Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Thu, 4 Mar 1993 13:35:44 EST
As was presented in the liquid fuels training at a
recent University of Scouting: Some camps, parks or
wilderness areas do not allow OPEN fires or WOOD fires
at all. Liquid fuels are about the only option on
a 50 mile trek. The problem is not with the stoves,
or the fuels, put improper use of the stove or fuels,
and lack of training or knowlege in the safe use of
liquid fuel equipment. A liquid fuels training card
is issued to each adult the attends the training.
That card allows the adult to use liquid fuel equipment
is camps, parks or areas where permitted, OR to supervise
and/or instruct scouts in the proper use of the equipment.
However, at no time is a scout permited, while on a
scouting event, to use or operate liquid fuel equipment
without certified adult supervison. THE ownership of
the equipment was of no concern, but the adult MUST
be respocible to insure the equipment is in proper
working condition, and is used properly with the correct
type of fuels.
This is not MY opinion, it what was presented as best
that I Can recall. I Can provide the contact person
from the council that does the training, if anyone
would like more information about the training or
the ADULT certification cards, etc. I know several people
that have been to Sabbatis or the ADirondaks know Norm
as a guide for a number of years, and can attest to his
knowledge and training in scouting and trekking.
Don I, still scouting
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City