Firestarting/Liquid Fuels <g>
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Tue, 15 Aug 1995 23:24:16 -0400
Purdue University Professor George Goble now has the all time record for
successfully preparing a bed of glowing charcoal briquettes for cooking.
Three seconds!!! Prof. Goble dumped about 40 pounds of charcoal briquettes
into a free standing steel park grill and poured three gallons of liquid
oxygen on the charcoal. Ignition was provided remotely by wires running
to a car battery. After the ensuing fireball subsided he was left with
three pounds of perfectly glowing charcoal. He repeated his process with
a standard "drug store" type grill and was left with a bed of glowing
charcoal embedded in glowing, molten metal. <g> Definitely not a method
that would be acceptable under the BSA Liquid Fuels policy.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
DDC-Training, GW Dist. Nat Capital Area Council mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG
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