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Posted: 3/17/2005 8:45:34 AM EST
Just wondering what would happen if you lit a bonfire or small camp fire on a frozen lake. Would the fire eventually melt a hole and fall through...



Yea I know....it's slow here today and the minds a'wanderin
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 8:50:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/17/2005 8:58:30 AM EST by Mauser101]
Probably depends on a lot of factors. Thickness of ice, duration fire, intensity of heat (so it steams off the puddle instead of extinguishing itself). I'm sure a little camp fire wouldn't open up a hole in a lake frozen 1 foot.

I wouldn't try it on a lake people like to ice fish on. Good way to get clubbed like a baby seal.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 8:51:25 AM EST
divide by pie r squared and see!!!
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 8:53:02 AM EST
This is kinda like the question about firing an AR under water.
I think the ice will melt if it isn't thick enough.
Eskimos light fires on their ice pads so it should work, be sure to send pics of results.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 8:56:42 AM EST
Wait till it warms up.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 8:57:45 AM EST
Yes I've burned small camp cooking fires on a frozen lake numerous times. No it doesn't melt the ice to any extent.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 8:58:32 AM EST
It will melt down a few inches but not all the way down. Used to do it all the time as kids Ice fishing.
Sure if you keep stirring the ashes it may melt all the way. (remember in these parts ice can be a few feet thick.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 8:59:32 AM EST
I've poured gasoline on a large puddle & lit it, does that count?

Neat trick for you to try sometime is boiling water in a cabbage leaf.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 9:11:31 AM EST
You can also make soft boiled eggs in a paper cup filled with water and placed over the hot coals of a camp fire. We used to do it all the time in the scouts. Bacon and eggs with toast (scout on a raft) made on a hobo stove was a great camping breakfast. Damn I wish I was a kid again.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 9:20:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 9:21:51 AM EST
Not since the last time Ihad to bury a Viking.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 9:25:20 AM EST
Try it in the middle of summer
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 9:32:01 AM EST
Leave you gun collection at home, just in case.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 9:35:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/17/2005 9:37:07 AM EST by Mauser101]

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Not since the last time Ihad to bury a Viking.



Lookit, the creator of King Mole

Weep for him ye warriors.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 9:39:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By CZ75_9MM:
Try it in the middle of summer



Done it.

We built a raft and elevated it between two anchored canoes.

It was Boy Scout Camp, after all.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 10:04:22 AM EST
bonfires can be built on a frozen lake. Just make sure you have thick enough ice.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 10:38:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By CZ75_9MM:
Try it in the middle of summer



In the summer we used to build a small wood fire in an aluminum canoe and go fishing at night on the lake. The smoke kept the bugs away.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 10:52:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mauser101:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Not since the last time Ihad to bury a Viking.



Lookit, the creator of King Mole

Weep for him ye warriors.




OmG how sad
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 4:52:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By H3At:

Originally Posted By Mauser101:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Not since the last time Ihad to bury a Viking.



Lookit, the creator of King Mole

Weep for him ye warriors.




OmG how sad



Is that the coon ass from La? You have to see his other videos dealing with a beaver and the other is his homemade cannon. I would never tape any thing like he did and have it on the internet.
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