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Old 06-20-2015, 01:55 PM   #1
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Campfire no no's

So we are camping this weekend arrived yesterday afternoon, about 4 o'clock a couple of mini vans pull into a site about 5 sites away so it's two families with 4 or 5 kids they set up their tents hey no problem. At around 6 they start a fire no problem at about 8 we start smelling burning plastic......problem as we are down wind. So I throw a leash on the dog and start meandering that way what did I see when I got close.....the kids are throwing their empty water bottles into the fire and the parents are sitting right there not saying a word I did walk up and politely asked if they could stop as we are down wind and it stinks(to say the least) well things were fine until about 20 mins ago they have a fire and it smells like they are burning their garbage. I guess I am going to have to go see the park ranger.
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Old 06-20-2015, 02:41 PM   #2
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Might be Offspring from years ago in a Ohio S/P! There were some (Michigan Cigarette Runners) on their way back from KY. staying overnight in the OSP! They were burning (CAR Tires) in the fire ring! The Smoke could be seen for Miles! This situation was Handled by (The Sheriff Dept/ The Fire Dept/The OSP/ATF/and The Park Rangers)! Drew quite a Crowd! Youroo!!
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:00 AM   #3
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Some parents really know how their bring up their kids.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:27 PM   #4
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You were lucky the parents were there. In my experience, it's usually the kids playing in the fire with the parents nowhere to be found.
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:15 PM   #5
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The very reason that I don't like fires. Most RV sites are to close to one another and the smoke from some ones fire always blows my way and if it does how do you keep your windows open?
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:27 PM   #6
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I think most people will burn just wood. Just like rowdy people making noise at night, you will get people burning trash and stuff.

I think it is all part of camping with the public.

Not much one can do.

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Old 06-25-2015, 07:29 AM   #7
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That's one more reason we don't camp in State Parks. Too rowdy and too many drunks....
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:46 AM   #8
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Might be Offspring from years ago in a Ohio S/P! There were some (Michigan Cigarette Runners) on their way back from KY. staying overnight in the OSP! They were burning (CAR Tires) in the fire ring! The Smoke could be seen for Miles! This situation was Handled by (The Sheriff Dept/ The Fire Dept/The OSP/ATF/and The Park Rangers)! Drew quite a Crowd! Youroo!!
WOW!!!! Depending on how many years ago it was, it wasn't always illegal to burn tires as it is now in most states (it's a maximum $32,500 fine here in LA). However, for those who have never seen a tire burn, it puts out the thickest, stinkiest, black smoke you may see. It also has more BTU's than coal.

It's hard for the mind to imagine someone burning tires in a park. Rocket scientists, they were not.
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:50 AM   #9
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Wow- we camp in state parks all the time!!!
MY last noise problem was at a commercial park where they had mixed
long term with short term sites. The long term renters were friends
with the management so they thought it was OK to sit outside and talk
and laugh until way past midnite! The real problem was the weather
was great and we had hoped to sleep windows open....
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The very reason that I don't like fires. Most RV sites are to close to one another and the smoke from some ones fire always blows my way and if it does how do you keep your windows open?
That reminds me of that old saying " Smoke always go's to beauty" I guess you can only hope they put it out at night and don't let it smoke all night. Seen that and been there.
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