Originally Posted by timfromma
I really only care that my neighbor does 3 things when camping:
1. Stay off my site unless invited.
Staying at Locust Lake in Penn. We came back to our campsite late in the afternoon just in time to see some kids stealing our wood and taking them to the next campsite. I approached their father and he said that they thought we were leaving the next day so we shouldn't need it that night and they wanted a campfire.
I told him that was completely unacceptable, that they should ask first but since I had more in the truck I thought, what the heck and let them keep it. They were having so much trouble getting it started that he took a jar of gas and threw it over the wood then lit it with a huge fireball. He did this several times but to no avail.
Later on as we were sitting around our campfire my DW said I should take over a bucket of coals to help them get their fire started. As I gathered them up I heard him complaining to others with him the reason he didn't have a good fire, the next campers (us) had stolen his wood.
I dumped the coals back into our fire and sat down and enjoyed the fire. When we left the next morning, I left them some kindling behind with a note saying that asking would have gotten them a lot more.