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Old 05-17-2016, 05:16 PM   #1
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Firewood, What do you Bring or use

Just wondering what everyone does about firewood? I know some CG want you to buy theirs at an outrageous price but do you bring your own?

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Many states prohibit bringing in firewood from out of state due to destructive bugs in wood.

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I used to take wood anywhere. Now my area is in a quarantine for another Chinese imported bug. So I'm going to break down and start buying it near the campgrounds, or from them. It's not something that makes me happy but I'm going to play by the rules.
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We would buy it where we burn it, I see no point in carrying the extra weight.
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With the quarantined area even buying locally can be unsafe for the campgrounds trees. Some of the local sellers of wood get their wood from other areas that may be infected. I either buy from the campground or purchase wood that has been kiln dried which kills all the invasive bugs.

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Here in NY you're not supposed to transport firewood more than 50 miles to prevent spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. That said, I buy my wood when I'm close to the destination. Try not to buy firewood wrapped in plastic unless it's kiln dried. The plastic tends to trap moisture and prevent wet wood from drying. At one campground I couldn't keep the fire burning with a propane torch!
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We get small pine skids in at work all the time. So I take them home by the truckload and break them down and de nail them. Easy to pack plenty for the weekend and not take up much space in the truck bed.

Bought some wood at a campground last year and the stuff had just been cut and would not burn. Makes for a frustrating hour and a half trying.

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We use a propane campfire stove. Gives you heat no wood to transport and can be used when there is a fire ban.
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Old 05-17-2016, 06:07 PM   #9
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Maryland prohibits moving firewood to prevent the spread of Emerald Ash Borer. Most state parks sell wood recovered from normal tree maintenance in the park or nearby state forests. If you have ever seen the impact of EAB infestation you would understand the reasoning.

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We use the Outland 18" Portable Propane Fire Bowl Premium. Instant fire. Click on, click off. Never have to worry about wood.

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