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[at-l] The Burn and FSN/Cotton/Rules

In a message dated 6/12/01 10:11:01 AM, thornel@attglobal.net writes:

> I hope my painful experience helps others avoid similar trauma. 

OB--I am quite sure your experience saved me from similar trauma this past 
weekend when I used (not just lit to see how fast it boiled water) my tin can 
stove for the first time. 

The discussion taught me I couldn't see an alcohol flame, so I didn't stick 
my match further in the stove or try to re-light. I listened to the slight 
whoosh and knew it was lit.

Then my alcohol burned up before dinner was fully cooked. Thankfully, I now 
knew better than to pour on more, which I most surely would have done had I 
not read about your experience. 

There have been a bunch of times since then that I've thought about being on 
my own, miles from anywhere, with a badly burned arm and without sufficient 
burn treatment in my first aid kit. Scary.

I am sorry as all get-out that you got burned, but I'm mighty thankful you 
shared your experience and kept me from the same fate.