Big Brutus is the nickname of the Bucyrus-Erie model 1850-B electric shovel, which was the second largest of its type in operation in the 1960s and 1970s. Big Brutus is the centerpiece of a mining museum in West Mineral, Kansas where it was used in coal strip mining operations. The shovel was designed to dig from 20 to 69 feet (6.1 to 21.0 m) down to unearth relatively shallow coal seams, which would themselves be mined with smaller equipment.

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  • There are 3 categories to compete in, breakfast, dinner and dessert. We will pay out 1st – 3rd in each category. There will be a Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion to determine the the best overall camp cooks for the event.
  • There will be a kids category for anyone 12 years old or younger. They will attempt to cook the best grilled cheese sandwich. There will be a $100 prize for this category.
  • Don’t love to cook as much as you love to eat?? We need you too! You can be a judge. There is a $10 charge to be a judge regardless if you are judging one or all categories.
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Prepare to groove to the electrifying beats of our live music extravaganza at the Big Iron Overland Rally! We have an incredible lineup of bands and artists, including the energetic Members Only and the soulful melodies of The Juice. These talented performers will create an unforgettable atmosphere, filling the campgrounds with infectious rhythms and captivating melodies. Get ready to dance the night away under the stars and make lifelong memories with fellow campers.

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Embark on a transformative journey with our adventure courses and enlightening lectures led by Aaron Paris. With over 12 years of public safety, 4 years of workplace safety, and 28 years of outdoor experience, Aaron is dedicated to empowering individuals seeking to explore uncharted territories. Discover invaluable guidance, training opportunities, and a range of essential gear designed to enrich your outdoor experience. Stay tuned for further details on equipment reviews, safety insights, and the exciting educational offerings that await you.

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The Endless Foot Drag is one of several annual events held throughout the year in Southeast Kansas. Paramotor pilots from around the world meet for aerial competitions that provides breathtaking views of prairies and farmland, as well as the Flint Hills, and multiple lakes and rivers.

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