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Old 08-18-2013, 07:29 AM   #85
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:02 AM   #86
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DW requires an evening campfire to maintain her 'happy camper' status. Since the DW's 'happy camper' status is prerequisite to MY OWN 'happy camper' status, I apologize in advance to anyone whose 'happy camper' status has been adversely affected. EOT
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:59 PM   #87
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how do you alleviate campfire smoke entering your coach through a running air conditioner.
Campfire smoke will not enter your RV through an Air Conditioner unless you have one of the very very few Air Conditioners that have a "Fresh Air Intake" (They do not normally include that on RV units) and if you have one of those, Simply close the Fresh Air Intake.

MOST RV units do not have that feature.. They recirculate INSIDE air only inside the RV and the outside air (And any smoke or exhaust fumes they suck in) are blown out the condenser coils back to the outside.
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:22 PM   #88
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Our Oregon state parks are really good but with one exception- they contract with wood providers who don't season the wood properly. The campfire wood provided is wet and puts off very acrid smoke. They also don't design the fire rings to provide enough combustion air to make a hot fire. I have no problem with wood smoke from well seasoned wood, but I was downwind of a very bad fire last week and I'm still getting black junk out of my sinuses.

Running the AC system usually helps clear some of the smoke out, however our weather pattern is such that often it's too warm to shut the windows but too cool to run the AC.
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A little smoke is normal for most campfires. A lot of smoke coming off a campfire is a sign of a fire that needs tending. Stirring the coals removes ash from them and allows for more combustion/flame creating less smoke. Once a fire is going good, some green wood added in, WILL burn and if tended properly, without a lot of smoke. A responsible teen or preteenager can do wonders with a long stirring stick or long handle shovel keeping the coals stirred and smoke to a minimum.

Hardwoods smoke less when tended to. Pine is just gonna smoke period - try not to use it except to get something going. Most softer woods smoke some when burnt. Try to stay with hardwood for fires. Get a good base of coals from smaller logs going before adding large pieces.

If it is a neighbors fire smoking you out, ask them to stirr the coals to aleeviate the smoke coming your way. Some people think fires do not need attention except to add more wood when it dies down. Politely tell them their smoke is causing you breathing problems and tell them about stirring the coals to keep the flame up and smoke down. I'd like to think people would be courteous enough to help a neighbor out.
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I only have a fire when the kids/grandkids are with us and s'mores are needed. And I do enjoy it then. My pet peeve is folks burning anything other than wood in a fire, especially plastic, I can't stand the smell of burning garbage. Other than that I have had no problem with smoke from a nearby campfire. Once I had 5 guys in the camper just 10 feet upwind of me all outside and smoking cigarettes an a day that I was otherwise enjoying the fresh air. I had to close the windows and turn on the a/c. And this pic is what the previous campers left in my fire pit today. Last thing I would want to do is cook s'mores over a bed of smoldering cigarette butts. To a non-smoker, this is pretty gross and disgusting.
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ok, ok...

Lets have a show of hands...who likes the smell of a campfire? Who does not? Some of us like it and others do not, but I believe that we have tried to answer our fellow camper's query. But we all chimed in with our worthwhile opinions. And they are all valid...!!!

You know the best thing about being a part of this world (camping/Rv'ing...etc...) is that we can agree to disagree. And honestly, I have never met a better class of people than all of you. Even if we "argue" and "fuss" over a little thing like campfire smoke, we are all still here for one another. And I love you all for that. I know that if I have a problem, I can post a query and a dozen of you will spring forward with assistance. Where on earth can we find a community like this??? I have had so many questions over the past few years. Hubby's health has not been the greatest and I have had to take over the reins, but you all have been so great.

Let us all realize that we are a family like no other. I cannot imagine the the United Nations or and other organization can communicate like we all do.

Maybe we should invite world leaders to join us around a campfire...LOL!!!!

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Okay, Faith. I'll toss my tuppence-worth into the ring. I happen to like the smell of a campfire, even when it's stuck in my clothes and my hair.

Like others, however, I do not care for the smell of a garbage fire. There's really no excuse (except perhaps ignorance) for putting plastics and other trash in the flames.
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To finish my thought, since I inadvertently sent the previous note too soon, plastics not only smell bad, but they also release toxins into the air. It just isn't friendly or neighborly to do that to others. Or to your own self and family, for that matter.

Glory! I do go on. Stepping down now.

BTW, I don't happen to be allergic to smoke, but I know some folks are. If you need to ask me (nicely, please) to douse a fire for that reason, I'll be happy to do so.

Cheers,

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Old 10-28-2013, 08:09 PM   #94
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As we slide into fall and winter, the fire question gets more relevant. I have a fireplace in my B&S and I use it like I own a forest! I love the fire, the smell and the ambiance. However, one year, my DH didn't open the dampner (flue) all the way and the house filled with smoke. I was so incredibly sick for such a long time that I was almost ready to fill the chimney in! I also have a friend who's home burned pretty much to the ground and I experienced some of that. It takes a long time to reconcile that in your mind. I still love a fire when I am camping. Its a primal urge, I want to throw a bison haunch on it and dance. Weird, yep!
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