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Old 07-08-2018, 10:03 AM   #127
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None, actually flunked out of Cubscouts because I got tired of making rubber band powered paddle wheel boats. . . .and didn't like the idea of having to be as a certain place at a certain time! It was an age thing . . . I grew out of it though. Then joined the Army where we had to be on time, on target +- 30 second or we might be in the way of an arty strike! Considered joining the AIR Scouts, but didn't want to fly fast movers On the fire thingie, moved on to using C4 to start campfires, it is SO much more stable and predictable than gasoline!

To the OP, sorry to borrow the thread, but HE ASKED!
I made Eagle in scouts and could build a fire. In Nam heating water for coffee over C4 was the norm, hot as hell and a pinch did not last long. Now as I matured I try to be considerate of everyone and at times like a campfire ~ nothing my propane fire cannot do that a wood fire can except be safer and not bother anyone as no smoke or sparks. Much easier zand cleaner too.
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I made Eagle in scouts and could build a fire. In Nam heating water for coffee over C4 was the norm, hot as hell and a pinch did not last long. Now as I matured I try to be considerate of everyone and at times like a campfire ~ nothing my propane fire cannot do that a wood fire can except be safer and not bother anyone as no smoke or sparks. Much easier zand cleaner too.

Do you like the propane firepit setup? Is it easy to setup and store? We have been debating getting one of those.
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Old 07-08-2018, 03:54 PM   #129
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I too have asthma and campfires force me inside instead of enjoying the outdoors that we LOVE and came to enjoy. I would never impose on anyone to stop them from having fires.
However, having said that it seems to me that Gumpster808 would go out of his way to make someone ill and take pleasure in it. Maybe, just maybe we want to stay and enjoy the same places YOU enjoy. I truly hope you can see fit to understand that some of us don't enjoy the health you and your family do. That we may only have limited time to see the sights you would deprive us of because you want to light off a smoker to annoy an ill person. Nice guy!


So the fact that I like roasted marshmallows over a campfire and enjoy that as part of the camping experience, or that I enjoy cooking food on a smoker (which we just did and shared with camping neighbors since they could smell it and asked what we were cooking) means I want to make someone ill and would take pleasure in it?

Quite judgmental and way off base.
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This has been a spiral thread for the last 10 pages.
I've been camping for a long time, mostly isolated on private property (except as a Scout in the army for 10 years). I also enjoy a fire and smoke doesn't bother me as long as I can move out of the way of it.

I think this is the problem most are trying to explain, those that are defending their right to not be exposed to smoke - they can't move their vehicle - especially now with the massive purchase of all types of vehicles and no increase increase of camp grounds.
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Setup out of the box took less than 5 minutes. To start a fire just connect the tank, take the lid off, turn the knob, and push the start button. When finished shut it off and put the lid on. Not all come with a lid but I like it for travel. It cools rather quickly and stores easily. Clean-- no one put trash or anything in the pit I'm cooking over. No smoke so people sit closer if they want. I'll never have another fire any other way. Have about 1 1/2 cords of firewood left and have been giving it away.
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Setup out of the box took less than 5 minutes. To start a fire just connect the tank, take the lid off, turn the knob, and push the start button. When finished shut it off and put the lid on. Not all come with a lid but I like it for travel. It cools rather quickly and stores easily. Clean-- no one put trash or anything in the pit I'm cooking over. No smoke so people sit closer if they want. I'll never have another fire any other way. Have about 1 1/2 cords of firewood left and have been giving it away.
Does it put out a lot of heat? Do you have a brand name?
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What are campfires for? Well....

They are for late night stories, using the glow and flicker of the fire to highlight the menacing gestures in the real scary parts; the glow of the faces of children, the fire making the whites of their wide eyes glisten pinkly just before the horrifying finish; poking it with a stick and watching the last tiny embers twinkle like stars; the morning with the mixing smells and sounds of a campfire and an old percolator, crackling and bubbling; staring at the fire, having thoughts of everything or nothing as the fire performs its hypnotic dance.....

That is what campfires are for...
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What are campfires for? Well....

They are for late night stories, using the glow and flicker of the fire to highlight the menacing gestures in the real scary parts; the glow of the faces of children, the fire making the whites of their wide eyes glisten pinkly just before the horrifying finish; poking it with a stick and watching the last tiny embers twinkle like stars; the morning with the mixing smells and sounds of a campfire and an old percolator, crackling and bubbling; staring at the fire, having thoughts of everything or nothing as the fire performs its hypnotic dance.....

That is what campfires are for...
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What are campfires for? Well....

They are for late night stories, using the glow and flicker of the fire to highlight the menacing gestures in the real scary parts; the glow of the faces of children, the fire making the whites of their wide eyes glisten pinkly just before the horrifying finish; poking it with a stick and watching the last tiny embers twinkle like stars; the morning with the mixing smells and sounds of a campfire and an old percolator, crackling and bubbling; staring at the fire, having thoughts of everything or nothing as the fire performs its hypnotic dance.....

That is what campfires are for...
Add listening to some good old rock and roll and you have the perfect picture.
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Add listening to some good old rock and roll and you have the perfect picture.
If, and only if, that rock n roll and the talk that must be louder can only be heard by the people that want it...
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What are campfires for? Well....

They are for late night stories, using the glow and flicker of the fire to highlight the menacing gestures in the real scary parts; the glow of the faces of children, the fire making the whites of their wide eyes glisten pinkly just before the horrifying finish; poking it with a stick and watching the last tiny embers twinkle like stars; the morning with the mixing smells and sounds of a campfire and an old percolator, crackling and bubbling; staring at the fire, having thoughts of everything or nothing as the fire performs its hypnotic dance.....

That is what campfires are for...
Thanks for sharing. That' a perfect description.

When our kids were little and smelt smoke they'd say "it smells like camping". Now my grandkids say the same thing. A lot of fond memories are made around a crackling campfire.

Ok, now everyone turn 180 to warm your backsides.
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Does it put out a lot of heat? Do you have a brand name?
Cannot think of the name and it is in storage now. Comes with a red top, 2 sizes I have the largest. Yes to heat. We even can sit closer if desired as no smoke to chase you away or sparks to burn you or clothing. Well, I have cooked ribs, steaks, hot dogs, burgers, and more on it. Kids do hot dogs and marshmallows on long metal forks. Easy to regulate from a small flame on hot nights to more on cold evenings.
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Seriously? There is a Motel 6 down the road. They'll leave the light on for you.
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Seriously? There is a Motel 6 down the road. They'll leave the light on for you.
It is more for grownups...
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