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Campfires?
I'm a pyromaniac. Bigger the better. 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
It ain't camp without a fire. 63%  63%  [ 26 ]
I like S'mores, so yes. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
I will if I can find wood easy. 20%  20%  [ 8 ]
Only if I'm cooking on it. 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Usually can't be bothered but I don't mind. 10%  10%  [ 4 ]
Don't like the smoke smell and clean up. 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
I pee on any fire within 100 yards. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:59 pm 
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Some people love having a campfire, others can't be bothered or don't like the smoke smell getting on everything. I usually make a fire of some sort even if not to cook, then to play with my fire making gizmos. Plus it keeps the Squatch away.

What's your opinion?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:14 am 
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It depends on the weather. If its too dry, then probably not. Especially if the posted fire danger is too high.

Otherwise, at least a small one to keep the insects away. The smoke is rather nostalgic for me, so I'm not bothered by it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:03 am 
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I love a massive bon fire.

Also a great way to get rid of old wood pallets!

It's just a shame you can't transport this much wood on a DR.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:49 am 
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I have had a campfire in many year for Various reasons. In the White Mountains, NH, backpacking they weren't prohibited, but frowned upon. Quite often, it was a matter of only in designated areas. Also, as Nicholi1222 mentioned, dry conditions/high fire hazard, when whatever federal agency would slap a no burn order down. I also did a lot of solo backpacking so never really bothered about it.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:44 am 
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While I don't mind a fire or its scent while sitting around it that is where the enjoyment ends. Once the fire is out and you are again surrounded by fresh clean air the overwhelming smell of the campfire that has permeated everything in its path is utterly repugnant.

I much prefer a fire in a chimera verses an open pit.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:50 pm 
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Can't camp with out one myself. Keeps the boogie man away.

But every Veterans Day weekend I let the clutch out and burn a years worth
of tree clippings form my property.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:58 pm 
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When by myself, it's only the smallest fire necessary to cook. I have a camping buddy though that feels like the smallest campfire necessary is the largest one you can build and it should burn as late into the night as someone is willing to watch it (usually into the early morning hours).

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:39 pm 
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It's OK if your going to be around for a few day's, but not worth lighting one otherwise.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:17 am 
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I'm fond of a good communal bonfire on a cold winter's night, maybe once a year, and a little campfire is a comforting thing if you're a long way from home. However, apart from that once a year burn all your tree trimmings and scrap timber bonfire, we have a bit of a saying around here - "the bigger the fire, the bigger the fool that lit it".

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:24 am 
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I used to like them for cooking (even came up with a method of baking biscuits in empty aluminum cans). Don`t bother anymore unless I`m with the wife or kids. Too much chance of flying embers landing on my crap, too many times when conditions would make it dangerous, too much hassle to put out. Screw it- find campsite, eat dinner, maybe pitch tent, sleep.


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