Not really a question, but when camping recently, the SO and I were about to melt snow for water when she says "Put a drop of water in the bottom otherwise the snow burns".
WT?!?! Apparently she was told this on an expedition in Greenland - when the snow is so cold apprently it burns before it melts because it is too dry. Plus she reckons they could smell burning if they didn't put a small amount of water in the bottom first.
I know water will help conduct the heat better from pan to ice but burning snow? Never heard anything like it...!