Now, no one told me that if I got the material, my pants, too close to the heat source it could possibly do one of the following: 1. Melt 2. Catch on fire OR 3. All of the above.
When it all went down, when I unintentionally lit myself ablaze, I quickly remembered the "stop, drop and roll" method - which, by the way I never thought I'd have to use especially as I was hunting from my Redneck Blind in the dead of winter. I didn’t have to look down to see if I was on fire, I could tell by the plumes of smoke coming from my crotch area down to my knees. Somewhere in there, I screamed like a girl and slammed my knees together to put the fire out. I can tell you from personal experience that it does work to put the fire out, but on the tag of the clothing there was no mention of my next problem.
Once I extinguished the flames the material was still hot so I thought I should keep my knees together to make sure the fire stayed out. As the material cooled it solidified into a mass of goo and stuck together, effectively gluing my knees together. Standing as best I could, after putting out the stove and fire, I unsuccessfully tried to walk out of the blind. It was no use, I couldn’t get my legs apart and I looked like my year old grandson when I tried to walk and to top it off I had a mile and a half trek to get back to the camp. If all that wasn't enough, I forgot my knife that morning so I had no way to cut the material and it was too cold outside (thus the fire inside) to take my pants off and walk back.
All of this was going through my mind as I searched the racks in the sporting goods department at Cabela's. As I was standing there I also decided that I should go search for an alternative, safer, more Jim-friendly heat source.