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Old 04-12-2013, 02:35 PM   #11
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Myself I usually camp in my own province, so I would typically buy firewood from our local gravel supplier. (Burnco) However this past winter I bought a cord of wood and now just take that with us. I have plastic storage containers dedicated for firewood.

When I go into BC I will get lumber and chop it up into 18" long pieces. Because it is technically lumber there is no risk of transporting a disease or insect. Sometimes Lowes or Home Depot will have scrap to give away; other times I can grab some warped 2x4s for 50 each.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:37 PM   #12
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Look for firewood on some of the backroads near your campground.

I just spent the weekend at Spring Gulch, PA and an Amish house was selling a half pickup truck load for $25. I could name 2 private farms in Gettysburg, PA to get firewood. I don't like to haul all the extra weight from my house to the campsite.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:38 PM   #13
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I also collect pallets and scrap lumber from different jobsites. all 2X and 4X material is kiln dried so you eliminate that problem.

I just chop it up on the chop saw into the right sized pieces and put it in big rubbermaid containers and it is ready for the trip.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:41 PM   #14
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Look for firewood on some of the backroads near your campground.

I just spent the weekend at Spring Gulch, PA and an Amish house was selling a half pickup truck load for $25. I could name 2 private farms in Gettysburg, PA to get firewood. I don't like to haul all the extra weight from my house to the campsite.
I've had hit or miss luck with this, unfortunately. I don't mind hauling the weight for the most part, I just haven't had consistent luck finding campwood. And, especially not that cheap. Up at Pine Grove Furnace, I found a guy selling wood for $15 a "box" which wasn't much at all. (Worse yet, it was unattended, so no way to get change and I only had a $20. ) I knew of another place that used to sell some wood for $10, but he was sold out when I drove past.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:15 AM   #15
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ependydad, did that place there at Pine Grove kind of creep you out? It did my boy and I. Can't say why, just did....bad vibes.
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I'm no expert, but I doubt the ash borer can survive being in a campfire. I've never tried hauling wood out of state, but I do burn the hell out of what I bring camping.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:52 AM   #17
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Can you buy wood delivered to your house that is not Ash? If it's not Ash, won't have ash borers. We buy in bulk oak, cherry, etc.
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I usually try to clean up the nails. I found the small staples. Just melt quickly
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Two years ago in CO, we were camping and a friend's lab walked next to a fire ring and got a nail in his paw. It was obvious due to unburned parts of wood, someone had been burning pallets.

And I might add, if Camping in lands overseen by the Bureau of Land Management, and the Ranger comes by and notices you burning pallets...expect to receive a Federal citation for up to $1000.00.

From the Moab Field Office regulations....
"No burning of wood pallets on public lands within the Moab Field Office."

I would guess, but cannot confirm, this would be the same for all National Parks.
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[QUOTE=f5moab;348570]"TRY?"
Two years ago in CO, we were camping and a friend's lab walked next to a fire ring and got a nail in his paw.

Once I was walking in slippers (my bad) and got a pork chop bone (shaped like a T) jammed into the arch of my foot like a dagger. Ouch!!!!!!!!!!! On crutches for a few weeks. Please leave only footprints.
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ependydad, did that place there at Pine Grove kind of creep you out? It did my boy and I. Can't say why, just did....bad vibes.
Ha! I know what you mean. There were 2 places selling it by the box, but I didn't have any issues. Though, they didn't answer the door looking for change when I went up and rang the bell. I just wish the guy on Goodyear Road hasn't been sold out. He was a good ole boy when I last dealt with him.

As for the nails and skids/pallets- I camp at RV parks where it's common to move the firering (still is very strange to me to do it/see it). I wouldn't feel right about myself if what I burnt had nails because of it. Too much of a chance that I'd miss something and something bad would happen.
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