Ron Warmuth (iguanasy@STRATOS.NET)
Fri, 7 Nov 1997 17:41:55 -0500
>Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 22:57:58 -0500
>From: "Michael F. Bowman" <mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG>
>Subject: Cold Weather's A Coming
>With cold weather camping already a fact in some areas and just around
>the corner in milder climates, the following is one of those postings to
>Scouts-L from a couple of years back that is worth reposting (My thanks
>>Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 21:14:00 MST
>>From: "Chris Haggerty, Sierra Vista, Arizona" CHAGGERTY@BPA.ARIZONA.EDU
> RECOMMENDED CLOTHING FOR TWO DAY WINTER CAMP
>In addition or in substitution to what you would normally bring to camp,
>2 shirts (wool,best, or flannel)
>2 pairs wool or synthetic pants
>(Strongly recommend against cotton pants like jeans. They absorb
>moisture like a sponge).
The synthetic pants idea is a great way to keep the boys from getting
soaked, but I would strongly recommend that they change into jeans or wool
pants around the campfire area (where they go to warm up).
The same caution holds true for synthetic (nylon, Starter type...etc)
jackets and ski gloves. They will ignite. We recommend that our boys leave
the brand new ski gloves at home (use last years old ones or get leathers
with wool inserts) and find a cotton jacket to wear in the immediate camp
area. (Carhart makes them in smaller sizes but I'm not too sure on the
Cold weather camping is great if you're prepared!
SM Troop 373 Lakewood Oh.
---"Cabins? We dont need no stinkin cabins"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City