Peter Lebeck Chapter #1866

The Kern County Chapter of E Clampus Vitus ®
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Come Join Peter Lebeck as We Celebrate

Cinco de Mayo During Our 58th Spring Doin's

May 2-5, 2019 at Sh*t Howdy Ranch!



The Bro's Want YOU!

At 3400 feet Sh*t Howdy Ranch is a gem. Located in Walker Basin, a mountain valley in the Sierras above Caliente, it's spectacularly green in the spring, and especially beautiful when the wild flowers are in bloom. Best of all, it's a great place for Peter Lebeck to hold our 2019 Spring Doin's, and you, our Brother, are invited!

Starting Thursday, May 2nd, we'll be the guests of Humbug Al "The Quack" Price and his Widder Jayne who have offered up their ranch for our semi-annual conclave. The accommodations are rustic, but what they lack in indoor plumbing, they make up for in atmosphere. We'll have the use of a grassy, oak studded meadow with plenty of room for RVs, tents and lots of PXL shenanigans.

Details, Details!

Sh*t Howdy Ranch offers space that will easily accommodate 100 Redshirts and their PBCs. It's a place for relaxing camaraderie, especially when you're hanging out at PXL's centrally located libation center, our infamous "Tittie Bar." It's the only one of its kind in all of Clamperdom, you'll find it a great place to share what you brought, swap lies and make new friends. You might even find a Margarita or two there on Friday afternoon, though it's best to deny you had them. And why shouldn't you? After all, it's Cinco de Mayo Weekend, and you're encouraged to play into the weekend's theme so long as you do so with respect. Just leave your other Margarita at home.

Our gates open at noon on Thursday, May 2nd, for our set-up crew, the high flying "PXL Flying Circus," and those inclined to help out. Just keep in mind that we're about 25 miles from the nearest Piggly-Wiggly, so if you're coming up early, plan accordingly. You'll have a place to pee, but you'll be on your own food wise until Friday dinner. Also make sure to check the weather. You'll be traveling on well-maintained mountain roads, quite passable for RVs, but you'll want to wave at the cows, not wear them.

We have Friends in High Places.

In early May the days in Walker Basin are typically pleasant. As for the evenings, it does get nippy so you'll want to bring your warm jammies and your burn barrel if you're so inclined. Just check the flyer for our fire rules because we're not Clamping on bare ground and Smokey Bear's our hero. He's also a Clamper, and we don't want to make him grouchy.


Clamping starts on Friday for Brothers not joining the Circus. If you've brought a PBC, you'll need to turn him over to our Hangman when you get into camp because we may want to put him to work, especially in the kitchen. Our Clampchef, Kenton "Airdale" Miller has promised a special Mexican themed dinner for our first official day of Clamping.

At PXL we are known for our food, and this Clampout will be no exception. Our Doin's are BYOB, but your rub always includes four full, hot meals starting Friday night, plus a continental breakfast on Sunday. Saturday's epicurean highlights include our Graybeards' Potluck Breakfast - - we have eggs, you bring meat, tortillas, etc. - - everybody wins. Then you get more meat for lunch. And if that isn't enough, for dinner you'll get your choice of a large rib eye steak, a quarter chicken or vegetarian roadkill, each served with all the fixxin's. And we never forget the BEANS! (Well. . . maybe once, but that's a long story).

Had enough?'

Stuffed in the middle of this meat sandwich you'll find one of the best PBC interrogations and HOCOs in all of Clamperdom - - lubricated by the victims themselves. Just make sure that if you are bringing a PBC - - and we do encourage that very much - - that your sucker comes prepared! Make sure he gets a copy of our PBC Handbook ahead of time. You can download it from our Registration Page. Then make sure your would-be Brother brings us a bribe that will suitably impress all of us, and that he have a five minute hysterical presentation. You know the drill. If you do your part, by the end of the ritual we'll all be laughing our butts off and shouting "Satisfactory!" to the high Sierras.

So what are you waiting for? At PXL camaraderie comes first. We'd be honored to have you join us, and you'll be glad you did. To find out more, just go back to our Spring 2019 Doin's Page where you can get a copy of our infallible fillable flyer, sign-up electronically, and grab additional details, including directions. And whatever you do - DON'T LET THE COWS OUT!

To read about Clamping with Peter Lebeck in Kern County, just read on.


Hey, Pete? Now you gotta worry about plaque russlers!



Fort Tejon.

Kern County is a big place and it covers all kinds of terrain: from the driest portions of the Mojave Desert, to the snowiest pine forests of the Sierra Nevada; from the oak woodlands of Walker Basin to the still wild grasslands of the San Joaquin Valley. Then of course there is Fort Tejon, Pine Mountain, the Kern River Valley, the Tehachapis, and…you get the drift. Kern County IS a BIG and interesting place.

Walker Basin Clampout.

And needless to say, we do try to get around. So if you are looking for something different, always make sure to look us up when you are planning your Clamping Calendar. If you've Clamped the desert, try the mountains. If you've Clamped the mountains, try the desert. But always make an effort check with us because we may be going someplace you'd really, really enjoy, and we do get around.

Inyokern Clampout.

PXL Clampouts are not so large that you'll ever feel lost, and not so small that you'll ever feel like you're crashing someone's private party. Brothers visiting from other chapters are always made to feel welcome, and we especially encourage you to drop by if you live in Kern County or the adjoining areas of southern and central California.

At Peter Lebeck we plan two, full-weekend Clampouts every year, one in the spring and the other in the fall, and we favor overnight outings because we believe it is the surest way to make sure that each of our Brothers makes it home safely. At Peter Lebeck we also believe that Clamping is as much about plaquing as it is about camping and camaraderie, so we try to mount at least one erection every year and we try to Clamp near by. So won't you join us for the adventure? We'll make sure you get an extra helping of Timbo's beans.


Rankin Ranch Panorama.


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