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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2017, 01:10:34 PM »
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there are a great many red hats that could use the refresher

And some MIs as well. I study hard for these events - I study what former MI Juniorbirdman put to paper 10 years ago. Early on JB created what he called his "CLR" - like the stuff that removes rust from pipes. He said we could all use to knock the rust off prior to an event. He was one of the best instructors I have ever seen and even he needed a refresher - we all do. In order to maintain standards, we need perfect practice!   

OK, we got a killer venue and a good date - time to ring the bell and get the word out. Calling all IITs and any red hat who wants to spend some time with great people. Let's roll!
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2017, 12:33:18 PM »
Hi all,
Someone please give me the particulars on this adventure known as the "Instructor path".
I have completed 2 qualifying scores and the last time I did someone (umm  Minutemom) Mentioned it. Is this part of the path...
Considering joining this cadre of like minded folks and wanted some information........
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2017, 01:23:51 PM »
Hi all,
Someone please give me the particulars on this adventure known as the "Instructor path".
I have completed 2 qualifying scores and the last time I did someone (umm  Minutemom) Mentioned it. Is this part of the path...
Considering joining this cadre of like minded folks and wanted some information........


Hi Sir, I was in Gainesville and saw you score awhile back. We would be happy to plug an orange hat on you and point you the way to glory. If you can drive over to the shoot in St Augustine this coming next weekend I have a hat and a handshake for you!

Here is a link to the St Augustine shoot:

https://appleseedinfo.org/location/?locationid=785&eventid=5445

PM me on the forum with any questions. If you can make it over next weekend I can walk you through the whole process.

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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2017, 01:40:06 PM »
Yeaaaahhhhhh 300blackoutguy!  Come on and join the cadre!  You won't regret it!!  I know BC offered to help you out - I would be happy to as well if you can't make it to the shoot this weekend.  And yes, you should plan on coming to the IBC in October - it will make you a better instructor.  You don't have to be an instructor to sign up.  Just go to the events page where you would sign up for a regular shoot and sign up.  There's no cost!!  What are you waiting for?
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2017, 04:23:17 PM »
Indeed huzzah 300blackoutguy. Being an instructor is a very rewarding challenge. By teaching others within the Appleseed venue, you will find that it does improve ones own shooting &  this is the BEST vehicle for spreading the message of Liberty. You also get to hang out with some uber fantastic folks:Appleseeders!
We welcome you sir!
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2017, 12:23:03 AM »
Please remind the up and coming Blue Hats that are looking at the Orange Hat on the horizon that they too are allowed to attend IBC and it helps them immensely take care of things including RSO qual at events. We need more up and coming Orange Hats, so this is a great source of new leaders coming up.

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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2017, 12:25:43 AM »
And 300blackoutguy, you will never regret the decision nor look back!
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2017, 01:44:42 AM »
Ok all,

forgive my ignorance, what do I have to bring along to an IBC except the manual? Rifle and ammo seem superfluous? We just running mock drills, telling the three strikes, IMC, etc.?
Does performance there count for graduating to another level?

Thank you for enlightening me!

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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2017, 07:57:40 AM »
Good Morning Jerry2017,
Check out the FAQ page in TIPS for more info about the IBC.
https://appleseedinfo.org/tips/faq.php#events05
It doesn't hurt to bring your rifle, ammo and other shooting gear. You may get a chance to shoot--certainly if you arrive on Friday.
Otherwise you will need personal comfort items such as bug spray, sunscreen, hat, rain gear, light jacket, folding chair, plus camera, notebook and pencils. You may want to audio record some of the presentation too.
Come well rested with your running shoes on--the weekend goes way too fast!
Cheers!
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2017, 11:16:33 AM »
minnesotarabit,
Please feel free to attend the IBC. I hear amazing things about you.  O0
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2017, 01:44:58 PM »
Bummer :-[ Found out that I have a prior commitment on Sat.
Working on the RBC in Jan!!
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2017, 06:12:17 PM »
Am signed up for both IBC and AC/RSO. Will be staying at Smoak's. Let me know what needs brought for vik'tils. So looking forward to meeting the illustrious three'oeight and pHenry finally! as well as some of the rest of the FL cadre.

Huzzah!

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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #42 on: August 01, 2017, 09:25:06 AM »
"Illustrious"? Short, nasal voice, talks too much - sure, I've heard all of them many times, but illustrious - that's a first for me.  ^-^

Lord willin - will do my best to earn your kind words.
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #43 on: August 01, 2017, 07:13:19 PM »
To all of those going to the IBC at Smoak's Place, If You have a firearm, that is unusual, strange, or one that You have no Idea how it works, Please Bring it with You, Saturday evening is a great time to ask or brag about such things. We have some very knowledgeable People Who can Identify just about anything.

You will learn a whole lot of things. and have fun doing so.

Besides You will get to meet, or renew Your friendships with Your Appleseed Brothers and Sisters.

You may even have Fun.
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #44 on: August 02, 2017, 04:00:19 PM »
pHenry - yup, heard lots of good things about you. Got you beat on attending, though, DrJohn got me through IBC quite a while back. I am coming to refresh and spend quality time with some of my close friends and fellow patriots. I am hoping some of the other Blue Hats will take a hint we need more female orange hats!!

Let me know about chow, ya'll.

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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #45 on: August 12, 2017, 01:34:30 PM »
I really need to check the forum more often!  I am already committed to the shoot in Pensacola that week-end -- would LOVE to attend and I am off on Monday so would work out great for us since it's a long drive.  If Pensacola doesn't see more shooters sign-up may try to make the IBC - can always use an IBC and Smoak's place is awesome!  Won't know 'til last minute though - last Pensacola shoot - there was very few signed up and then at the last minute we ended up with a full line.  Look forward to having some opportunities to work with some of your southerners!!!
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« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2017, 04:59:10 PM »
OK, we are gettin close. Working on details now. Looks like Henry has a turkey fryer for making Archie's famous "low country boil". I have a roll of white paper for serving. All we need is a recipe and someone with a clue how to do it. I can also bring at least two gas burners for cooking breakfast. Need to know who might be interested in communal dining for breakfast Sat & Sun, as well as dinner Sat night. I don't know if Archie will make this one - he has been working in PA. I can get recipe from him and the how to do it right (all about the order you add the raw food to the boiling water as I recall - potatoes first and seafood last.

So chime in - who wants to eat?  ^-^
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #47 on: September 30, 2017, 10:50:37 AM »
Food Good.... Yes
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2017, 12:34:22 AM »
Trey, I have a cooker, huge pot, big burner, and the manhole cover of awesomeness to cook on.
I have guilted cable guy into coming to cook. we got the basics covered. Feel free to show up friday, and we'll plan meals from there
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2017, 12:06:22 PM »
I'm in for all meals, but can't have curry or anything made from grapes (vinegar, wine, Sherry, etc.).

Address: ? Can't find it in any message.

Lodging: Please confirm that there is a space for my air mattress somewhere inside, I don't have camping gear.

Time: gotta work Fri until 6pm at minimum, not sure I'll be making the drive Fri evening, so might arrive late AM on Sat from Tampa Bay Area, apologies.
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2017, 02:47:57 PM »
Jerry2017, the address and directions are posted on the 'Info' page for the event. Go to the home page, click on 'Events', then 'Find Events', then Florida., then click on the 'Info' link.
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2017, 09:24:35 PM »
This is going to be great, Teacherteach the baby and I will be up friday night. I am always willing to cook for a crowd , Smoake and I threw down some darn good chili last time.
I will bring a cooler full of meat , between all of us I am sure we can make a feast that will meat everyone's needs.
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« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2017, 11:31:27 PM »
Food Good  Meat Good
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #53 on: October 02, 2017, 07:25:28 AM »
Ditto what Stoneknives said! I can eat, prep and clean up.
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #54 on: October 02, 2017, 09:35:23 AM »
Good morning!  I am really (really) looking forward to coming down Friday and seeing old and new faces at the IBC.  We (Pearl- the-dog and I) should be rolling in Friday afternoonish with the little camper.  Please let me know if there is anything food or equipment wise I can bring.  Any projects around the place that might need tools?  Chainsaw, etc.?   

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« Reply #55 on: October 02, 2017, 11:33:03 AM »
Ok, so we have a loose plan. Steve works for Publix and has offered to bring any food we need, so long as he gets reimbursed. Dwight is wounded and cannot do much, but wants to help with cooking if needed.

We also need a head count for dinner Sat night. I'll be bringing some cook gear to make breakfast and lunch for my own "bird-boy" diet.

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« Reply #56 on: October 02, 2017, 05:11:43 PM »
To all Melrose IBC attendees and instructors,

I will attach a couple of "cheat sheets" to help us be ready. Please print them out and study up (I am). Believe it or not, there is a SOP for all points of instruction at Appleseeds events. It was all laid down by the original master instructors corps long ago. While the SB has some latitude (shoot boos discretion), when it comes to demos and even announcing the AQT - there is a specific procedure intended to maximize simplicity and retention. I've been around long enough to have see how the people who created the program did it and I always do my best to pass it on the same way I was taught.

Things like "booger hook on the bang switch" or "Captain Hook trigger finger", while entertaining, are not a part of what we do. It is a distraction at best. At worst, it reduces retention in the student and the number of people who will make score at an event.

Look forward to seeing everyone.
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« Reply #57 on: October 03, 2017, 05:17:02 PM »
Printed 50 each of the cheat sheets for IBC. One less thing to worry about.
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #58 on: October 04, 2017, 01:58:22 PM »
Is the IBC still on?  The National Hurricane Center has Melrose smack dab on the dirty side of Category 1 Hurricane Nate forecast for Sunday morning at 8 AM.  Lots of flooding, wind, and rain is forecast.
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Re: Instructor Boot Camp
« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2017, 03:51:01 PM »
I am going to continue to monitor the weather, but am leaning toward not heading out on the road this weekend. 






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