scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: Backpacking nutrition and patrol style cooking
Bob and Rusty Taylor (brtaylor@TELEBYTE.NET
Thu Aug 03 2000 - 16:14:11 CDT
>All of the above is assuming that your run of the mill backpackers are run
>like ours in what we call "personal backpacking" style. That is every boy is
>responsible for his own meal planning, purchase, CARRYING, preparation and
>cooking. Our High adventure type trips, we plan, choose menus, divide food
>and cookware, prepare the food in a "patrol" fashion and all eat together.
>There are a number of really good books devoted to backcountry cooking and I
>highly recommend Backpacker magazine as a source of some fine recipes.
I am pretty much a lone voice in the wilderness right now, calling for our
Scouts to get some patrol style cooking experience. almost everything they
have done, whether weekend or week long, has been individual or buddy
I would appreciate knowing how many units out there use the patrol style
cooking versus buddy cooking or individual cooking on
a. weekender type trips
b. high adventure/week long trips
some thoughts on how to interest the Scouts in trying patrol style cooking
and its advantages compared with buddy cooking (something they have no
experience with in our unit) would be appreciated.
if any of your units have come from a history of individual cooking and now
usde the patrol method,your comments would also be appreciated.
and lastly, but not least, I want to thank all the Scouts-L'ers out there
who contribute to this great discussion group. it has been a refuge in
times of great frustration in Scouting related matters, and a never ending
source of information and trivia. my heart felt thanks to each of you who
contribute to this list.
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