Originally Posted by yetavon
Please don't camp near me....
We always have fat lighter from stumps around the house.. can just about build a fire under water with that stuff.
Lots of judgemental folks on here. The 2 or so plastic cups that are burned burn quick and the smoke is no worse than starting a new fire. As for the diesel, we are talking about 4-5 ounces at most and it is all gone once the fire is going on its own. It is safer to store than bbq starter fluid.
Burning our paper trash to us is a lot more ecological than bringing it back home to put in a landfill. 99% of our trash is paper towels and the occasional plastic disposable cup and wrappings.
Don't worry about me camping next to you, we camp to get away from civilization and people and campgrounds with dogs barking, kids running around screaming defeats the purpose for us.
Good fire tip: We occasionally line the base of our fire ring with a couple 20lb bags of wood pellets used for wood pellet stoves-about 3.50 per 20lb bag. This gives great heat output and burn clean without having flames shooting up 3-4 feet and higher. I have had chairs, patio carpets, and clothing damaged by shooting flame sparks.