James Camp (jamesc@SCOTCH.NIC.DDN.MIL)
Mon, 18 May 1992 19:24:43 EDT
While serving as ScoutMaster, I tried to keep away from _liquid_ liquid
fuels ( gasolines, starting fluids, kerosines, etc), preferring propane,
charchoal, and wood.
Now, I've signed on as third Assistant ScoutMaster to a new troop
(18 months old). It concerned me that the troop worked with white gas
(Coleman) as a preferred cooking method. What bothered me more was that
two of the leaders admit to using unleaded gasoline instead of (Coleman)
white gas in their stoves and lamps.
I've always believed that any automotive grade gasoline was considerably
more volatile than white gas, and is un-safe as a cooking fuel -- especially
for teaching youngsters who are accident prone.
I feel that I need to try to convince my new troop to alter their ways,
but I'm unsure that my cause is just. I've seen other news-groups that also
talk of automotive gas as fuel for liquid fuel stoves and lamps.
Don't like gas
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City