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fire prevention when camping.

Postby slowcowboy » Tue May 15, 2012 10:57 pm

due to the big time drought in wyoming this summer. things are going to get a little bit overly smogy.

as I went over to the shoshone national forest in lander today to check out when my camping spots above lander are opening up. I was reading on the bored out side the office building on drought warnings and what to do when camping to put ouf fires or to prevent a caspohea with everyting being in high fire danger all ready.

the forest severce is right concered with so dry conditions and no rain fall this spring that we are setting in wyoming ready to go up in flames into a huge forest fires and wild fires. the hole state could be on fire much like texas last year by august.

hers the advise.

when you put out barbaque coals. DONKIN THEM> water them down and don't leave them till you can hold a put out barbaque coal in your hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

never scatter the brikects out to get rid of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the colaman crowd.

find a bare dirt peice of ground with NO GRASS>

bare dirt only.

to refill with coleman fuel any lantern or stove!!!!!!!!!!!

spark arestors must be working and in place on any chainsaw atv and boat motors and generators.

old equipment with out the spark arestors are BANNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so my old vingate wiz 55 homelite chainsaw problay won't be going wood cutting or camping with me this year.

I am praying we are not on fire by the time walk the winds happens in august.

and a few words of advise for any one come out to the gathering. wood butcher if we want to have a coleman light up.

I think we bettor due to the high fire danger plan on just a couple of lanterns.

we might get in trouble by the forset serives with TO MUCH LIGHT AND when they see what its coming from. we might be craping.

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Re: fire prevention when camping.

Postby ZippyTheTurtle » Wed May 16, 2012 12:07 am

Always remember to have a kitchen towel on hand when cooking greasy stuff. You smother a grease fire. Don't splash it with water unless you want steam burns. Don't ask me how I know this. I just do. :roll:
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Re: fire prevention when camping.

Postby Shadow Catcher » Wed May 16, 2012 5:06 am

Because I have asthma we do not have fires. All of our lights are LED including the lantern and flashlights and all have rechargeable batteries that can be charged from the solar panel. I am often upset with folks that leave camp fires smoldering for days between bouts of use, for me they can be a killer. As a result of an experience at Chain O Lakes with TearJerkers where the smog was far worse than LA at its worst I found a 12V air purifier.

Slowcowboy, yes we need to be mindful of fire safety, I am sure we will hear of a number of major fires this summer started by careless campers.
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Re: fire prevention when camping.

Postby slowcowboy » Wed May 16, 2012 6:47 am

just wanted to let folks know on fire saftey but we are going to be on fire out here in wyoming no matter how safe we are.

most of our fires are started by lightening from thunderstorms with no rain.


on a very dry year this is highly dangurous.

the rain less rain storms.

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Re: fire prevention when camping.

Postby jonw » Wed May 16, 2012 8:59 am

ZippyTheTurtle wrote:Always remember to have a kitchen towel on hand when cooking greasy stuff. You smother a grease fire. Don't splash it with water unless you want steam burns. Don't ask me how I know this. I just do. :roll:

I also carry a fire extinguisher, just in case... :shock:
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Re: fire prevention when camping.

Postby bc toys » Wed May 16, 2012 10:14 am

I carry a coal bucket for the char coals, and as for camp fires I never leave camp fire burning and I keep a 5 gallon bucket of water next to the wood pile at camp and i'll have 2- 3 gallon dry cem fire extinguishers in my trailer for road trips. ya you can say over kill but I worked lots of fire woods grass and even cars
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Re: fire prevention when camping.

Postby slowcowboy » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:55 pm

get your self a propane campfire shadow cather them things are the cats meow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:

I used mine again last night up at louse lake on south pass.

they are smoke free. and you can shut the fire off or turn it on as many tims as you want all night long.

you can have a indian fire or a big white man fire. and when your done off goes the propeane regulator nob on the propane bottle and your out. done.

my little red cameco cools down in 5 mintues to the touch and its in its little red can or case and I leave nothing behind me and no trace

the campfire the hole thing hose and cermaci logs and container pops into the seat of my suv and its all over no chance of any fire left behind you.

I can't recomend this no muss no fuss easy as heck way of a campfire.

and heres the good part.

they are the only camp fire that is legal in a fire bann.

they keep the flames in control above the ground and no flying sparks to set any thing on the ground on fire.

I love mine.

I ran it with a small indian fire most the night and most of this moring.

in just a 5 pound tiny pancake size propane bottle. I left on purpuse my bigge barbauqe bottles at home.

I still have gas left in my tiny 5 pound bottle when I got home at 9 this moring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got even smarter I left my propane coleman lanter and all my vintage white gas ones at home.

I grabed my little red 5 buck walmart lanter the kersone ones that I converted into a automotive bulb and into a 12 volt lantern and I just pluged it in to a 12 volt socket on the side of my teardrop and hung it from my hatch on a hook for one of my coffee cups.

you talke about a easy to light no mess no fuss lighting sytem for camping and not hing got hot on it

when I jerked camp this moring I just un pluged it and tossed it on my covers in my teardrop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

next item fire free and no mess.

I coleman propane skillet wonder cooker.

no stove needed and just hit the red instant start button spray on some pam on a large teflan skillet turn up the gas and this thing will burn hottor than any stove

we did oions and 4 eggs in a hole tater while fishing and tending a fishing pole this moring.

half hour at max before we were eating.

when done let cool about 10 mintest pop lid on and fasten it with the nylon strap and in the back seat of the suv.

I also clean my dishes when on these quick overnighters at home not while camping or on the camping trip.

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