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    Lines in the Pines for Kids (NJ)

    In the Wharton State Forest at Batsto, NJ on 11/4 from 10-3 they will be having



    All day event (2 Sessions) on educating the kids on the Pine Barren of NJ

    NO details yet, but i will post as i get the final schedule.

    They want a camping/hiking demonstration in the picnic area. i need a few to set up camp and answer questions about their gear. i will need a few tenters also. If you could do a little presentation it would be great, but we need to keep it simple. Topics like Safety, How to follow blazes, Map and Compass, Lightweight Stoves, Backpacking Gear, Weather considerations, Evolution of Tents to Hammocks

    That night we can all go to Buttonwood Camp that is 3 miles away by car. (Batona Trail 5.5 mi). you can car camp here and there is paddling in the Mulica River (remember its NOVEMBER)

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    KK

    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    This sounds like a great time. Keep me informed, if I have the time (and the money to get there, currently unemployed) I would be glad to help out.
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    I'm interested, but I'm the wrong person to talk about how to follow blazes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I'm interested, but I'm the wrong person to talk about how to follow blazes!
    OK LOL you can do hammock kamping or stoves.
    what ever you want to do will be great. it will be a very informal thing.

    ps you can paddle now, this is the parking lot for the Wading river today

    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I'm interested, but I'm the wrong person to talk about how to follow blazes!
    Omg especially in the pine barrens lol. Can't tell you how many times I accidentally walked down a fire road.

    And wow kk! That is crazy! Wading river they say? Hmmm idk if I would wade in that lol.
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    flooding is receding. didn't damage Batsto this time
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    Thumbs up Update !

    Update on the event.
    still need help and any ideas you may have on "Map and Reading" and "Safety" for children.
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    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    I've got a bridge I could set up if you don't already have one. I don't have formal training, but I have spent my whole life in the bush and wouldn't mind helping out if still needed.
    In regards to map reading, show them how to work a map and compass, then have them try to find a spot you picked out.
    Safety, just break it down into short subjects ie. knife safety, fire safety...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    I've got a bridge I could set up if you don't already have one. I don't have formal training, but I have spent my whole life in the bush and wouldn't mind helping out if still needed.
    In regards to map reading, show them how to work a map and compass, then have them try to find a spot you picked out.
    Safety, just break it down into short subjects ie. knife safety, fire safety...
    since it is for children we are keeping it simple and you probably know more then me . the fire dept. (Forest Fighting Div.) will be right next to us. we don't want to double the fire thing, but now we can do stoves. we can't do knives, but if an older child asks, you could show them your knife and explain safety.
    as for the bridge GREAT. i think there we be more Rangers, State Trooper and Firemen at our site. they can't wait to see the hammocks. even the K-9 division want to know how a dog sleeps in a hammock
    i'm going to need to put together some literature also. if anyone knows of stuff all ready to copy and give out.

    TY, KK
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    If you still need help let me know what I can do.

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