Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: no pot cooking
Re: no pot cooking
Tue, 27 Apr 1999 11:56:34 -0500
I was going to pass up replying but felt I should.
For this demo kill two birds with one demo:-)
For Leave No Trace lay a sheet of plywood on the parking lot and
place 3 to 4 inches of sand on top. Have your coals on top of the
sand. Explain that this is also how you would build a firebed in the
wilderness when you did not have a good spot for cooking that does not
have mineral soil(no humus in the soil so the soil itself will not
support plant life to start with) and that the sand can come from the
lake side or stream side or other locations in the wilderness and
returned when you are done cooking. Instead of plywood you could use a
plastic tarp or ground cloth. This way you teach both No Pot Cooking
and Leave No Trace.
The sand could be from bags used as weight in some vehicles and
afterward donated to someone's sandbox.
Could you send me a list of your references off list. I have some but
am always looking for more.
Woodrow M Dotson II
ASM New Scouts Patrol
BSA Troop 363
I used to be a Soaring Eagle...
[Dotson, Woodrow] <snip>
I'm not about to build a campfire in the parking lot. If
the recipe says "throw in the coals for about 30 minutes..."
how does that translate to a propane BBQ grill? More time,
less time, high heat, low heat...what?
BTW if any of you fine subscribers have any favorite
recipies they'd like to pass on to me, don't be afraid to.
To save space on this fine newsgroup, e-mail me privately,
a cookin fox....