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Unread 07-19-2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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I am looking for a few ideas or suggestions for an article I am writing to try and make things easier for folks with their site set-up at a contest. You know, like using PVC pipe cut to length to raise your work tables to a comfortable height, or using a bungee cord to hang a roll of paper towels from your EZ-up. I canít forget my personal favorite; always have a new roll of TP in your supply box, spot a pot supplied material tends to be a bit thin and flimsy If you have any of these tips that you donít mind sharing with others either post them here or shoot me a note. Thanks in advance for your help.
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I am looking for a few ideas or suggestions for an article I am writing to try and make things easier for folks with their site set-up at a contest. You know, like using PVC pipe cut to length to raise your work tables to a comfortable height, or using a bungee cord to hang a roll of paper towels from your EZ-up. I canít forget my personal favorite; always have a new roll of TP in your supply box, spot a pot supplied material tends to be a bit thin and flimsy If you have any of these tips that you donít mind sharing with others either post them here or shoot me a note. Thanks in advance for your help.
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No matter how nice the weather is.....tie the damn canopy down!
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Get a dry eraser board to hang up, put your schedule on it and stick to it.
Do purchase a $35 atomic clock, it'll save you a DQ.....
Keep your wife from inviting the whole dam family to watch you make boxes and have snacks between catagories..
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A towel under the cutting board to keep it from walking around is one.
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the eraser board is excellent idea. put a subcategory with what ifs and the solutions also.
sometimes in the heat of the battle and fatigue of the day, a little reminder of what to do when the ttrain goes sideways might help.

i LOVE the original thought. will do. don't think you can remember every step, and every one is crucial.

tie the effn thing down. learned that one at my first kcbs this week-end...oh, and get walls.

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I make up a schedule of events and print out a copy for everyone so we are all on the same page. No questions about what happens when for the night crew allows a little sleep... And rope lights for the canopy which has to be tied down! Everyone else has a lot of great stuff too!!
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The Atomic clock is great! I have one that is from the Weather channel (got it from wally world) that has the temp and humidity which is great to know too!
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The disposable cutting boards from Smokey Mountain Smokers are a great time saver! Also, if using hotel pans, either line them with foil or use pan liners to help with cleanup.

For those of us who sweat, a little corn starch helps the latex gloves side on no meter how sweaty your hands are.
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Do a complete dry run at home. Set up everything as if you were at the comp. Don't go back in the house for anything. Make a list of everything you forgot.

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More than one LIGHTER. Preferably one with fluid! Not that it has EVER happened to me.
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I use a plastic laundry sink with a 5 gal. bucket under it for a drain. use a Y and hook up a short hose with a garden sprayer. The sink is deep and great for soaking cutting boards and pots. The sprayer makes it nice to hose off the boards and you have it to add water to your water pans. The legs on the sink pop right off and the sink makes a nice bin to carry stuff to and from the cookoff.

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