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Old 12-05-2013, 04:17 PM   #197
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Agreed, it's bad enough everyone has luxury trailers and call it camping but complaining about campfires is ridiculous, if you don't like the activities associated with camping then you shouldn't go camping. Having a campfire is the main part of camping where I live. Lots of people cook over them and roast marshmallows and make smores for the kids. Boil a large pot of water and make omelets in a bag for breakfast and so on. Not to mention sitting around them talking and drinking. Do you also go to music concerts and complain about the loud music? Lol! Who do you think you are that you want to destroy a pastime loved by billions of people worldwide because you don't like campfires? What would you have done if you lived 120 years ago? Died the first winter cause you don't like campfire smoke? Lol! I grew up in a house heated with wood and love the smell of campfires. Perhaps a mobile home trailer park in town would be better suited to your "camping" style if you don't like campfires.
I'm of the thought that campfires "can" be a useful part of the camping experience, however as I read these posts I'm beginning to think that most of the "pro" fire people belong to the Neanderthal group of humans.

1. The incidence of transporting contaminated wood across state borders is a real concern - contrary to the mocking and sarcastic posts; you shouldn't do it PERIOD [moderator edit]

2. Very FEW people actually use a campfire to "cook" as the above poster has stated. Smores maybe but cooking meals is rare. Cooking on grills yes, wood fires no.

3. Propane fires/fire pits are the way of the future. No flying embers, no smoke, clean burning, etc., Propane fires WILL become the standard in the near future.

It always amazes me how resistant people are to changes, especially when it doesn't conform to how they have been doing things for "...years..."

For those of you who are adamant that wood fire burning campfire is essential to camping I have these questions for you....

...do you believe that toilet paper is for sissy's as well? Camping isn't really camping unless you're using leaf's and grass? Should porta potties be the only acceptable place for relieving oneself or do "real men" just use trees?

...Should spraying for mosquito's and other insects be banned because it isn't real camping?

...do you shun electricity at the campsite and rely only on Coleman lanterns for light?

But seriously folks there are too many irresponsible people and litigation costs will eventually result in the community fire (run by the campground) and propane pits in the future. It's what camping WILL evolve into and sooner than a lot of people want.
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Here is the deal. If you don't like, or if campfires bother you. there are RV Resorts that don't allow them. Those would be your best bet. For those that do like them. Use Campgrounds that allow them.
For us. A RV Resort that does not allow a fire, is a deal breaker. We won't be there.
Having said that. There are times we don't build a fire. At the beach in July. A fire is not all that fun in 100 degree heat. So we don't have one. Rest of the time. A fire is a necessity.
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Here is the deal. If you don't like, or if campfires bother you. there are RV Resorts that don't allow them. Those would be your best bet. For those that do like them. Use Campgrounds that allow them.
For us. A RV Resort that does not allow a fire, is a deal breaker. We won't be there.
Having said that. There are times we don't build a fire. At the beach in July. A fire is not all that fun in 100 degree heat. So we don't have one. Rest of the time. A fire is a necessity.
- and when a site comes with a fire ring and grill - you have paid to put the charcoal in the grill and your salmon or whatever you want to cook on it - and legal fire wood in the fire ring. Having someone tell you not to use them is like telling them not use the showers, water, dump, or any other amenity they paid for because it bothers you for whatever reason you provide. If we would do our homework and park em where we're happy with what's offered, it wouldn't be an issue. I don't believe I have ever seen a campfire where no fire rings were provided in the campground Or RV Park (beaches and boondocking excluded). If you have paid for a right, the right is yours, unless superseded by a burn or other ban. Don't tread on me works both ways.
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I'm of the thought that campfires "can" be a useful part of the camping experience, however as I read these posts I'm beginning to think that most of the "pro" fire people belong to the Neanderthal group of humans
I am not against campfires necessarily but I am against selfish inconsiderate people.

The attitudes displayed on this board by people that love their campfires is moronic. How is this about liberals and California? (except haters have to make it that way)


Anyway I have to say I find propane much more problematic than wood fires. Consider what they are doing now to get 'propane' with all the fracking and the problems it leaves behind.

And I have to laugh because the poor people that are affected by the horrific fracking problems are the very ones who so adamantly support it.

So, trade all your ground water for a little natural gas. Mid-west earthquakes and sink holes the size of a neighborhood.

My personal opinion that the "campfire" of the future will most likely be built from a pile of LED lights and an electric fan fueled by solar-charged batteries.

I am sure the "wood people" will scream at that thought. Haha.
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Very few campgrounds in AZ, NM, NV, etc allow campfires. There are a handful of propane ones. Most of the pleasant aromas are from gas and charcoal grills.
Just have to jump in here. So sorry to disagree, but I live in Az. Campfires are not always banned here. It is only during the driest months they are not allowed. The reason for the periodic campfire restrictions is that where other locales might have tornado season, we have fire season. A quick search on Yarnell Fire 2013 will help some of those not familiar with the geography and climate better understand.
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Just have to jump in here. So sorry to disagree, but I live in Az. Campfires are not always banned here. It is only during the driest months they are not allowed. The reason for the periodic campfire restrictions is that where other locales might have tornado season, we have fire season. A quick search on Yarnell Fire 2013 will help some of those not familiar with the geography and climate better understand.
Agree. They are banned when I am there. Southern AZ. Snowbird, I am.

But have not been in an RV resort that allows campfires.
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"...Should spraying for mosquito's and other insects be banned because it isn't real camping?"

Don't be so smug, these activities ARE banned in some Florida State Parks!!
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If your a campfire hater don't come to the Oregon/Washington coast. Every RV spot has a campfire pit. This is one of our fishing destinations in Washington and every RV spot has a campfire going plus campfires going down on the beach. Add the fireworks from the nearby Indian reservation and you've got a good smoky combination. This was July 4th so there were more campfires than normal. But, every night most all campers have their campfires going.
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I'm of the thought that campfires "can" be a useful part of the camping experience, however as I read these posts I'm beginning to think that most of the "pro" fire people belong to the Neanderthal group of humans.

1. The incidence of transporting contaminated wood across state borders is a real concern - contrary to the mocking and sarcastic posts; you shouldn't do it PERIOD [moderator edit]

2. Very FEW people actually use a campfire to "cook" as the above poster has stated. Smores maybe but cooking meals is rare. Cooking on grills yes, wood fires no.

3. Propane fires/fire pits are the way of the future. No flying embers, no smoke, clean burning, etc., Propane fires WILL become the standard in the near future.

It always amazes me how resistant people are to changes, especially when it doesn't conform to how they have been doing things for "...years..."

For those of you who are adamant that wood fire burning campfire is essential to camping I have these questions for you....

...do you believe that toilet paper is for sissy's as well? Camping isn't really camping unless you're using leaf's and grass? Should porta potties be the only acceptable place for relieving oneself or do "real men" just use trees?

...Should spraying for mosquito's and other insects be banned because it isn't real camping?

...do you shun electricity at the campsite and rely only on Coleman lanterns for light?

But seriously folks there are too many irresponsible people and litigation costs will eventually result in the community fire (run by the campground) and propane pits in the future. It's what camping WILL evolve into and sooner than a lot of people want.
1. I agree with you 100 percent.

2. I think you would be very surprised, probably varies by geographical locations though but I'm in North Dakota and its very common to cook on them here. Not everyone does though.

3. Propane fires suck but if you want to use one I'm not gonna stop you because this is America!

I don't mind toilet paper but if I just gotta pee I use the trees.

Never been in a campsite that sprayed for bugs.

There actually are plenty of rustic campgrounds that don't have electricity but having a 5th wheel trailer I prefer electricity.
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All those in favor of having iRV2 post awards changed from a campfire to a blue propane flame say I. Those opposed say No. The Nos have it.
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All those in favor of having iRV2 post awards changed from a campfire to a blue propane flame say I. Those opposed say No. The Nos have it.
Lol, you sir are correct! What's this country coming to when people think they can tell others they can't even build a fire, pretty sad if you ask me. Might just have to have another revolution and start this country over. If only the founding fathers could see it now, they would not be impressed.
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