Re: Scout Cooking - Not for Birds
John Gabriel (gabriel@FREENET.MSP.MN.US)
Wed, 27 Mar 1996 11:08:31 -0600
'Ed Darrell wrote...'
>In a message dated 96-03-26 05:02:11 EST, bsteph@CREIGHTON.EDU (Barb
>>Peter Farnham mentioned scouts cooking bacon, etc. which produces a lot
>>of grease. What are some suggestions for disposing of the grease? TIA!
>I have wondered about packing some birdsee along. The local birds probably
>need the fat, especially if winter is coming on. Same for local squirrels.
> Could the fat be cooled and rolled with birdseed for the little critters?
The lessons I have learned at all the National Parks I have gone to,
especially Yellowstone and then at Philmount is not to feed the animals.
It may make you feel nice to provide the animals a meal, and they are
certainly cute. But what is not cute is when the animals become dependant
on the food provided by humans. This could lead to animals starving when
the human provided food is not available and they have not been keeping
track of the food in the area or there are too many animals for the
giving area. The worst case is that the animals start being a nuisance
and then even worse are when they don't care if humans are near the food
especially if the animal is a bear.
As for the grease disposal, if you have a tin can along, place the grease in
the can, let it cool and then place it in a plastic bag. We we usually have
problems with grease, we also have quite a few cans laying around.
West St. Paul, Mn
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City