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Old 07-27-2015, 07:17 PM   #1
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Firewood Movement Regulations FYI

There is a great thread going on about "How to build a fire" in GCD Forum.

But here is a separate thread about the laws concerning the transportation of firewood for the entire FRF membership's benefit.
34 states and all provinces have firewood movement regulations. Out of the 16 state w/o regs 10 are advocating leaving firewood at home.

Due to the increase of invasive beetles such as the emerald ash borer, Japanese longhorn beetle, bark beetle many states/provinces through out the US & Canada have enacted laws regarding the transportation of fw btw countries, from state-to-state and even between counties within the state. Check out this website about transporting fw in your neck of the world.
Don't Move Firewood

Some states will allow you to transport fw IF the fw has a Firewood Heat Treatment Certification fixed to it.

Good rule-of-thumb to remember "is buy local-burn local"

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Old 07-27-2015, 07:24 PM   #2
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:30 PM   #3
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:07 PM   #4
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related to firewood...
just my 2 cents worth... thanks for hearing me out

I know a nice camp fire is a great thing to have... HOWEVER... firewood is no longer CHEAP or plentiful to gather... and as this thread attests to it is not a good thing to bring in your own anymore...

Today, I just paid a logger to take down a dead ASH tree on my property that was hanging over my garage... took 2 hours to safely take it down and now I have a pile of branches and logs to deal with... although it will go into my fireplace this winter and not go to waste.

I invested in a propane fired fire ring and I luv it... I bought it at Sams Club two years ago and have used it many places from the UP to FL since then... no more smelly smokey fires that I have to deal with. A 20# propane tank will last 6-8 hours or more depending on how high the flames are set... cheaper then buying firewood. I figure I have saved the cost of the fire ring at least twice in two years including the cost of propane. Instant ON/OFF... AND I hear that places that BAN campfires DO NOT ban controlled propane fire rings!

I instantly light the fire ring and can cook burgers, dogs, or steaks in a campfire basket and popcorn in a popper on a known even heat source if I want... or stare for hours at the flames dancing around from the lava rock base before I go to bed. It also gives off some heat on those chilly nights.

It seems that to me that flames are flames. No matter how they are produced they still mesmerize campers late at night.

I now thoroughly detest the ash on my camper and awning and smoke from a neighboring camper's fire, when there is an alternative.

Do yourself a favor and look to purchase a propane fired camp fire ring to take camping with you. Mine weighs about 35# plus the un-attached tank.

Your campground neighbors will (maybe) envy and thank you.

PS I do donate $6 or so for a bundle of firewood when the profits go to the campground... I just leave the firewood on the pile for someone else to purchase.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:22 PM   #5
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Sorry I'll be sticking to good old wood I like the smell. Take the chain saw there are always dead trees laying around were we go. Happy Camping enjoy.
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:15 AM   #6
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I love campfires but I don't want to break any laws. We have gone out 3 times so far this year. All in Manitoba. Tulibe falls, Falcon lake and Birds Hill. I called ahead and was told by all 3 parks to bring my own wood. I am lucky to live not too far from a plant that makes pallets. In the process they have left over slabs and sell them dirt cheap. $20 for all that you can heap into your pickup truck. I cross into Minnesota twice a week and US customs has told me that slabs are considered to be "processed " wood and is OK to transport across the border. Alls good here. FYI : Birds Hill is absolutely beautiful. Sites are fully treed. You cannot see your neighbor and it's only 20 minutes from Winnipeg.
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"buy local-burn local"

Excellent advice which I fully subscribe to. If you've ever seen a forest that's been devastated by these invasive insects and diseases, you'll follow that rule, too. It's an absolute shame what they done to some of our forests.
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I agree with the concept of "buy local-burn local". However . . .
I can't tell you how many time I purchase overpriced poor quality firewood (mostly directly from the state park we are staying at) only to find out it was cut down last week. OK, so I am exaggerating . . . a little. The wood they sell is crap. It's wet or not seasoned. You can't get it to burn. You're lucky if you can get it to smolder. If you don't want me to bring my own firewood, sell me something I can use. I have a fireplace at home, so I buy wood by the face cord. A bundle of wood from a campground runs me more than twice the price than what I pay (for the same amount). I'd be willing to buy it IF IT BURNS.
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Not to say this isn't a valid concern, but enforcing buy where you burn it will be about as hard as trying to make boaters make sure their hulls are free of zebra muscles when they take the boat out of the lake ... alot of campers just won't take the time. Like mentioned ... I like a good wood fire and know how to fire up the ole Stihl to make that happen.
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I agree with the concept of "buy local-burn local". However . . .
I can't tell you how many time I purchase overpriced poor quality firewood (mostly directly from the state park we are staying at) only to find out it was cut down last week. OK, so I am exaggerating . . . a little. The wood they sell is crap. It's wet or not seasoned. You can't get it to burn. You're lucky if you can get it to smolder. If you don't want me to bring my own firewood, sell me something I can use. I have a fireplace at home, so I buy wood by the face cord. A bundle of wood from a campground runs me more than twice the price than what I pay (for the same amount). I'd be willing to buy it IF IT BURNS.
Understandable...., I've had the same experience. But "buy local" doesn't mean you have to buy from the state park. Search for a source of reasonably dry firewood that's local to where you're staying.
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