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Old 07-31-2020, 07:53 AM   #1
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A campfire? It's 95+ degrees!

No, I don't have a problem with anyone stoking up a campfire but sometimes wonder about the wisdom when it's hazy, hot (95*+)and humid (80-90%). Then to top it off, and with little or no breeze, the folks are burning wood like willow that smells like the town dump is ablaze and with 4-5 foot high flames. The joys of camping
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:40 AM   #2
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City dwellers go camping to experience the great outdoors and the camping adventure.
PART of that is having a campfire


One should expect campfires when camping at a developed camping area.
Otherwise go boondocking way out away from others....


We don't have campfires ourselves BUT they doesn't mean others can't.
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:42 AM   #3
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Campfires are for more than just warmth!
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City folks with the Daniel Boone complex. We have seen many folks that as soon as they pull in, two things happen, before the trailer is even unhooked. Out comes the awning, even with shade on the side side of the trailer. Next the camp fire is blazing within minutes of backing into the site. Then the fire is totally ignored and after they are unhooked everyone take off on a bike ride or a hike and no one attending the fire.

Nope not needed.

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It is really difficult to convince not only "city folk" but RV'ers from the east/south east that the Fire Danger in the western states is real, with a constant low humidity, the green forests and grasslands are nothing more than kindling..a spark from a campfire can travel a half mile or more..
Reminder...We measure rainfall in tenths of an inch, ie: 0.3" of rain is a heavy rain and may take all day to reach that amount..
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A summer I remember a few years back when we had a total burn ban in all of Washington. Really dry, the E. Wa and BC fires were burning out of control and breathing was difficult for anyone with respiratory issues.
All recreational campfires were banned EXCEPT in approved pits in State Parks. We decided to go to one of our local State Parks mid week and camp for a few days to try and escape the heat and smoke. Our campsite had many large Douglas firs, with low branches hanging 10-15' directly above the "approved" fire pit. I asked the park ranger why fires were allowed here, and his reply was "because we can".
When I asked where the nearest fire hydrant was his reply was "down the highway about 1/4 mile".
So, do you have a truck mounted wildfire unit nearby? "No"
What's your fire evacuation plan then? "Call 911"
BTW, the closest RFD was about 10 miles away.
Yep, the campers all rolled in on Friday and nothing but campfires everywhere on a hazy/smokey 85 degree day. Things that make you go hmmmm
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Kids gota have their s'mores. Great Smokies 2 weeks ago. Certainly no need for warmth but had to have a fire every night, even when we had a gully washer. In all fairness, we weren't the only ones.

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City dwellers go camping to experience the great outdoors and the camping adventure.
We live out in the country, When we go camping, we do it at a mall parking lot in the middle of the big city.
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Kids gota have their s'mores. Great Smokies 2 weeks ago. Certainly no need for warmth but had to have a fire every night, even when we had a gully washer. In all fairness, we weren't the only ones.
Same with the s'mores. It's a staple for my kids on RV trips. Even found marshmallows this year that had chocolate inside. Didn't last long.

No fires during the day. But we did at night at our KOA in Mystic, CT. Was a little cooler. Kept the bugs checked.

During the day, the only roasting we did was to ourselves. It was toasty even at the beach.

That was funny @waiter21!
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City dwellers go camping to experience the great outdoors and the camping adventure.
PART of that is having a campfire


One should expect campfires when camping at a developed camping area.
Otherwise go boondocking way out away from others....


We don't have campfires ourselves BUT they doesn't mean others can't.
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