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General Gadgets - Flag Poles

Flag Break should be a daily routine of (any?) camp and as such you may find yourself having to construct your own flag pole. There are many different types you can attempt from the simple everyday 'upright' to the more difficult but much better looking 'skylon' type.
Ceremonial Flag Pole Simple Flag Pole

Simple Flag Pole

This simply consists of several long poles lashed firmly together (shear lashing) driven into the ground. You will want to attach guy lines at least to the upper part of the pole to secure it, but preferably at intervals up the height of the pole. Simply stake out with pegs as you would a main guy for a tent.

Ceremonial Flag Pole

This is just a variation on the simple flag pole. On your upright you will need a cross piece (around four fifths of the way up) and a smaller pole that extends outwards at a right angle to the 'cross'. Connect rope as shown in the diagram to complete and peg down with guy lines as before.

'Skylon' Symbolic Flag Pole Flag Pole 'Hoist'

'Skylon' Flag Pole

I must admit that I have not tried this type before. I'm not sure which would be the best way to construct it.

My suggestion is have a go! I certainly will the next opportunity I get.

If anybody has anything that would like to add here or some suggestions regarding this then please contact me.

Flag Pole Hoist

Obviously you will need to add some form of hoist mechanism if you wish to raise and lower your flag. An ideal solution would be a simple pulley system, although a rope running through a loop attached to the top of the flag pole will suffice.

General Gadgets - Shoe Rack


Shoe Scraper

This is a candidate for 'Simplest Gadget Ever'. Simple place an upright 'board' in between four pegs driven into the ground. You can now scrap the mud off your shoes and keep the campsite tidy.



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