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.