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Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:26 PM



Gonna try this out, see if people get a kick outta this. With a LOT of spring events around the corner, I thought I'd offer my advice for planning ahead, and getting ready for the spring big game openers. This'll be a pretty big series, covering a lot of things. Plus the plan is to film them like this, one take style to make 'em go faster. And yes, I know a lot of this stuff is "common sense", but a lot of common sense needs to be reinforced sometimes, so there you are.

If you like it, please comment and let me know!

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 06:08 AM

I really appreciate this, I am going to my first scenario thats a longer drive this month. This is quite helpful, as I started making reservations about .1 second after finishing this video.
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Posted 12 March 2011 - 08:16 AM

Great starting point.

I've done several road trip scenarios, and to those of you who think "eh, my car's great, I don't need to worry" ...

Been there, done that. My battery died at OK D-Day 2007, and I had to get one of the other guys to come out so we could jump it (I was not at the field), and then I had to go find a place open on a Saturday morning that sold batteries. Turns out middle of nowhere Oklahoma doesn't have a lot of places open on the weekends.
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Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:47 AM

Yes ... biggest thing to note ... is the field a cash only field !!!!
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:15 AM

Solid info, thanx for posting! This is going to really help me and my buddies out as we have found a paintball field that does scenarios relatively close enough to drive.
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 05:07 PM

Hmmm... just trying to see how I would fit stuff for 5 guys in my Sunfire...without even camping stuff, a cooler... ugh. Very interested in next week's!
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:54 PM

Part 2



A lot of this stuff is common sense, true. But lately, common sense isn't as common as it used to be. So we're about 5 weeks out from the "event", so now is the time to get car stuff done. Also a little bit about stuff you should own for your car for roadtripping too, but it's all in the video.

A little early, I'll see about getting the rest of the series in ASAP guys. I know a lot of you are gearing up for events, so having this guide would be a good thing, I think.
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:28 AM



You should be doign this already with spring coming around the corner, but this vid kinda goes more into the things you should be doing NOW, 4 weeks out, for gear maintenance.

And the stuff you see in the video? New toys. Reviews coming soon.
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 11:48 AM

good stuff!
the halo jersey is AWESOME! lol.

can't wait to see a review on it, E-mag is sexy as always
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 10:50 PM



So a month to go, time to start thinking of your route. Pre-planning your time budget can make the weekend go that much better. I've had MANY times where I've driven up to where we're supposed to be sleeping with hours to go before we were supposed to start playing. NOT fun. So, plan ahead, it'll make it a lot more enjoyable for you. So here we talk a little about that.

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 01:29 AM



less than a month out, so time to think about what you're bringing, or start to anyway. What's in your tool box? Time to restock on supplies? Now's a good time to do it!

Continuing the countdown to the big event, we're at a point that we can relax a bit before the event, take stock and find what's needed.
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Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:59 AM

yay i saw those extra Level 10 o-rings!!
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 01:56 AM



This isn't really a part of the Roadtrip series, but it kinda is. Something that's important to me personally, I wanted to pass this stuff along to you guys. So I've got a LOT of links for you guys. This is stuff that you may never need, but if you do, it's a good thing.

Places to get emergency ID's

RoadID : http://www.roadid.com Mostly sports oriented styles. Interactive and static ID's available, bracelets and military dog-tag styles.

MedicAlert : http://www.medicalert.org Fairly generic bands, but very distinct. Bracelets / necklaces available

Medic Tag USB Flash Drives : http://www.medicalert.org Not meant to be worn, but on a keyring or similar. Holds all info on drive.

USB Medical Data : http://www.usbmedicaldata.com Another style of USB portable drive

Other options :

VELCRO PATCHES from MilSpec monkey : http://milspecmonkey...patches/medical If you want a more military style, I recommend these. MilSpec Monkey makes some great patches to begin with, but the medical ones are well thought out as well as functional. Not to mention that they're good mil-sim authentic. They also have blood type patches and some killer medic styles too.

Dog Tags : http://www.dogtagsonline.com/ $7 for a full set
http://www.armydogtags.com/ They have several styles of tags, including WW2, Vietnam, Korean era and many full color styles, for about $15 a set. Good for reenactors and scenario players Plus they explain "the notch" in old style tags nicely.

More info on medical abbreviations and engraving : http://www.stickyj.c...to-engrave.html Check this place out if you're thinking about a tag. You only have so much space to use, abbreviations make it easier to get that info into the right hands.
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 06:59 AM

very nice sir. i should look into something as sort.
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 01:09 PM



So "NickBurbey " asked what to expect at your first scenario game, so some thoughts from my end on what you should be expecting. the video speaks for itself, actually. Just some things to prepare for, I guess.
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