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Boot Camp Activities After Hours

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March 19, 2022 12:35 pm

Boot Camp Activities After Hours

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March 19, 2022 12:35 pm

Welcome fellow adventurers! The discussion on Boot Camp activities continues right here on the Masculine Journey After Hours Podcast. The clips are from "Blazing Saddles," "South Park," "Cheaper By the Dozen 2," "Full Metal Jacket," and "A River Runs Through It."

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This is the Truth Network. From an entrenched barricade deep in the heart of central North Carolina, Masculine Journey After Hours, a time to go deeper and be more transparent on the topic covered on this week's broadcast. So sit back and join us on this adventure.

The Masculine Journey After Hours starts here now. Darrell Bock So there are episodes where it's good to be in an entrenched bunker. There's others that may not go so well. That'll all come into focus here for you shortly. Darrell Bock So you just picture this with the clip that we may play here shortly. And if you were in an entrenched bunker, it just wouldn't go well.

But anyway, it really, really could. So we, in this episode, we've been talking about, right, the activities of boot camp, not just we have the talks, we have the Covenant of Silence. We've talked about that for years. But we have the Andy Airsoft experience, we have the Wayne Wildfire experience, the Brian Bass experience. Darrell Bock And Gather's Gun experience. Darrell Bock Gather's Gun experience, which even Harold has enjoyed the Gather Gun experience. So all those are things that go on at boot camp.

But the one thing that we just haven't talked about in any episode to my knowledge ever is the food, right? Andy, so you have a clip along these lines, right? Darrell Bock Yeah, I do. Yeah. I mean, that's an activity that I definitely enjoy. People can attest to. And so yeah, and you know, Randall makes our food. Well, he does a good pot of beans. So let her rip, brah. Darrell Bock Wow.

So now you know why the entrenched bunkers. I'm out of here. I need some more ventilation. Darrell Bock Yeah, the bunk houses can get a little interesting tonight. Darrell Bock Definitely mine.

I close the door on my room, that's for sure. Darrell Bock That's the Wayne Wildfire experience. It adds to the fire. Darrell Bock Exactly. Darrell Bock It's just explosions. But Harold, you had quite a statement about our president in this whole clip, right? So Harold, you know, we want to share, you know, what your feedback is there. Harold Jones Those guys were suffering from the same disease that President Biden has.

They can't stop Putin. Darrell Bock That was really bad taste, but still funny. And so, you know, we like that. But anyway, the idea is if we're guys, right, and things happen that, you know, that make us real, right, that makes us feel like we're having fun.

This is not, right, your average Christian retreat by anybody stretching the imagination. We don't want to lead you to believe these kind of things. But by the way, no, we're not totally gross, but we have some fun. Oh, no, we don't sit around and do that.

But sometimes we do. But you know, it's, it's like, it's like the disciples just because Jesus was there. You know, there was gas passed at the disciples campfire. You know, I mean, it's, it's, it's, it's Darrell Bock Moving right along the very best food is the Low Country Boil. Darrell Bock Yeah, that's true.

That is we do need to talk. What is some of the other stuff? We have ribs sometimes. Darrell Bock He does good barbecue. Darrell Bock Burgers. Oh, yeah. And so yeah, the Low Country Boil is always highlighted. We've even had steak on occasion, so we never know. You know, what, what might be on on cap, so on tap. Darrell Bock But I was just kidding.

I mean, we may get beans one time, but that's not the whole meal. So it's pretty safe. Darrell Bock So one of the things that I, you know, I, from the very first boot camp I came to, they played paintball, which later became airsoft. And so I didn't ever, I'd never heard of airsoft before, right, these boot camps. And so the first time this happened is Andy, you know, started the airsoft experience, you know, we needed this understanding of the safety rules and all this. So we have this clip from South Park, which I would definitely recommend nobody ever watch that show.

It's not good. But they do make a great airsoft clip, you know, to give us a feel for what airsoft is about. Airsoft Man All right, airsofters, let's listen up. Before we let you onto the field, we need to run through our safety precautions. Bruh. We know all the safety stuff. Bruh.

First, your airsoft guns must all have a red tip. Bruh, we know. Second, there is no full auto allowed on the field. Bruh. Third, there is a 500 FPS limit for your BBs. Bruh. Can we play now?

If you're hit by a BB, raise your hand, say hit and go back to respawn. Yes, already. Yes. Go, go, go, go, go, go. Come on this way. I got you, Cartman. You didn't get me.

I totally got you. I heard it hit your jacket. Say hit and go back to respawn. You didn't hit me, Kyle.

The BBs bounce off a leaf or something. Okay. Okay, hit. You got me. That was sweet.

This is the greatest day of my life. Ow. Ow. Hit. Yes. That was so awesome.

You guys are so rude. This is, ah, hit. Hit.

This is sweet. So actually, you know, you can kind of experience that, like, if you've been wanting to shoot Big Jim for a long time, and it could be the greatest day of your life, you need to see that. But I have noticed from time to time that you can hit some people, and you can watch the BBs bouncing off their jacket exactly like that, and it's like, man, I totally got you. Absolutely.

I've heard that conversation. As the judge of Airsoft, you know, definitely that happens. It's really annoying when you get hit in the finger or something. Hit. Hit.

Lousy shot. That was me giving the respawn rules. Yeah, that's good.

It's good. But anyway, believe it or not, there's something extremely redemptive here. So if you go out there, and for me, the first paintball game I played, you know, I kept on getting shot by people. I didn't see where the shots were coming from. And later on, as I was trying to discover my wound, right, I was like, that's interesting, because I know that, you know, if we take a look at how Satan's been attacking us, we could get an idea of what our glory is.

And so when I heard my new name was Faithful, I thought, well, how would people attack me? Because you don't see where the shots are coming from, from the enemy. And the idea of that just really had gotten plastered in my mind based on the paintballs. And those things hurt, by the way, when they hit you. A lot more than an Airsoft BB, although Airsoft BBs if they hit you in the right place hurt.

But that's – Like the head at four feet away? Yeah, you did that one time, didn't you? But that was, you know, part of the Airsoft experience. But nonetheless, these things, because God is coming for you through the whole camp, and you're thinking about things because you're taking part in activities that you normally may not do, and then he comes for you in some really unique ways, and they're life-changing, right?

Like, I can honestly say that my life is seriously different on the other side of these boot camp experiences, which have a lot to do with these activities. So some of these have to do with the competition, right, Rodney? And so you've got a little competition action for it.

Yeah, we've got Cheaper by the Dozen 2. This is the Murtaugh's versus the Miller's for the Cup. So you've got the Murtaugh's, who are the reigning champs of the Cup. Their kids get great grades.

They're all incredible athletes, you know, and they've got all the money. Dad's a big push – you know, push, push, push the kids, you know, push, push the kids. Well, the Miller's are the more normal family again, but how normal are you with 12 kids?

But you're sitting there – he's just – the Murtaugh's are just drawing the Miller's into the competition. You know, the two dads are always talking about their families and who's doing what. And recently, you know, the kids screwed up.

That's kind of the start of this. And then you see the two dads kind of go at it, and the next thing you know, it's, oh, man, he's agreed to go into the competition with the Cup. And what he does, he just tears his family apart, Tom Miller does, by just pushing them and pushing them and pushing them. Then he shows up.

Only two of his kids go with him, the two twin boys. And it's like, oh, that's all you're going to show up with. And then all of a sudden, all the rest of the family finally, you know, they realize, you know, we're going to go support dad. We're going to do this thing. And they all come together as a family. And it's great to see – I mean, this is kind of what happens out there at boot camp.

We like to talk a bunch of trash, but yet we all come together. So that's fun. You're just going to talk to her, Tom? How I discipline my kids is none of your business. You're not strict enough. Parenting isn't a popularity contest, Tom. But I guess if you knew that, your kids wouldn't be so undisciplined. The only problem with my kids is that they're hanging out with your kids. It wasn't my daughter who got caught stealing. And it wasn't my son who trashed a tennis court. Do you actually think I'm screwing up my kids' Baker? Yeah.

And one day they're going to crack. Well, why don't we test that theory on Labor Day? Murtaugh's versus Baker's. For the Cup. You're on.

We'll see you there. Honey, did you just agree to that competition thing in the Cup? Yeah.

I guess the Labor Day Cup's going to be a bloodbath. Got that right. All right. From now on, no seeing the Murtaugh's, no talking to the Murtaugh's, no thinking about the Murtaugh's.

Can't we compete and still, like, see them? No. Right now, I am not a father. I am a coach. And we're going to be training twice a day, every day, starting outside in ten minutes.

This is our year! Let's see what you got, Tom. Okay, Murtaugh's. All right. Okay, okay.

I know I've been a jerk all week, but that's old news. Yeah! Okay, now look. You got to get loose.

Don't let them intimidate you. Yeah! I need to have a special talent. I want you to use it. Yeah!

Can we win or lose? I just want you to do your best. Okay. Hey, hey, hey. What are you doing? Stop with the niceness. Here's the game plan.

Step on their throats and press down until they stop breathing. Yeah! Finally get focused and stay with the game plan. Yeah!

What would that be? Okay, well, we don't have a game plan, but you're just a general- Chin up. Charge the mountain. Yeah! Okay, break on three. One, two, three!

Well, Steve Martin is the jerk, so, you know. I just know that it's really fun to have competition kind of spawn out of just having fun. And the best time that I had out there at any activity was when the one time we were able to shoot some skeet. And I had not had a shotgun in my hand for a long time. And, you know, everybody was out there. It was a great time because we had a lot of fathers and sons get to do that together.

Brothers got to compete with each other. Then the next thing, you know- Bro. Yeah, yeah, bro. So the next thing, you know, I'm stepping up because I was running the thrower. And then I stepped down and went to go shoot.

And, you know, I missed one. Then all of a sudden somebody over my shoulder, kabang, gets it. And I'm like, what the heck? Turn and it's Wayne. I'm like, bro, bro.

You want to go, huh? So then it was like, okay, who can get on at first? He was being nice at first and letting me just kind of let him get out there. And then he started shooting earlier.

So I had to shoot earlier. And it was like, who can get on and get it busted really, really quick? And it was just one of those times where he just had a great time. And I tell you, that really brought a lot of guys together.

It was really good to hear about the rest of the camp when the dads and the sons and the brothers were all talking and just had a great time. Yeah, yeah. And so, you know, one of the things that is really – which that's part of the Gather Gun experience that you're talking about. Yep. And so it's a neat thing to watch a lot of folks that probably have never even shot a gun, right? Yeah.

And so we have a little clip here for Wayne – excuse me, for Harold. Because, you know, originally, right, they had like, from what I understand, slingshots. Ask David. Yeah. You could throw a spear, you know. Rocks.

Yeah. We had lots of rocks. Rocks and bow and arrow, you know, that kind of thing. But eventually, you know, we got firearms, and you've had – and so am I right that I – you were in the military, so you got to shoot then, didn't you? Back, you know, the War of 1812, something like that. I was in the Alabama Air National Guard, and I went through Air Force basic training. We went to the rifle range twice, the first day without any ammunition, just to familiarize ourself with the rifle, which was the M1 Garand. And we did what was referred to as dry fire.

Was it like this? Like, I'm fixing – listen. The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle. It is your killer instinct which must be harnessed if you expect to survive in combat. Your rifle is only a tool. It is a hard heart that kills. If your killer instincts are not clean and strong, you will hesitate at the moment of truth. You will not kill.

You will become dead Marines, because Marines are not allowed to die without permission. Deal maggots, understand. Sir! Yes, sir! Outstanding, Private Pyle. I think we finally found something that you do well.

Sir, yes, sir! Well, I had a really good killer instinct. You wouldn't believe how I operated that teletype machine.

Yeah, I just – I can't picture you with a hard heart. So I fired 60 rounds out of that weapon. And out of my flight, which consisted of about 50 guys, I came in about third with accuracy. It's amazing how well you can learn to shoot if you grow up with a BB gun. Oh, BB guns.

Yes. My red rider. My red rider BB gun with a lever action. And it had a special stock too, didn't it?

That's what I recall. You'll shoot your eye out. So you had a chance at the Gaither gun experience. It was the first time you shot since the Air Force. Yeah, I had shot that rifle there at basic training. And Gaither was running the gun experience one day.

And Gaither is a good friend of mine. He wanted me to shoot. Well, I didn't know much about shooting at all, but he gave me a handgun. I don't even remember what it was. But I hit the target. And so, you know, I walked away proud. Yeah, and that's just, you know, Andy, for you, as I recall, you had a shotgun that you had never shot, right?

Yeah, I'm really glad you asked about that, because that was one of the things I wanted to share. So that story, Robby came up, like I said, I hadn't shot in years and never had really shot a lot as a teenager and stuff. And it was a 20-gauge that my dad had given me.

Like I've said on the radio, Robby comes up and me, the poser that I am, not knowing really what a poser is, but he was like, what is this? I was like, I don't know. Is it a Mossberg?

I don't know. So I looked it up after. I still don't remember what the make was. But anyway, I did.

I shot it. And what was really cool is, as some of you know, friends of the ministry, there's a guy by the name of Todd Clark. And the first boot camp I went to, they were doing skeet then, too.

We don't always do skeet, but he was doing skeet, and he manned the throw the whole time. And I just remember that guy. I mean, Robby had made his impression, but then Todd, too, it was just like all these guys were coming around to just make things happen. And it just gave me a comfort level.

He just sat there and pulled skeet without shooting himself for hours. And I was like, this is just, you know, I'd been around good people in church and stuff. It was just something that my heart needed that, you know, that was just something that impressed me. And then Todd goes on and gives the talk about sonship, which really was something that took me a while to get to through the boot camps, but really made an impression on me. And it was just like, you know, I don't know that God put those two together, but just a great guy and just a great outreach to me at that boot camp. So one of mine, your favorite clips, you know, that you picked out here, which another clip from River runs through it, so you want to set this up? So I don't really remember this much from the movie, but I found the clip, and I thought it was pretty good. What it is is two brothers, and they're just picking back and forth about- Bra.

Bra, yeah. What bait to choose as they're fishing. And one of them just keeps harassing them, keeps asking them, what kind of bait or whatever? They end up kind of mouthing the answer.

But it's just cool how they go back and forth, and it's a conversation here, you know, down at the lake. Hey, what are you using? What are you catching stuff with? What are they biting on? What?

What are they biting on? Louder! All right, set! Bunion bug! Want me to bring you one?

No. I'll come and get it. Bunion bug stonefly number two. Thank you, oh merciful professor of poetry and travel. That's what we say to Robby. Thank you, oh merciful professor of poetry and travel.

So the neat thing really is, you know, from my perspective, you know, boot camp is life, right? And it keeps going on, and so when I listen to that clip, I can't help but think that me and Andy, we had a real heck of a time. So we were down, he has a river that's right behind his house in Boone, and we were down there trying to catch fish in that river. Not a whole lot of luck. I caught a couple little bitty ones, and I thought, well, there's a trout farm, you know, right up the line. Go to where the trout are. Well, we went to that other creek and had some success, but shoot, those things look like sardines to what we got into. And so the neat thing is, you know, if you go to the trout farm, they're going to give you a rod and reel with a worm and all that.

We didn't do that, did we? We used the stonefly number two. You could have really, really a blast, because you could just watch those big monsters, you know, going after that fly. And if you want some fly fishing fun with some friends, you know, where you know you're going to catch fish. Best trout dinner I've ever had.

Of course it cost a little more by the pound than, you know, catching them out of the river, but it was a lot of fun. Yes, Wayne? Do any of you guys feel left out? I didn't get invited to trout fish. Touché. You did, actually. You just didn't come.

And again, you know, that's what I'm saying from my standpoint. You know, Rodney and I have gone dove hunting as a result, and all these different, you know, Danny's out there fly fishing. He's going on a heck of an adventure this year.

Right, Danny? We may or may not get to go now, but we're still debating on it because of some other stuff. But talk about going out to Wyoming to fly fish. Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go.

And Andy has gone out to Utah, right? And he's fly – you know, and all these things that are adventures that I saw spawn, you know, out of things that really people, you know, began to live these adventures. And don't miss this, that God is right there, and you can feel him in a real way on a trout stream.

Like, I don't know how else that I've ever really experienced him like I have on a trout stream because I remember one time that this deer came up while I was fishing, and it was right downwind to me, so it shouldn't have been a million years. And it sat there, and it just was like, yes, I'm here to talk to you. And I was just like I knew it was gone. Yeah, and respawn, brah. That wasn't worth leaving you with the microphone.

Well, actually, during all of that, I forgot what I was going to say, but it was something to pick on, Robby. But one of the things about the adventure, I don't – I mean, if I ever shoot anything, it's probably going to be a human being. But right now, there are no current plans. There are current plans for that, except for the next person – Are they in season? The next person that says brah will be in season. Brah.

The challenge is accepted. You got one to finish up with Harold first before you get into that one. So here's the reason why. You know, you can come to boot camp, and Jim likes to shoot people.

I can tell you from personal experience. He has shot me on numerous occasions. But the other thing is I have, in fact, shot him, and on numerous occasions, at close range.

And? Yeah, I want to take this moment to apologize to all the men that I've shot on the porch in the past. Last year, I shot a guy, fairly close quarters, and I was like, you know, I need to see what this feels like. So I put the gun to my arm and shot my wrist, and man, I had a whelp for a good week and a half, two weeks. It hurts. It does.

It's real. Yeah, Wayne's that guy. I almost used this clip from Wally World on vacation, where John Candy's saying, that's a BB gun, Clark, isn't it? And he goes, yeah, but it can go right through the skin and cause a really bad infection. That's a wives tale, Clark. No, it's not, and he shoots it. But let me just add that, you know, since I get a chance to do the core desires of a man's heart, that I've been known to tell a BB gun story or two, that you don't want to miss out if you come to boot camp. That's the activity you can't miss. Did it just crick? It cut out, I think. Skipper Wagner, that's all you need to know.

Old Skipper. So yeah, the whole idea is, right, that as we awaken our masculine hearts and we get a chance, because all men, that's part of the adventure, of seeing if you have what it takes, seeing if you've got a battle to fight, right, an adventure to live, a beauty to rescue. These are ways that we do this, you know, while we're there. But one of the other neat things about it, right, Danny, is it's in community.

Yeah, it's in community. It's really neat to just engage with everybody on different levels. They're like my cars. Look, brah.

He deserved that one. Because of everything, you know, like you just said, all those things, but it's also a brother to love. And that's what we're there to do, and we love on each other, and the wildfire experience usually gets that really rolling well. And a brother to shoot, brah. So go to

You can register. You know, we will be playing airsoft, and you can shoot Jim, and he is a very large target. So, you know, just saying. He doesn't move that fast either.

No, he doesn't. We want to see you there. It really will be a blast, something you will probably never, ever forget. Thanks for listening. One of my favorite things about boot camp, well, the favorite thing about boot camp is every time I go, I encounter God. And as anyone that has encountered God knows, generally speaking, it's nothing we expect. A real encounter with God out of the blue. He knew what I needed. I knew what I wanted, and those two were rarely the same thing. Register today at This is the Truth Network.
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