[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [at-l] Leave your soap behind?

David F. Addleton wrote:
> How many folks take soap with them on the trail? (I still carry a tiny
> bottle of the stuff.) But I ran across this article at the BBC's website
> which could give new meaning to the LNT ethic!
> Friday, August 6, 1999 Published at 15:58 GMT 16:58 UK
> Sci/Tech
> Clean and easy
> We take soap for granted
> By Pauline Newman of BBC Science
> You take the greasy animal fat from the bottom of a cooking pan. You add
> the grimy wood ash from the fire below. You mix them together and use the
> resulting goo to clean yourself.

Esbits, of course, don't leave any ash. Also why waste the fat calories.
So much for trimming the pack.

* From the Appalachian Trail Mailing List |  http://www.backcountry.net  *