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Boy Scout Troop 68's
Firem'n Chit Answers

(Answers are in bold type.)

1)  In many public parks & grounds you may need a permit to build a fire.
2)  In areas where campfires are not allowed you may need to cook on a camping stove.
3)  Name two of the four fuels commonly used in camping stoves.
     Butane, propane, kerosene, white gas.
4)  Never leave a lighted stove unattended.
5)  Always keep a campfire under complete control.
6)  Clean a campfire site down to bare soil, then remove all burnable material away from it for a radius of five feet.
7)  If you must prepare a new fire site remove a (how many) two  foot square piece sod and place it in a shady place with which side up?  grassy
8)  What are the three categories of materials needed for a proper fire?  Fuel, tinder, kindling
9)  Break or saw fuel wood into pieces about one foot long.
10) Name three types of fire lays.   lean-to, criss-cross, teepee.
11) What is a fuzz stick?  (I am going to make you check your handbook for the answer to this question.)
      When is one used? Used to start a fire.
12) How is a 'fire bug' made?  Roll up 4 newspaper sheets. Tie strings 2 inches apart. Cut between the strings. Soak the 'bugs' in melted paraffin wax. Cool.
13) Name three types of campfire 'fireplaces'.  Three-point, hunter's, trench.
14) Name two ways to waterproof a match.   Dip in wax.  Dip in nail polish.
15) Name three ways of starting a fire with out matches.  Fire by friction
    Flint and steel. Fire by glass (magnifying).  Battery and steel wool.
16) What is the Cold Out test? 
     Touching the dirt and dead ashes with your hand to see if there is no more heat.
17) When putting out a fire sprinkle water on the embers, then stir the embers with a stick.
18) When water is scarce, what two items can be worked into the coals to extinguish the flames?
      Sand or dirt (mineral soil).
19) When using charcoal, you should light the briquettes how many minutes before you need them.   15 minutes
20) List two fire fighting tools (not water).  Shovel (or spade), rake.
21) Write the cooking slogan that campers use.   Coals for broiling, flames for boiling.
22) Never take tinder or fuel from a live tree.
23) Keep a supply of dry tinder in a plastic bag.
24) What should a fire site be examined for before leaving the site?
      trash and food particles.
25) Write the Outdoor Code. 
 As an American, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor manners, be careful with fire, be considerate in the outdoors, and be conservation minded.

Well, did you pass with flying colors?
Or did you discover that you don't know it all?

Ready for the Totin Chip Test?
Yea! I'm ready!