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A Lonely Place to be Buried

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Re: A Lonely Place to be Buried
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2014, 01:31:39 PM »
I've found one of those cremation tokens out at The Chimneys. 

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Re: A Lonely Place to be Buried
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2014, 02:23:22 PM »
Picture?

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Re: A Lonely Place to be Buried
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2014, 09:13:03 PM »
we dumped my fathers ashes while crossing the finish line at Texas World Speedway, a track my family races at.  Had a parade of racing buddies some distance behind us on a parade lap in his honour.  Didnt hear any of them complain about a metal disc, but damn was there a "smoke" cloud of ashes they had to drive through!

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Re: A Lonely Place to be Buried
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2014, 05:07:47 PM »
My understanding is these are bio-waste. Just like the funeral home can't just dump them down the toilet, we can't just dump them for others to walk through.

And I fully expect my survivors to break the rules. I have ten spots that they must spread my ashes before any disbursement of my estate will be made. The spots are spaced from Acadia in Maine to Yellowstone and down to BBNP. Yeah, I plan on being a pain in the ass even after I'm dead.  :dance:
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Re: A Lonely Place to be Buried
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2014, 02:29:40 PM »
My understanding is these are bio-waste.

Not arguing your point, but it seems to me like a small amount of ashes (in which the cremation process has killed any germ, disease or pathogen that might have existed) is way less harmful to the environment than a concrete vault, a wooden casket and a formaldehyde filled body...
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Re: A Lonely Place to be Buried
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2014, 05:51:57 PM »
My understanding is these are bio-waste.

Not arguing your point, but it seems to me like a small amount of ashes (in which the cremation process has killed any germ, disease or pathogen that might have existed) is way less harmful to the environment than a concrete vault, a wooden casket and a formaldehyde filled body...
Tell that to the NPS.

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Re: A Lonely Place to be Buried
« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2014, 07:45:25 PM »
I would like to see one.  I took my sister ashes and spread them in Costa Rica and never seen a token?

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Re: A Lonely Place to be Buried
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2014, 09:35:28 PM »
And how would you know, wanted to be buried at Sea, wife said would flush down toilet, would get there sooner or later.
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Re: A Lonely Place to be Buried
« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2014, 09:35:04 AM »
My understanding is these are bio-waste.

Not arguing your point, but it seems to me like a small amount of ashes (in which the cremation process has killed any germ, disease or pathogen that might have existed) is way less harmful to the environment than a concrete vault, a wooden casket and a formaldehyde filled body...

I agree 100%. My guess is the definition of bio-waste is not based on any harm to the environment factors, but in the origins of the item.

I can see where allowing remains to be spread anywhere in a national park could lead to a bad situation. Ashes in a Yellowstone geyser, being propelled into the air for example. Around an established camp site. I'm not certain I would want to pitch my tent on top of someone's ashes. A hundred people trekking to the hot springs to dump ashes in the spring.

Sadly, we know how ignorant some people can be. But I trust anyone here to have the common sense to pick the right spots. Having 10 places for mine requires that not too many would be in any single spot.

Once I finish grad school and have time to read something on my own Three Felonies A Day is near the top of my to read list.

http://www.amazon.com/Three-Felonies-Day-Target-Innocent/dp/1594035229
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