Re: SCOUTS-L Digest - 15 Nov 1995 to 16 Nov 1995
Mariette Gieles (U055247@VM.UCI.KUN.NL)
Fri, 17 Nov 1995 22:03:13 +0100
Just one more remark on the issue of fireplaces and ashes. Our Scouthouse
is in a park in the middle of the town of 's-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands).
As we want to do some cooking and occasionally have a campfire during our weekl
y meetings, we had to go to the Firebrigade to get a license for open
fires. We got one, on certain safety conditions of course. We then asked
the firemen where we should leave the ashes. Before, we always buried them.
They said that they didn't know of any better solution, so we should keep on
burying them, making sure they were cold. So now we put them in a small stone
ashes-pit and empty the pit regularly into the ground. Might be a goor tip
for camping on one site longer than one night: collect the ashes in a safe
place and spread them at the end of the camp.
YIS Mariette, who hasn't much wilderness to camp in in the Netherlands...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City