Richard E. Burton (BURTON@MINNIE.ACS.WMICH.EDU)
Thu, 15 Sep 1994 09:11:01 -0400
I have been asked to help with the district Fall Camp-o-ree. The area
that I will be working on is "Fires: The when, where, and how for using
minimal fires and leaving no trace. Using the "Squaw wood" approach
without the need for tools, etc"
The Theme for the camp-o-ree is "Living WITH the land; A non destuctive
approach to survival in the wild. An Attempt to learn some of what the
native americans and the animals already understand about our world".
The emphassis is on being able to survive in the wilderness and still be
respectful of the fragility of our evironment. Certain cultures and
many species of animals have a superior attitude and respect for our
ecosystem. A good presentation should include hands on... involvement;
participation; take home; use.
I will be visiting the camp site saturday for the first time. It is an
80 arce area in a T shape with two bunches of pine trees at either end of
the t. (The road and entrance is at the bottom of T).
Any suggestions on how to make fire building hands on (no ground
fires). For the Take home, I was going to hand out the flier on
different types of trees and the ability to burn.
Richard Burton Email Richard.Burton@wmich.edu
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