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Re: [at-l] cooking in the tent

Another advantage of tarp camping: you can cook under it, away from the
wind and rain, without fear of burning it or dying of carbon monoxide

Couple week-ends ago I took my 8 yr old nephew down the Conasauga River
Trail on a short loop (his first over-night trip). It rained, thundered,
lightninged and winded most of Saturday afternoon, but we stayed warm and
dry under my tarp, with a large fire burning just beyond it in the rain. To
cut the wind I hung my poncho perpindicular to the ground on one side of
the tarp. Worked just fine.


> From: McBride, James <mcbride_j@lxe.com>
> To: 'ATL Mailing List' <AT-L@backcountry.net>
> Subject: [at-l] cooking in the tent
> Date: Thursday, August 12, 1999 9:40 AM
> I'll throw my $0.02 in here about cooking or using any flame inside a
> Don't do it!
> A friend of mine recently lost his very expensive down sleeping bag to a
> spark. He was car camping and was cooking on a coleman stove on the
> of his truck. A spark hit his expensive (and new) down sleeping bag which
> was rolled up on the ground nearby. He said that in a matter of seconds
> had nothing but a pile of charred feathers and a zipper.
> If its raining and you have to cook then get to a shelter. If you have to
> tent then setup the stove under the vestibule of the tent, near the
> edge.
> Jim McBride
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