Re: ENVIRONMENTAL FRI
Byron Hynes (bph@GOV.NT.CA)
Tue, 5 Jul 1994 14:39:36 MDT
> Poster: Paul Whitfield <paul.whitfield@DAFBBS.WIMSEY.COM>
> Just so Byron doesn't get away with his snide remark about environmentally
> Wood is an appropriate choice in certain other conditions - a ceremonial
> campfire is one good choice. This issue is how we as an organization make
If I recall, it was stated that to have a wood-burning ceremonial fire at
CJ was unnecessary and inappropriate, in part because it "would set a
bad example", whatever that means.
Furthermore, a specific request was made for an evening fire so those who
wished to could mix ashes, as per the tradition. The request was made
well in advance, and repeated on site. The request was denied both times.
Here, propane and camp fuel has to be trucked or flown for a thousand
kilometers... or deadfall can be used from the still abundant boreal
forest. I grant some concern has to be given to ensuring a reasonable
amount of use, and not "pillaging" the environment. I just don't think
it follows, in any sense, that all cermonial fires must be stopped.
If were gonna start nuking traditions, let's start with expecting
15,000 kids to sing "Auld lang syne" without any words... :-)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City