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#161744 - 01/07/09 03:32 PM Re: Historic Bivouac Technique [Re: Montanero]
LumpyJaw Offline
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Registered: 08/04/07
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I was camping with some friends once, and one of them wrapped a piece of canvas around him, sat on a stool, and put a can of sterno between his legs. About two minutes later, he was up dancing around, slapping his leg, trying to put out the fire! He wasn't hurt, and someone else's pain is always funnier than your own. grin

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#161752 - 01/07/09 04:33 PM Re: Historic Bivouac Technique [Re: LumpyJaw]
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If I remember correctly, it was SARBound (one of our own members) that suggested this method using a candle and a heatsheet. I have since tested this (really bored that weekend) and it was great.


Edited by Desperado (01/07/09 05:11 PM)
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#161765 - 01/07/09 06:27 PM Re: Historic Bivouac Technique [Re: Desperado]
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Quote:
suggested this method using a candle and a heatsheet. I have since tested this (really bored that weekend) and it was great.


What sort of candle did you use?

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#161773 - 01/07/09 06:41 PM Re: Historic Bivouac Technique [Re: Blast]
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Small, cheap, white and stolen from my wife's stores of candles. She has an endless supply. I could probably heat the house for one day or so in the Texas "winter". About 2" in diameter, and three inches tall (unscented).
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#162146 - 01/09/09 06:06 PM Re: Historic Bivouac Technique [Re: Desperado]
Mike_H Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 612
Loc: SE PA
Reminds me of my youth when I used to go ice fishing with my dad. It would be something like -5 F or so, I would be wearing a slightly larger than normal parka. When sitting waiting for a flag to pop, I would pull my arms in from the sleeves, tuck my head into the chest area, and would be plenty warm with the wind whipping around outside.

Boy, that takes me back.
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#162187 - 01/09/09 09:41 PM Re: Historic Bivouac Technique [Re: Mike_H]
oldsoldier Offline
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Registered: 11/25/06
Posts: 742
Loc: MA
MedB, I dont think so, but I am honeslty not 100% sure. It was something along the lines of the "_______ technique".
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