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Old 03-10-2012, 11:01 AM   #11
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As usual it's propably due to the minority few to spoil it for others.
We have cursed some people the way they burn everything in site and cause a stink thruout the camping area. Had others with their fire so close it was blowing in our trailer all weekend. It's a shame when you can't even sleep with your windows open.
I see large sites and properly laid out fire pits as not being a problem. It's when people have no regard for others and have a bonfire going continually.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:09 AM   #12
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One of my pet peeves is people who have to have that campfire in the morning and after breakfast they leave the site and the campfire smolders all day long smoking up the entire campground.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:10 AM   #13
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Lindy, wasn't your state's ban on open fires put in place to reduce reduce wildfires and dangerous compounds that are released with open burning? I didn't think EAB was a factor in that decision. In fact, NY made an exception for campfires.

I really don't think that a ban on all campfires is even a remote consideration in the future. But I've been surprised before by the DNR and USDA so let's hope that doesn't happen.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:52 AM   #14
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All you have to do is purchase a propane campfire ring. They look real and give off a lot of heat. The best part is when you want to go to bed just shut off the gas and the fire is out. It will burn for 18 hours on a 20 lbs tank of gas. It is less expensive to use then real wood and no smoke. Ours came with a stand so we can cook on it. We can have a campfire during fire bans in our area.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:01 PM   #15
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One CG explained that RVers dont want them because of the smoke from neighboring sites gets into there RV. Thoughts?

that is one of the main reasons in my book
oh yes
I love my campfire
but
when there are three others
up wind from me blowing in my direction
I hate it so much
it will get into a RV very quickly
can be a headache before the night is over
one of the main reasons we go to the outdoors
is to get away from the city smell
and into the sweet smell
of
God's country

this is how we are some of the time
I enjoy mine
but
I do not enjoy yours

many areas are also fire prone areas

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It seems more and more I am having trouble finding a campground that allows fires. To me camping and campfires go hand in hand. I have noticed that as I hunt for destinations that ground fires are not allowed. Whats the thought brhind this? One CG explained that RVers dont want them because of the smoke from neighboring sites gets into there RV. Thoughts?
I've not seen much incidence of banning campfires; but I understand the sentiment and logic behind it. We've been heavily smoked by neighbors who are apparently oblivious. Problem is some people don't know how to do a proper fire that burns well and is essentially smokeless. Some people use wet wood; some people go to bed and leave the fire smoking; so I can see it.
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:35 PM   #17
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Triguy; Yes NY made exception for campfires in the burning ban, but with the current restrictions of outdoor wood boilers for heat that was just put in place, and the ban on outdoor burning of brush etc, here in NY I foresee in 10 years the campfire exception will no longer be, and thus no camp campfires. It boils down to here in NY 99% of all things are controlled by state reps from New York City. City folks with no idea of what the rest of us 90% of the states country folks need or like. It will all boil down to politics, enviro people, and global warning????
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:54 PM   #18
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Triguy; Yes NY made exception for campfires in the burning ban, but with the current restrictions of outdoor wood boilers for heat that was just put in place, and the ban on outdoor burning of brush etc, here in NY I foresee in 10 years the campfire exception will no longer be, and thus no camp campfires. It boils down to here in NY 99% of all things are controlled by state reps from New York City. City folks with no idea of what the rest of us 90% of the states country folks need or like. It will all boil down to politics, enviro people, and global warning????
I see what you're saying and I really hope for your sake that NY won't go that far. That's just crazy.
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next they will try and regulate your alcohol beverage intake !
state parks in Iowa > no hard liquor . no glass bottles .
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