Skip to comments.(US Forest Service Standard Procedure) Yes, There Is a Right Way to Blow Up an Animal Carcass
Posted on 04/18/2012 7:18:50 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Yes, there is a right way to blow up an animal carcass
This, according to the US Forest Service document entitled "Obliterating Animal Carcasses with Explosives," is the right way. See those rectangles? Those represent sticks of dynamite. Their placement demonstrates how they should be positioned in order to achieve what the document calls "total obliteration."
Pro-tip: The diagram up top illustrates how to explode a carcass when it needs to be eliminated quickly and absolutely. Under less urgent circumstances, the explosive placement illustrated below (corresponding to "partial obliteration") should suffice.
Pro-tip #2: In some cases, it is probably best to err on the side of caution and just go with wholesale vaporization, lest chunks of rotting animal remains rain down from on high.
Use more explosives than shown in the examples on large animals like moose, especially if total obliteration is desired.
One-by-sixteen (1-inch diameter by 16 inches long = 2.54 centimeters by 43.8 centimeters) stick powder generally weighs about 1 pound (45 kilograms) per stick.
One box of linear explosives (fireline) weighs about 55 pounds (25 kilograms).
Most large animal carcasses can be adequately disbursed with 20 pounds (9 kilograms) explosives. However, 40 to 55 pounds (18 to 25 kilograms) are recommended to ensure total obliteration.
The water gel explosives are acceptable for use when the temperature is above freezing (32° Fahrenheit or 0° Centigrade). Emulsions will detonate at temperatures as low as 0°F (-18°C). Use PETN or TNT type explosives when temperatures are near or below 0°F (-18°C).
Caracasses that have been dispersed will generally be totally gone after a few days.
Caracasses that have been partially obliterated will generally not show any trace of existence the next day.
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Well they aren’t where they were but its heck getting them outta the curtains.
Reminds me of the mistake Oregon(?) made with that whale decades ago.
The Infamous Exploding Whale
Can we use that on the cast of The View?
Is this really that common?
There’s an APP for that??
I miss this show.
I mean ping
This is how your hamburger gets made.
Not common, but it’s current news:
“Frozen cows in Colorado cabin may be removed using explosives”
There’s more than one way to eliminate large grass eaters.
The wind-powered incinerators were out of the question because the rangers could not get the cows there on the back of a bicycle!
I’m sure there is a PHD at the US Forest Service that advocates this kind of stupidity ... probably known as Dr. Stupid. Is there anyone in the US Forest Service that might consider just burying the dead animal ... you know, a front loader and ten minutes. Sort of reminds me of the US Coast Guard spending several hours and thousands of dollars sinking the Japanese fishing boat ... not a knife in the drawer sharp enough to think to call .... wait ... yes, the marine salvage company! I’m beginning to believe that the government is raiding mental institutions for retarded people to work in this administration.
Generally when there’s an animal carcass in our woods, the dogs eat it, and then they come into the house and throw up all over the rugs.