counted 178 “flip flop sounds”, which if they represent 2 feet per step, makes the linear distance no less than 350’, not counting the twists, turns and scaling of poles. On what appeared to be at best, 16ga wire, I am surprised that one tent pitched on top of the wire didn’t end up on fire!
but, but, but counselor! I needed a way to power my iPod, radio, alarm clock, espresso maker, air conditioner, plasma TV, DVD player, laptop computer, cable modem, router, blender, refridgerator, electric grill, bug zapper, fan, and those 19 lights I brought with the 500 watt halogen bulbs. Its not my fault the forest isn't wired for electricity!
That probably would have been me in the "wild" when I was younger
Re: A Cord at Camp#111669 01/24/0706:42 PM01/24/0706:42 PM
I remember 25 years ago at scout camp, a couple of the guys in my troop brought a clock-radio, and a desk lamp for their tent.. they brought 50 or 100 feet of cable, but the latrine was a bit too far away..
being the resourceful scouts they were, they plugged the clock-radio and lamp into a convenient tennis shoe.
Re: A Cord at Camp#111671 01/24/0711:12 PM01/24/0711:12 PM
This kinda reminds me of a camp-like experience I get once a year. Every year a group of people from my church travels to some under privledged area to do home repair. The last 2 years I have gone, it has been 350-400 guys all sleeping on the floor of some high school gym. The one we were in in 2006 had 2 outlets, each on a 15 amp breaker. I brought with a couple road cases of stage cabling I use with my sound company and was able to take care of this in a safe manner. (i'll try to find some pictures). The challenge is keeping the women happy when they realize that they cannot plug 6 hairdryers (each drawing 1800 watts) into a 6 outlet power strip.
Re: A Cord at Camp#111672 01/24/0711:55 PM01/24/0711:55 PM