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I prefer to camp...

where campfires are allowed
137
96%
where campfires are not allowed, but briquette or gas cooking is allowed
2
1%
where only gas cooking is allowed
1
1%
in RV parks so I won't have to "deal" with the smoke
2
1%
 
Total votes : 142

Postby Michael W » Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:17 am

I'll take a campfire in the woods over an RV park any day.

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Postby Chris C » Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:25 pm

It's not really camping without a nice fire.................properly cared for, of course.
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Postby traveler » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:53 pm

I love a good campfire where everyone can just sit back and enjoy each others company and do the marshmello thing :thumbsup:
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Postby alffink » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:19 pm

Sorry Guy's, I like the atmosphere provided by a nice campfire, but I normally camp with astronomers and we prefer no lights at all after dark.

Now that British Columbia peat bog sounds enteresting.....? 8)
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Postby SuperTroll » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:20 pm

Want Dark? I spent 8 weeks on Wake Island in the Pacific (Job Related)

when you get thousands of miles from the nearest ambient light source, the night sky is a FIRESTORM of stars.....made the whole trip worthwhile just to lie on the beach at night and stargaze.......
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Postby alffink » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:22 am

I know exactly where your comming from, I spent a year at a Coast Guard Loran Station back in the sixties, on Johnson Atol.
Probably where the seed was planted, that got me into astronomy in the first place.

Being at sea is rapidly becomming the only place, (comfortable), that you can find truly dark skies.
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Postby Anthony J Grant » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:19 pm

I want to know who the other two people are that voted against fires, :x we need to take away their tear and make them stay at a Comfort Inn or some place else with stained sheets! :twisted:
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Postby caseydog » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:33 pm

We have more burn bans in Texas than we really need to have. I have been to one gathering with a burn ban, and hated it. It was cold in the evening, and no fire to gather around. That same gathering was a flop this year, because of another stupid burn ban. Only two TDs showed up.

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Postby firemaniac » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:41 pm

No fire allowed here, NO problem, I will find somewhere else to camp. although if it is a seasonal hazard thing I can respect that, don't want to explain why the Firefighter started the Forrest on fire :oops: .

When I do have a fire I have a shovel unpacked and nearby ready to be used, and a bucket is a good idea, even better if it already has water in it.
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Postby fpoole » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:31 am

A lot of places, during the summer don't allow fires even in the fire rings. It was beginning to become a PITA so I went out and got me a Propane one.. Not the same, but very doable and I'm glad I got it. I can put it anywhere, even in the kitchen.

Has a lot of heat, just the cost of propane, but worth it IMNSHO.
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I was going to build one out of various part to make it more life like, but started costing too much...
It works, gives the effect and better than NO campfire, but of course, not as good as have a wood one...
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Postby S. Heisley » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:45 pm

I have problems with smoke but am okay as long as I stay up-wind or am not in a forest fire like we had here this past summer. I agree with the majority that a camp trip isn't a camp trip without a small fire, even if you're only looking at the one built next door. When I think I've had my limit of smoke in my lungs, I go to my 'home' and go to bed, just like people should do when they've had their limit of alcohol. :?

The thing that concerns me is when one's camping neighbors build a huge fire and proceed to chug one beer after another. This is especially a concern when the wind is so strong one's tent wants to fly away. (It happened!) Unfortunately, when the neighbors happen to be eight staggering army privates in combat uniforms, everybody just keeps quiet and says their prayers. If that ever happens again, I hope my hair is a little grayer (Maybe I'll powder it!) so I can wag my finger at them and pinch an earlobe or two! :lol:
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Postby Mini Renegade » Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:01 pm

The amount of campsites that let you have camp fires over here could be written on a postage stamp :cry:
We throw a couple of logs in the barbecue and plead ignorance if anybody complains.
You can`t have a camp site without a fire in my oppinion.
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Postby caseydog » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:24 pm

S. Heisley wrote:I have problems with smoke but am okay as long as I stay up-wind or am not in a forest fire like we had here this past summer. I agree with the majority that a camp trip isn't a camp trip without a small fire, even if you're only looking at the one built next door. When I think I've had my limit of smoke in my lungs, I go to my 'home' and go to bed, just like people should do when they've had their limit of alcohol. :?

The thing that concerns me is when one's camping neighbors build a huge fire and proceed to chug one beer after another. This is especially a concern when the wind is so strong one's tent wants to fly away. (It happened!) Unfortunately, when the neighbors happen to be eight staggering army privates in combat uniforms, everybody just keeps quiet and says their prayers. If that ever happens again, I hope my hair is a little grayer (Maybe I'll powder it!) so I can wag my finger at them and pinch an earlobe or two! :lol:


You may want to avoid LCG4 -- well, actually, most SouthCentral gatherings -- or any gathering with Caseydog, WarPony or Spinnernut on the attendee list. :o

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Postby caseydog » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:27 pm

Mini Renegade wrote:The amount of campsites that let you have camp fires over here could be written on a postage stamp :cry:
We throw a couple of logs in the barbecue and plead ignorance if anybody complains.
You can`t have a camp site without a fire in my oppinion.


I've been to Yorkshire three times. It seems that it rains a lot and everything is green. Your driest month is like the wettest month in North Texas. Why do they ban campfires?

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Postby B52 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:39 pm

caseydog wrote:
S. Heisley wrote:I have problems with smoke but am okay as long as I stay up-wind or am not in a forest fire like we had here this past summer. I agree with the majority that a camp trip isn't a camp trip without a small fire, even if you're only looking at the one built next door. When I think I've had my limit of smoke in my lungs, I go to my 'home' and go to bed, just like people should do when they've had their limit of alcohol. :?

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