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Winter 2011 

Minuteman Mountain Wilderness Snowshoe Patrol __________________________________________

3rd Annual

Winter Celebration of the Armed Citizen Militias of the American Revolution.

"Join or Die"

2011 Minuteman Mountain Wilderness Snowshoe Patrol    

EVENT DATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2011 (Saturday)

Items covered herein:

               Individual Equipment List Requirements

               Description of Competitions

               Weather

                Re-enactment scenario

Included is a preliminary equipment list for participants. It will be updated, but this gives you an idea of what you need to bring.

Minuteman Mountain Wilderness Snowshoe Patrol. Following Militias* to report: 

Green Mountain Boys Militia*

 Green River Rifles Militia*.

 *Experiencing American History, the U.S. Constitution, and U.S. Bill of Rights through re-enactments, education and marksmanship.

COMPETITIONS (brief explanation):

Competitions planned (all timed; and accuracy is weighed 20% more than speed). You can choose to do all competitions or as many as you want to.

1. Handgun - multiple targets:

-Retention ready and engage targets at distances from 5 yards to 35 yards (10 shot total).

2. Handgun - 100 yard:

-100 yard target (12 ˝" diameter) - Standing Position - 5 shots. Repeat two (2) times. (10 shot total).

3. Rifle Competition (two alternative Biathlon formats):

-80 yard Rifle Carry Biathlon format. Targets are 50 yards distant as during the Summer Biathlon). (20 shot total). This is much shorter distance and is for those who don’t wish to do the longer version below.

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-800 yard Rifle Carry Biathlon format. Targets are 50 yards distant as during the Summer Biathlon). (20 shot total).

4. Rifle Competition:

-50 yard Rifle Carry with sled pull to firing line (timer starts at beginning of sled pull), then engage 6" target at 100 yards prone in snow (5 shot total). Reload, and engage 5" (yes 1" smaller) target at 100 yards prone in the snow (5 shots). Thus, 10 shot total). Timer stops at last shot.

5. Rifle Competition:

-"Sharpshooter up"- engage 6" - Target at 100 yards (10 shot total). From 10 yards, Minuteman will snowshoe to the firing line on command "Sharpshooter up" (timer starts) and assumes Prone position for first course of fire (5 shots) and engages target. For second course (5 shots) same procedure except takes the standing position. Timer stops at last shot.

6. Tomahawk throw.

WEATHER:

We will be in wilderness Mountain Terrain with heavy snow. In past events, snow depth has exceeded 4 feet; wind gusts 30 to 35 MPH; temperature with wind chill factor of approximately 7 to 14 degrees F; and snowing. At other times the sky may be clear, and the air still. You must be prepared for all weather conditions!

EQUIPMENT / ITEMS YOU NEED TO BRING:

Snowshoes

Boots (waterproof)

Warm Socks (plus extra pair)

pants

rain pants or snow pants (to block wind and which will repel water)

heavy belt

warm clothing AND jackets (layered)

winter gloves

hat

sun glasses

sun block

water.

snacks

Small emergency back pack (first aid, fire starting, toilet paper, etc...).

pocket knife / fixed blade knife

Shooting Items:

-Eye protection

-Ear protection

-Rifle in caliber .22 LR (either Iron or scope) (sling recommended for competition carry).

-Lens covers and protection for scope - it might snow.

-ECI indicator.

-200 rounds or more of .22 LR ammo for competitions (40 rounds) and plinking

-Extra magazines for your rifle (suggested, but not required).

-Means to carry your ammunition with you during the competition and be able to load when command is given.

-Rifles will be unloaded at all times except when on the firing line (you are to follow the instructions which will be verbally given for each competition event).

Handgun and secure holster (E.g., for Adults / CCW...).

Ammunition suitable for your carry gun and /or competition gun.

For handgun competitions you will need at least 20 rounds. Bring extra if plan to "plink".

NOTES:

1. you should figure out how to carry all of your gear (e.g., rifle with sling etc...) before the event. You will be wearing your snowshoes during all stages of the competitions.

2. During the shooting competitions you will be either firing from the standing position, or the prone position while laying directly in the snow.

 

RE-ENACTMENT SCENARIO:

Scenario (re-enactment theme is based upon events from the American Revolutionary War period): 

Intelligence has determined that immediately following snow storms,  tyrannical government troops, being accompanied by foreign mercenaries, are marching through a snow covered mountain pass to Shingletown for the purpose of seizing the firearms of the citizenry (including plans to conduct door to door searches), and to plans to blockade the town (cutting off supplies of food, fuels,  etc...).  Alert has been issued for the Minuteman from the following Militias to report for  immediate muster (February  --, 2010 at 10:00 hours): Green Mountain Boys Militia, and the Green River Rifles Militia**. 

**Experiencing American History, the U.S. Constitution, and U.S. Bill of Rights through re-enactments, education and marksmanship.  

Version: 20110105

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American Minuteman Pledge

Our Motto:

"Exercising the American Bill of Rights."

 

"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them...."

Quoted from Joseph Story* in, “Commentaries on the Constitution” (1833). 

* Former Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court

 

 

"...The one thing that is absolute is that the Second Amendment guarantees a personal and individual right to keep and bear arms, and prohibits government from disarming the people...."

Quoted from: Silveira v. Lockyer - Dissent by: Judge Kozinski.

 

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The Battle of Bunker Hill - June 17, 1775 

 

August 1 and 2 mark the sixty-second anniversary of the Battle of Athens, Tennessee