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Re[3]: [at-l] Cooking in a Stephenson Tent?

     Here's another thought. The checklist assumes a vertical door, where, 
     in inclement weather, it may be possible to leave door open without 
     automatically exposing tent interior to precipitation.
     *Are*there* any tents manufactured today with a vertical opening? I 
     recall looking around at The Gathering last fall and seeing NO tents 
     with vertical doors -- all had sloped opening which would necessitate 
     closing the door to keep rain/snow/hail out.
     Personally, I would have big heebee-geebees about cooking with a 
     *gasoline* stove *inside* a tent with *closed* door. Major major.
     (apparently glad he kept his four season A-frame in good condition...)

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Subject: Re[2]: [at-l] Cooking in a Stephenson Tent?
Author:  "W F Thorneloe; MD" <thornel@ibm.net> at ima
Date:    8/12/99 5:28 PM

I like that list. The time of greatest danger is while lighting the stove. 
I wouldn't like to have a fireball between me and the opening. I suppose 
there is some hazard in getting into the tent and avoiding the stove. The 
bit about how to kneel and cook sounds tricky, but rings true.
I imagine if there was that much wind and cold in North Georgia, I'd be 
writing my last will and testament rather than calmly cooking my Lipton's.
Atlanta, GA
At 04:01 PM 8/12/1999 -0500, Thomas McGinnis wrote:
>3) Ignite stove, steady operation place near door of tent. 
>4) Enter tent, enter sleeping bag.
>5) Roll on belly, scooching knees under hips, hunching so that your back 
>never contacts the tent roof, bring lit stove into tent. Leave door open. 
>6) Remaining hunched, place cook pot with water on stove; heat.
>7) Carry out all cooking operations without once a) tipping stove; b) 
>spilling scalding water; c) humidifying tent interior; d) burning food 
>because you're too scared to stir unstable pot; e) painting cheese-covered 
>spoon across tent floor; f) ruining meal because in your crouch you rushed 
>and forgot to unfold the cooking directions all the way, and left half the 
>ingrediants in your pack.
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