Troop 412 spent some time working on survival skills during the August camp out in Tabor, Iowa. The Scouts learned about starting a fire without the use of matches. <br>Flint & steel was a popular technique as well as battery & and steel wool. The Scouts learn how to><br>make a shelter with tarps and ground cloths. ><br>Water filtration and solar stills were a handy way to get water from the local environment, and a bright flash of light could be created from a><br>mirror to signal for help. (See the><br>signal mirror demonstration .) Gone were the Dutch ovens and patrol boxes. Instead the Troop dug into MRE’s and dehydrated backpacker meals. And of course, they always enjoy seeing Buzzy’s custom 3 wheel Army<br>motorcycle . Picture can be found<br>here in the photos gallery.