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Old 02-11-2013, 07:04 PM   #29
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This past summer we hosted in a state park and every single day we would have 2 or 3 campfires to put out after campers had packed up and left.

The thing that really amazed me was that wtihin 150-200 miles of us there were three different forest fires burning and it was all over the news, Yet, these folks were totally oblivious to what was going on. At least it certainly seemed that way.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:30 PM   #30
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A couple years ago we were in a quaint little private CG, surrounded by old-growth forest, frequented by short-stay customers. The entire state was under a burn ban. One outfit hooked up and left about 10AM, just before they pulled out the man removed all the firewood from his pickup, piled it into the fire ring , doused it with charcoal lighter fluid, lit it and left.
That was not stupid ( stupid means you do not have the capability to learn), it was not careless. It was a deliberate, purposeful act. When I saw what happened I notified the office. They immediately sent 2 CG workers to extinguish the fire, while the owner, who was in the office, phoned the county sheriff and filed a complaint. That was the first time I ever personally knew of a CG taking action against a customer.

P.S. Later that day I stepped off the distance between campers, 15'.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:59 AM   #31
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Anyone old enough to play with fire should know that...doh!
Congratulations on your quick thinking and good prevention work!
Good all ended well.

Some people learn about fire safety and are thus old enough in boy scouts back around 10-15 years old or cub scouts before that.

Some learn... About 2 minutes before they arrive at the Pearly Gates having been burned to death in the fire they caused.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:57 PM   #32
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That was not stupid ( stupid means you do not have the capability to learn), it was not careless. It was a deliberate, purposeful act.
From one who understands.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:13 PM   #33
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This past summer we hosted in a state park and every single day we would have 2 or 3 campfires to put out after campers had packed up and left.

The thing that really amazed me was that wtihin 150-200 miles of us there were three different forest fires burning and it was all over the news, Yet, these folks were totally oblivious to what was going on. At least it certainly seemed that way.
X2 We have hosted in the same small campground in Florida, for 5 years each fall, (21 sites) and get at least one two (Hot) firepits per DAY! Some have flames showing, some are smoldering and the most dangerous to the hosts: Hot charcol. (They look basically the same, hot or cold)

Some campers think that park staff are thier personal maids!
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We had a fire the last three nites during our "mardi Gras' in Morgan city this week...
but had to go to one of our buddies sites as the trees forced me to park one corner of my 5er OVER the fire pit on my site (small sites, but GEE-OR-GEOUS on the lakeside facing the sunrise !

love sitting around telling stories and watching the embers make great 'pictures' !!!!

of course we stayed until the embers cooled and no more fuel on the fires...
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I like firepits with guitars strumming...mmmmmhmmm
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At dear friend's home in Hideaway Lake last November, they have a very nice fire pit out back and had some oak that was split down from diseased trees that had to be removed :( and the scent and heat from the fire was just incredibly soothing, almost hypnotizing. Nice, quiet and a wonderful evening it was.

Its a shame irresponsible people seem to somehow ruin it for all of us, isn't it?

That business about the guy purposely starting the fire and leaving, he should have been incarcerated for that. I was in Colorado Springs the day the Waldo Canyon fire started and endured it for the following 6 or 7 days and I cannot believe anyone with an ounce of sense would pull a stunt like that. I believe people like that are suffering some sort of mental breakdown issues.

Anyway, as others have said, thank goodness there was an alert employee and you folks were able to bring the fire under control quickly. Keep us posted if you hear any more on what happened to the people. That in some places could be misdemeanor and of course any injuries rising from such a thoughtless act could make it a felony I would imagine.
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If people would think about other campers on how close there fire is to others or which way the smokers going, me personally I don't like my MH smelling like smoke. Who would be liable for fire or smoke damage the camper or the campground for allowing it?
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LOL, who among us hasn't suffered from bouts of CRS?
of course I can't seem to remember...
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Well, you know what they say...when your memory goes...forget it!
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Nice firepits, no dumping required:

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Yeah- those look great for RVing.

I especially like this one with the attached water feature.... What an inspired way to reuse the contents of one's holding tanks!



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Old 02-22-2013, 12:58 AM   #42
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We use a Cobb cooker with briquets and Eco friendly logs for our fire made out of recycled cardboard. The Cobb works great for cooking meals at campsite and the logs burn for 4 hours, produce very little smoke / far less emissions and leave no hot ashes. Ours are also safe to cook on. I like that they are easy to pack in the RV for travel.

We also camp with other friends that enjoy a traditional campfire, but we crack a smile when we are able to enjoy the warmth without getting smoke in our eyes and doing a bit of a part to make the crowded campground less smoky.
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