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fj12ryder

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Posted: 10/10/19 02:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm another one that wants that list so I can save them as my favorite RV'ing spots. Campfires only do one thing well: stink and smoke, okay two things. More power to 'em.


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Posted: 10/10/19 02:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yolue wrote:

We RVers need to Boycott places that don’t allow a special part of the camping experience...”campfires”. It’s bad enough that so many places don’t allow wood fires but not allowing propane campfires is beyond ridiculous.

We carry in our RV a variety of equipment and supplies for a campfire and it’s so disappointing to not be able to use them and enjoy that experience.

I own a small RV park and when we are in a burning ban I have had people cancel their reservation...”Really, we can’t have a campfire?...we will book another time”

I will not book anymore places that don’t allow a campfire.


You contradict yourself. You won't stay where campfires are not allowed, but you have a RV Park (which I doubt) and have burn bans.

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Posted: 10/10/19 02:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We gotta have a camp fire going.... Probably at least 75% reason for going...

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Posted: 10/10/19 02:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would not like our forested national or state parks to be mismanaged. If I owned them, fires would NOT be allowed.


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Posted: 10/10/19 02:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My recent “no propane campfires” experience had nothing to do with a fire ban. was simply the private park’s rules. Near my small trailer park we lost 14,000 acres of mostly public lands last year...started by lighting. Forest have always had fires...the question is how much of our “rights” do we lose to protect against the possibility of a fire? Years ago I struggled with a missouri county over their ban on swimming from lake shores. In the public meeting a ranger said “mr...have you ever pulled a drowned young girl out of a lake?”. I responded...”no and that has to be the most horrible experience...but then maybe you should drain the lake”. Towns all over america have or will ban winter sledding in their parks. How far we will let this kind of “protection” go?

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Posted: 10/10/19 02:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How dare the owner of a private campground put a rule in place that didn't make everyone happy....After all, it is their place, and their rules to be made.


What is this world coming to? You don't get it your way so you go for a ban, or boycott?

Here is a novel idea, JUST DO NOT GO.... [emoticon]


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Posted: 10/10/19 02:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And to clarify...I always respect and obey a burning ban. but I stated that campfires are so important to people, that some have canceled when they learned that we were in a ban.

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Posted: 10/10/19 02:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I can't eat if we can't have a campfire because our main meal is always cooked in one way or another over a fire... Since the evening meal is always a big adventure we only really eat a big breakfast and look forward forward to fun things like this.

No, I don't get dressed up like that to camp... ;-)

PS: It was delicious and I didn't us a reflector it was simply done off a tripod alongside a fire...

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Posted: 10/10/19 02:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When we camp with our kids, there's a campfire going at all times (assuming there's no bans). I'm one of those lucky ones who's allergic to smoke, and it follows me no matter where I sit....LOL! But when it's just Ed and I - we never bother with a campfire. And I *have* asked to be moved to another site if we arrive to find our potential neighbors have a smokey fire going that will be blowing into our site.
As more and more of our pines are killed off by beetles (often transported by campers, sad to say) - we will have more fire bans I predict, simply because the former forests are now a stand of "tinder"

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Posted: 10/10/19 03:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"so many places don’t allow wood fires but not allowing propane campfires is beyond ridiculous."

That's a bunch of "Barbra Streisand".


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