Dear Pedro, The “Trail Tips” in December suggests that when melting snow to make water you should add water to the pot so the snow does not get scorched and end up tasting funky. I cannot believe you could make such a ridiculous statement. Please explain to me how snow can be scorched.
– Rond H., San Pedro, Calif.
Snow is a solid, Rond, and it can scorch if the pot is hot enough. It not only tastes funky, it smells funky, too.