Category Archives: Campaign to Camarillo

Campaign to Camarillo 2012: Step 6 – Prepping the Chest Rig (Video)

I have finally put up a video on my Nerf War and Humans vs. Zombies planned loadout for this summer’s upcoming game. Check out the video and then help me out if you can. I’m planning on carrying 6 18 dart clips, or 108 rounds of foam. Is that enough for the day long game of HvZ? Also I’m trying to think of something, or somethings, to put into the right chest rig pocket, but I’m not sure what to include. More socks, or numerous supplies such as my multimemter, a screwdriver, or even food or drink come to mind as well.

Also, according to one of the mods, if the blaster leaves a mark, or even worse a welt, they reverse the right to not allow the blaster for the game. My 12.4v Rayven doesn’t leave any marks, I’ve even tried firing tests on myself from 5 feet. Theres also a good chance that waivers are going to have to be signed, which is fine in my book. The mods still haven’t put that up yet, or the game rules. Hopefully they get them up in a week or two.

Get a little bit more comfortable with my blaster of choice for this game, the Rayven.
Work on Cardo, at least 3 times a week, for 25-30 minutes each.
Start collecting and counting bad socks.
Learn how to roll them up, if there is a proper technique.
Finishing reading the Art of War.
Get Spectre barrel from other storage site. Test grouping between Recon barrel and Spectre barrels.
Invite, and in some cases convince, friends to go.
Modify or improve Nerf Tac Vest and/or drop pouch loadout.
Sort good darts from bad darts. W & T Streamlines for the win, remember? E Streamlines are ok.
Possibly get different containers for good and bad darts?
Check which 18 dart drum clips rotate well, and which ones don’t.
Get a feel or find a way to track 18 dart clip usage.
(Most likely) buy GoPro Hero 2 camera and SD card to record footage of game.
Buy stronger voltage batteries, battery converter, case, charger, and multimeter from Chinese store (note to self, allow 3 to 4 weeks 3 to 8 weeks (usually 4) for shipping).

Campaign to Camarillo 2012: Step 5 – Sorting the Foam (Photo)

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It only took me about 10-15 minutes to sort it all out.

It was Saturday night, and I needed to get my mind off things. So I decided to keep myself occupied and sort the darts. First, every dart that wasn’t a Streamline went into the stripped bag on the right. Then all the W,T, and E Streamlines went into the plastic bag, while all the K & As went into the stripped bag. The ratio of the bad to good Streamlines seemed about 4-1, but in the end I ended up with about 250 darts of the “good” coded ammo. My list of things to do for the game is getting shorter and shorter. Next up I plan on showing everyone my Nerf War/HvZ loadout.

Get a little bit more comfortable with my blaster of choice for this game, the Rayven.
Work on Cardo, at least 3 times a week, for 25-30 minutes each.
Start collecting and counting bad socks.
Learn how to roll them up, if there is a proper technique.
Finishing reading the Art of War.
Get Spectre barrel from other storage site. Test grouping between Recon barrel and Spectre barrels.
Invite, and in some cases convince, friends to go.
Modify or improve Nerf Tac Vest and/or drop pouch loadout.
Sort good darts from bad darts. W & T Streamlines for the win, remember? E Streamlines are ok.
Possibly get different containers for good and bad darts?
Check which 18 dart drum clips rotate well, and which ones don’t.
Get a feel or find a way to track 18 dart clip usage.
(Most likely) buy GoPro Hero 2 camera and SD card to record footage of game.
Buy stronger voltage batteries, battery converter, case, charger, and multimeter from Chinese store (note to self, allow 3 to 4 weeks 3 to 8 weeks (usually 4) for shipping).

Winter 2011 Camarillo HvZ Game was Featured in Local Newspaper


Full Size Image here

Original Post was on Reddit. I believe the photo was taken by the girl there, but I’m not sure. Also I added her on Facebook and invited her to the game, but she declined the invite, guess shes busy or something.

Also, according to a mod for that game, he says that 67 people went, which is the second largest game in their history. I wonder if we can break it this summer?

Campaign to Camarillo 2012: Step 4, Batteries, Barrels, & Bags (Photos)

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Never in my life have I been so excited for AA batteries.

It’s been almost 3 weeks since my last update on this, and a good amount of things(6 to be exact) have been completed for the game. First things first, and possibly the biggest thing, is that I received my Trustfire batteries in the mail this Friday. I wasn’t sure if I was going to actually get these. I placed an order for them on the 10th, and then the United States Post Office announced a sort of ban on shipping/receiving Lithium Ion Batteries on the 11th. The interpretation wasn’t clear to many people, including myself. After saying a few prayers, they came in the mail, and wow do they make a difference. 60-70 feet, a higher rate of fire, and a seemingly easier trigger while doing zero work is great.

I did a decent firing test, going through 3 18 dart clips (54 darts) with the Recon barrel and then with the Spectre barrel on. The Recon barrel is a little longer and thinner then the Spectre. You got a noticeable better grouping and “accuracy” with the Recon barrel on. What I mean by accuracy is the Recon barrel’s center where the most of the darts landed was about 60 feet out there, pretty much in a straight path. When I fired from the Spectre, some of the darts went farther (in their awesome Streamline flying path) more of the time. BUT the majority of the dart’s center was about 60 feet out, two steps to my right.

So it looks like I’ll be rocking a Recon barrel for my future Rayven usage. I just need to find someway to make it look less lame. I’ve done a decent amount of online and mouth to mouth advertising, posting on Nerf Haven, Nerf Revolution, Foam Universe, Adult Fans of Nerf, Reddit, posting on my blog, and the HvZ Forums. I’ve also sent a message to Vanguard University’s (they play there) student site called “The Voice” but no answer yet. I’m also planning on send messages to the students Azusa Pacific, Pasadena City College & Cal Poly Pomona. These three colleges can only use socks in their games. Adult Fans of Nerf have a web video series, and I’ll be asking my affiliates to make an announcement there as well.

I’m still reading the Art of War, chapter by chapter. A lot of times I have to stop, think about what I just read, and ponder on how I can apply it to my line. Sometimes, I go back and read things again. As you can tell, it can be very time consuming. My Nerf Tactical Vest has been replaced by a chest rig. I want to keep it a surprise, but I’ll be sure to reveal it in the weeks to come toward the game.

I also recorded more GoPro videos with my friends. We played all Siege once again, and I used the Rayven and my new chest rig, so I have a decent idea on what I need to change and edit with my chest rig usage and loadout. Keep a lookout for those videos this week. Theres 55 days until this HvZ game. The days can’t come fast enough.

Checklist:
Get a little bit more comfortable with my blaster of choice for this game, the Rayven.
Work on Cardo, at least 3 times a week, for 25-30 minutes each.
Start collecting and counting bad socks.
Learn how to roll them up, if there is a proper technique.
Finishing reading the Art of War.
Get Spectre barrel from other storage site. Test grouping between Recon barrel and Spectre barrels.
Invite, and in some cases convince, friends to go.
Modify or improve Nerf Tac Vest and/or drop pouch loadout.
Sort good darts from bad darts. W & T Streamlines for the win, remember?
Possibly get different containers for good and bad darts?
Check which 18 dart drum clips rotate well, and which ones don’t.
Get a feel or find a way to track 18 dart clip usage.
(Most likely) buy GoPro Hero 2 camera and SD card to record footage of game.
Buy stronger voltage batteries, battery converter, case, charger, and multimeter from Chinese store (note to self, allow 3 to 4 weeks 3 to 8 weeks (usually 4) for shipping).

Mission Oaks, Camarillo Humans vs. Zombies Summer 2010 Photos

Geebs, according the wikia this is the busiest event to date, with 83 people coming to the game. Kyle Lynn has uploaded a good amount of photos to Facebook, and it’s very interesting to see the weaponry people were using two years ago as well as check out what the game was like two years ago. So go check out the full album if you want to see a lot of great action shots. I’ve picked a few favorites of my own and posted them.

Campaign to Camarillo 2012: Step 3 – Lets GoPro, Man

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One step at a time right? I was very fortunate and blessed to get this. I was planning on buying this in stores for the $300 price, so I borrowed $200 (he later asked for $60 back) from a friend and planned to pay him back. I held off on buying this for a bit, and then while checking craigslist I find a listing thats selling it for $250. I managed to talk him down to $240 (20% off the regular price) since I had to drive about 40 minutes to meet him and I had $240 in even bills. I meet the guy, buy the camera, and call up my friend. He says don’t worry about paying him back the money, and to consider it a late birthday present. I was only paying $100 of my dollars for the camera, plus his money. Since the debt is excused, I pretty much only paid $100 for it. When life is working for you, it’s a sweet, sweet thing.

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Gotta love the wide angle view.

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Trying to get the right angle for battle. And a peak at my messy room. The only thing I don’t like about it is that you kinda look like a goober with it on. Oh well, thats the price for good footage.

Checklist:
Get a little bit more comfortable with my blaster of choice for this game, the Rayven.
Work on Cardo, at least 3 times a week, for 25-30 minutes each.
Start collecting and counting bad socks.
Learn how to roll them up, if there is a proper technique.
Finishing reading the Art of War.
Get Spectre barrel from other storage site.
Invite, and in some cases convince, friends to go.
Modify or improve Nerf Tac Vest and/or drop pouch loadout.
Sort good darts from bad darts. W & T Streamlines for the win, remember?
Possibly get different containers for good and bad darts?
Check which 18 dart drum clips rotate well, and which ones don’t.
Get a feel or find a way to track 18 dart clip usage.
(Most likely) buy GoPro Hero 2 camera and SD card to record footage of game.
Buy stronger voltage batteries, battery converter, case, charger, and multimeter from Chinese store (note to self, allow 3 to 4 weeks 3 to 8 weeks (usually 4) for shipping).

Campaign to Camarillo 2012: Step 2 – Weapons Almost Ready to Go (Photo)

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I can knock some things off my checklist now. It’s not much, but I have the main components of my blaster choices with me, and I also found a cool army hat in my closet that my Marine uncle gave to me awhile ago. Its lacking points on the cool looking factor, but its 360 degrees of UV protection make it my choice for the upcoming game. I have 5 pairs, or 10 socks, with holes in them, rendering them unwearable. I trigger tested two Rayvens, and the one pictured seems to have a little bit easier trigger pull then the other one I have. Bad triggers pulls may jam up the Rayven, and put you in a bad situation. I want to get used to the trigger pull more and battle test it even more, so that I can be sure I’m comfortable with it. I also have plans to buy a GoPro Hero2 camera this week, if all goes well. I still haven’t bought the batteries and materials necessary to power the Rayven, since I’m waiting for one more item to get back into stock in the online store. I’m considering buying a cheaper (and possibly lower quality) multimeter, but we’ll see.

Get a little bit more comfortable with my blaster of choice for this game, the Rayven.
Work on Cardo, at least 3 times a week, for 25-30 minutes each.
Start collecting and counting bad socks.
Learn how to roll them up, if there is a proper technique.
Finishing reading the Art of War.
Get Spectre barrel from other storage site.
Invite, and in some cases convince, friends to go.
Modify or improve Nerf Tac Vest and/or drop pouch loadout.
Sort good darts from bad darts. W & T Streamlines for the win, remember?
Possibly get different containers for good and bad darts?
Check which 18 dart drum clips rotate well, and which ones don’t.
Get a feel or find a way to track 18 dart clip usage.
(Most likely) buy GoPro Hero 2 camera and SD card to record footage of game.
Buy stronger voltage batteries, battery converter, case, charger, and multimeter from Chinese store (note to self, allow 3 to 4 weeks 3 to 8 weeks (usually 4) for shipping).

Campaign to Camarillo 2012: Step 1 – Makin a List, Checkin it Twice

In preparation for the Camarillo Southern California Humans vs. Zombies event, I’ve compiled a kick start checklist of things that I should do or improve to prepare myself for this event. If my calculations are correct, I have 78 days left until the event, which takes place on July 20.

In no particular order:

Get a little bit more comfortable with my blaster of choice for this game, the Rayven.
Work on Cardo, at least 3 times a week, for 25-30 minutes each.
Start collecting and counting bad socks.
Learn how to roll them up, if there is a proper technique.
Finishing reading the Art of War.
Get Spectre barrel from other storage site.
Invite, and in some cases convince, friends to go.
Modify or improve Nerf Tac Vest and/or drop pouch loadout.
Sort good darts from bad darts. W & T Streamlines for the win, remember?
Possibly get different containers for good and bad darts?
Check which 18 dart drum clips rotate well, and which ones don’t.
Get a feel or find a way to track 18 dart clip usage.
(Most likely) buy GoPro Hero 2 camera and SD card to record footage of game.
Buy stronger voltage batteries, battery converter, case, charger, and multimeter from Chinese store (note to self, allow 3 to 4 weeks for shipping).

Thats about 15 or 16 things I need to do, some or continuous, others are one and done. Something tells me I won’t get them all done, but stay tuned and I keep you guys updated with blog posts.