Liquid Fuels Banned?
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG)
Tue, 15 Aug 1995 10:31:12 EST
The use of liquid fuels to start any type of fires is banned. I guess
that means lighter fluid for charcoal, too. I use the paraffin soaked
rolls of paper as firestarters for charcoal; they are a bit smoky at
first, but work great. You can also use cut up fake fire logs to
start fires as well.
Please note that liquid fuels are okay for stoves and lanterns.
According to the 1994 Guide to Safe Scouting (p. 20): "Knowledgeable
adult supervision must be provided when Scouts are involved in the
storage of chemical fuels, the handling of chemical fuels in the
filling of stoves or lanterns, or the lighting of chemical fuels. The
use of liquid fuels for starting any type of fire is prohibited."
Hope this clarifies things.
SM, Troop 113
GW District, NCAC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City