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Old 09-19-2015, 01:56 PM   #161
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Bad form dude. I know a lot of people who lost everything.
I agree, here is a picture behind our home up on the other side of the hill. We came too close to losing everything. All started by lightning, Sept 9th, 2015.



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Old 09-20-2015, 07:15 AM   #162
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Bad form dude. I know a lot of people who lost everything.
I understand that,,, I was not making a joke,,,
I have seen the news,,, and feel real bad for those folks !!!
And the beautiful land that is being destroyed !!!
I lived in SoCal for years,,,
I have seen what the Santa Anna winds can do !!!
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:19 AM   #163
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Fire is a strange thing,,, under control it can be very relaxing,,,
Out of control it is a Very Scary thing !!!
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Old 09-23-2015, 03:17 PM   #164
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We decided last second to build a fire and roast some hot dogs this past Sunday. We were at my in-laws trailer and all the wood and fire building "stuff" was at our trailer.

My FIL had an old, rotten wooden box that he wanted to get rid of anyway, so we broke that up and threw it in with a bunch of sticks and twigs that we gathered up. Then I just took some old newspaper and stuffed it in a number of places.

It had just rained two days prior so most of the wood was still damp. After lighting the newspaper in a dozen different places and squirting a little charcoal fluid, we finally got it going.

Not how we normally build a fire but we figured if we threw enough crap in and lit it, something would eventually catch.
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Old 09-23-2015, 03:27 PM   #165
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We were @ Platte River Campgrounds last week,,,
They do not allow you to burn used paper plates,,,
Because it may bring the Bears to your Camp !!!
Never liked the Bears,,, GO LIONS !!! LOL !!!
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Old 09-28-2015, 12:58 AM   #166
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I use the duraflame starters and 4 pieces of split wood. I put one piece of wood in my fire pit close to one side, place the fire starter on the inside of that piece, light it and then set the other 3 pieces at a 90 degree angle to the first piece on top of the first piece so that the lit fire starter is under them. Works every time for me.


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Old 09-28-2015, 03:39 AM   #167
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Bad form dude. I know a lot of people who lost everything.
Member's form is fine - the statement is matter of fact. We too spent weeks earlier in the summer clogged with smoke. Too close for comfort. Locally we received thousands of fire ravaged refugees until the fires could be brought under control in northern Saskabush. Many of those fine people lost everything...

I digress...

Thread is three months on and 166 posts. There can't be anyone left on the forum that does not yet know how to build a fire. Is there...?
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:14 PM   #168
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Sorry, I started it all. I have many ideas now, but practice makes perfect. I have to try them all out!


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Old 09-28-2015, 08:42 PM   #169
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I place 2 logs down, then two logs across the top of them perpendicular. Then is shove some paper or cardboard in the center and soak with kiki oil. The oil unlike gas doesn't have flammable fumes to blow up in your face. After the fluid soaks for about 10-20 seconds I light it. If you have small kindling or fallen dead branches, set them on top of the stack and they'll help keep things going but you should be good.
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:05 PM   #170
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this thing will make you go from wood to fire in 60 seconds, Propane Torch with Push Button Igniter

my wife won't let me use it anymore it's like a mini flame thrower and it scares her.
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