Camping goes camp-tacular

Hi campers. This is the one and only camping announcement for Camp Chaos 2009. We've streamlined it to just one dumb website per year instead of two. No more waiting on the edge of your seat for the location while I parse out snipets of useless information.

The good news is we still have a place to meet despite the legislative budget threats. This "place" will be Folsom Lake State Park. Here are the details on the park. We are at the NEGRO BAR group site. The dates are August 7th, 8th, and 9th. The group site is plenty big enough for all (rumor has is Bryan & Brittany will bring the Burke numbers back up this year)



Camping motivational poster of the day:





Top 10 comments/suggestions made at last year's Camp Chaos
1. A deer came into my camp and ate my bag of iced-oatmeal cookies. How can I can get reimbursed?
2. Too many bugs and spider webs. Please spray the wilderness to rid the area of these pests.
3. Escalators would help on steep uphill sections. Please avoid building trails that go uphill.
4. Trails need to be wider so people can walk while drunk.
5. Ban those big squirt guns!
6. Jeff's signs need to be funnier
7. Quiet-time my ass!
8. A TCBY at the trail head would be nice.
9. The coyotes made too much noise last night and kept me awake. Please eradicate these annoying animals.
10. Too much dirt.





Camping is a great time to get outside and grill a delicious meal. Here are a few basic safety rules and outdoor-cooking tips to help make sure you and your family enjoy a tasty, safe summer cookout.

- Marinate your ribs in bourbon before barbecuing. The best way to do this is by pouring the whiskey down your throat.

- It's important that you choose the right kind of fire for grilling meat. Class D magnesium-based fires are not the right kind of fire for grilling meat.

- Do you have an entire set of tableware designed with a playful, summery watermelon-slice theme? Well, isn't that adorable. Let me see that spoon! Even the spoon is a little watermelon. Honey, come here and look at this spoon.

- Don't forget to repeatedly baste your cooking pork in barbecue sauce, which will "mask the spoiled taste."

- The endangered Cebu cinnamon tree of the Philippines is the best firewood for grilling. Use anything less, and you might as well be cooking your food on top of smoldering raccoon poop.

- For optimal flavor, raise your own animals, make your own charcoal, and distill your own vinegar. For passable flavor, head on down to Smokey's Ribs & Things out by the airport.

- When barbecuing veggie burgers, be sure to tie your long hair back. That will keep it away from the flames, you stupid hippie.



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