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Old 09-25-2016, 10:24 AM   #151
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I am one of the tightest people you might meet. If I needed firewood and someone left some I would no issue in collecting what I needed. I would not take more...just what I would use and would be happy to leave some if heading home. I try not to be annoyed about what other people do , because we can't control it.


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Question for those that have propane fire pits and roast marshmallows with them. Are fallen marshmallows a problem that requires cleaning/removal?
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:51 PM   #153
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I don't haul wood to the woods. I buy it at the cg or from a local. I am not above taking wood left in a neighboring camp. I won't go further than that though. I do have some standards.
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I buy. Take what's left supplement with lumber cuttings or chipboard or whatever. All burns.
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Question for those that have propane fire pits and roast marshmallows with them. Are fallen marshmallows a problem that requires cleaning/removal?
i cook on my firepit, steaks, hot dogs, burgers, but never marshmallows. The firepit is filled with lava rock and burns off any drippings... I suspect that would be the case with candy also... you can also just pull out any fouled lava rocks and toss them in the garbage when they cool...

would not go camping without my propane firepit... I'm through with smokey fires with ash raining down on my camp site and the neighbors... spots are so close together anymore it is impossible not to be obnoxious to a neighbor that is down wind of you! Plus instant on/off and a 20# tank lasts at least 3-5 nights depending on fire height and length of time that you burn.

I did just see at HDepot birch firelogs that intrigued me. I came home and looked up the reviews... most claim they last 2+ hours of burn time with little to no smoke, and they just consume themselves. At $13 that is comparable to a couple of bundles of campground wood.

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i cook on my firepit, steaks, hot dogs, burgers, but never marshmallows. The firepit is filled with lava rock and burns off any drippings... I suspect that would be the case with candy also... you can also just pull out any fouled lava rocks and toss them in the garbage when they cool...

would not go camping without my propane firepit... I'm through with smokey fires with ash raining down on my camp site and the neighbors... spots are so close together anymore it is impossible not to be obnoxious to a neighbor that is down wind of you! Plus instant on/off and a 20# tank lasts at least 3-5 nights depending on fire height and length of time that you burn.

I did just see at HDepot birch firelogs that intrigued me. I came home and looked up the reviews... most claim they last 2+ hours of burn time with little to no smoke, and they just consume themselves. At $13 that is comparable to a couple of bundles of campground wood.

Light 'n Go Bonfire Jumbo Log-506460 - The Home Depot
check out Light 'n Go Bonfire Jumbo Log
Looks like a take-off on these. Got this one at a KOA.
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We sometimes bring it, sometimes buy it at the campground. We have been given wood by someone leaving and always either give our leftovers or leave on the site. To go around collecting and then take it home is just wrong, IMHO.
I gather wood all the time at my local state park campground. Have had 1/2 a bed full multiple times. But, I only live 17 miles away, and bring it right back there to use. I see no problem at all with doing that.
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I'm hauling around a load of wood I bought from an old man on the side of the road ($70 a rick), so I haven't resorted to collecting from abandoned campsites yet. BUT, hypothetically speaking, I don't see any difference between me collecting and burning it on a future trip and someone occupying a site with wood left from the previous occupant. In both scenarios it's getting used by a future camper. It's not like you know the next person personally or anything. I think if you leave it, it's fair game for ANYONE who finds it. Just my 0.02.
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i cook on my firepit, steaks, hot dogs, burgers, but never marshmallows. The firepit is filled with lava rock and burns off any drippings... I suspect that would be the case with candy also... you can also just pull out any fouled lava rocks and toss them in the garbage when they cool...

would not go camping without my propane firepit... I'm through with smokey fires with ash raining down on my camp site and the neighbors... spots are so close together anymore it is impossible not to be obnoxious to a neighbor that is down wind of you! Plus instant on/off and a 20# tank lasts at least 3-5 nights depending on fire height and length of time that you burn.

I did just see at HDepot birch firelogs that intrigued me. I came home and looked up the reviews... most claim they last 2+ hours of burn time with little to no smoke, and they just consume themselves. At $13 that is comparable to a couple of bundles of campground wood.

Light 'n Go Bonfire Jumbo Log-506460 - The Home Depot
check out Light 'n Go Bonfire Jumbo Log

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If I have leftover wood that I've bought at the campground I do not bring it home unless I'm camping 10 miles away from home. If I leave it on my site I'm leaving it for the next occupant of that site, not for somebody else. I'm paying it forward.

It's not like leaving your junk at the curb at home for the local junk collectors to take overnight. Have a little class people.
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