Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Camporee
Tue, 20 Oct 1998 07:30:00 -0700
Various folks mailed Re: Camporee various suggestions for elevating a
surface on which the coals and dutch oven can sit. One persons noted
>cooks a little faster since the ground does not draw heat away
>from the coals/oven.
PROVIDED that the ambient air temperature is warmer than the earth, and
there is no significant wind. If the air temperature drops below about
sixty degrees, the earth may actually be warmer than the air. If you are
cooking in the winter, that air is one heck of a lot colder than the
ground, and will complicate your cooking no end. Sheltering the dutch oven
from wind and cold air becomes a real problem. At that point being inside
some sort of enclosure becomes critical. If you have substantial snow, you
can work something, but if you are on native landscape with no snow and
cold temperatures, you have a problem providing a sheltered environment for
the dutch oven without changing the landscape at all. At that point I pray
for bare ground and lots of rocks.
Thank you for listening. Ted Burton, Inland Northwest 611, Es Kaielgu 311
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