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(US Forest Service Standard Procedure) Yes, There Is a Right Way to Blow Up an Animal Carcass
IO9 ^ | Apr 18, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez

Posted on 04/18/2012 7:18:50 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Yes, there is a right way to blow up an animal carcass

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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.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; bomb; boom; carcass; cow; deadanimals; demolition; dynamite; explosives; forestservice; hamburger; horse; kaboom; moose; napl; petn; tnt; usda; usfs; weird; yourgovernmentatwork
Here are some rules of thumb for carcass obliteration:

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.

1 posted on 04/18/2012 7:18:58 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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USDA Forest Service Recreation Engineering Tech Tips

http://www.sprout.org/site_media/matt/animal_carcasses/animal_carcasses.html


2 posted on 04/18/2012 7:20:21 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Well they aren’t where they were but its heck getting them outta the curtains.


3 posted on 04/18/2012 7:20:48 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: DogByte6RER
It blowed up real good!

4 posted on 04/18/2012 7:22:07 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Reminds me of the mistake Oregon(?) made with that whale decades ago.


5 posted on 04/18/2012 7:22:33 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

The Infamous Exploding Whale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vmnq5dBF7Y


6 posted on 04/18/2012 7:23:40 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Can we use that on the cast of The View?


7 posted on 04/18/2012 7:24:29 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: DogByte6RER

Is this really that common?


8 posted on 04/18/2012 7:25:29 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Calvin Locke

There’s an APP for that??


9 posted on 04/18/2012 7:26:06 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: DogByte6RER

I miss this show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4TtyN7igxM&feature=relmfu


10 posted on 04/18/2012 7:26:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

BOOM!

I mean ping


11 posted on 04/18/2012 7:26:26 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: NormsRevenge; vox_freedom

This is how your hamburger gets made.


12 posted on 04/18/2012 7:31:06 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth. —Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: GeronL

Not common, but it’s current news:

“Frozen cows in Colorado cabin may be removed using explosives”

http://kdvr.com/2012/04/18/frozen-cows-in-colorado-cabin-may-be-removed-using-explosives/


13 posted on 04/18/2012 7:31:52 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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Big Boom! Get Moose!
14 posted on 04/18/2012 7:33:01 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: MtnClimber

There’s more than one way to eliminate large grass eaters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MWxrt3bEnBs


15 posted on 04/18/2012 7:33:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

The wind-powered incinerators were out of the question because the rangers could not get the cows there on the back of a bicycle!


16 posted on 04/18/2012 7:47:07 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth. —Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


17 posted on 04/18/2012 7:51:16 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: MtnClimber
This is how your hamburger pink slime gets made.
18 posted on 04/18/2012 7:52:27 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1184 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: DogByte6RER; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Watch out for the shrapnel.


19 posted on 04/18/2012 7:57:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


20 posted on 04/18/2012 7:59:27 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
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.

o/~ It's the cirrrrrcle of life... o/~

21 posted on 04/18/2012 8:06:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows


22 posted on 04/18/2012 8:21:33 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Mu!


23 posted on 04/18/2012 8:25:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: shibumi

Those people obviously have more explosives than they
need. A whole spool of primacord to blow up a critter?
Thats crazy.


24 posted on 04/18/2012 8:30:56 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: GeronL

When Back packing in the Bob MARSHALL willderness I talked with a guy whos job was to blow dead critters up.

If they died to close to the trail or camp sites he would despose of them. To lessen the change of bear human conflect.


25 posted on 04/18/2012 8:33:20 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: DogByte6RER

Hahaha. Horse shoes should be removed prior to
detonation to prevent flying debris.

Linear explosive, not familiar with that, after my
time, looks like fun though.


26 posted on 04/18/2012 8:35:44 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
~OR~

(Hail, Eris!)

27 posted on 04/18/2012 8:36:22 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: DogByte6RER

They just need to seek the counsel of would-be Muslim suicide bombers.


28 posted on 04/18/2012 8:40:25 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: shibumi

All hail Discordia.


29 posted on 04/18/2012 8:42:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: riverrunner

I have never heard that we routinely blow up dead critters instead of letting nature take its course.


30 posted on 04/18/2012 9:05:09 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

I think it is a combination of PC education, AA and the Peter principle thta produces the “best and brightest” of our government.


31 posted on 04/18/2012 9:35:08 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Slings and Arrows
Explosives are Magic!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6XhWKvmONA
32 posted on 04/18/2012 9:37:07 PM PDT by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: CtBigPat

Friendship is explosive!


33 posted on 04/18/2012 9:57:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

/)*(\


34 posted on 04/18/2012 10:12:01 PM PDT by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: DogByte6RER

That’s one heck of a lot of explosives to remove one carcass. No wonder this country is in debt.


35 posted on 04/18/2012 10:23:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Do these a_holes understand that the animals are not really gone, rather they’re just spread out. The same mass of rotting animal still exists. What is natural about this? What would the goberment say if a citizen wanted to do this? Idiots...


36 posted on 04/18/2012 11:02:38 PM PDT by trailboss800
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To: cripplecreek

ping for later booming!


37 posted on 04/19/2012 12:29:39 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Just don't have a tagline today. This administration makes me quite sad.)
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To: DogByte6RER; waterhill; ixtl

LOL! Exploding cows (((ping)))!


38 posted on 04/19/2012 11:37:45 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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