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This is the fake campfire that started it all – so realistic that the fire department has even been called in while using it! Engage your audience with multiple senses – sight, sound, and smell. Free instructions.
As a scoutmaster, I never let the boys in my troop bring any kind of electronics with them on a campout. The idea was to get out and enjoy and learn about the outdoors, not play video games or electronic chat with friends who weren’t out camping with them. so when I was asked to review a video projector that could be used for “camping” I thought, “Really?” I’ll be honest, I still don’t think watching videos has a place on a campout. And the Pravette C7 projector I was given to test doesn’t really lend itself to camping as I know it. This projector is small and lightweight, and works best in total darkness, which is probably why the manufacturer says it is good for camping. But, it requires electricity to run it (there is no battery), which means you are in an RV lot at best. That said, there are some good reasons to consider getting one of these, even for outdoor use, such as in your backyard. Let me explain. Video can be a great learning tool. There are portions of leadership training that use videos to show situations. A couple of times a year, our troop ...
I was unsure about this bag when I first got it, as it seemed both small and thin. But after I took it out and let it “breathe”, it actually has a decent amount of loft. I’m pretty big at 6’1″, but this bag is perfect for a child or small adult wanting to go camping or backpacking. The actual size is 87×31.5 inches. It is rated to 35 degrees, making it a good choice for summer trips – it could also be used to double up with another bag during other seasons. It is very lightweight (3.1 pounds) and stores in a small stuffsack, which can be made even smaller by using the compression straps built into the stuffsack. In fact, that is one of the great features and why it works so well for a backpacking bag. I prefer a rectangular foot, which this has. You don’t have to worry about your feet being constricted or getting tangled up at the bottom of the bag, as it is plenty roomy. It also has a unique plastic zipper so you don’t have to worry about breaking the zipper pull. It comes with a sleep mask, but quite honestly, ...