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First World Problems

Posted by  $  blarman 2 months ago to Culture
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I about fell off my chair reading this list. Everything revolved around having stuff that always worked and was always at your fingertips. All I could think of was "that's why Boy Scouts is necessary. Teach them some independence, some self-reliance, and to enjoy the simply things of life like sitting around a campfire telling stories."

What a bunch of self-entitled whiners. I can only imagine what stress levels they would have if there were a major emergency and all that technology was suddenly useless. I'm betting they'd be just as useless.
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  • Posted by mccannon01 2 months ago
    Yes, they need to experience tent & campfire living for at least 5 or 6 days in a row (or longer if you like) with no phone, no computer, no radio and no TV. Just good friends and/or family. My wife and I have done this many times and the little "life is good" hiatus from the tech world is quite rejuvenating. We're both techies and love the modern world, but bacon and eggs cooked in an iron skillet on a wood fire after a good nights sleep in a canvas tent really puts all the political ass**les that want to own us in the proper perspective. If they crash the world we have the comfort of knowing how to live without them.
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    • Posted by  $  1 month, 4 weeks ago
      Well said. I was a Scoutmaster for almost three years and rain or shine, hot or cold, we went camping every month. We had boys who learned quickly to prepare properly or they would be miserable. We had boys who learned how to deal with extreme cold (-10 F) in a cabin as well as extreme heat (100+ F).

      One of my favorite lines was always when they would ask for condiments:
      "Do we have any ketchup?"
      My response: "Did you bring it?"
      "Well, no."
      "Then we don't have it. If you want it next time, volunteer to bring it."

      I'll be darned but it was amazing that the next campout someone managed to bring ketchup.
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      • Posted by mccannon01 1 month, 4 weeks ago
        Love it! Especially the ketchup story. We apparently have much in common. I was an assistant scout master for two years and came to be known as "The Camping Guy" because I'd take the boys out on a camping trip once a month all year long. All weather, the same as you. Even spent a long weekend tent camping on a mountain in a January snow storm. The boys that made it through that had lifelong bragging rights and all had a great time! Heck, I suppose I gained some rights as did the other adults that were there. When the storm came up we discussed getting off the mountain and going home, but nobody wanted to leave. We did expect some "flurries" but not what we got. The rules and check lists for winter camping events were stringent and they paid off that time, for sure!

        How did I get that moniker? One Wednesday the troop held a spaghetti dinner fund raiser and I wasn't able to help out, but my wife and I stopped in with our son for a quick meal. One of the moms was cooking and I said to her I was sorry I couldn't help this event and she replied, "Oh no! Don't worry about it! You're the camping guy! You take my boys one weekend a month so me and my husband can get a break!". Never thought of it that way before, but there you have it and ever since then I was "The Camping Guy".
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        • Posted by  $  Dobrien 1 month, 4 weeks ago
          “The boys that made it through.” LOL I am sure that they all did?
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          • Posted by mccannon01 1 month, 4 weeks ago
            LOL, it took me a moment to grasp what you meant. You got me laughing here. Yes, the boys in the troop that went on the camp out got the rights and the boys in the troop that didn't go wished they did. LOL! Everybody lived, ha!
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            • Posted by  $  Dobrien 1 month, 4 weeks ago
              Figured as much LOL
              It is with pride when you challenge yourself and succeed. Great confidence builder for the youth.
              I still remember a thanksgiving weekend camp out as a scout .Very chilly in Minn that time of year.
              We had to do orienteering to find the live bound turkey hidden in the woods. They we made an oven in the side of a hill . We plucked , gutted and prepared The bird .We started it cooking and for the next several hours we earned merit badges for tying Knots and other skills mastered. I can still remember the smell and taste of the outdoor turkey meal.... it was one of a kind.
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              • Posted by mccannon01 1 month, 4 weeks ago
                OK, now I'm jealous of that one! Really wish I was there for the "hunt" and the cooking (I pride myself on campfire cooking). That turkey must have had memorable flavor.

                While at a Civil War reenactment event we spit roasted a turkey, but it was store bought. It turned out great, but I bet yours was better! Yummy!
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                • Posted by  $  Dobrien 1 month, 4 weeks ago
                  I was 9 and a Webelos. If I remember correctly I just followed along with the older scouts and did what I was told. Yet some thing must have stuck though as I am the cook in our house now.
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                  • Posted by mccannon01 1 month, 4 weeks ago
                    Excellent. My wife and I share cooking. Sometimes I cook and sometimes she does. Sometimes we both work together and have a good time at it. Hey, after more than 40 years we ought to be good at something together, LOL!
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                    • Posted by  $  Dobrien 1 month, 4 weeks ago
                      Forty years of life together for the BW (beautiful woman) and me on St Patrick’s day. We lived in sin for 4 mo.s .We celebrated with a green bath and macaroni and cheese dinner that night hah.
                      20 and 21 then ...time sure flies by when you are having fun.
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  • Posted by  $  CaptainKirk 1 month, 4 weeks ago
    OMG. The first 8/12 could be summarized as.

    THEIR FAILURE To PLAN or use their calendar properly.

    The good news... The our the other side of the upcoming civil war, and when they try to join the military to leach their MREs, they will be dealt with!
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 1 month, 4 weeks ago
    Poor babies think thy have it bad. Want some real stress?
    Live life at a time before anyone knew what to do about your toothache.
    Live life before medicine was invented.
    Live life at a time when you were no where near the top of the food chain.
    Live life at a time when barbarian hordes would attack.
    Live life at the time of the Black Death.
    Live life at a time when a failed harvest meant starvation
    Live life at a time when you could be whipped for not picking cotton fast enough.
    Live life at a time when you could be whipped or suffer a child enslaved due to a misfortune leaving you unable to pay the king's taxes.
    I could go on and on in this vein.
    Oops, for some reason me dino is inspired to write one more. Live a short life at a time when the local physician would bleed you to try and cure your blood loss. .
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    That's what they find stressful? What about not being able to get a job because of having to apply online, and employers wanting you to put your SSN over the Internet?(Just refuse, and quit that particular application, is my advice). What's the matter with these young people?
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