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TSO - H - Day 3 - Knives and Animals

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To start off another exciting day, a bird flies into the conference center, and so naturally, we try to catch it. Some extreme broom stacking was involved.

The bird was not having it...

We eat breakfast and start the walk up to the build site.

Up at the build site, the teams resume work on their carts and zip line. Team Panda starts work on a platform that the zip line will end up on.

Team Panda gets some help moving a piece of ply-wood for the top of their platform.

Team Panda gets some help moving a piece of ply-wood for the top of their platform.

Team Panda discusses the location of their platform.

Team Panda discusses the location of their platform.

Team Nooi starts on a seat for their cart.

Charlie approves of the seat.

Charlie approves of the seat.

Team Kablooi starts attaching their front steering system and their rear suspension.

Ryker L. tests the suspension by providing pressure.

Ryker L. tests the suspension by providing pressure.

Ian attaches the steering system.

Ian attaches the steering system.

Team Panda works on their ply-wood part of their platform.

Team Panda works on their ply-wood part of their platform.

Break times are used for making swords and play fighting with them.

In the afternoon, we go to visit the animals of Elkus Ranch.

The goats are eager to see us.

The goats are eager to see us.

Charlotte feeds an eager goat.

Charlotte feeds an eager goat.

Strike a llama pose!

Strike a llama pose!

Ryker V. finds a beetle to Sofia's dismay.

Ryker V. finds a beetle to Sofia's dismay.

We are in awe at this trained goat.

We are in awe at this trained goat.

We head back down for dinner, and later, knife training! Campers learn the 5 knife rules before receiving one of their own.

The 5 Rules of Knife Use:

1. Blood bubble.

2. 3 points of contact.

3. Lock your knife.

4. Cut away from yourself.

5. Keep your knife sharp.

Kaitlyn presents how to use a knife safely to campers.

Kaitlyn presents how to use a knife safely to campers.

After knife trainging, some decide to go racing downhill in carts.

Ryker V. is winning!

Ryker V. is winning!

It's neck and neck!

It's neck and neck!

Back at the conference center, we play games and wind down.

Aime and Charlotte test out pens they whittled out of wood with ink.

Aime and Charlotte test out pens they whittled out of wood with ink.

After working today, we are getting ever closer to being able to test our carts when we build next on Thursday. We get ready for lights out, and prepare for beach day tomorrow which will allow us to take our minds off of the project.

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