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Old 04-05-2013, 10:41 AM   #11
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We bring a box of cut up pallet pieces usually to get the fire up and going and a box of split dried oak logs from home. Never had any issues with bringing in wood from outside the CG.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:45 AM   #12
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Getting firewood does seem to be a hassle. And the packs of wood they sell at the camp store never seem to burn, either! We spent a week up north last summer and bought a ton of wood our first day - none of which burned. Now we know better to buy a little and test it out first. I like the idea of bringing along a few fireplace logs. Nice insurance to know you'll have a fire that first night.

For starting the fire, we always carry a box of "Kindle Candles" from Yankee Candle. One candle and some little branches/paper will have a roaring fire in no time. We've used them for years without fail. It really eliminates the hassle! Plus, it makes the cupboard inside the camper smell nice.
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Well, I work for a lumber mill where we kiln dry lumber. I get all the board ends I would ever want and then some. We have a 6x6 metal box that they go into so when I take them I pick out the pieces that are between 8 & 20 inches long. I have a cargo carrier with a metal cage on the back of my camper than I load it into. I can fit enough to burn Friday night when we get there and all day & night Saturday. Plus, the main campground we go to have huge piles of wood. You just need a chainsaw to cut your own and it is all free. I usually cut my tailgate full to mix with the board ends and it makes a great fire. The boards ends burn fast and hot with not much ash, so I try to mix some of the cg stock to make it last. Lots of times I end up bringing some board ends back with me and use them the next time.

We use the fireplace starter logs to get the fire going. We get ours from Walmart for 50 cents each and break them up into thirds just to get the fire going.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:19 PM   #14
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The "buy your wood at the campground" program is a pet peeve of mine. I am a professional forester and completely understand the idea of preventing the spread of invasive and destructive species. However, I also understand when I am getting ripped off. And paying ridiculously high prices for 1/2 inch thick slab aspen slab wood, or green wood that won't burn makes no sense. I don't have a problem paying a decent price for decent wood. These state parks advertise for contracts for someone to supply them with this wood. So why don't they put some STANDARDS into the contract. Like the wood must be dry, it must be at least xx inches thick, it must be of the following species (no aspen, box elder, etc). I can't help but think they are more concerned with increasing their revenue rather than stopping the spread of invasive species. We have stayed at some campgrounds at state parks in a neighboring state that actually provide good firewood for a fair price. I wish my state would take a hint. We voice our concerns at every campground where they sell crappy wood, although it appears to be disregarded.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:10 AM   #15
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We are lucky here in Idaho, most of the camping I do is boondocking. In the National Forests we can harvest all the firewood we need by finding fallen trees, we are not allowed to cut trees down but anything lying on the ground is free. Also, I have a pickup and after we get camp set up, next order of business is to gather firewood. It doesn't take much and we can have a couple of days wood in about 20-30 minutes, usually withing a half mile of our camp. Most often we have enough left over that we can leave 7 or 8 good pieces of wood for the next guy that finds our spot.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:26 PM   #16
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In NH most CG and SP you cannot bring in your own wood due to the bug that's killing off the trees. A pallet from the CG cost 45.00 hard wood 60.00, wood is ok but I miss bringing in the lumber from the condos being built, nice and dry and clean.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:30 PM   #17
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I sometimes get the firewood from the CG. But I often ask the office where I can get wood locally too. Our DNR has a link to DNR approved firewood suppliers. I often look at the site a few days before we go. In my case I usually drop of the TT then go to the DNR approved vendor’s location to pick it up. Usually it is very good wood at an ok price.

As for fire starters I have a small quantity of birch bark, homemade egg crate fire starters, and I always have a handful of old candles, and an old newspaper or two in the TT. Between all that I can get anything to burn. The key with bad wood (green or wet) is to get the fire going and make sure you get it hot enough. Once it is HOT, usually it will burn fairly decently.

I would like to try the fireplace logs, but have not found them locally at a good price.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:31 PM   #18
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We have a endless supply of pallets at work which work out good for us as we use them for winter time backyard fires in the pit when hanging out with the neighbors. I usually split up my oak wood to pretty small sizes to dry faster and is easier to transport to the CG.
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This is perhaps a rookie question, but where do you get your firewood from and/or how do you get it to your campsite? I'm not sure about the rest of the country, but here in NY we have the 50mile rule so I tend to look for kiln dried wood if I'm bringing it.
Some of the places we visit offer firewood at a reasonable price and deliver it directly to your campsite, which I gladly pay for. But most places don't offer any wood or delivery options. If we try to bring wood, it never seems to be enough. And right now, I'm not even sure the best way to purchase wood without getting an entire cord dumped off (and then where would I put it??)

We have a MH, so we do not have a TV to use after dropping off the TT.

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we got wood outside of the area we were camping in the last time...but even though it was only 15 miles away NY DEC said we should have purchased it thru them or got a receipt...the funny thing is there are ppl who sell it up and down the camp road and they just have you leave the money and the DEC said they are mad a them that they don't give a receipt or anything....it is the middle of nowhere (newcomb) ...we realize there is a problem and respect it but they still trust no one lol
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another thing we do is drive thru the campsites daily...and pick up wood people leave behind...i know we left a ton and actually told some people checking in to stop by our site to grab it
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