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northernpenguin: Another fine BFL evening has come and gone. We had an absolute blast putting this together for everyone and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. The logs I've seen so far do suggest that.

Thank you to everyone for coming out on a cold November night and thank you in particular to the entire BFL 7 Organizing committee. Couldn't do it without you folks!

I'm looking forward to seeing you again at BFL Boot Camp :: Illumin8 next fall.

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BFL Boot Camp 7: Midnight In The Garden

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Hidden : Saturday, November 24, 2012
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

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BFL Boot Camp is Southern Ontario's Premiere Night Caching Event.


BFL Boot Camp 7 - Midnight in the Garden

The Keepers of the Order of the BFL have returned for our seventh annual night caching event, held in North Halton.

This year, we are holding the event on Saturday, November 24.

As usual, we have an evening full of mischief planned, and we're sure you'll enjoy it.

About the Keepers of the Order of the BFL

The Keepers of the Order of the BFL, or "BFL Crew", are a group of geocachers who head out geocaching every Friday night - year round. We specialize in caching after dark, and we don't let the longer nights of winter slow down our caching adventures one bit. As winter gets near, we get together and host our annual night caching event - usually timed around the end of Daylight Savings Time.

About the Event

Join us for an evening of mayhem as the BFL Crew prepares another round of fun after the sun goes down.

After the launch kits are handed out, the BFL Crew will move to the Command Centre - which is at the posted co-ordinates for this event cache listing. We will have people here throughout the night and we plan to have hot chocolate to serve up. This is a location where you will be able to stop and chat, hang out, get help for the event caches or drop in. The event logbook will be located here, and this is where your "smiley" is earned.

During the weeks leading up to the event, the BFL Crew will be setting up various creative night themed caches. These will be available for you to visit, starting on the event night. This is an excellent opportunity to introduce yourself to night caching if you have not cached after dark before; hook up with a group and head out into the dark. Group caching at night is far less intimidating than caching solo at night.

Please do not go to the "Command Centre" before 8:00 PM, to allow the BFL Crew time to setup the "Command Centre". The event officially ends at 4:00 AM.

Where is the event?

The event is taking place in the Britton-Hilton Falls forest complex northwest of Milton. The BFL Crew will arrive here at 8:00, and "launch kits" will be available for the area caches. The posted co-ordinates for this event is what we refer to as the "Command Centre", this is where the BFL Crew maintains a presence through the night.

Who is involved?

This year's BFL is being hosted by

northernpenguin avernar teamvoyagr
brendah &&rew brain21
dr. house
bakers dozen chris-mouse
cache4pat hikert youngkingkole






What should I bring?

First and foremost: Be prepared for the weather. We have had nice calm, cool, clear nights for the event. We've also had major winter storms with sleet, freezing rain and tree-toppling winds. You must dress warm enough for a late November night and YOU are responsible for choosing what conditions you are comfortable caching in.

Bring a flashlight, and extra batteries. An LED headlamp is recommended, and a BFL is a good second light
Bring your GPS
A good pen or two
Bring your cellular phone. Note: CDMA networks have spotty coverage at the command centre. GSM/HSPA+ fares much better here. LTE? Ha! That's a good one ... maybe next year.

Where do I get a Launch Kit? GPX File?

The BFL Boot Camp VII caches follow our annual tradition - None of the event cache details are revealed before the start of the event.

We will have "launch kits" available at the Command Centre - after 8:00 pm (posted co-ordinates for this event cache).
We will not be offering a GPX file for the event caches.

The caches should be published shortly after the event starts, so those of you bringing mobile devices (iPhone, Internet key) should be able to access the cache information via normal methods - you'll just have to wait until these caches are published.

The launch kit will also be available in PDF form at http://torontogeocaching.com/bfl7/launchkit.pdf starting at 8:30pm on the event night.

Remember, hunting the event caches is optional (but fun!).
To log an "attended" for this event, you must sign the logbook at the command center between 8:00PM and 4:00AM

Weather Info

Mother nature is well known for changing her mind about the weather in Autumn. We have experienced pleasant cool autumn nights, and we've also had full on winter storm conditions - snow, sleet, rain, wind. It is up to you to be prepared for the weather conditions.

You should check at least one of the links below for planning your outing.
We recommend a layered approach to dressing for the event.

Environment Canada Weather

Additional Questions?

Please contact me (northernpenguin) through my user profile, or visit http://bflbootcamp.torontogeocaching.com if you have more questions.

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