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Old 04-17-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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Smoke Gets In My Eyes

Camp fires in a fire rings, I find myself from time to time as most campers due stoking the camp fire to keep it burning with a stick, with the smoke and the ash flying around I find myself bent over with one eye closed and the other one tearing and ash landing in my gray hair. WELL enough is enough, I came up with an Idea and some others may have as well to keep from bending over.
I went to the local Goodwill store and found a used fireplace poker set for $5.00. I removed the broom from one and the handle from another and connected the two shafts with an althread coupler and two nuts. Now I have a 4' poker and a 4.5' shovel, I think this will work out just find.
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:16 PM   #2
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Now that's good thinking! I always end up using a stick, shovel or something impromptu.

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Old 04-17-2009, 11:37 PM   #3
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:07 PM   #4
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Thumbs up cool poker

I guess I will be going to goodwill to find me a new poker too. Thanks for the tip, I never thought of that. I always used a stick I have been taking along for about 15 yeats or so.
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:38 PM   #5
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Just make sure you can unscrew the handles. The poker end may be fix and not be removable and that's good, but if you use the broom as an example make sure the broom will screw off so you can attach the handle and shaft from the broom and screw it to the poker and all you have to do there is just remove the handle from the poker.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:25 PM   #6
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Good idea! Anything to avoid the smoke in the eyes is always a plus. Thanks Wade for the idea and picture.

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Thanks That is a great idea and we already have an extra set of fireplace tools.
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:54 PM   #8
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I had some a fire place poker and shovel extended about 1 ft. with square tube and they work great. We had gone camping with friends and another camper was having a yard sale and had a poker about 5 ft long , the problem with it was the weight ,
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:17 PM   #9
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The poker and shovel extension is a more inexpensive route, but we did find this for sale at one of the campgrounds we stayed at. We love ours! It's called a "Fire Claw", and after a Google search, I did find a few on the net built similarly at about the same price.



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