Which camp fuel is best? Turns out, that’s a loaded question.
Ken and Colin — live from the garage, this time! — discuss the various fuels that are available for use in things like camp stoves, lanterns, and heaters, and how they compare to each other as regards things like weight, cold temperature performance, ease of use, and more.
It will not surprise the listener that there is a fairly large amount of controversy in the outdoors/camping enthusiast communities about which fuel type is best. That being said, Ken and Colin don’t come down wholly in favour of any one fuel in this episode, for reasons which will hopefully become apparent.
Firstly, a somewhat overdue shout-out to Chuck Fraser, who followed up with us after his prior shout-out regarding the knife safety worksheets he helped put together.
Additionally, Scouter Carl wrote in to catch us up on some news from over in England:
Wondered of you'd be interested in this story for scouting 5?
A scout awarded the Cornwell Badge for courage and determination. Quite an inspiring person!
Our scouts are taking part in a nice range of outdoor activities and meeting in our usual church hall again.
Beavers have a badge day and pantomime organised and the cubs have an activity camp at our local activity centre.
Scouts are hiking next weekend and camping for remembrance weekend to brush up on our scouting skills, we had an influx of young scouts moving from cubs and a number of people new to scouting so we now have a young and inexperienced troop.
The group has had a lot of interest and we have pretty much filled up all the sections. Looks like people have been desperate for things to do during our lockdowns and seen that scouts were offering that, well definitely in the area we serve anyway!
Finally we have a little squirrel in the making (literally), our 3rd child is due in February 2022 and I'm hoping a squirrel drey will be ready for them when they turn 4.
And, as always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.
Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod