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Wood for campfires

Postby lrrowe » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:49 pm

Starting camping again after being away from it years has presented us with new guidelines, rules and regulations.

The one that I need to deal with now is about getting firewood for campfires. I am coming across the rules in most states about transporting firewood in from across the state line and even from sections of the same state.

My question is thus, how are our members dealing with the forewood situations? If you buy it at the campground you might get a few hours for $7-10. I have evev read somewhere that there are camper and campsite checks here and there for illegal wood.

Also I have noticed restrictions for "constuction" materials. I am not sure of the makeup of items included in this forbidden list and wonder if my short pieces of pine, popular and oak that accumulated after a project constuction are banned also?
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Re: Wood for campfires

Postby GuitarPhotog » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:20 pm

Pressure treated construction lumber is banned in all State parks in Calif. They have spot inspections to enforce the "buy it where you burn it" regulations. I also encountered similar regulations in several National Parks including Lassen, Crater Lake, Yosemite, and Yellowstone.

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Re: Wood for campfires

Postby lrrowe » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:38 pm

I figured pressure treated wood would be prohibited for the obvious chemical reasons. I will not even burn it in my home burning pit. I would suspect that plywood falls into a similar category.
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Re: Wood for campfires

Postby Socal Tom » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:44 pm

I have gone to using a campfire in a can. Less mess, easier to transport, and takes up less space than wood does. any wood with adhesives ( plywood particle board etc), paint or pressure treatment or nails shouldn't be burned. That's why "cut off" is often banned. The bark beetles are being transported in firewood, so they don't want us bringing wood from forest to forest. If you are into dutch ovens etc, then I would bring a bag of charcoal and pick up some firewood locally.
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Re: Wood for campfires

Postby tony.latham » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:01 pm

There's no problem smuggling firewood into Idaho or Montana. And no problems in any of the USFS or BLM campgrounds. A lot of the places we camp, we gather as needed.

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We burned some buffalo chips once, but I wouldn't be flashing that news around the federal park rangers. 8)

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Re: Wood for campfires

Postby lrrowe » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:09 pm

This is an east coast green horn asking....are you burning buffalo chips under meat you are going to eat?
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Re: Wood for campfires

Postby swoody126 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:20 pm

yes, the vermin that is/are infesting your transported fire wood can escape & infest locations where it is simply stacked waiting to be burned :(

yes, the chemicals used to treat wood to prevent decay & the glues used to bind layers of plywood together are hazardous to one's health, knot to mention breathing the fumes will cause your babies to be born nekkid, toofless & baldheaded :shock:

we are all missing the flavour of food cooked over wood coals & the smell of a nice wood camp fire

use of gas fueled fire pits for ambiance & charcoal for cooking are becoming the way of the times/future, no matter how sad it is :cry:

our option is to secure fire wood locally

whatever you do, don't let a couple lemons keep you from enjoying a fresh glass of LEMONADE :thumbsup:

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Re: Wood for campfires

Postby tony.latham » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:26 pm

This is an east coast green horn asking....are you burning buffalo chips under meat you are going to eat?


Yes, it was dripping delicious. :thumbsup:

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Re: Wood for campfires

Postby lrrowe » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:14 pm

OK. :frightened: :NC
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Re: Wood for campfires

Postby capnTelescope » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:29 pm

lrrowe wrote:OK. :frightened: :NC

I second that thought. It's not uncommon in the third world, but... that's icky.

Maybe what the buffali eat makes for tasty smoke. :NC They (or Tony) should package the chips for smoking/grilling. :money: Fortune(s) to be made.
I'll burn that bridge when I come to it.

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Re: Wood for campfires

Postby tony.latham » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:35 pm

capnTelescope wrote:
lrrowe wrote:OK. :frightened: :NC

I second that thought. It's not uncommon in the third world, but... that's icky.

Maybe what the buffali eat makes for tasty smoke. :NC They (or Tony) should package the chips for smoking/grilling. :money: Fortune(s) to be made.


Sounds good to me. If you sign up as a BS Prime member tonight–-and tonight only––I'll ship you all the bull you can burn in a summer with free three-day shipping. How many pounds?

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Re: Wood for campfires

Postby lrrowe » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:59 pm

Maybe these would not be subject to so many campground restrictions. I am curious, what do they smell like or is that a stupid rhetorical question?
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Re: Wood for campfires

Postby dexstrom » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:06 pm

We use Repose Fire Logs, they burn wood pellets and burn clean and hot. http://www.reposenow.com/ Much cheaper than 'buy it where you burn it' wood sold in the campgrounds.
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Re: Wood for campfires

Postby Talia62 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:48 am

tony.latham wrote:There's no problem smuggling firewood into Idaho or Montana. And no problems in any of the USFS or BLM campgrounds. A lot of the places we camp, we gather as needed.

Tony


That depends on whether you think it's a "problem" that you could be transporting pests. There is a good reason for the firewood regulations. Please don't continue to contribute to the problem.
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Re: Wood for campfires

Postby Tomterrific » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:24 am

Indian make small fire, sit close. White man make big fire, sit far away.

Part of my job, my gift to Loretta, is gathering sticks for a little fire. I break them up and stack in a pile for 'Ret to toss on the fire. Even when we have larger firewood I use the big pieces to contain the smaller fire. I'm not that much of a camper but I've not had many problems finding sticks somewhere. Once when we were backpacking we used a single candle for our 'campfire'.

Is kiln dried lumber illegal?

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