gas . . . liquid fuels
Larry W. Gracie (NINRLWG@PEELE.BAS.NCSU.EDU)
Tue, 19 May 1992 06:14:02 EDT
i believe times are a changing . . .
i believe Chris' remarks are on target . . . reflect my point of view . . .
and reflect many scouters point of view . . . but,
because of the interest in no impact camping and teaching youth a 'skill for
life' . . . the use of liquid fuels are (have become) more acceptable . . .
this was something i debated at last jambo . . . thousands of scouts and
scouters cooking on gas was sure to be trouble . . .
anyway, i believe this is a skill (use of liquid fuels) we need to be
teaching scouters and get on with it . . . though i still want to see scouts
do some creative cooking over a fire . . . liquid fuels/coal are something
they will use as adults
one short story . . . last weekend, i was invited to join some young
cub/tiger in what could be called a partner/son camp-out . . . i felt as
though i needed to put on my old SM shirt--to deal with a father . . . who
used liquid fuel to get a fire started . . . he acknowledge that this was a
'minor' slip . . . and would get back to the 'right' way of doing things--
other adults were talking to him . . . and peer presure was in place
the enjoyable part of this story for me was the youth interest in my
cooking . . . all simple backpack and easy meals . . . but far more than hot
dogs . . . yes, i did sign up a few adults for BLT :-)
other enjoyable part was the use of our outdoor "potty" . . . when i arrived
i asked some scouts there--to help with the set up--to build a simple 'john'
for their use . . . to provide a conversation item . . . i've never seen
so many . . . spend so much time there and do so little . . .
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City