Brothers Campfire Ice Bucket Challenge of 2020

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The great Lydia Potter challenged to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge. It was covered in the world renowned Prudentia Sit publication.

Because She Double Dog Dared me, I was on the hook. She is my sister after all and she did it first as a right of passage into adulthood.Video Here

I googled the Ice Bucket Challenge and found that it had an origin in ALS Awareness

I discovered that you typically have 24 hours to complete the task. Wikipedia

So last night, I told my Beloved about it and she nodded, asking me to get her a brownie when I picked up ice at the gas station. My son opted to make them instead so I left that to him. Great Job Son!

I already had 10 pounds of ice in the freezer so I only bought 10 more at 7-11 to total 20 Lbs

When I arrived home, I determined I only had one bucket so I reached out to Herb Thiel, my father. If you want to know how that went down, the video is here. If not, skip this part.

This morning was a brisk 48F or 8.8 C to all the rest of the world. I began my preparations. First, I divided the 20 pounds of ice in equal portions and put them in my buckets. Then I broke the ice up with a hammer to reduce injuries.

Working quickly, I added water to my buckets.

2 Hours later.

Game on! It was nearly 7 AM and the Temperature was nearly the same. I need to use You Tube as a way of showing the event.

You can check it out here!Ice Bucket Challenge You Tube.

I started the post on fire! Now I’m just chillin!

Author: Benjamin

Benjamin Thiel is a community leader, urban farmer, and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. He might know a guy...

163 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire Ice Bucket Challenge of 2020

  1. herbthiel says:

    As patriarch, impartial judge and poker-prodder-instigator, I hereby declare that Benjamin has met, if not surpassed the double-dog-dare and herewith has equal bragging rights with Lydia.

          1. pooja rani says:

            Why you doing this you had pick one bucket i think you take seriously . You are really gone mad.

          2. Benjamin says:

            Ha ha! I am thorough. Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire has an image to uphold!🀠πŸ”₯

          3. Benjamin says:

            Excellent Job! Your command of the English language is improving as well!

      1. Lydia Potter says:

        Because it was already cold outside, you used a TON of ice, way more buckets, and I’m sure it’s still affecting you!

          1. Lydia Potter says:

            If you get sick and die, I’ll take the blame and pay for it.
            I think you set the world’s record.

          2. Lydia Potter says:

            I still feel like a bad sister. When you said 4 buckets, I was like alright, that’s not too bad, but oh!!!!!!!!! You are wow!

          3. Benjamin says:

            My dad’s blog says words to the effect of I got all the buckets they had!

          4. Lydia Potter says:

            I’m speechless.
            The only people that think that was a great idea was your wife and your parents. That’s all I know about!

          5. Benjamin says:

            They know me well. I do not advertise some things I do for fun that are way worse.

          6. Benjamin says:

            I immediately had trouble breathing as evidenced in the video. I told my brain there were 15 buckets and began counting back! I think it was the quick change of temperature that did me like that.

          7. Lydia Potter says:

            I admire you brother.
            My mom and older sister were talking and I was in the room watching it. My mom stopped, looked at me, and said “Lydia looks like she’s about to hyperventilate!”

          8. Benjamin says:

            Awww.. Thank you! Watching yours gave me confidence. I was in control im my mind when I did it, but I think I would have gotten sick if I did not warm up fast. Water is a weakness for me.

  2. chicky1968 says:

    You did it and survived. I knew you could do it and do it well. Congrats! Lydia he didn’t chicken out… LOL

      1. chicky1968 says:

        Yes he did. I know you’re proud of him. Not only was it fun to watch but I learned something as well. ALS, WOW I had no idea. Thank you for the fun and the knowledge.

          1. chicky1968 says:

            I don’t miss a visit. You’re great and I love your postings. Thank you for sharing and making quarantine less boring. *Big Smiles*

        1. Lydia Potter says:

          I just watched it again….
          Do you listen to Wednesday night’s streaming for church?

  3. cheriewhite says:

    And by the way, a lady I worked with 20+ years ago just passed away from Lou Gehrig’s disease this past Sunday morning. She’d had it for about 2 years (that she knew of). My prayers go out to her family!

  4. rue202 says:

    Well done! I’ll THINK about doing this, but whether or not I actually do it is another matter.

      1. rue202 says:

        I’ve thought about it – I’ll probably only do it on a warm to hot day and with only one or two buckets for health reasons.
        Call me a coward, I don’t care…cause I am a coward XD

        1. Benjamin says:

          It is fine, if you watch my video at 41-48 F , I was having to force myself to breath. It felt life everything seized up!!! Be Safe, but record it if you do it!!!

          1. rue202 says:

            I saw that. SMH at you for doing 11 buckets.
            I will record if I do!

          2. rue202 says:

            you mean you would have done more if you had more time!?!?!

          3. Benjamin says:

            We will never know! I texted my neighbors and they were clean out I could only come up with 11.

          4. rue202 says:

            You are more foolish than I am, sir.

          5. Benjamin says:

            It was something to do, and it was a double dog dare after all!

          6. Benjamin says:

            Whay about you singing? Was it a dare? … Or perhaps a prod?

          7. Benjamin says:

            Oh, so you are susceptible to suggestions and not dares. I have learned something of Ruetoohto today!🀠πŸ”₯

          8. rue202 says:

            Noooo!!!! LOL! I don’t do all suggestions, either. I only did it because I was bored!

          9. rue202 says:

            What I mean is, that you don’t have to do something just because you were dared to. You are allowed to say no if you want to. I don’t cower and obey just because someone says to do it – I only do it if it’s 1) not dangerous 2) not very silly 3) I actually want to do it and/or 4) I’m bored and have nothing better to do.
            My point is: You CAN say no.

          10. rue202 says:

            I know, LOL! I was teasing you by saying that you COULD’VE said no.

          11. Benjamin says:

            I was thinking of a music challenge before you sang!
            I may still do one. For you we’ll will call it “free choice singing, no pressure” πŸ‘»

          12. rue202 says:

            LOL! Is it you that’s going to me singing or are you going to be challenging other bloggers to do singing?

  5. Ishaan Sharma says:

    Just saw the video…
    I would have prefered just ice with no water. And would have worn a rain coat.
    That way, it would be cold for just a second!
    But you were real brave!
    Hope you don’t catch a cold!

    1. Benjamin says:

      I feel pretty good! The ice hurts like having rocks dropped on your head. It is why I smashed them!

        1. Benjamin says:

          If one of my characters is handling out the award, I had better be up to it! Thanks for the Nomination!

          1. Ishaan Sharma says:

            Haha. Maybe I can give you the “Garukan warrior Award”, if you are willing, and if I ever create it.

          2. Benjamin says:

            Ha ha! Thank you! You are the first to nominate me for my own award. Perhaps I will post on it.

          3. Ishaan Sharma says:

            I am not sure I am allowed to nominate you. Perhaps Captain Nicholas will have me put behind bars for this act.
            But of course, I am sure he would find you deserving too!

    1. Benjamin says:

      Ha Ha! At the bottom is a link to the actual bucket challenge. You should check it out as well! thanks for visiting, Sheila!

      1. Angie says:

        I don’t think I could ever do it! Not even be the one dumping the water. It must have been so cold on her feet!

        1. Benjamin says:

          She did almost slip! It was 48 F when we did it. Your from the great white North, no?

          1. Angie says:

            Yes I sure am πŸ™‚ I still think that would be colder than what it is here though HAHA!

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