LifeinAsia - 9:22 pm on Jun 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
they're allowed to drink, but they're not allowed to sit around the campfire... health and safety. you might burn down the forest
Almost happened to me once in college...
On a camping trip with a big college group. Might have ended up drinking more than I should have... Late at night and most of the people had retired to their tents. I was enjoying the buzz and stayed out watching the stars. Starting to get sleepy, but too lazy to find my tent, even though I was a bit chilly. Then I remembered being too hot, so took off the coat I was wearing (where'd that come from?) and rolled over a little bit. Next thing I knew, people we running around saying they smelled burned rubber.
Turns out that I apparently rolled over the fire pit (extinguished some time before, but still with toasty warm embers) in my non-sober attempt at warmth. Then when I got to toasty, I rolled away, leaving the coat on the coals, which eventually got a bit hotter than toasty.
I tried to pay for the coat, but the guy said the burn marks were cool. And the story about the guy who almost barbecued himself in it was priceless. :)
Ah, the indiscretions of youth...