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Old 11-20-2013, 07:33 PM   #113
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Folks, please cut out the personal attacks and remember the first rule of iRV2: "Be nice to others". Thanks.
You might want to just close the thread now, Campfires are like politics and religion, they always end ugly.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:56 PM   #115
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It taste much better then on the gas grill!
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Closing the thread now, sounds like a good idea. Lol
Nothing said on this form is going to hurt my feeling. Anyway they can ban porta potties I don’t care I don't use them anyway!!!! They



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Old 11-21-2013, 06:56 AM   #117
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It taste much better then on the gas grill!

Now that looks delicious.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:09 PM   #118
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We live in the woods and fires are a way of life for us and everyone living in our area. We heat with wood and keep our wood storage of about 40 cords on a three year rotation. When we burn there is no smoke and we never have to clean the chimney. We try and keep the undergrowth of the forrest down and burn as much as we can. We know our home is vulnerable to forrest fires, but this is our way of life. We carry our wood in the MH everywhere we go and have never had a problem. But, we are mostly summer travelers which keeps us up north. I'm sure city folks look at fire as being taboo along with guns and other necessities of life we take for granted in the country. I think I'm out far enough not to be encroached by city thinking, but if they get too close we'll just pick up stakes and move further out. The same holds true for our RV travels. Ban camp fires and we'll just move on or out
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We carry our wood in the MH everywhere we go and have never had a problem.
You sure? Since your firewood could have invasive species, you may want to stop that tradition.
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you've got to be kidding, really
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I won't even travel there, but that's not the only place that's got em. I take my own firewood as well. never had a problem yet, and don't expect to.
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I won't even travel there, but that's not the only place that's got em. I take my own firewood as well. never had a problem yet, and don't expect to.
You may be breaking the law in certain states, or putting national forests at risk. State-by-State Information | Don't Move Firewood

We have neither the space nor the inclination to drag firewood around in our RV, but we do love a campfire!
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You may be breaking the law in certain states, or putting national forests at risk. State-by-State Information | Don't Move Firewood We have neither the space nor the inclination to drag firewood around in our RV, but we do love a campfire!
Thanks Sarah!

So many folks do not know or choose to ignore issues of great importance to our forests and woodlands. Whether the scofflaws are caught or not, knowingly risking the spread of these diseases is my idea of selfish heartlessness.
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I honestly feel for those with health issues and allergies that are impacted by smoke. But on the other hand, they are a minority. I can't see blaming campers for impacting some negatively with the smoke - it's the campgrounds that put fire pits/rings everywhere. Perhaps some of them might try keeping an area or a few sites free of them? Maybe they should ban wood that is green (wet)?

On the scale of things, it seems to me that campfires and smoke are lower on the problem list. I have more problems with the speeders, loud partiers, excessive/open boozing, aggressive dogs and flagrant violations of campground rules.

We camped one weekend this summer next to a couple around 65-ish. She was a chain smoker and coughed and hacked LOUDLY non-stop from the second she got up until she went to bed, and she sat outside most of the day. It was pathetic. We tried to sit around our campfire enjoying life but she made it a bad campfire experience for us. I need to remember to keep some earplugs in the trailer....

Where firewood is not allowed to be transported around, are you not allowed to use lumber mill ends? Construction lumber would be free of bugs and disease. We get ours from a pallet recycling place for cheap and you are allowed to take it across the Canada/US border. It's mainly split wood that still has bark on it that is the problem, at least in the pacific northwest.

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No to wood burning campfires. As we have aged we have some problems. I particularly have come up with allergies. Wood burning fires really get to me bad time. My head gets all stuffed up and makes a miserable night trying to sleep. Our lungs can't take it anymore and has led to hospital visits. So for us no campfire is a good campfire. We do like the newer approach to the propane campfires. We seem good with those. So when you criticize those of us that do not like campfires, please take into considerations that others have medical problems that cannot be controlled. Should we just give up our lifestyle of RV'ing because we cannot take a campfire? Be reasonable. We live with the campfire builders and i hope when we mention something about the massive amounts of smoke blowing our way that they understand and have some consideration for our concerns and our same freedoms. You have the right to build a campfire in those areas that they are allowed. We have the right to breath fresh air. Let's compromise.
We travel with my mother in law a wonderful lady she is. She has lung problems and I have severe allergies so campfires are a no for us. I can stand them better than she can. I don't mind someone enjoying a campfire if they keep it burning hot so as not to smoke to bad. But it really gripes me when they start a fire then go inside their camper and leave it burning smoking and stinking.

We are careful to ask about campfires as we have had a few trips to the ER.
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