Re: Flames in Tents (Re: BSA Liquid Fuel Poli)
Susan Ganther (susan@EMAIL.UNC.EDU)
Thu, 22 Sep 1994 21:33:05 -0400
On Thu, 22 Sep 1994 BRAMLET@ECC4.ATENG.AZ.HONEYWELL.COM wrote:
> TENTS ARE NOT FIREPROOF! SLEEPING BAGS ARE NOT FIREPROOF! CLOTHES ARE NOT
> FIREPROOF! They are only Flame retardent. They will burn!!
Not only that, the synthetic zippers will melt killing any chance of
eascape from the burning tent and/or sleeping bag. There was a death in
the news a while back that perfectly demonstates the danger. Two boys
were camping, one in his sleeping bag near the campfire. The other
decides to play a joke and sprays lighter fluid onto the fire getting a
good amount of it on his buddy's sleeping bag in the process. End result
two ruined lives, one boy dead and the other found guilty of manslaughter.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City