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Old 07-06-2013, 12:40 PM   #11
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I have seen campers take large tree trunks and put them in their fire to keep it burning while they go out on their boat in the water. This was at a wooded state park on the water (Lake Jordan in NC) and during a relatively dry summer. I pointed it out to the camp host hoping to get a ranger to respond but instead I got, "It was left in a controlled fashion and isn't hurting anything so it is ok". Really????? So when an ash catches a nearby leaf or twig and sparks a fire who is putting it out? Needless to say, we stayed near our camper that whole weekend so we could keep an eye on someone else's campfire.

Another reminder, when having a campfire or a charcoal grill keep a couple of gallon jugs or a large bucket already filled with water and at an easy to reach spot in case of emergency. I have never needed it but will be glad to have it in easy reach if I ever do need it!!!
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:48 PM   #12
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Another pet peeve of mine is how many campgrounds will place the fire rings really close to a tree, where a trailer awning will go or right on top of another rig (think tight, narrow spots). When I park my rig, I always pay attention to where the ring is and if we are allowed to move it or if it is where it has to be. If it is not a moveable ring or is in a good spot in relation to trees/bushes etc, then I pay attention to how I park my truck and trailer so they are not right on top of the campfire. An ash on your awning could really ruin your trip!
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:50 PM   #13
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Another pet peeve of mine is how many campgrounds will place the fire rings really close to a tree, where a trailer awning will go or right on top of another rig (think tight, narrow spots). When I park my rig, I always pay attention to where the ring is and if we are allowed to move it or if it is where it has to be. If it is not a moveable ring or is in a good spot in relation to trees/bushes etc, then I pay attention to how I park my truck and trailer so they are not right on top of the campfire. An ash on your awning could really ruin your trip!
Very true anaro! I really have learned a lot from this thread! Especially how easy it is to leave a campfire still hot and dangerous! My GF loves campfires and I never paid attention to how she puts it out. I think she even goes to bed with it still burning! I will soooooo be mindful from now on!
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