Author Topic: Alamogordo, NM LADYSEED July 18-19 PLANNING THREAD  (Read 81 times)

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Alamogordo, NM LADYSEED July 18-19 PLANNING THREAD
« on: June 20, 2020, 10:42:57 PM »
Hey, Gang!  Here's your planning thread, as promised. 

Step One:  STOP!!!  Select the "notify" tab at the top of this thread to be notified by email whenever a post is added.   :DH:

Step Two:  well..... there's really no step two, per se, but it wouldn't have made sense to have a step one without it  ::)

Some housekeeping first, ladies and gents.

A couple of the participants have asked about covid precautions.  I directed them to the official word, but the protocol for this event goes a little something like this:

We have reduced the cap on the class size to make it easier to have a generous space between students while on the firing line (the phrase "social distance" is an oxymoron, and sticks in my craw).  It also makes it easy to spread out during instructional periods, so that the need for mask use can be a bit more limited. 

Mask use is not required by students on the firing line, as shooting qualifies as exercise and we all know the effect of reduced oxygen on performance. Particularly when it's 100 degrees out. 

That said, instructors who will be interacting with students on the firing line WILL need to have a mask at the ready for those times when we are unable to provide the needed instruction from a distance.  I am planning to bring enough for each of us to have a fresh mask each day, in case ya'll don't have them.  They're health care style disposable masks, and should be at least a little cooler than most cloth masks. I wear one all day every day at work. They're not horrible.  Naturally, you can wear whatever mask you wish for those moments, but I'll have them if you need them.

Masks will not be worn by instructors when doing history presentations, safety briefings, or POI's etc, nor by the Vanna.  It simply makes it too hard to understand what folks are saying, and we're a reasonable distance from folks when doing so. 

To a degree, we'll need to take our "mask" cue from our students, and of course do whatever we feel necessary to protect ourselves.  Last event the mask thing was WAY casual, and we did a fine job of keeping our distance from each other for most of it. We may be able to be that casual again, but we also need to be prepared to mask up if necessary.  Your health is your responsibility. Do what you need to do.

All of the loaner equipment I'm bringing will be sanitized with a 1.5% solution of hydrogen peroxide.  This is the concentration we use at the hospital to disinfect our kit boxes and other reusable equipment.  I'm bringing a couple of spray bottles with me to the event, as well, to spritz down what needs spritzing. It won't damage mats and stocks like bleach solution will, and still get the job done.  The solution is applied, then allowed to sit for a minimum of two minutes.  If you wish to make some for yourselves to sanitize loaner equipment of your own, (or anything else for that matter) just mix regular off-the-shelf hydrogen peroxide 1:1 with distilled water.  If you can't get peroxide, and can only find bleach, mix a solution no stronger than 1:9 with water.  Again, that is the concentration being used in hospitals, and the recommended contact time is at least one minute.  The peroxide, is, however, the better option.

This sounds like a lot of stuff, but it's really going to be a piece of cake, I swear!

There are a few other things we'll be going over in the instructor meeting that I won't delve into just now.

Now for the good news!! Range Master Mark and our own HotAirBill conducted a HIGHLY scientific experiment a couple of weeks ago. This labor-intensive exercise resulted in our being given the green light to use the 100yd firing line that is under the shaded structure to shoot our 25m event!   :partytime: :partytime: ..:..  We will likely be augmenting the shade a bit on the back side with a couple of pop-up shades, so there's plenty of room to spread out behind the firing line for instruction and breaks.  We will probably also need a couple of tables to use for the equipment line.  I'll be visiting the range between now and then to figure out just what we'll need to bring along. Bill, I'd appreciate your assist with that, if you're available. It'll be during the week leading up to the event.  We'll also want to be proactive and do some of the range setup the evening before, if possible.  Mostly just measuring and setting up the target line.  Volunteers?

In the next couple of days I'll post a course of fire here, but most of the assignments will be blank.  This is YOUR CHANCE to claim those points of instruction you WANT to do, before you get voluntold ;)  Participation in the planning process is good for everyone.  The Strikes will, of course, be told as they should, but if in any way you can emphasize the role of the colonial women in these events, please try to do so.  The stories of individuals will be, if not all, mostly colonial women.  I'll be posting a list of choices, with reference links, in the next few days. And of course if you find a story that isn't listed, by all means let me know!  This is a Ladyseed, after all!

More to come, ya'll!  Thank you for everything you do to make me look like I know what I'm doing!
« Last Edit: July 05, 2020, 05:37:28 PM by Mrs. Smith »
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." - Robert A. Heinlein

"A generation which ignores history has no past, and no future." - Lazarus Long

"I will accept the rules that you feel are necessary for YOUR freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." - Robert A. Heinlein

"I can kill you with my brain." - River Tam

Rifleman 5/29/16
Distinguished Rifleman 06/19/19 LADYSEED
KD Rifleman 10/20/19

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Re: Alamogordo, NM LADYSEED July 18-19
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2020, 11:59:02 AM »
Greetings and Salutations,
     I am back in the availability pool again.  Let me know what you need and where you need me.

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[A Rifleman is not born but is cast in the Rifleman’s mold by other Riflemen.
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A Rifleman’s greatest honor comes with passing of skills, heritage, and
knowledge of obligations to those that will and must continue the war.
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~ Steve Anderson ~

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Re: Alamogordo, NM LADYSEED July 18-19 PLANNING THREAD
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2020, 10:16:06 PM »
Basic Assignment List.

Volunteer in a reply to the things you'd like to do, and I'll update this post to reflect those requests.

Ready or not.....

Safety Rules

Safe Rifle

Hangfires/Misfires/Squibs/Staplegun

Six Steps to firing the shot

Basic Line Commands - Traci

Prone POI with "Point of Aim" and "Natural Point of Aim"
          Instructor - Traci
          Vanna -

Inches Minutes and Clicks

Seated POI
          Instructor -
          Vanna -

Line Commands with Transitions - Traci

Standing POI
          Instructor -
          Vanna - Andy



History:

First Strike -

Second Strike - Andy

Third Strike -

Dangerous Dames:  remember, these are brief, five minutes or so each.  Pick a couple.  We'll each tell one, then depending on time we'll go through the group additional times.

Mary Hayes Macauley - Traci

Prudence Cummings Wright -
https://www.womenhistoryblog.com/2009/05/prudence-cummings-wright.html

Agent 355 -
https://www.womenhistoryblog.com/2011/12/agent-355.html

Grace and Rachel Martin - Andy
https://www.taraross.com/post/tdih-grace-rachel-martin

Mother Batherick -
https://thelastbastille.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/early-american-heroines-tarrant-wright-batherick/

Elizabeth Zane - Andy
https://www.womenhistoryblog.com/2010/05/betty-zane.html

Mary Draper -
https://www.taraross.com/post/tdih-mary-draper

Mammy Kate -
https://www.taraross.com/post/tdih-mammy-kate

Margaret Cochran Corbin - Traci
https://www.taraross.com/post/tdih-molly-pitcher-2

Nancy Morgan Hart -
https://www.womenhistoryblog.com/2010/11/nancy-morgan-hart.html

Sybil Ludington -
https://www.taraross.com/post/tdih-sybil-ludington

There are many more, but this is a great start.

OK folks.  Time to start chiming in.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2020, 10:22:36 PM by Mrs. Smith »
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." - Robert A. Heinlein

"A generation which ignores history has no past, and no future." - Lazarus Long

"I will accept the rules that you feel are necessary for YOUR freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." - Robert A. Heinlein

"I can kill you with my brain." - River Tam

Rifleman 5/29/16
Distinguished Rifleman 06/19/19 LADYSEED
KD Rifleman 10/20/19