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Camping with your Uniform

Postby rkpeck » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:49 am

What approach do you use for maintaining your field uniform when camping? I've carried conventional hangers with me in the past but keep thinking it would be great to have a folding hanger so my uniform can be hung up in the tent. I was originally looking for something like what the German agent had in the first Indiana Jones movie, but found this instead:
http://www.amazon.com/Smartek-Small-Fold-Away-Hanger/dp/B0078UNJ62/

Has anybody had experience with anything like this? Hanging the uniform on a tree isn't always an option out here on the prairie...

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Re: Camping with your Uniform

Postby FrankJ » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:23 am

If it can't be rolled up & stuffed in a stuff sack, I don't take it camping. :) On the days I had an uncontrollable urge to hang up my uniform shirt, I tie a stick to a short piece of cord.
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Re: Camping with your Uniform

Postby Quailman » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:49 pm

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Re: Camping with your Uniform

Postby Bill Pitcher » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:24 pm

Sticks and small diameter chord always works for me!
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Re: Camping with your Uniform

Postby cballman » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:17 pm

We always travel in uniform as a troop. When we get off the bus the kids leave the shirt on the seat. When we get ready to leave then we dress in uniform again and travel back. Just the way our troop has done it since before 2001.
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Re: Camping with your Uniform

Postby Quailman » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:03 am

I wore my uniform each day at summer camp in the Texas hill country. On the fourth day it got up and moved to another tent.
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Re: Camping with your Uniform

Postby mt_goodrich » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:13 pm

Stick and string method is what I've used.

At summer camp, I rotate between two shirts to let one "rest" and air out. I did summer camp at Worth Ranch. Temps over 100 every day. :(
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Re: Camping with your Uniform

Postby Billiken » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:31 pm

At summer camp we dress for dinner (defined as a Field Uniform shirt).
We do not wear neckerchiefs at summer camp.

Most campers just put their shirt on over whatever troop t-shirt they're wearing.
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Re: Camping with your Uniform

Postby jjhubbard » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:36 pm

Our troops wears Class A uniforms anytime we travel (to and from). Scouts and leaders can then switch to a class b if the event allows and is not very formal. When at camp, we require class A for morning and evening flags. If time permits between flags and meal time we go back and change. If we are lucky enough to get the front of the line we wear them while we eat but remove our caps as soon as we go indoors.
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