Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Dutch?
Thu, 29 Apr 1999 09:19:15 MET
A fire table is made by getting four pole about 3feet from eachother
forming a square into the ground, connect them with other poles
(knotting), and make a floor of poles on that poles,(more knots),
cover that with old leaves, cover the leaves with a lot of sand, and I
mean a lot, make two banks of sand, gather wood, dead wood
ofcourse,(on large camps you get the stuff), get a bucket with sand
or water and start a fire (Between the banks on the table, Brownie
Nogood!) (What laws against open fire?), put a metal roster on it if
you want to use pans and start cooking on a nice open wood fire.
After use,bring the poles back to the pole stock,fill the holes, bring
the sand and the leaves back to it's proper place in nature and the
ropes back to their proper place in the troops rope sack and clear
the place from all garbage.
> Thanks I knew the shape, but I did not know how you used them.
> Are you using firetables too? Or are those holes left against
> "No-Trace?", altough a scout fills them afterwards ofcourse.
Since I don't know for *certain* what you're calling a firetable, I can't
say. The object I know as a firetable is marble (g).
I get the impression though that you're talking about some sort of
off-the-ground object that holds charcoal. So long as it is off the
ground by about 6 inches (I think that's the distance, and I think it's
abt 10 cm) and doesn't violate local laws against open fires, it
should be OK. Here in Washington DC there are a LOT of laws
against open fires, so the parks provide fire-box/grills for charcoal.