rion Camp - 2007
We had Orion Camp 2007 at Miller Ranch, shortly after it changed hands to the new owners. Like any good event, it started off with a ton of folks signed up to go, and then basically fell back to our core group and my two cousins. Who were also influenced and bribed by a pair of new Cold Steel Big Bore blowguns. Christmas came early this year. :)
We played our version of horse - shooting at called-out targets from different locations - instead of the more traditional basketball. In Oakville, we usually play horse with pistols, but since the Ranch was becoming more and more civilized day-by-day, we used blowguns.
Kit and matchcoat for the event - note the well-worn Brazilian machete on the outside of the pack
Mad Mike reporting for duty
Well-adjusted member of corporate America.
Implements of distraction
Nick takes aim with a Cold Steel Big Bore blowgun
Mad Mike and the Blowgun
Wes takes aim
Under the leg shot . . . note the e&e pouch on the knife rig and ignore the miss :)
Thinking of more potential Glaive designs
Knifey McStabs whips out a knife and hawk, while Nick readies his blowgun
Throwing knife contest on an old cedar tree
The "coveted" reverse stick
And with a tomahawk, too :)
This turned out to be the last "woods day" we did at the ranch before the new landowner cut down all of the trees. We hosted the event to a small group, but it was in our favorite part of the ranch, at a place we called The Campsite. By the time we came back for our next paintball game, all of the tress had been cut-down and the whole area was more or less an open field.
Can't get enough of those Cold Steel True Flight throwers
I don't regret the work we spent on our spontaneous shoot-lane clearing, but I sure wish we'd at least made a big fire and poured some Canoe.
- Many Rifles