burn pits

#1
just a quick question. Does anyone know what formal training you should receive before using/setting one of these? and which publication is it in?

jesse
 
#2
Training??????

Dig hole in remote ish area, fill with crap, torch it when the wind is blowing away from camp, job jobbed.
 
#6
Training??????

Dig hole in remote ish area, fill with, crap torch it when the wind is blowing away from camp, job jobbed.
You missed out the bit where you have to poke it constantly with a big stick and smerk tabs.
 
#7
Don't fall in, it has been proved to ruin your day although the AFCS payout is apparently very nice. The chap I know who fell in was lucky that his mate was nearby to pull him out. Legs and other body parts like a snake now though!
 
#10
You missed out the bit where you have to poke it constantly with a big stick and smerk tabs.
Ahhh, nostalgia. In fact there has been a lot of debate in the US about the alleged health hazards of burn pits when combined with genetic or other environmental factors - such as smerking tabs!


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#11
I read somewhere on Armynet* that 10% of injuries on Ops in Afghanistan are caused by burn pits.

*******. Hell.

So they have written it on the rat pack boxes. Gives you something to read before you burn it and perhaps an idea if you want to work your ticket out of of Afg.





*So that might be utter bollocks.
 
#12
Read your ORP box for guidance.
sorry to be dull but what exactly is an ORP box?
and as I understood it there was an 7 day environmental health course before they were allowed to set and light a burn pit. and stinker yes training as the toxins given off from a burn pit incorrectly set and lit read like a whos who in cancerous agents not to mention dangerous biological aerosols from all the shit.
 
#13
commander's pocket guide to operational safety might be a useful start point. Both it and a larger more in depth document (ideal for insomnia/trivial pursuit) are available through DII(F) or ArmyNet
 

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#16
I used to love doing it on Cloghue mountain. Problem was they wouldnt let me do it again!
 
#18
On a smaller scale for example if you just have to burn the entire tech library an oil drum and some al11 along with a big metal pole can waste a good few days.
 
#19
sorry to be dull but what exactly is an ORP box?
and as I understood it there was an 7 day environmental health course before they were allowed to set and light a burn pit. and stinker yes training as the toxins given off from a burn pit incorrectly set and lit read like a whos who in cancerous agents not to mention dangerous biological aerosols from all the shit.
Not to mention exploding cans of cheese possessed and chocolate pudding! Almost as dangerous as actually eating them.
 
#20
sorry to be dull but what exactly is an ORP box?
and as I understood it there was an 7 day environmental health course before they were allowed to set and light a burn pit. and stinker yes training as the toxins given off from a burn pit incorrectly set and lit read like a whos who in cancerous agents not to mention dangerous biological aerosols from all the shit.
The answer is probably don't light one then (7 days?? FFS).

Re Toxins pay a local authorised hazardous waste disposal firm wheelbarrows of cash so they can light it just ouside camp and poison everyone in it - worked in Bosnia. Alternatively if these firms are a bit thin on the ground refer to post #2 include Snails and geo ninjas advice and crack on.

BTW you can't use a phos granade anymore as they are out of service.


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