Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Camporee
Mon, 19 Oct 1998 09:24:05 -0400
Sharon Hahn digest wrote:
> ... with the minimal impact camping we are supposed to be doing, how
> can you have the baked dutch oven dishes, when we are no longer supposed to be
> digging up the earth?
In my Scoutmastership Fundimentals course we had a block of instruction
on this subject. Basically, you can accomplish this by getting your fire
up off the ground. Some methods of doing this are:
Cut the bottom off a 55-gallon drum; elevate it (the bottom, not the
remainder of the drum) off the ground on cinder blocks, rocks, or
bricks; and make your fire inside it.
Obtain a discarded large metal tray such as those used in a bakery and
do the same thing as with the drum bottom.
Lash together a platform of small logs/large branches; elevate it off
the ground; cover it with a layer (several inches deep) of sand, gravel,
or earth for insulation; make your fire on top of the insulation.
Lay a tarp on the ground; cover it with a layer of insulation as with
the log platform; make your fire on top of the insulation.
I hope you can use one of these ideas, or that you can modify one of
them to serve your purposes.
ASM, Troop 1