Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: pensacola, FL
Hammock: DIY tablecloth struc. ridgeline
Tarp: Guide Gear 12x12
Insulation: Blue WM pad
Suspension: Dutch Cinch buckle
Originally Posted by dkperdue
Guide to Safe Scouting has a little blurb about
Chemical Fuel and Equipment Policy
(April 12, 2010)
With the 2010 Spring and Summer camping season now underway it is a great time to review the current policy on the Storage, Handling, and Use of Chemical Fuels and Equipment.
Many campers are moving away from traditional outdoor campfires in favor of chemical-fueled equipment for cooking, heating, and lighting. However, chemical fuels and equipment create very different hazards than traditional wood, charcoal, and other solid fuels. Please take a moment and be up to date on our policies.
Then it links to a larger one page PDF where is goes on specifically putting the homemade stoves, (Specifically mentions the can type) on the prohibited list .
Prohibited Chemical-Fueled Equipment—Equipment
that is handcrafted, homemade, modified, or installed
beyond the manufacturer’s stated design limitations
or use. Examples include alcohol-burning “can” stoves,
smudge pots, improperly installed heaters, and propane
burners with their regulators removed.
A couple of paragraphs later and they list the "Not Reccomended" fuels.
Chemical Fuels not Recommended—Unleaded gasoline;
liquid alcohol fuels, including isopropyl alcohol, denatured
ethyl alcohol, and ethanol; and other flammable
chemicals that are not in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions for chemical-fueled equipment.
So I can use a stove with an explosive gas cannister or Sterno , but apparently my factory Trangia with HEET (Yellow Bottle) is against the rules?? Guess they don't know how many campers across Europe use alcohol stoves?
They took away the BSA stamped sheath knives and small hatchets a while back.
Too much CYA now.
Your factory Trangia is not prohibited. It's not recommended, but that doesn't mean not allowed.