at your toe, you can see that the skin meets the nail at a concave angle, so a bandage really didn't do much.   I got some tissue, but I needed a rubber band to hold it in place.  My room is directly adjacent to my sister's, and so I called to her and asked to go downstairs and grab me a rubberband. 
"What's it for?"
"My toe. I need something to hold some tissue in place."
"OWWWW that looks like it hurts"
"Can you get me a rubber band?"
"I'm not going to let you rubberband up your toe!"

Then, she went on a parade around the house.  Then, she went to the garage, opened the car door, and pulled out our "12 by 7" emergency first aid kit.  HAY EVEWYONE!! JRO HAS A HOWT TOE!!!!!!!!  She stomped upstairs with her friend, and then busted into my room about after I finished applying oil.  At the time, however, my room was equipped with two first aid kits, tape, a knife, Ten Essentials, the Outdoor Essentials, and My Awesome Field Kit.  So, naturally, I needed a rubberband. (Morphy's other law)  And, the thing I needed least was lots of attention, noise, and a 2 pound bag of crud.

OK! (unzipps massive red mesh suitcase) Let's see! Do you need an eye patch!? Do you want a tourniquet?
her: You dont need one. :DDD
me: Yes I do. DD:<
her: Here. use this.  (Pulls out XXL bandage)
me: I already used one. It didn't work! DD:
her: Here a small band aid! :DD
her. O-K!!! :DD
her: Let's see!!! Where is the end on this roll??? :DDDD
her friend: HeHEHEHEHEHEH (All along)
me: THANKS. :-|
me: I need a Popsicle stick.  
her: WY???
me: I'm gonna splint the toe to keep it from moving while I sleep.
her: NO. :-((
her: Goodbye.
her friend: Knock Knock.

The mood was that light. :-( I mean, hello? I might have a broken bone???? I'm bleeding from a possible fracture? I asked for a 3 second task and I got 5 minutes of incompetence.  She made such a big fuss that the downstairs conversation almost stopped, and my dad came up to see what was going on.  Any why didn't she let me use a popsicle stick?  I used a Marble Thing rail and some loose rope for a splint.  So.  All turned out fine, but it was almost an insult to injury. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rant: Fear not! For God is with you!

  Stock Photography: Man and woman sitting in sinking canoe side…

Fear not.  Easier said then done. But when you're afraid, then think.  Is your fear logical?  Is a watermelon really a timebomb?  :-P Nevermind.   But nonetheless,  Think.  Accidents rarely kill.  So what if your canoe sinks?  In fact,  on Friday, a 10 man WAR CANOE sank offshore.  The unhappy crew towed it back to land.  After they got it back, they started rolling with laughter.  But.  Humans are incredibly tough to kill.  So what if you fall into the water? Sure.  It's dark.  It's wet.  Of course. But the worst you can get is usually a broken leg.  It's funny.   You can break your arm by falling off the monkey bars, or on a mountain climbing exercise.  Accidents will happen no matter what.  So you may as well take em on!

Think:  I WILL BE FINE.  That can get you through being lost, extreme pain, ETC.  Romans 8:28 says:  "And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him."

Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

I mean, how could you die from a capsized canoe?  You're wearing a life vest.
So be brave. Be strong.


Rage: Jack B: Things I hate about people

So.  There's this kid named Jack in our troop.  Nobody likes him.  I couldn't understand why, at first.  Visually, he'd been in the troop for years and still didn't have a patrol patch.  However, I started losing friendly connection at Emerald Bay.

Monday, August 15, 2011



Wubz has earned the rank of TENDERFOOT.  First stone on the climb to eagle.
Be sure to leave an encouraging comment! :-)

News: Scouts: FAIL Scout

 "Heartwarming" Story.    So.  This scout gets lost and builds a shelter to survive.  Smart guy, right? Well, read the story again.

BTW I love these reporters who can't tell that branches and wood are the same thing. :P
"He built a shelter made of tree branches and wood to get through a cold night and he also covered himself in dirt to stay warm."
He had no buddy.  Bam.  The whole reason he got lost.

Anyways, first, HE DID NOT HAVE THE TEN ESSENTIALS!!!  He would not have lasted another day.  He had no: Water, food/snack,  no extra clothing.

He broke all the rules of Wilderness Survival.  When lost, you should STAY PUT.  Searchers will search systematically, so if you're moving, chances are that you could go in circles for days. Also, walking takes ENERGY.  No food, no water, no more energy.  10 mile hike? Not happening twice.

True, he did build a shelter.  That is good.

Bottom line, stay put. Stay calm.  NEVER WALK OUT BY YOURSELF.  Always bring a backpack with water and gear.  Real troops wear backpacks.
Ask your brother to get the Wilderness Survival Pamphlet from the troop library.  Great book.


Scouts: Merit Badges!!!

Yay!!! I have my new merit badges from camp!! :-)

The badges are very special to any scout because each badge is an experience.
For Fishing. I went fishing in a 20 by 10 pool and didn't catch anything.  Wilderness Survival.  I slept out in a improvised shelter with a wild fox roaming.
Anyways, This is just an update mostly. :-)

  I have the Citizenship in The World, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the Community, Fingerprinting, Canoeing, First Aid, Swimming, Lifesaving, Wilderness Survival, Communications, Small Boat Sailing, and Fishing.

Yea. :-)

Saturday, August 13, 2011


HI GUYS! Just got back from camp. :-)

IT WAS AWSOME. I don't have much time, so I'll write a full summary later. :-)

I went shotgun shooting!!! :-) and rifle shooting. Lots of fun and "all that other good stuff."
  I took  Wilderness Survival,  Communications, and Sailing.

 Yea.. More later. :-)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Please Pray

Hey ya'll. Scout summer camp is later today. 1 week. 1 island. 1 awesome adventure.
However, this "awesome adventure" started the previous day.  As I was alking to the bathroom, I fell and heard a pop.  Damage assessment: Toe hurts, toe hurt, toe hurt. :-(

It was dark, but I felt the bleeding.  I hobbled downstairs and washed and bandaged the wounded toe.  However, the wound was concave and a bandage didn't help. Anyways, please keep me and my toe in your prayers as we're going to camp soon. See ya in a week! :-)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


STOP! Please leave a comment on this before scrolling down. :-) 

Scouts: Patrol flag

 Unfortunately, for summer camp, since we're on a boat, we need to make our own patrol flags.  Even worse was that I was in the DOC. The Disciples of Chuck Norris.  Not the Snake patrol.  Not the Owl patrol. Oh no.
I'm not much of a drawing person, but anyways... WAHHHH!H!H!H! :'( :'(
I sent out an email asking everyone to try and make one, but I doubt anyone will comply. :-( So... wish me luck. :-)
P.S that's supposed to be chuck norris. D':

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Summa camp!

I'm going to summer camp this coming week! I have to draw a patrol flag on a shirt. :-( You see, it's on an island.  So we're going to have to bring our flag,and then make the pole out of sticks we find. :-) Update later. :-)