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As a boy scoutmaster I asked the troop to go out and in the woods in waist deep powder to  start a fire.  The scouts were more than up for the challenge.  Boy just love to start fires.   They were armed with 100s of matches and at least 6 bic lighters.  Over 2 hours later no fire.  They were getting pretty frustrated.  I finally gave them the one piece of information they needed.  You can't start a fire on top of 4 feet snow.  I told them they had to dig down to ground level and start the fire there.  Five minutes later they had there fire.


Actually you can light a fire on top of the snow if you have to but you must prepare a base first. Create a bed from boughs or pieces of firewood on top of compacted snow. It works, after a fashion. The fire will melt a hole for itself and drop into the snow, perhaps eventually extinguising itself. We used to build fires on top of the ice on the frozen lake as well while we were ice fishing. The bottom most portion does not burn completely and you will end up with a few pieces of charred wood in a pool of water. Obviously digging down to ground level if you can is good advice and more likely to produce a good outcome.
 

post #32 of 39

THANK YOU.  I've been feeling left out for years.
 

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Done.

 

Thanks Bob.

 

post #34 of 39

My apologies, Momet.  I took several of the references off earlier and I just removed the last one. 

post #35 of 39

Sib, My son graduated from San Rafael Higheek.gif he teaches me stuff nowsmile.gif

 

they need a stoned smiley icon, anyone make a sketch?

 

going out of bounds: a list of dumb and dumber, starting a summary:

 

1) don't wear headphones when you have to stay in close communication with the group

2) don't act as if the ski patrol have your back, allowing you to have a lackadaisical attitude toward personal safety.
 

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THANK YOU.  I've been feeling left out for years.
 

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post #37 of 39

love the tentative grin and the bloodshot eyes. that's why a tall collar and coated goggle lenses.

That's pretty darn good. you draw that?

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Google: stoney smiley face.biggrin.gif

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I guess our emoticons are a package deal, but that one should be added. it has usefulness. anyone got the programing skills?

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