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Rumblings in the Desert - EOT 2023


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After months of planning during the long hot summer the first weekend of November (when the temps have cooled a bit) finally arrives and it is time to start turning plans into reality.  

 

Volunteers break down into groups and start building new props.

 

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As soon as the new fronts are built they are moved and another group primes them so they will be ready for paint and trim at the next work party.

 

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Other groups start pulling trailer loads of props from storage to repaint, repurpose or junk if they are no longer useful.

 

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After hours of fun in the sun the volunteers take a break for lunch.

 

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In the coming weeks EOT 2023 will continue to take shape as the Rough Riders, Rangers and Volunteers eagerly await the 700+ shooters that will shoot the Wild Bunch, Cowboy and side matches from February 27th – March 5th, 2023.

 

 

 

 

Edited by Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933
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Thanks Larsen, your pictures make us look like we're working a lot harder than we are! That chicken lunch provided by Capt. Dan was darn good too. For anyone who wants to join us or just stop by and say hi, we'll be hard at it again this Sunday, November 13th. We meet at 8:00am at Ben Avery in the storage yard directly behind where Stages 1-4 will be.

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You guys are a special bunch.

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Love to be out there to help you more but that 4000 mile round trip is a bit much. Great to see familiar faces. See you in February. Thanks for the photos. 

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My first thought when I saw the picture of the fence posts was..."They should have used pressure treated plywood for the bases so they won't rot".  Then I remembered, it doesn't rain much in the desert.  :lol:

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I LOVE to paint and do the things y’all are doing! Wish I were closer to be able

to help! Y’all do an amazing job! 
 

Thank you!!

 

Big hugs!

Scarlett

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6 hours ago, Dogmeat Dad, SASS #48563L said:

My first thought when I saw the picture of the fence posts was..."They should have used pressure treated plywood for the bases so they won't rot".  Then I remembered, it doesn't rain much in the desert.  :lol:

 

A quick coat of Olympic Water Sealer is all it takes and they last for years :). Now termites are another matter, the fence posts, cargo boxes, and anything else made of wood have to be stored off the ground.

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Eight days later and another work party. These cowboys and cowgirls just can't stay away!

 

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Work progresses surrounded by targets. At last count 300+ targets.

 

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The Vendor's Check-in booth gets repairs and a new coat of paint.

 

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A brand new Jail front takes shape on the ground. More on that in a minute...

 

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Stage boxes and expeditor boxes get repaired and a fresh coat of paint every year.

 

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And finally the Jail gets set up for a trial run before the final coat of paint.

It was a beautiful day, highs just hit 70 degrees with a light breeze that kicked in a little stronger just as we set up the jail, of course.

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Many thanks to all involved in this EOT factory. Your all just plain fantastic for being involved.

 

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