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« on: July 17, 2012, 10:11:12 am »


As Colonel Pitspiter heads out on his tour of The Department of the Atlantic, The Commissary Deptartment was asked to file a report till he is able to. 

My arrival at Camp Pitspiter was at around 4;30 on the 11th. to be able to set up the kitchen and help the Colenel with any tasks that were needed.

Since we now have running water, we finished the shower:



Supper was prepared for myself, sausage from the Corner Market in Sargent (their own) and some eggs:



Bowview Haymaker showed up later and ate the leftover sausage.  He also had two days of road grime and hit the shower:



(His concern up on seeing the flash was that it would end up posted in the Barracks, there was no need for concern it did.)

The sunset over camp was wonderful also:



More setting up happened the 12th, The Colonel and Paul erected a tepee for the homeless ones there, however things didn't go well at first, and since I was sitting on the ground doing prep work and taking pictures there was no time to jump up and help, so I continued taking pictures:



But things got better:



Others arrived and set up camp, toward supper time things look a bit nasty in the west and the awning was quickly put up:





And then we got rain and wind:



But it quit after the awning blew down and "most" retreated to the tepee. The troops were fed, (report on the foods later.)

On the morning of the 13th we noticed things had not gone well for the Colonel during the night:



After breakfast the shooting began and we will rely on others for those reports.

A nice break was taken in the hottest part of the afternoons:







River City John showed up with a Swiss Vetterli and suitable ammunition:



And on Sunday morning before breakfast I was able to give it a quick test:





I will prepare a report of the meals prepared and eaten and others will file reports.

 

Glen Carman aka Delmonico, Chief Commissary Officer.


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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 02:28:21 pm »

I had an amazing time. This was the most fun I have ever had in any shooting related activity! Many thanks to Jerry and Dale for all their hard workin getting this together! Major thanks to Del for keeping us so well fed.

I have posted all the photos and videos I took to Photobucket at photobucket.com/GAF1

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 03:15:45 pm »

Can you give us a direct link? I end up with something else looking for that.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012, 06:26:11 pm »

Here ya go.  Gotta remember to put the "1" on the end.


http://s1149.photobucket.com/albums/o599/Doug_Strong/GAF%20Department%20of%20the%20Missouri%20Muster%202012/#!cpZZ2QQtppZZ20
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 02:02:51 pm »

Back to more on my report and the food:

Wendsday evening I had a supper of sausage from the Corner Market in Sargent along with eggs.  Bow View Haymaker at the leftover sausage when he arrived:



At noon on Thursday we had roasted chops and bacon and beans:



I didn't get pictures of all the food, I got busy, but Thursday evening as troops arrived they were served chicken and dumplings, baked beans and fresh green beans, plus an apple cobbler.

Friday morning was bacon and scrambled eggs with coffee to wash it down.

Noon was beef and noodles and left over cobbler, some pictures of the noodles being made:







Friday evening was Roast pork loin,  scalloped potatoes with cheese, rye bread and sweet Irish soda bread with currents. 


Saturday morning was red flannel hash, this being hash made with both potatoes and beets, I must report it was popular and I have been asked to make it again:







Saturday noon was baked macaroni and cheese with a peach cobbler.

Evening meal was meatloaf, more of the same breads and apple crisp.

Sunday we had a brunch about 10 am with sausage gravy, biscuits and scambled eggs, the eggs had the leftover meatloaf crumbled in it:






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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 02:59:07 pm »

As usual, I was too busy having fun to remember to take photos most of the time ..... but here are a few I got -

Col. Pitspitr himself, with his deadly (.... albeit smokeless .... Roll Eyes Wink ) Trapdoor Springfield -




Bowview Haymaker -




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Hopalong Strong -




Ned Niederlander -




River City John .... enjoying in the 'shooting' he engaged in most at the Muster -



RCJ between 'shots' -



(It was just water in John's jug, by the way .....  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 04:21:19 pm »

It was a grand time, but I decided early that I was still tired from having a full weekend the week previous, so I lazed around in camp and looked good for all the womenfolk that showed up. I did not shoot two of the stages, but jumped in on Stage Three to help repel the hordes trying to attack Fort Pitsptr on the crest of the hill. I can state with pride that I knocked down every one of those 25 targets without sustaining a single scratch! 'Course, they WERE mandatory hit targets, but still, I only took 26 rounds, 'er, umm . . . 27,  umm . . 28 rounds to take out the heathens.
I also tried to compete in the Long Range shoot, but in 15 rounds sent downrange 300 yds., only ONE (1) had the courtesy to show up on the paper in the black. That paper target was very useful as a fire starter for breakfast coffee the next morning . . .

It was good food, as always, along with some new dishes. The Red Flannel Hash was a winner, and the good old standbys, Beef 'n' Noodles, Pork Loin, and Biscuits 'n' Gravy very popular.  Towards Sunday, though, found myself craving salad or fruit, maybe even a wild Prairie Yogurt, as a change to the diet. (Note to self, when the thermometer hovers around 100 degrees, it's not the best time to power-carb . . .)

Happy to say the Vetterli performed flawlessly, except for those times when it didn't. 'Nuff said.

I did not take any pictures, but I did create some very poignant and dramatic ice sculptures depicting some of the camp scenes. Alas, they did not survive the return trip home.

RCJ

Forgot to mention the baked macaroni 'n' cheese!
This was the real deal, Folks. The kind where if you try to portion a modest spoonful helping onto your plate, the entire contents in the Dutch oven is pulled up with it by all the attaching strings and filaments of melted cheese, which you can't ever break as they continue to stretch and harden . . .
The next in line had your back and acted as your "cheese-detaching Buddy' until it became their turn to wrestle with the creature. God knows what the poor bloke at the end of the line had to do.
It was tasty, but seemed right out of the SyFy channel.

p.s.
Tale would not be complete without mention of the trick handle on the House of Ease Col. Pitsptr had installed on the door jamb. It had a tendency to turn as you closed the door and gap the door crack, thus locking you in.
We learned to correctly interpret the forlorn sound of pounding coming from just over the crest of the hill as a distress signal - once again a trooper fell victim to this insidious trap.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2012, 07:39:44 pm »

That red flannel hash looks VERY good, Del.. i'll have to get the receipe for that one Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2012, 10:15:27 pm »

That red flannel hash looks VERY good, Del.. i'll have to get the receipe for that one Roll Eyes

I'll try to get it in Cosie's Corner tomorrow.
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2012, 07:00:18 pm »

Looking forward to it, Del Wink
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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2012, 02:09:34 pm »

I finally made it home late yesterday.  My trip started after work on Wednesday July 11th and ended yesterday July 21st.  It took me from North Central Texas through Oklahoma and Kansas to Nebraska for the muster.  After the muster my trip continued through Nebraska and Wyoming (with some sight seeing) to Colorado where I stayed in Denver at a conference from 17th-19th.  Did more sight seeing on the 19th and 20th before heading home.  That trip took me through Colorado, New Mexico and Texas back home to Fort Worth.  Will post photos of the muster and my travels after I have time to download, resize and upload with captions.
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2012, 08:58:23 pm »

Glad everyone is getting home and recovering safely from the action at camp Pitspitr, NE territory.  I spent a fews extra days in eastern Nebraska,attending a wedding,and visiting family and friends.  With a stop at Scruffy Skippy's and High Plains Shooters Supply to resupply some reloading components and other necessities, I  began my journey back to Arizona.  22 hours of driving in about 27 hours, and I was back home Friday morn,just after sunup.  First day back at work today and I'm wishin' I was back in that canyon with Trapdoor in hand. 
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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2012, 10:31:02 pm »

And extra tin cup came home in my stuff.  Please let me know if you are missing a cup from the muster and I will get it to you.

For those that did not go and wonder about round counts for the skirmish format and since I knew what I took and counted live ones after I got home, here you go.  For the expansion era match including the long range match I shot 53 rounds of 30-06 in the Springfield 1903 and got all brass back except for 5, shot 12 rounds of .45 ACP in the 1911 and got back 1 piece of brass (no problem I got lots of them).  For the main match including long range match I shot 119 rounds of 30-40 in the 1898 Krag and got all brass back except for 8, shot 24 rounds of .38 long colt in the model 1896 colt revolver and got back all brass except 5.

While the numbers were being added up for the awards those that wanted to shot my C96 Broomhandle Mauser, 10 without the stock and 10 with the stock.  We expended 120 rounds of 30 Mauser and I got ALL the brass back.  Found that I need to put in new springs for it to function properly.  But it was fun to finally get to make it go bang and it appeared everyone who did shoot it had a blast just getting to hold it much less shoot it.  I now plan to work on getting a lead bullet load to function in the broomhandle.

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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2012, 10:59:43 pm »

I came home one tin cup short.  (that doesn't sound good, does it?)  Grey speckled enamel with a rounded bottom (more like a tea cup)  I think it was used for the spirits shared. If that's it,  Don't worry about sending it or anything I am trying to figure out a way to get to the Grand muster .
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2012, 12:53:44 am »

Gentlemen:

I am now in receipt of the photographs taken by Roger (limited to the Era of Expansion match on Friday morning and the awards on Sunday) and am pleased to attach reduced-size versions of most of them:

Camp Pitspitr under the early morning sun .....


The ultimate "Big Winner" from Texas prepping, with interested spectators viewing ....


The British Empire representative prepping ....


Taking the field for the Era of Expansion match ....



Ned Niederlander, giving 'em "what for" ....


Col. Pitspitr in action, shooting Field Officer class ....





Donny ..... the Boer with the Mosin-Nagant rifle ....


Yours Truly, engaged in the rather disastrous run with the Mark III Ross rifle and M'1878 Colt .....






Another view of Camp Pitspitr ..... taken from the vicinity of the "swimming pool", I believe ....


Readying the Colors .....


Era of Expansion match participants....


The Commissary Department hard at work ....


Roxanne and Mitch, the owner/operators of the Comstock Premier Lodge B&B, where Roger and I stayed, at Camp Pitspitr on Saturday night ....


Col. Drydock, Saturday evening ....


Hopalong Strong, Saturday evening .....


Tallying up the scores .....


Awards ....








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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2012, 05:45:31 am »

And extra tin cup came home in my stuff.  Please let me know if you are missing a cup from the muster and I will get it to you.
I ended up a cup short (tin CW era army issue cup w/bail) and a M-1874 tin spoon short.

Got home from the eastern tour late yesterday afternoon. Will file AAR ASAP. Eastern Tour was 3800 miles and 15 states in 7 days.
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2012, 08:34:12 am »

I had so many cups floating around I have no idea, but if it was blue, green or white it was most likely mine. Wink
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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2012, 09:46:44 am »

I couldn't help but notice the uniforms in the last of RSJ's photos. The sweat stains and mud grime on my blue shirt doesn't show as much as it did in real life. Hopalong Strong is striking a very strategic pose  Shocked

It seems to me that most reenactors look too clean and not worn enough. Not many of us had those issues by the end of the weekend. All of us had "authentic" sweat stains and a few even had "authentic" patches.  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2012, 09:58:38 am »

And then there was this one:



Woops, I meant this one:



Did I here you say, "I love the smell of coal oil in the morning." Wink
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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2012, 10:37:06 am »

Well, coal oil certainly smells better than I did at that point.  Roll Eyes

Looks like someone could use a diet and maybe a little more sun...and I don't mean Robert Duvall.
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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2012, 11:03:25 am »

Well, coal oil certainly smells better than I did at that point.  Roll Eyes

Looks like someone could use a diet and maybe a little more sun...and I don't mean Robert Duvall.

Well I try to keep everyone well fed. Grin

I know, a 1000 more years of KP. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2012, 11:09:23 am »

The one picture I got of River City John isn't a lot better:



I should have had the camera ready on Saturday morning when I built up the fire and he rolled over as far away as he could, like a bug coming out of a piece of firewood tossed in the fire.   Wink

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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2012, 11:54:29 am »

I'm beginning to think the Apple Pie & the Gunshoot Thingy Cocktails may have contributed to what may become known as the "Great Cup Shuffle of 2012." I got home short one plain tin cup, and up one blue enameled cup. Since then I visited the Ft. Sedgwick Museum and purchased a couple white enameled cups at a nearby antique shop.
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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2012, 12:26:55 pm »

Apple Pie....Mmmm, M, Mmm, Mmm, Mmmm. I'm afraid if given the chance that stuff could really sneek up behind you and whack you in the back of the head. I think I should probably take the approach that Col. Jackson takes toward tobacco in Gods and Generals, "I never touch the stuff. I find I like it too much." However; given the chance, I will probably try to just apply it "judiciouslyWink
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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2012, 03:32:43 pm »

The one picture I got of River City John isn't a lot better:



I should have had the camera ready on Saturday morning when I built up the fire and he rolled over as far away as he could, like a bug coming out of a piece of firewood tossed in the fire.   Wink


I look like they're getting ready to put the last stitch through the nose before sending me to Davy Jones.
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