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Camper Challenge! 10685

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,143
Camper Challenge!
« on: May 03, 2018, 08:44:02 PM »
I have never hosted a Challenge before, but seeing as we're getting into the prime camping and outdoors season (at least here in the northern hemisphere) I'd like to propose a Camper Challenge.  To the best of my knowledge, there's no badge dedicated to Vic's wonderful answer to being prepared for almost anything outdoors, I'd love to give this a go!  To give anyone interested a chance to get one if they don't already have one, I'm looking at a kickoff date of May 14 and a tentative end date of June 13th.  The rules are pretty relaxed, as I know that sometimes you just need a pair of scissors or a set of pliers.  Any interest?



Barry
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,802
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 08:50:57 PM »
I couldn't miss out on a Camper challenge!!!  :like:  :salute:

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
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Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 10:20:28 PM »
I wouldn't be able to resist a Camper challenge either!  :tu:
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Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 12:04:54 AM »
RIGHT ON!!! We're going camping, I'm in :like:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,143
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 12:11:46 AM »
Awesome!!  This will be a great time!!

Barry
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Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 12:25:52 AM »
This with the PS4 is listed among my best light carry combinations. Between the two, you have everything you need in such a small, light package. Alternatively the Farmer.

Good idea, Barry. I have a newer one in red nylon scales. Good choice for outdoors where a scissors is less handy than a knife and saw.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,143
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2018, 12:38:39 AM »
Thanks Thundah! :cheers: 

Barry
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Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 12:43:06 AM »
I have a Ranger with camping inlay, with a bit of creative photography i could sneak in, i wonder if i can last 30 days without getting rumbled  :D
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,143
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2018, 04:18:30 AM »
 :rofl: Borg, you could call it a Camper Plus!!

Barry
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Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2018, 01:06:31 PM »
I found my Camper, so I'm in too! :cheers: :cheers:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,143
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2018, 01:52:32 PM »
Outstanding Vicman! :tu:

Barry
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Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2018, 03:10:31 PM »
I just sharpened the blades, oiled the joints, and polished the scales on my Camper, so it is chomping at the bit to participate in the Camper Challenge.......as a matter of fact I am going to go ahead and start carrying it in preparation. :D :cheers: :cheers:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,802
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2018, 07:18:06 PM »
I'll be carrying el early 80's Camper w/ inlay.  I had replaced the back scale with a plus scale for a while... but have recently switched it back to the old solid scale..  mostly because the red on the back plus scale was a slightly different shade, not solid like the original, and it just seemed a bit off... to add an optiong I should probably get a new camper and put on some white or yellow plus scales... or translucent green...  :think:


“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,143
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2018, 10:15:32 PM »
I'm going to carry the one you sent me El C for most of the challenge.  I love that Camping inlay!  I really like this tool set.  A couple years back, my son Noah's Hiker saved the day for us when we were out on the Appalachian trail and had to build a fire.  Old Dad was woefully unprepared with only the mighty Minichamp in tow.  One of the few times I wasn't packing a Vic with a saw. 

Barry
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,802
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2018, 10:17:52 PM »
I'm going to carry the one you sent me El C for most of the challenge.  I love that Camping inlay!  I really like this tool set.  A couple years back, my son Noah's Hiker saved the day for us when we were out on the Appalachian trail and had to build a fire.  Old Dad was woefully unprepared with only the mighty Minichamp in tow.  One of the few times I wasn't packing a Vic with a saw.

And as I recall you went on a more recent trip with scouts armed with the Climber, putting el hook to use!  The Camper needs a hook!!!  :ahhh

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,143
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2018, 10:25:14 PM »
You are absolutely correct my friend on both counts!

Barry
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Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2018, 07:19:14 AM »
I don't have a Camper. I've got a Ranger but rather than go clandestine and call it a Camper Plus I'm going to sit this one out. Honestly Barry encouraging rule breaking in your own challenge  :rofl: I'm still enjoying EDC rotation too much after the PX Challenge.

Good luck everyone I shall enjoy being in the audience :popcorn:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,143
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2018, 07:25:38 AM »
 :cheers: Glad to have you along just the same Bill!  Hard to top the Ranger :tu:

Barry
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,341 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2018, 01:27:33 PM »
This challenge ought to be doable.  :salute:
I don't have a Camper, but I know this SAK very well.

My father didn't do a 30 day challenge with it, but rather a 30 year challenge  :D, he bought his Camper in '82 IIRC and it was his one and only SAK for all these years, until I gifted him a Climber in 2014.   :ahhh

good luck to you all! I'll follow your steps with this classic knife all the way till the end  :tu:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,143
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2018, 03:40:31 PM »
 :cheers: Peacent, what a neat story!  Glad to have you here, if only on the side line! :D

Barry
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,341 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2018, 04:13:31 PM »
:cheers: Peacent, what a neat story!  Glad to have you here, if only on the side line! :D

thanks,
it was the first SAK I ever saw as I was just a baby when he already had it  :ahhh

I'll ask him to pull it out when I see him and have a pic of it. It's the oldest SAK in all the family, I think, and it's been well cared for so still looked very well the last time I saw him use it  :salute:

My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,456
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2018, 05:42:15 PM »
This challenge ought to be doable.  :salute:
I don't have a Camper, but I know this SAK very well.

My father didn't do a 30 day challenge with it, but rather a 30 year challenge  :D, he bought his Camper in '82 IIRC and it was his one and only SAK for all these years, until I gifted him a Climber in 2014.   :ahhh

good luck to you all! I'll follow your steps with this classic knife all the way till the end  :tu:

Cool story about your dad and his Camper Peacent! :like: :tu: :tu:

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Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2018, 05:47:49 PM »
If you're relaxed about the rules Barry, I'd love to join with my Volks Messer which is based on a Camper and has Camping scales  :salute: Here's hoping.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,143
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2018, 02:04:38 AM »
 :tu: I don't see any problem with that Mags.  I've seen pics of it and it's close enough I think!  Be great to have you aboard my friend!

Barry
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Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2018, 06:20:05 PM »
:tu: I don't see any problem with that Mags.  I've seen pics of it and it's close enough I think!  Be great to have you aboard my friend!
Thanks Barry.  Glad to be on board  :salute:

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf

'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
Hero Member Posts: 811
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2018, 09:44:59 PM »
Ok i just got hold of a Camper although it's missing its small blade, but apart from that minor issue i'm all ready to go  :salute:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,148 I'm blue!
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2018, 09:46:39 PM »
 :tu: :rofl:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,143
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2018, 10:22:00 PM »
 :rofl: :tu:

Barry
No Life Club Posts: 1,380
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2018, 01:35:34 AM »
I'm going to carry the one you sent me El C for most of the challenge.  I love that Camping inlay!  I really like this tool set.  A couple years back, my son Noah's Hiker saved the day for us when we were out on the Appalachian trail and had to build a fire.  Old Dad was woefully unprepared with only the mighty Minichamp in tow.  One of the few times I wasn't packing a Vic with a saw.

And as I recall you went on a more recent trip with scouts armed with the Climber, putting el hook to use!  The Camper needs a hook!!!  :ahhh

Nein! I vote NO HOOK for the Camper, ha ha. Not a fan of the hook, myself. Which is another reason I like the saw SAKs. You hook folks already have all of the scissors SAKs.  Let us non hook folks have the saw SAKS por favor. Ha ha
No Life Club Posts: 1,380
Re: Camper Challenge!
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2018, 01:38:41 AM »
I will say, the red nylon scaled Camper is so lightweight, so durable compared to cellidor, and being a Vic, by default is so useful. Among my faves. I don't have a Farmer yet, but only a Farmer, with its shatter proof alox scales, would be better for me.

 

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