21 Nov '11, 10am

Ask Umbra: Is it safe for Occupy groups to use wooden pallets?

Ask Umbra: Is it safe for Occupy groups to use wooden pallets?

Our Occupy group is looking for information regarding the safety of using wooden pallets. They want to use them under tents, to help stay drier, and possibly to burn (for heat only, not for cooking). I found a Grist article on pallets from a few years ago, but wondered if there's any current information. Thanks! Sylvia P. Haynesville, La. Photo: Merv Stapleton A. Dearest Sylvia, How it warms my heart to think of you down there in Louisiana, taking a break from chanting about democracy to check the Grist archives. My reply comes during uncertain times , so I don't know whether this question is still top of mind for you. But since wooden pallets are increasingly popular with DIY-ers and other people interested in crafty reuse of materials, I'm going to take this opportunity to revisit the issue. And then I'm going to wax philosophical. Watch out! When I tackled this topic be...

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