How to Make Camping Shoot-the-ChuteWritten by Daivd Z
A "Shoot-the-Chute" is great fun and one should be built in every camp visit and "Swimming Hole." The one described below has stood test of several years in many different camp sites.
The plan drawn is for a chute 40 feet long, 3 feet wide and 18 feet high. These dimensions can be changed in length and height, but not in width.
The chute is built of 7/8-inch matched pine boards, to same width as sheet zinc, usually 3 feet; boards being firmly cleated together on under side by 2 x 6-inch cleats 5 feet apart, throughout length of chute.
Boards should be screwed to cleats from face of chute with 1-1/2-inch screws, heads being counter sunk.
The several lengths of zinc are soldered into one piece, joints being on under side (as shingles on a roof) fastened to boards with 8-oz. tacks; set in from edge about 1 inch and about 6 inches apart.
The side strips of maple (soft wood will not do on account of danger of splintering) 2 inches wide and 3 inches high, rounded slightly on upper edge, are placed directly over edge of zinc and covering tacks.
The New Twist Ending to The Children's Story "Don't Go In."Written by Laura Hickey - http://www.laurahickey.com
“They can’t do that!” protest Shawn. “Maybe they can,” his mother spoke. “And you only had one week of summer left.” “Mother, are you kidding me!” blurted Tina. “One more week of freedom is a huge amount!” “Then I guess something will have to be done if kids don’t learn how to stop terrifying town. I’m going to go cook dinner.” Their mother left room. “Shawn, this is all my fault,” she spoke once her mother left living room. “Not really. It’s not like you knew there was a monster.” “Yeah but still. I can’t believe that kids are this hyper. It’s like they can’t control themselves.” Shawn pondered that thought over dinner as they walked downstairs and sat at dinner table. He raked his mashed potatoes with his folk and didn’t touch chicken. Only moments later he didn’t want food. “I’m not really hungry. Can I go up to my room?” he asked. His mother nodded. He sat on edge of bed and flipped TV on. "In local news store owners are outraged at what appears to be children on a rampage. Parents are urged to watch their children's sugar intake during summer season." "Mom!" yelled Shawn. His mother came into his room. "Honey, you're suppose to be resting, not watching TV." "But Mom! There's a local report on TV about kids going crazy just like Tina said!" "I already told you, it's from all that chocolate. Lord knows how you managed to afford all that." Shawn knew that wasn't it. The monster was in all of them. Some more than others. Shawn knew what he had to do, he just hope he wouldn't get caught. Later that night... "Shawn, this is crazy. What if Mom finds out we sneak out at night?" "We'll have to take that chance. Everyone ate that chocolate has monster in them and monster only comes out at night." "So that means what?" asked Tina. "We've got to remove monster from within." "How do we do that?" she asked. "We fry them!" "And you thought I was insane!" bellowed Tina. "We can't fry kids, that's crazy!" "We have to melt it out of them. And only way we can do that is if we get them in sun!" "And then what?" she asked. "It'll melt out of them. Man, for being older one you don't really pay attention!" "This is too much!" she exclaimed. "Don't worry about it Sis! You just help me rally everyone up. Tomorrow it's going to solve town's craziness!" Tina had major doubts, but she wasn't going to allow her brother to go alone. The next morning Tina and Shawn got up at crack of down. Carefully they crept past their mother's bedroom and down stairs. A smirk spread across Shawn's face as he saw sun gleam off little pieces of Mica on ground. "I'm just helping you 'cause you're my brother. This is your deal now. And for record I still think you're nuts!" "I'm gonna be hero!" he proclaimed. "Whatever," she replied. They started to walk downtown where they find all ones who ate chocolate going crazy. Like a wild pack of animals going after a piece of meat. Dumping flowers off stands at local flower show. Others taking water hose