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Dwight Dutton
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« Reply #800 on: January 22, 2018, 06:20:18 PM »



"I am the best Martian botanist in my office.."
Mark Watney?
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Nick
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« Reply #801 on: January 22, 2018, 07:39:43 PM »



"I am the best Martian botanist in my office.."
Mark Watney?
Very nice.


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Nicholas McLarty, Lt Col, CAP
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« Reply #802 on: March 12, 2018, 01:46:03 PM »

Vintage USPS!

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« Reply #803 on: April 19, 2018, 10:42:58 PM »



#GLE18  https://sites.google.com/a/ilwg.cap.gov/spring-encampment/activities
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« Reply #804 on: May 07, 2018, 08:01:23 PM »



#GLE18  https://sites.google.com/a/ilwg.cap.gov/spring-encampment/activities

One more in the can...



That's #15 for me, 9 as CC.
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« Reply #805 on: June 29, 2018, 11:22:17 AM »

Saw a CAP plane flying over Mackinac Island on Monday, right around 5-:530pm ish.  Couldn't catch the tail, but was traveling roughly SE.
Wasn't able to catch a photo.

Made me wonder about the challenges specific to MIWG flying over all that water on a regular basis.

It's also the first time I realized where Drummond Island actually was (duh):
http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=20657.msg378880#msg378880
http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=14179.msg283547#msg283547 (sadly all 404).

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etodd
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« Reply #806 on: June 29, 2018, 12:22:18 PM »



Made me wonder about the challenges specific to MIWG flying over all that water on a regular basis.


Does CAP still offer the CAP Over-Water Survival Classroom-based Course?

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/.../Extended_Overwater_Reqs_26DFF2369D181.pdf
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CAP9907
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« Reply #807 on: June 29, 2018, 03:35:24 PM »



Made me wonder about the challenges specific to MIWG flying over all that water on a regular basis.


Does CAP still offer the CAP Over-Water Survival Classroom-based Course?

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/.../Extended_Overwater_Reqs_26DFF2369D181.pdf

I think it varies by Wing, some can do it in-house and some use a contractor. I believe RI, NJ and CT requires WS cert to fly some of their overwater missions.. maybe someone there can sound off..
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« Reply #808 on: July 03, 2018, 06:40:29 AM »

Saw a CAP plane flying over Mackinac Island on Monday, right around 5-:530pm ish.  Couldn't catch the tail, but was traveling roughly SE.
Wasn't able to catch a photo.

Made me wonder about the challenges specific to MIWG flying over all that water on a regular basis.

It's also the first time I realized where Drummond Island actually was (duh):
http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=20657.msg378880#msg378880
http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=14179.msg283547#msg283547 (sadly all 404).


Last time I was at a Michigan encampment (2005), General Phelka and I took a night flight from Alpena to Mackinac Island Airport. 'Tis a magical place.


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Darin Ninness, Lt Col, CAP
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« Reply #809 on: July 03, 2018, 07:05:04 AM »



It's also the first time I realized where Drummond Island actually was (duh)

It is important to know that just to get to DeTour (where you get the ferry to DI) it's another hour+ from Mackinaw City.

It was hammered into our heads repeatedly that just to get to a hospital was an hour plus a ferry ride, minimum. At one point we were something like 8 miles (that can't be right, I don't think the island is that wide) from the nearest road, so an injured cadet would have to be carried out first... Focus, people. Focus.




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« Reply #810 on: August 14, 2018, 01:06:38 PM »

About to have a Mountain House meal with a manufactured date of June 2014.

https://www.mountainhouse.com/m/taste.html

"The Mountain House Taste Guarantee was created to let you know that we stand behind our shelf-life promise.
We guarantee your Mountain House meal, in our pouches or cans, will still taste good in 30 years!"




See you on the other side...

Edit: ~an hour later
Not too shabby - don't know about "30 years", but 4ish didn't seem to harm it at all.



I had an MRE over the weekend at a Sarex of about the same vintage that was fine, but not
nearly as tasty (though it did include cinnamon pop tarts, so that's a win!).
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PHall
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« Reply #811 on: August 14, 2018, 03:21:43 PM »

Try 20+ year old MRE's sometime if you feel like being a gambler. >:D
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etodd
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« Reply #812 on: August 14, 2018, 04:02:55 PM »

Try 20+ year old MRE's sometime if you feel like being a gambler. >:D

I'll take having a variety of energy bars. Could live for months off them if necessary. No preparation required. Much cheaper than MREs. No need to keep them for years. Snack on the oldest every now and then and replenish.
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LSThiker
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« Reply #813 on: August 14, 2018, 04:24:04 PM »

Not too shabby - don't know about "30 years", but 4ish didn't seem to harm it at all.

The oldest one I had was about 8 to 9 years old that fell in the back of a closet.  It was not too bad.
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Eclipse
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« Reply #814 on: August 14, 2018, 04:24:39 PM »

Try 20+ year old MRE's sometime if you feel like being a gambler. >:D

I'll take having a variety of energy bars. Could live for months off them if necessary. No preparation required. Much cheaper than MREs. No need to keep them for years. Snack on the oldest every now and then and replenish.

Not if you like pooping...and snacks if what they are intended for, not a meal,
this is something that cadets do all the time - show up with a bag of granola from
Walmart and a bottle of water and call that "field rations".
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« Reply #815 on: August 14, 2018, 04:26:51 PM »

Not too shabby - don't know about "30 years", but 4ish didn't seem to harm it at all.

The oldest one I had was about 8 to 9 years old that fell in the back of a closet.  It was not too bad.

Usually just the chocolate on candy goes funky, but it's still OK to eat.  MREs are supposedly 10 year shelf life
when frozen, but much less when not stored properly (i.e. hot trunks, garages, etc.).
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etodd
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« Reply #816 on: August 14, 2018, 06:16:53 PM »

Try 20+ year old MRE's sometime if you feel like being a gambler. >:D

I'll take having a variety of energy bars. Could live for months off them if necessary. No preparation required. Much cheaper than MREs. No need to keep them for years. Snack on the oldest every now and then and replenish.

Not if you like pooping...and snacks if what they are intended for, not a meal,
this is something that cadets do all the time - show up with a bag of granola from
Walmart and a bottle of water and call that "field rations".

Whats the longest time a CAP Cadet has ever had to live off whats in their backpack? Point is that at most, if one got lost, they'd be found before they got through the first few bars. LOL
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« Reply #817 on: August 14, 2018, 06:30:45 PM »

https://youtu.be/Mvu6OW8CJSQ

Little video of me working last weekend.
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Darin Ninness, Lt Col, CAP
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« Reply #818 on: August 14, 2018, 06:32:36 PM »


Whats the longest time a CAP Cadet has ever had to live off whats in their backpack? Point is that at most, if one got lost, they'd be found before they got through the first few bars. LOL

I've gone about 4 days with what was on my back as a cadet. 

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« Reply #819 on: August 14, 2018, 07:32:27 PM »

Whats the longest time a CAP Cadet has ever had to live off whats in their backpack? Point is that at most, if one got lost, they'd be found before they got through the first few bars. LOL

I think NESA is out for more then a day on their overnights, and they are supposed to train like they fight.
You might squeak by with a few-hours at a SAREX working comms with just some granola, but
humping it in the woods is going to burn that up quick, and by day breakfast day two you'll be feeling it.
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