Sixteen Steps to Building a Campfire...
1.Split dead limb into fragments and shave one fragment into
2.Bandage left thumb.
3.Chop other fragments into smaller fragments.
4.Bandage left foot.
structure of slivers (include those embedded in hand)
8.Repeat "a Scout is cheerful"and
9.Apply match to slivers, add wood fragments, and blow gently
into base of fire.
10.Apply burn ointment
11.When fire is burning, collect more wood.
12.Upon discovering that fire has gone out while out searching
more wood, soak wood from can labeled "kerosene."
13.Treat face and arms for second-degree burns.
can to read "gasoline."
15.When fire is burning well, add all remaining firewood.
16.When thunder storm has passed,
How to cross a river... One day three men were hiking along and came upon a
raging, violent river. They
needed to get to the other side, but had no idea of how
to do it. The first man prayed to God saying, "Please God, give
me the strength
to cross this river." Poof! God gave him big arms and strong legs and he was able
to swim across the
river in about two hours. Seeing this, the second man prayed
to God saying, "Please God, give me the strength and ability
to cross this river."
Poof! God gave him a rowboat and he was able to row across the river in about
three hours. The
third man had seen how this worked out for the other two, so he
also prayed to God saying, "Please God, give me the strength,
intelligence to cross this river." And Poof! God turned him into a woman. He
looked at the map, then walked
across the bridge.
Jackalopes are real ! I snapped a picture of this guy just outside of Kamloops B.C.
They move very fast
and go for the shins . They have NO known natural
predators except man .Just be thankful they don't travel in packs "The
Truth is out There"....waiting !
A vampire bat came flapping in from the night, face all covered in fresh blood,
and parked himself on
the roof of the cave to get some sleep. Pretty soon all the
other bats smelt the blood and began hassling him about where
he got it. He told
them to piss off and let him get some sleep, but they persisted until he finally gave
follow me", he said and flew out of the cave with hundreds of bats
behind him. Down through a valley they went, across
a river and into a huge
forest of trees. Finally he slowed down and all the other bats excitedly milled
tongues hanging out for blood. "Do you see that large oak tree over
there?" he asked. "YES, YES, YES!!!!" the bats all
screamed in a frenzy.
"Good!" said the first bat, "Because I sure as hell didn't"!!
Ever wonder why your beer goes empty so fast ?
Our scoutmaster told us all write our parents in case you saw the
flood on TV and worried.
We are OK. Only 1 of our tents and 2 sleeping
bags got washed away. Luckily, none of us drowned because we were
on the mountain looking for Chad when it happened.
Oh yes, please call Chad's mother and tell her he is OK. He can't write
because of the cast. I got to ride in one of the search & rescue jeeps. It
was neat. We never would have found
him in the dark if it hadn't been
lightning. Scoutmaster Webb got mad at Chad for going on a hike
alone without telling
anyone. Chad said he did tell him, but it was
during the fire so he probably didn't hear him.
Did you know that if
you put gas on a fire, the gas can will blow up?
The wet wood still didn't burn, but one of our tents did. Also some of
our clothes. John is going to look weird until his hair grows back.
We will be home Saturday if Scoutmaster Webb gets
the car fixed. It
wasn't his fault about the wreck. The brakes worked OK when we left.
Scoutmaster Webb said that
a car that old you have to expect
something to break down; that's probably why he can't get insurance
on it. We think
it's a neat car. He doesn't care if we get it dirty, and if
it's hot, sometimes he lets us ride on the tailgate. It gets
with 10 people in a car. He let us take turns riding in the trailer until
the highway patrolman stopped
and talked to us. Scoutmaster Webb
is a neat guy. Don't worry, he is a good driver. In fact, he is teaching
how to drive. But he only lets him drive on the mountain roads
where there isn't any traffic. All we ever see are logging
This morning all the guys were diving off the rocks and swimming out
in the lake. Scoutmaster Webb wouldn't
let me because I can't swim
and Chad was afraid he would sink because of his cast, so he let us
take the canoe across
the lake. It was great. Scoutmaster Webb isn't
crabby like some scoutmasters. He didn't even get mad about us not
Guess what? We've all passed our first aid merit badges. When Dave
dove in the lake and cut his arm,
we got to see how a tourniquet works.
Also Wade and I threw up. Scoutmaster Webb said it was probably
from the leftover chicken. He said they got sick that
way from the food in prison. I'm glad he got out of there and became
I have to go now. We are going into town to mail our letters and buy
bullets. Don't worry about
anything. We are fine.
PS... How long has it been since I had a tetanus shot?
Tim, the atheist, was walking through the woods one day, admiring all
that evolution had created. "What
majestic trees! What a powerful river!What
beautiful animals!" he said to himself.
As he was walking alongside
the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes
behind him. Turning to look, he saw a 8 foot grizzly bear beginning to
Tim ran as fast as he could down the path. He looked over his shoulder
and saw that the bear was rapidly
closing on him. Somehow, he ran even
faster,so scared that tears came to his eyes.
He looked again and the bear
was even closer. His heart poundingin his
chest, he tried to run faster yet. But alas, Tim tripped and fell to the
As he rolled over to pick himself up, the bear was right over him,
reaching for him with its left paw and raising
its right paw to strike him.
"OH MY GOD! ..."
The bear froze.
The forest was
Even the river stopped moving ...
As a brilliant light shone upon Tim, a thunderous voice came from
"You Deny My Existence For All These Years,
Teach Others That I Don't Exist;
And Even Credit
Creation To Some
Cosmic Accident. Do You Expect Me
To Help You Out Of This Predicament?
Am I To Count You As A
Difficult as it was, Tim the atheist looked directly into the light and
said,"It would be hypocritical
to ask to be a Christian after all these
years,but perhaps you could make the bear a Christian?"
said The Voice.
The light went out.
The river ran.
The sounds of the forest resumed.
.... and the bear
dropped down on his knees, brought both paws together,
bowed his head and spoke: "Lord, thank you for this food which
about to receive."...
Canadian Information Centre
The All-Time Dumbest questions asked by visitors to Banff Park in
Alberta. Yes, they're ALL TRUE, as heard by staff at the Parks
1 How do the elk know they're supposed to cross at the "Elk
2 At what elevation does an elk become a moose?
3 Tourist: "How do you pronounce 'Elk'?" Park Information Staff:
"Elk" Tourist: "Oh"
4 Are the bears with collars tame?
5 Is there anywhere I can see the bears pose?
6 Is it okay to keep an open packet of bacon on the picnic table, or
should I store it in my tent?
7 Where can I find Alpine Flamingos?
8 I saw an animal on the way to Banff today . Could you tell me what
9 Are there birds in Canada?
10 Did I miss the turnoff for Canada?
11 Where does Alberta end and Canada begin?
12 Do you have a map of the State of Jasper?
13 Is this the part of Canada that speaks French, or is that
14 If I go to British Columbia, do I have to go through Ontario?
15 Which is the way to the Columbia Ricefields?
16 How far is Banff from Canada?
17 What's the best way to see Canada in a day?
18 Do they search you at the B.C. border?
19 When we enter B.C. do we have to convert our money to British
20 Where can I buy a raccoon hat? ALL Canadians own one, don't they?
21 Are there phones in Banff?
22 So it's eight kilometres away...is that in miles?
23 We're on the decibel system you know.
24 Where can I get my husband really, REALLY, lost??
25 Is that two kilometres by foot or by car?
26 Where do you put the animals at night?
27 Don't you Canadians know anything?
28 Tourist: "How do you get your lakes so blue?" Park staff: "We
take the water out in the winter and paint the bottom". Tourist:
A hiker was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into
a beautiful princess." He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket.
The frog spoke up again and said, "If
you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful Princess, I will stay with you for one week."
The hiker took the frog out
of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into
a Princess, I'll stay with you and do anything you want."
Again the hiker took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back
into his pocket.
Finally the frog asked, "What is it? I've told you I'm a beautiful Princess, that I'll stay with you for
a week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?"
The hiker said, "Look, I'm a avid hiker and when I'm not hiking,
I'm fishing, so I don't have time for girlfriends, but a talking frog is really cool!"