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Old 03-20-2015, 10:45 AM   #21
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I like others would hate to see the day where your "Campfire" is propane, nothing like that crackle and pop. We stayed in a CG in eastern Ontario abd for $5.00 got this huge nylon feed bag......thought well this could be good. Looked inside our new found treasure and it was a bag full of lumber cut offs like someone raided a construction site. Kiln dried wood sure did burn hot!

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Old 03-20-2015, 10:47 AM   #22
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Odd thing about this "no outside firewood" rule is....where does the campground get the wood it sells you? Someone is cutting it elsewhere and selling to the cg.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:50 AM   #23
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Odd thing about this "no outside firewood" rule is....where does the campground get the wood it sells you? Someone is cutting it elsewhere and selling to the cg.
I think that the main thing is that they don't want you bringing it from long distances. I would assume the campground is getting it locally.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:51 AM   #24
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Down here at the local CG they still let you bring firewood but not from out of state. There were really dry conditions a couple years back and fires were prohibited but they didn't mess with the propane campfires.
Bought the little red campfire. Works neat. You dont dial the flame up real high. Would reccommend you keep a cheap pair of gloves and chip brush handy they get real sooty. I keep the ceramic logs wrapped back up in the bubble wrap...they can break and be troublesome to replace
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:59 AM   #25
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Many of the State Parks here use firewood from routine tree work within the park. This may be one reason why some of the wood is not as dry as some would like.
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:02 AM   #26
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If it is the dry season in Florida, some campgrounds will have a ban, yes. But again, I imagine any state going through a dry spell would do the same.

Most parks with a fire ring will not have a ban unless it's a really bad drought.
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:16 AM   #27
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We too prefer an actual wood fire in the evening however we do use a propane fire pit at times for a health reason. We camp seasonally (no TV) and have met some great people here. One friend has a rather severe respiratory problem and can't be near smoke from a regular fire. He can enjoy being around a propane fire with no risk. The "Outlook" pit we use has a variable flame control that gives off a good looking fire. One trick is to arrange your rocks with spaces above the flame ring underneath. This allows the flames to rise up higher between the rocks rather than be flared around the rocks.
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:23 PM   #28
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In the past few years, Colorado State Parks have had bans on firewood burning but it's due to the risks of forest fires. (The last one, which was in Black Forest, was only a few miles east of our house...if the winds would've shifted our house would've been gone.)
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:41 PM   #29
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Here in PA it's not recommended to move wood. But they can't stop you from doing it. They just ask that you burn everything you bring and leave no extra. It's because of the emerald ash borer. But in the next county north of mine, nothing can be moved out of certain townships due to the Spotted Lanternfly. This includes firewood, RV's, anything that sits outside for more than a few days at a time. RV's and other equipment that sits outside are supposed to be inspected before leaving the township or you get fined.
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Old 03-27-2015, 12:44 AM   #30
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ALL Georgia State Parks have the "bring NO firewood into park" rule. There is a Corps of Engineers Park some 90 miles from me (Cotton Hill) and they also have the "bring NO firewood into park" rule. I actually saw the campground host at Cotton Hill stop at one campsite to ask them where they got the pile of firewood they had. When told that the campers brought it with them he confiscated the firewood but did give them some firewood from the parks supply.
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