Obstacle Course

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:11 am

We're looking at some good designs, scrounging for wood and (one-way) transport. Probably use some inspiration from military O-courses, and ropes challenges. It'll be fun, with limited adult supervision.

If you want to help out, let me know.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:03 pm

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Postby Toolmaker » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:52 pm

Click on obstacle course files toward bottom
http://www.physicallytrained.com/fm21-20/


There might be something here too
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ ... licy/usmc/
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ ... licy/army/

An indoor course layout
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A rope course would be a little light and easier for transport, more bang for the buck if you will.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ropes_course

A good ebook on another type of obstacle course
http://www.imnc.univ-paris7.fr/basile/O ... course.pdf
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:52 pm

Yeah, thanks, I've been milking the government for all it's worth. :twisted:

Some good ideas there. One thing I don't want though, is any obstacle that requires the victim to be trained on the right way to go through it, which would require attention and intelligence on the part of myself and my campmates. So I am going with fool-proof or at least self-explanatory obstacles.

More to come soon!
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:08 pm

Here is what I am toying with:
http://www.geocities.com/baldurstrand/obstacle/
Enjoy.
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Postby Sail Man » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:42 pm

I'm besides myself waiting for the new torture to be coming soon. Will it involve anything really horrifying like politicians?

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:45 pm

Sail Man wrote:I'm besides myself waiting for the new torture to be coming soon. Will it involve anything really horrifying like politicians?

:P

How about a safety lecture?
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Postby mojo » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:00 pm

Great idea - my boys will be all over that.

How about prizes for anyone able to complete the course within a specific time?
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Postby Toolmaker » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:11 am

zip lines are always dandy.

cargo nets are cool too.

Might want to consider a cargo net wall instead of a solid wall... less stuff to haul out there and all that.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:58 am

Toolmaker wrote:zip lines are always dandy.

cargo nets are cool too.

Might want to consider a cargo net wall instead of a solid wall... less stuff to haul out there and all that.


These need towers, and engineers. Feel free to contribute. ;)
Maybe next year.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:01 am

mojo wrote:Great idea - my boys will be all over that.

How about prizes for anyone able to complete the course within a specific time?


Time requires a time-keeper to watch each attempt, what a boring task you have assigned me! :(

I accept survival, then hoisting the stone (weighs around 100 lbs) then beating me with a boffer. I'll have some sort of barbaric necklace to offer, and some ale or mead out of a horn. It shouldn't be easy, and i would be OK if nobody achieves it.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:26 pm

We are pondering whether to go with 6x6 timbers throughout, or save money in some places with 4x4's and 4x6's.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri May 08, 2009 10:01 am

Georges Hebert:
A (Natural Method) session is composed of exercises belonging to the ten fundamental groups: walking, running, jumping, quadrupedal movement, climbing, equilibrium (balancing), throwing, lifting, defending and swimming.

A training session consists, then, of exercises in an outdoor environment - a course of greater or lesser distance (a few hundred meters to several kilometers), during which, one walks, one runs, one jumps, one progresses quadrupedally, one climbs, one walks in unstable balance, one raises and one carries, one throws, one fights and one swims.

This would yield:
1. bridge
2. depth jump
3. over and under and over
4. low crawl
5. walls- one low seven foot wall
6. a high wall with footholds and the rope at the back for rappelling
7. balance beam
8. the stone of strength
9 . boffer duel
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Postby Toolmaker » Fri May 08, 2009 1:00 pm

Have you considered anything a little more brain intensive? Something like a dummy minefield with an ammo crate that must get to the other side without blowing up the team using only a plank and the members of the team. Also a high wall that requires all teamates to make it over without leaving someone behind.

Of course this would be found on a leadership reaction course type thing.. a little more brain intensive than your standard o course.

Team play could be an interesting sidebar for what you have so far.

Also thought it might be good to have some flamethrowers for the crawl obstacle. We would need some safety folks to put out those who stick their heads up to high.

As far as engineering goes I can help ya there. A tower and a zip line for one isn't all that hardcore to come up with. If scaffolding is available the tower issue is resolved. Since SOO many ppl use scaffolding for dome builds maybe some kind soul will let ya "borrow" theirs during the week until they need to teardown.

I'm good for any of those "boring" jobs that aren't labor intensive. I'll let ya know my availability if you want someone for timekeeping and such one I hear back from all the departments I applied to for volunteer work.

Of course this is all MOOT if I can't swing a ride each way. :(
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri May 08, 2009 1:16 pm

It's not moot, but it is military.
Think barbarians, low-tech.
Your input is welcome, BTW. :)

At this point I would be happy to have some costumed barbarians hang out and make sure everyone plays safe. Anything else would be salad dressing.
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Postby AntiM » Fri May 08, 2009 4:15 pm

I have a barbarian outfit, but I'd never bring it to the playa. Far too warm and I'd never get the dust out of the split pigskins.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu May 14, 2009 10:07 am

I expect that a lot of people will go with fake fur. I'll be wearing the real thing.

So you hit it with a Dustbuster when you get home, like any self-respecting barbarian. That's fur. Pigskin is just leather. Just take it to the back porch and shake it out. Put something else on while you're doing that or the cops will surround your house. Just some friendly advice.

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Postby Sail Man » Thu May 14, 2009 11:31 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Where were we?


Tossing the Caber?
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Postby AntiM » Thu May 14, 2009 11:57 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:I expect that a lot of people will go with fake fur. I'll be wearing the real thing.

So you hit it with a Dustbuster when you get home, like any self-respecting barbarian. That's fur. Pigskin is just leather. Just take it to the back porch and shake it out. Put something else on while you're doing that or the cops will surround your house. Just some friendly advice.

Where were we?


LOL, those are dead rabbits as the shoulder cape. I riveted them together. I suppose cleaning it wouldn't be too bad, but it is entirely too warm and quite heavy. Perhaps I'll drag it along for fuzzy night at Booby Bar.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu May 14, 2009 2:44 pm

I see many fuzzy nights in your future.
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Postby Generic Anonymity » Thu May 14, 2009 6:02 pm

The idea of an obstacle course sounds pretty sweet - but 100lbs for the big rock?? I know you're not worried about whether people can pass the test, but it might be nice to feel like we have a chance.

Maybe we need to be able to pick up that rock to have any hope of winning the boffer duel?
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Postby AntiM » Thu May 14, 2009 7:19 pm

Couch potato obstacle course:

Remote control reach

Chip bag toss

Beer can opening

Belching competition

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Postby ygmir » Fri May 15, 2009 6:37 am

Generic Anonymity wrote:The idea of an obstacle course sounds pretty sweet - but 100lbs for the big rock?? I know you're not worried about whether people can pass the test, but it might be nice to feel like we have a chance.

Maybe we need to be able to pick up that rock to have any hope of winning the boffer duel?

perhaps a few rock sizes............little ones for lilliputians, medium for "just rights", and, large ones for "mine's to hot".........
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat May 16, 2009 3:43 pm

Thank you for your suggestions, now say hello to your doom!

Oops, wrong management strategy. Let's start over. :D

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okkgtSW31kc[/youtube]

Typical "Proving Stones" as surveyed by Steve Jeck averaged about 300 pounds. (OR maybe that's a mean. Whatever.)

The point is I am letting you off easy, buttercup.

But in *sigh* fairness, and since I can barely lift 100 lbs overhead either, I will relent, compromise and bring my entire selection of favorite play pebbles along. It's a big playa.

The greatest kudos (and the coveted Necklace of Barbarism) will still be awarded to the strongest, refer to 2009 theme if you have any questions about survival of the fittest. :)

Now, where's my beer? ;)
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat May 30, 2009 12:52 pm

Discussions of mayhem continue here:
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location, location, location???

Postby Cassidy » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:34 pm

Maybe I missed it in the thread, but where will this challenge be?

I'll try it (if I get to lift the small boulders) but definitely want to stop by and see who can lift the biggest stones... heh heh

By the way, you call the 7 foot wall a "low wall"??? HA HA HAHA

ok, so I'm a pipsqueak.

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Re: location, location, location???

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:22 pm

Cassidy wrote:Maybe I missed it in the thread, but where will this challenge be?


Not exactly sure, Cassidy. Haven't heard back from Placement yet. ;)
Somewhere on the desert, that's for sure.
Okay, I'll try to be helpful, it will be located on the Barbarian Theme Camp. That's all I know, I swear!


Is that a Balinese kitty? ^^
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Re: location, location, location???

Postby Cassidy » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:06 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Is that a Balinese kitty? ^^

ahh, no - - she is not as svelt as the Balinese, though she is more beautiful.

She's 100% Tonkinese (which is actually 1/2 Burmese & 1/2 Siamese), which makes her round and happy.

I shall seek out this Barbarian Camp "somewhere in the desert". Shouldn't be too difficult, right? I'll just listen for the sound of fighting and the smell of cooking meat. :D Oh, unless you're vegetarian barbarians??

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pool

Postby kimkankwu » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:48 am

can we build a pool of mud???
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Re: pool

Postby ygmir » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:04 am

kimkankwu wrote:can we build a pool of mud???


are starting a DR. Seuss poem?..........
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