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Old 07-03-2015, 02:54 PM   #51
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I burn paper plates, napkins, bacon grease, and any other flammable waste so as not to let them go to a landfill and/or attract insects and pests to my campsite. And as taught when I was a Boy Scout - and teach Scouts still - I always burn out any canned food cans before disposing of them in the garbage - again, to prevent pests from being attracted to the garbage cans/dumpsters.

I suppose it does put a bit of non-wood smelling smoke in the air, but not much, and not for long. I don't let it smolder, but save it until I have a roaring fire going. If that offends someone, well, I am sorry. But I think my reasons are valid. I do not, however, burn the waste scraped from leftovers and plates, watermelon rinds, and some of the other stuff discussed earlier - and which I have found in fire pits at campgrounds. THAT would be offensive!
Burning them is one thing, but many just toss them in on their way out, with food on the plates, broken beer bottles etc and never light them. Face it some people are just pigs..( sorry real pigs). The world revolves them and everyone is there to pick up after them. Guess they would be part of the "entitlement" crowd.

Perhaps we need to start a thread on Camping etiquette. So many seem to be clueless...walking through another occupied camp site etc.
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Old 07-03-2015, 04:47 PM   #52
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Perhaps we need to start a thread on Camping etiquette. So many seem to be clueless...walking through another occupied camp site etc.
And this forum thread already exists! Camping etiquette, where did it go?
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I hope that all of that "stuff" that all of you burn in the fire ring completely burns before you leave? Otherwise a camp host like me has to shovel it out and dispose of it.

Don't get me started on cigarette butts and the little clear plastic straw holders on CapriSun type drinks.
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:23 AM   #54
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That is the most expensive wood you will ever purchase, but all of us paid for that wood to be cut and split. Rather than paying a few $ for the wood YOU use and supporting some individual that is willing to work (hard) and cut and split it by hand. Anything the government does will cost much more than private industry. I would rather pay for my own wood than ask all the taxpayers to pay more so I can save a few $.

Exactly what is wrong with the country today, we use to be individuals who would do for ourselves, now we want big brother to do everything for us, even tho your just screwing your neighbors.

Government should never do anything you can do for yourself, at any level.
Well you would be wrong. Parks routinely clear trees etc as I mentioned. They already incur costs to handle the debris usually by either running it thru a shredder or by burning it [bad for the old planet I hear] so cutting and splitting it is a minimal cost at best. We Rvers are taxpayers too so we are already paying the cost of creating and maintaining our parks and CG's. Charging the typical rates for a few small pieces of green wood should be a crime.

Please feel free to do as you will, but others might feel differently. Since we have already paid for our parks, I don't see we are putting any hard working american out of work by getting a little payback for OUR hard earned and heavily taxed earnings.
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Why does our government so concerned about laws to limit "firewood" but will allow unbridled immigration across our lands and we can't even require the same health certifications as we do our own children before they can attend school? What puts more hardworking americans out of work, free firewood at a state park or non enforcement of our laws at our borders?
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Political Warning!! Yup this topic has taken a turn off topic. So before the Mods step in I will step back from this thread. Points and habits have been expressed already.
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Well you would be wrong. Parks routinely clear trees etc as I mentioned. They already incur costs to handle the debris usually by either running it thru a shredder or by burning it [bad for the old planet I hear] so cutting and splitting it is a minimal cost at best. We Rvers are taxpayers too so we are already paying the cost of creating and maintaining our parks and CG's. Charging the typical rates for a few small pieces of green wood should be a crime.

Please feel free to do as you will, but others might feel differently. Since we have already paid for our parks, I don't see we are putting any hard working american out of work by getting a little payback for OUR hard earned and heavily taxed earnings.
Actually in many areas, the parks do nothing but mark a tree. Then a person (after a waiting period) comes in, cuts the tree, hauls it out and cuts and splits it into firewood. So cost to the forest service is minimal. Paying over priced government workers to do it is not only much more expensive it's a waste of their time. And it is something that everyone has to pay for. Having a private individual do it all, not only saves those of us not using the wood, but it also provides some income for those willing to work and not wanting or expecting the government to do everything for them. They also pay taxes on the money they make, the equipment they use and the supplies needed to provide their services.
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In the six pages this thread has run, the discussion has drifted far away (and in a number of different directions) from Firefighter78's original question as to whether it would be more economical to bring along his own firewood or purchase it locally at or near the campground. With the political aspects being brought into the discussion it has become necessary to close this thread.
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