My name is Mike Peverill. I'm here at Pev's Paintball Park in Aldie, Virginia. I've been playing paintball nearly 30 years. I've played professional paintball with numerous pro teams all over the world. This facility here was built from the ground up for paintball, kind of like a paintball Disney Land. Our website is www.pevs.com. Hopefully you can come out and visit us sometime.
A lot of people come in and say, "Hey look, you know I've played paintball in my backyard" or "I play on the property I have on my farm or friends of ours have woods in the backyard." And what I tell people, you know, the first thing you need to think about is safety, you know, and also set up some boundaries. Put some ribbon or surveyors ribbon around the area where you know is the safe zone your going to play in. 'Cause that's what you need. Everybody on the team needs to know, thats playing in the game, what the boundaries are. Then the next thing to do is basically just build barricades. If you have access to pallets, or pieces of wood, or logs, just make yourself some structures, set them up on the field and you can hide behind them. Remember you want them to be large enough to hide behind, but not so large that it's obtrusive, that it's no fun playing the game because you're in this huge bunker and no can get to it. You want to make it competitive. So what I tell people is, make some the size of your body, you know, and then make some like up to three times the size of your body. That way, worse case scenario is, two guys can fit in the bunker together if they need to and then as a secondary move they can move them to another spot. It's pretty simple, just go out, lay out a terrain on your property, set some boundary tape, and tell everybody "These are the paint boundaries, it's where everyone has to stay within inside the field." And then basically set up some bunkers so that everybody on both sides of the field have an even amount of bunkers to hide behind.