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#1 ski3pin

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Posted 21 May 2021 - 12:41 AM

Here's how to lessen our impact and be responsible stewards -

 

 


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#2 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 21 May 2021 - 12:56 AM

A timely post, thank you!


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Posted 21 May 2021 - 01:16 AM

My take on firewood gathering is: Don't do it! Deadfall provides important nutrients and shelter to a host of forest dwellers.


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#4 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 21 May 2021 - 01:40 AM

My take on firewood gathering is: Don't do it! Deadfall provides important nutrients and shelter to a host of forest dwellers.

Same here, but I also recognize people are going to build camp fires.  Hopefully, the Ed. Video reduces their impact.

 

My Little Red Campfire does a good job for us.


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Posted 21 May 2021 - 02:08 AM

Same here, but I also recognize people are going to build camp fires.  Hopefully, the Ed. Video reduces their impact.

 

My Little Red Campfire does a good job for us.

 

Our solution to the evening and night chilly weather is coats, wool caps, pendleton wool blankets and a nice single malt scotch. So far it beats the cold every time. We move into the camper if there is too much rain or wind.


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#6 ski3pin

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Posted 21 May 2021 - 02:22 AM

Our solution to the evening and night chilly weather is coats, wool caps, pendleton wool blankets and a nice single malt scotch. So far it beats the cold every time. We move into the camper if there is too much rain or wind.

 

Julie and I are non campfire also. The stars, night creatures, clear air, and the bite of mother nature's embrace (cold ;)) take precedence. This post is for responsible behavior for those yet to cut the umbilical. :)


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Posted 21 May 2021 - 03:07 AM

Julie and I are non campfire also. The stars, night creatures, clear air, and the bite of mother nature's embrace (cold ;)) take precedence. This post is for responsible behavior for those yet to cut the umbilical. :)

 

A timely and helpful video, for certain!

 

When young, and so much more unaware, I always built fires, usually from gathered wood. There was a certain lore, an understanding I guess, about only using deadfall. And if you could leave some stacked wood for the next camper. Life was so much more simple then.

 

We have grown to love the clean air, zero fire tending hassle and quiet of a starry night in the wide west.


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#8 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 21 May 2021 - 07:10 PM

Not to mention having no smelly clothes or the smoke

in the camper.

Dry camper here.

 

I don't even like chimney smoke here at home.

There is so much bad stuff in wood smoke.

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Posted 22 May 2021 - 03:06 AM

Ok, 

Here it goes. Get out the torches. 

No fires in the west period. Every year we spend billions, billions. Too many people out there, not all are human based but a lot are.

None, zip, nada. Propane if you must, but enough with the wood fires

I know, this sucks but it has got to stop. 

I spend most of my time north of yellowstone, was evacuated twice in 1988, still have nightmares of getting to my wife in Oregon this past year. It's always the same, every year more of our "special" places burn.

Kick back and watch the stars.


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#10 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 22 May 2021 - 06:11 PM

On the campfire wood subject.Now a lot of the wood for sale comes from Europe,

yes that Europe where the forests are cut the wood is dried and certified bug free.

Shipped here so we can sit around and watch the flames.

Pretty stupid IMO.

 

Check it out sometime where firewood is sold and look for the foreign wood.

Just one more thing the has been outsourced.

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