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Old 03-19-2015, 10:33 PM   #1
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Firewood ban

With the ban on taking your firewood from home and the only other option of buying certified wood I decide to buy a propane fire pit from Amazon...... great decision and great purchase.... I bought the Outland 58K BTU with a cover and carrying strap and we have used it here at home and really like it.......... I love wood fires but lets face it....that's a lot of work.....this will be much easier and cheaper than buying wood....fire pit will also be used here at home on the covered deck.....cost as about $150 but it will be worth it......... check them out if you are camping in an area where "home" firewood is banned.......
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:46 PM   #2
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Where is this happening?
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:49 PM   #3
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All over mainly due to the emerald ash borer
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Old 03-19-2015, 11:02 PM   #4
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Might have to check that out our campground has posted you can't bring your own firewood, but not sure how they'll keep it out since everyone I see brings there own, and there wood is terrible for campfires.
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Old 03-19-2015, 11:12 PM   #5
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All over Ontario have Bans. We have a Campfire in a Can. Have not used it yet, won it off Facebook from their promotion. Canadian Company in BC shipping to the US as well.
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My area that is affected by this ban in Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. All of the federal parks such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have this in place.... also the state parks in the area....... it might be more wide spread than I know about........ check with your local camping sites
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:45 AM   #7
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New York has the firewood ban in place also. And yes, the wood they sell at these places or near by is way to wet to burn. It mostly smolders from what we bought last season.
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:00 AM   #8
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[QUOTE=fearnofishbob;811237]My area that is affected by this ban in Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. All of the federal parks such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have this in place.... also the state parks in the area....... it might be more wide spread than I know about........ check with your local camping sites[/QU

It is...up north in Canada, western Quebec and eastern Ontario under restriction.
As previously stated, due to emerald ash borer.
Wood sold at campgrounds around here is crap also...green, wet and VERY EXPENSIVE.
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:15 AM   #9
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As long as I'm close to home I bring wood but Hauling it 200 to 300 is a lot of extra weight so for those trips I look for places that sell good dry wood near where we camp. There usually are all kinds of them, Amish are good for it in this area. Like Scottdawg said NY is on a ban but hasn't stopped local people from bringing it yet.
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There are many more problems that may be spread with non local firewood than just the emerald ash borer. The Hemlock woolly adelgid is destroying
trees that can be as old as Daniel Boone. I've heard now there might be a
disease that kills maples!!

People who continue to haul firewood out of the area aren't helping!!

Indiana has a list of firewood sellers scattered around the state.
You can download the list and try to find a seller that is near your next
camping spot and purchase wood from them. It is typically cheaper and
dryer than what you get at the campground.

We camped at KY horse camp last summer (KY state park) and I purchased
2 bundles of wood from the camp store. Both were so green they would
not burn!! THIS is partly why people continue to move wood- what you
get at the campground is no good for burning! Seems like the powers that
be at the state level could figure that out.

Last summer we camped in TN and they were selling kiln dried certified
wood from KY! THAT was good wood and I was happy to get it.
I wish KY would sell that!!

I'm not ready to go the LP fire route just yet but it is an option fer sure.
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