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Old 04-09-2011, 05:12 AM   #11
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In my neck of the woods (Saskatchewan), it is Dutch Elm Disease that has taken a dreadful toll on some nice old stands of trees. I am currently working at Estevan, and the damage is obvious in the Souris Valley at the south end of town.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:34 PM   #12
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Not to mention the wood they do sell you is bone dry and burns up in no time!
Really dry wood dosen't make much smoke. Some people cannot tolerate a smokey fire. I know that a fire is part of camping but a dry fire is a lot more neighbor friendly.

In regards to firewood in 1 cubic foot bundles, there is nothing like being able to get around $500 a cord for your wood.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:20 AM   #13
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In Georgia the main invasive species that have been proven to be spread by the transport of firewood are gypsy moth, redbay ambrosia beetle, emerald ash borer and the sirex woodwasp... Here is a website with alot of info, including state by state information... http://www.dontmovefirewood.org/prot...ion/index.html... My family and I camp because we love the wilderness, any little thing I can do to help keep that around is worth the little inconvenience to me... We have too many people not caring for it as it is... I heat my house with wood in the winters and have chords of firewood stacked at my house, but I personally choose to make the decision to leave it at home and buy local... If you have internet, go on craigslist for the area you are camping in and see if there are any locals that sell it around you and leave the campground out of it... Thats what I do, its much cheaper...
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Yes firewood is becoming a real problem in many places. I understand why they will not let it in from some places with the insect deal, but please give us an affordable alternative at the CG`s and State Parks if you will not let us bring any in. $5.00 for 5 little pieces of wood is not an affordable alternative. It would take $50 to 75 worth of wood to have a long evenings campfire at those prices. For those of us that do a lot of cold late Fall camping a campfire is almost a must! Just MHO.
Construction site lumber.... talk to the site mgr they love it when you come and clean up the leavings that they have to pay to have hauled away.. burns great in a campfire and is bug free..
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:57 AM   #15
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Construction site lumber.... talk to the site mgr they love it when you come and clean up the leavings that they have to pay to have hauled away.. burns great in a campfire and is bug free..
Done that before myself and we have also used cut up pallets when available.
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I've seen the same limitations in TN and KY and do understand the bug problem. But, if I don't tell them I have it, how would they know?
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Construction site lumber.... talk to the site mgr they love it when you come and clean up the leavings that they have to pay to have hauled away.. burns great in a campfire and is bug free..
Just remember not to burn the treated lumber - not good for you!
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Well I always haul my own firewood and have never been questioned or told that I couldnt do it and last summer we went from Washington state to Montana and back through Idaho with no problems.
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Well I always haul my own firewood and have never been questioned or told that I couldnt do it and last summer we went from Washington state to Montana and back through Idaho with no problems.
I do not think these bans exist everywhere. But here on the East Coast they are fairly prevalent in the State Parks. And the Rangers do come into campsites and look around from time to time.
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Thats really to bad I dont think that I could afford to go camping and buy wood to burn for a week. We have at least two fires a day mornning and evening. Out here if you camp in National forest you can cut your own wood as long as its down and dead. But your not to take it out of forest without a permit.
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