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Link Posted: 9/5/2020 7:37:50 PM EDT
Can’t make the 10/3 run.  I’m gonna work on the run part of that equation tho for future ones!
Link Posted: 9/5/2020 8:20:32 PM EDT
There's now an APC subforum Here
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 10:19:49 AM EDT
Working with @jdsbusa on a commo class in October.

Who all is interested?
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 5:29:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By alphajaguars:
Working with @jdsbusa on a commo class in October.

Who all is interested?
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I'm interested and should be good any weekend but the 30th.
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 5:37:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By qualityhardware:
I'm interested and should be good any weekend but the 30th.
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Originally Posted By alphajaguars:
Working with @jdsbusa on a commo class in October.

Who all is interested?
I'm interested and should be good any weekend but the 30th.

I'm looking at the 17th, 18th, 24th, or 25th. Right now it depends on jds' schedule.
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 5:55:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By alphajaguars:

I'm looking at the 17th, 18th, 24th, or 25th. Right now it depends on jds' schedule.
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Groovy.
Link Posted: 9/14/2020 10:16:31 PM EDT
I’m in barring any serious interference.
Link Posted: 9/15/2020 7:12:13 AM EDT
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You want to meet up somewhere?
Link Posted: 9/15/2020 9:18:32 AM EDT
Indeed.  I feel a beer coming on.....
Link Posted: 9/15/2020 6:00:51 PM EDT
There's Muddy Creek greenway that's pretty flat and definitely long enough we could do it as an out and back. If we meet up on the Robin Hood road side, there's a Messican joint just up the road we could get some cerveza and tacos at.
Link Posted: 10/18/2020 12:26:13 PM EDT
Get your Pioneer Task Book here!!!!
Link Posted: 11/11/2020 7:28:01 PM EDT
LATE NOTICE HIKE - Saturday, Nov 14th at Salem Lake. When we get there we'll decide of we're doing the whole lake (approx 7.5 miles) or just a 6 miler. Meet at 2:45pm at the marina at 815 Salem Lake Road Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Link Posted: 11/12/2020 8:44:41 PM EDT
Forecast for 63 deg.  I think I am in with a full 45lb load.
Link Posted: 11/12/2020 9:38:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/12/2020 10:38:14 PM EDT
I plan to be there.
Link Posted: 11/12/2020 11:07:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/13/2020 7:52:30 PM EDT
Should be able to make it.
Link Posted: 11/13/2020 8:25:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2021 11:11:36 AM EDT
We will be doing a full day event date TBD. Tentative schedule is 6 mile ruck (3 mile option for any new members) starting at 10:00am. After the ruck we will have lunch (bring your own - depending on location we may not have any cooking areas) and then continue into two blocks of training - intro to land nav, and intro into mountaineering. How in depth we go will depend on getting the proper members there to run the classes. I will post up a seperate thread and try and tag everyone in it. This is a perfect time to reach out to friends outside our normal circle and bring them into the fold!
Link Posted: 1/1/2021 6:36:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By alphajaguars:
We will be doing a full day event date TBD. Tentative schedule is 6 mile ruck (3 mile option for any new members) starting at 10:00am. After the ruck we will have lunch (bring your own - depending on location we may not have any cooking areas) and then continue into two blocks of training - intro to land nav, and intro into mountaineering. How in depth we go will depend on getting the proper members there to run the classes. I will post up a seperate thread and try and tag everyone in it. This is a perfect time to reach out to friends outside our normal circle and bring them into the fold!
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Tagged for info
Link Posted: 1/3/2021 9:57:27 PM EDT
Tagged as well.
Link Posted: 1/3/2021 11:00:55 PM EDT
Crossposted from the thread in the APC HTF:

I'm thinking for this exercise Uhwarrie will be a better fit. It's more centrally located so we can hopefully get more folks in from around the state.

Now we need instructors.

It's been 21 years since I have done land nav. Anyone have some more recent experience?

We also need someone to do the intro to mountaineering. I know when we do the rappelling class (I'm figuring March or April for that one) @FREEFALLE7 will be our main instructor, and that will be at Rocky Face. I'll try and have that one set up as a midday class to let those who will be traveling to have time to get there.
Link Posted: 1/3/2021 11:44:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2021 3:24:15 AM EDT
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Yea on the knots, no worries I can teach them.

Much easier tying knots at the rope coral than when you are underwater wearing a weight belt.
Link Posted: 1/4/2021 3:28:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By alphajaguars:
Crossposted from the thread in the APC HTF:

I'm thinking for this exercise Uhwarrie will be a better fit. It's more centrally located so we can hopefully get more folks in from around the state.

Now we need instructors.

It's been 21 years since I have done land nav. Anyone have some more recent experience?

We also need someone to do the intro to mountaineering. I know when we do the rappelling class (I'm figuring March or April for that one) @FREEFALLE7 will be our main instructor, and that will be at Rocky Face. I'll try and have that one set up as a midday class to let those who will be traveling to have time to get there.
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Uharrie os a good spot for land nav, just need some maps and we can set up some points via GPS.
Link Posted: 1/4/2021 3:33:17 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By alphajaguars:
We will be doing a full day event date TBD. Tentative schedule is 6 mile ruck (3 mile option for any new members) starting at 10:00am. After the ruck we will have lunch (bring your own - depending on location we may not have any cooking areas) and then continue into two blocks of training - intro to land nav, and intro into mountaineering. How in depth we go will depend on getting the proper members there to run the classes. I will post up a seperate thread and try and tag everyone in it. This is a perfect time to reach out to friends outside our normal circle and bring them into the fold!
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Just gotta get ropes and have individuals get ropes for Swiss seats and carabiners.

Might buy a couple actual harnesses to teach and then once everyone is good, we can rappel with our rope Swiss seats.

Link Posted: 1/4/2021 8:05:45 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By FREEFALLE7:
Uharrie os a good spot for land nav, just need some maps and we can set up some points via GPS.
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Originally Posted By FREEFALLE7:
Originally Posted By alphajaguars:
Crossposted from the thread in the APC HTF:

I'm thinking for this exercise Uhwarrie will be a better fit. It's more centrally located so we can hopefully get more folks in from around the state.

Now we need instructors.

It's been 21 years since I have done land nav. Anyone have some more recent experience?

We also need someone to do the intro to mountaineering. I know when we do the rappelling class (I'm figuring March or April for that one) @FREEFALLE7 will be our main instructor, and that will be at Rocky Face. I'll try and have that one set up as a midday class to let those who will be traveling to have time to get there.
Uharrie os a good spot for land nav, just need some maps and we can set up some points via GPS.



My goal for this is the crawl stage. Reading a typo map, identifying terrain features, finding your location by triangulation, plotting points.

Next go around would be a super quick refresher and then finding points.
Link Posted: 1/4/2021 8:06:10 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By FREEFALLE7:
Just gotta get ropes and have individuals get ropes for Swiss seats and carabiners.

Might buy a couple actual harnesses to teach and then once everyone is good, we can rappel with our rope Swiss seats.

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Originally Posted By FREEFALLE7:
Originally Posted By alphajaguars:
We will be doing a full day event date TBD. Tentative schedule is 6 mile ruck (3 mile option for any new members) starting at 10:00am. After the ruck we will have lunch (bring your own - depending on location we may not have any cooking areas) and then continue into two blocks of training - intro to land nav, and intro into mountaineering. How in depth we go will depend on getting the proper members there to run the classes. I will post up a seperate thread and try and tag everyone in it. This is a perfect time to reach out to friends outside our normal circle and bring them into the fold!
Just gotta get ropes and have individuals get ropes for Swiss seats and carabiners.

Might buy a couple actual harnesses to teach and then once everyone is good, we can rappel with our rope Swiss seats.




Link Posted: 1/4/2021 8:24:49 AM EDT
From Ben: 2021 direction
Link Posted: 1/4/2021 9:40:09 AM EDT
I'm guessing dates still TBD?   Early Feb would be better for me.

Other than the one weekend day/month I have to work, some Highpower rifle matches might get in the way.

XTC matches at Camp Butner are the weekend of Jan 30-31 and Feb 27-28 (are HP matches still part of APC firearms portion?).  My son shooting HP and getting on one of NC's junior teams makes attendance even more of a priority.
Link Posted: 1/4/2021 10:14:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2021 10:17:24 AM EDT
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If only some part of APC had an account as a public safety organization allowing them to get MGRS maps at whatever scale they like...

Oh...wait...

Send me the center MGRS grid of where you want.
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That would be much easier. . .
Link Posted: 1/4/2021 11:10:45 PM EDT
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If only some part of APC had an account as a public safety organization allowing them to get MGRS maps at whatever scale they like...

Oh...wait...

Send me the center MGRS grid of where you want.
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Originally Posted By Ben:
Originally Posted By FREEFALLE7:
Originally Posted By alphajaguars:
Crossposted from the thread in the APC HTF:

I'm thinking for this exercise Uhwarrie will be a better fit. It's more centrally located so we can hopefully get more folks in from around the state.

Now we need instructors.

It's been 21 years since I have done land nav. Anyone have some more recent experience?

We also need someone to do the intro to mountaineering. I know when we do the rappelling class (I'm figuring March or April for that one) @FREEFALLE7 will be our main instructor, and that will be at Rocky Face. I'll try and have that one set up as a midday class to let those who will be traveling to have time to get there.
Uharrie os a good spot for land nav, just need some maps and we can set up some points via GPS.


If only some part of APC had an account as a public safety organization allowing them to get MGRS maps at whatever scale they like...

Oh...wait...

Send me the center MGRS grid of where you want.



@Ben I'm not sure how to get you the center grid, but here's a map of the area I'm looking for: Uwharrie Nat Forest
Link Posted: 1/4/2021 11:44:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2021 7:58:25 AM EDT
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So...short lesson time- it will change your world.

Google Earth Pro is now free to download and use. In it, you can change the settings to display grids in MGRS.

You can also add range rings/threat rings, or upload hikes from your GPS and have it map them.

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Originally Posted By Ben:
Originally Posted By alphajaguars:
Originally Posted By Ben:
Originally Posted By FREEFALLE7:
Originally Posted By alphajaguars:
Crossposted from the thread in the APC HTF:

I'm thinking for this exercise Uhwarrie will be a better fit. It's more centrally located so we can hopefully get more folks in from around the state.

Now we need instructors.

It's been 21 years since I have done land nav. Anyone have some more recent experience?

We also need someone to do the intro to mountaineering. I know when we do the rappelling class (I'm figuring March or April for that one) @FREEFALLE7 will be our main instructor, and that will be at Rocky Face. I'll try and have that one set up as a midday class to let those who will be traveling to have time to get there.
Uharrie os a good spot for land nav, just need some maps and we can set up some points via GPS.


If only some part of APC had an account as a public safety organization allowing them to get MGRS maps at whatever scale they like...

Oh...wait...

Send me the center MGRS grid of where you want.



@Ben I'm not sure how to get you the center grid, but here's a map of the area I'm looking for: Uwharrie Nat Forest


So...short lesson time- it will change your world.

Google Earth Pro is now free to download and use. In it, you can change the settings to display grids in MGRS.

You can also add range rings/threat rings, or upload hikes from your GPS and have it map them.


Link Posted: 1/5/2021 9:18:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2021 8:39:44 AM EDT
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Now get me an eight digit MGRS grid so I can get you a map, because that looks big enough that the whole forest would take more than one map.
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Originally Posted By Ben:
Originally Posted By alphajaguars:



Now get me an eight digit MGRS grid so I can get you a map, because that looks big enough that the whole forest would take more than one map.

Looks like the full grid based on Google Earth is 17SNV9042619500 for the center of the map that I think will cover the training area(s) we will most likely be using.
Link Posted: 1/6/2021 9:03:48 AM EDT
Definitely interested. Going to be out of town Presidents Day weekend and one other in the next month or so (not sure when yet unfortunately) but otherwise I'm down.

Also might have the Commie Flu (getting tested this afternoon) so this weekend would be out unfortunately. Hopefully it doesn't make you a Commie permanently.
Link Posted: 1/7/2021 9:44:06 PM EDT
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All trails is a good source for planning a route.  They also have a great mobile phone app.  It's a charge for offline maps.

https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/north-carolina/uwharrie-national-forest

Here is another:  Red is 4x4, Blue is hiking/horse
https://i2.wp.com/onsc4x4.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Uwharrie-OHV-Map.jpg


Link Posted: 1/7/2021 11:09:25 PM EDT
What is Uwharrie's thoughts on going off trail?

With land nav, it's shoot an azimuth, know your pace count, and walk a relatively straight line to your points, depending on terrain?
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 8:30:59 AM EDT
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What is Uwharrie's thoughts on going off trail?

With land nav, it's shoot an azimuth, know your pace count, and walk a relatively straight line to your points, depending on terrain?
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Should be fine.  There's enough trails and roads criss-crossing for an emergency out if needed.

Link Posted: 1/8/2021 12:30:12 PM EDT
Anyone have a gotenna?

I bought a set and have been itching to try it out. This seems like a good time to give it a try.

Link Posted: 1/8/2021 10:30:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DarkLordVader:
Should be fine.  There's enough trails and roads criss-crossing for an emergency out if needed.

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What is Uwharrie's thoughts on going off trail?

With land nav, it's shoot an azimuth, know your pace count, and walk a relatively straight line to your points, depending on terrain?
Should be fine.  There's enough trails and roads criss-crossing for an emergency out if needed.


Link Posted: 1/8/2021 10:30:37 PM EDT
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Anyone have a gotenna?

I bought a set and have been itching to try it out. This seems like a good time to give it a try.

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I do not.

Hope that helps
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 4:21:53 PM EDT
Sounds interesting. Any prerequisites to join in on the fun?
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 4:35:05 PM EDT
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Sounds interesting. Any prerequisites to join in on the fun?
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Nope. The more the merrier!
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 2:31:03 PM EDT
I definitely want to get in on this, if I'm in town.
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 5:51:08 PM EDT
I'm in on whatever this is
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 6:01:01 PM EDT
Do we have a backup comms channel as it appears Arf's days may be numbered?
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 6:18:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By PhillyandBCEagles:
Do we have a backup comms channel as it appears Arf's days may be numbered?
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Came here to post the same thing.
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