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Old 06-25-2015, 07:56 AM   #11
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OK, I have to make a confession. When I was 16 years old camping with some buddies we burned a tire to cook hot dogs. Ever eaten a hot dog cooked over a tire? Never burned a tire again. Live and learn.
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:00 AM   #12
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Another reason I love my Little Red Campfire. Throw in a 20# tank of propane for the weekend, hook it up, and light it. No carrying wood, no trying to light wet wood, and NO smoke. Plus, when I want to go to bed, I turn the knob and shut it off.

I didn't like the idea at first, now I wouldn't be without it.
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At least they didn't leave it burning all night unattended. I was camping at a NC state park a couple years ago. The people next to me through a tree stump in the fire pit and then took off on their boat. (Boat was beached at the bottom of the site). The fire was blazing over 3 ft high with none of them around. We watched it and DH got the host who said that happens all the time. Host did nothing about it. We ended up spraying a hose on it. When they came back they thought it had just burned out on its own and then tried to do the same thing the next day. This time a park ranger caught it and ended up evicting them.
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Old 06-25-2015, 02:25 PM   #14
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At least they didn't leave it burning all night unattended. I was camping at a NC state park a couple years ago. The people next to me through a tree stump in the fire pit and then took off on their boat. (Boat was beached at the bottom of the site). The fire was blazing over 3 ft high with none of them around. We watched it and DH got the host who said that happens all the time. Host did nothing about it. We ended up spraying a hose on it. When they came back they thought it had just burned out on its own and then tried to do the same thing the next day. This time a park ranger caught it and ended up evicting them.
Back before GPS days, that was a fishing/boating method to be able to find the way back, by the fire burning on the shore.
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Old 06-25-2015, 02:36 PM   #15
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Back before GPS days, that was a fishing/boating method to be able to find the way back, by the fire burning on the shore.
We've done exactly that sort of..... we left a coleman pressure lamp burning
on the shore when we went out "cruising in the moonlight".
Still remember it and how magical it is to idle along in the lake with no light
except moon and the marina lights reflecting on the water from a distance.
Way good times!! Thanks for reminding me.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:07 PM   #16
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Funny story, we were in Sequia one summer. I got up early to make breakfast. I had a little fire going, made some of that, "campfire toast", coffee, bacon, and a few other things. My wife and kids finally get up...at least an hour after I started. No worries, everything is sort of warming by the fire. Bit into the first piece of toast...AArrggg, campfire smoke taste, whole breakfast went in to the trash, into one of those bear-proof dumpsters. The coffee was okay.
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When I was 19 I was with my girlfriend at her parent's camp on Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks. When it was time to extinguish the camp fire we started toting water up from the lake. Well, I really had to go, so 2 jobs at once as it were while she was down at the water. Think tires smell bad? Man, was I embarrassed. We'll be married 44 yrs in October.
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