Re: surviving cold, a situation
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Thu, 9 Nov 1995 14:21:45 -0500
On Thu, 9 Nov 1995, Marc Solomon wrote:
> On a district klondike, I had one 16 year old Scout show up with sneakers
> and no boots. He wore plastic bags over the sneakers and used duct tape to
> secure the bags. When questioned on why he didn't wear his boots (we knew
> he had a pair), he informed us his mother couldn't find them and she
> suggested he wear the bags over his sneakers! We ended up sending him home
> Saturday afternoon because he was having troubles staying warm.
I'd planned to surround my son's heavy wool sox with 2 plastic bags if he
started to complain about cold feet. That is, the bags would be _inside_
his sneakers (they don't tear so readily, that way). I've also used
plastic bags for gaiters in wet tall grass. I suspect that it gets
cooler in Marc's IL than it gets in my VA, though.
> It seems we need to train the parents as
> well as the Scouts on how to prepare for a cold weather campout.
But the parents who need the training are the ones who won't come to the
Paul H. Brown, UC, GW District, National Capital Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City