Category Archives: Campaign to Camarillo

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.

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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.