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Old 06-04-2013, 07:09 PM   #435
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I always heard that smoke follows beauty. That's why I always get smoked out at the campfire...cause I'm perty.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:12 AM   #436
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I love campfires, we have one almost every night when we are camping, but if I thought the smoke from my fire was slowly drifting right into another campsite.. I'd put it out. I guess that's why we almost always try to find a spot where we aren't looking into another campsite.. Ha
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:42 AM   #437
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Did I mention "Campfire in a Can?" Solves all of this and is way less work too!

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Old 06-05-2013, 10:00 AM   #438
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Thanks for the reminder. I was looking at the Portal section of the Fourm and saw your thread. It reminded me to go load up the truck with wood for the weekend.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:02 PM   #439
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I wonder how often this is really a problem?

In 48,000+ miles of travel, I can't recall a serious smoke problem. I don't want smoke in my eyes or trailer, but it hasn't happened. I know when it does happen, it can be very serious for some people, but from our experience, it must be pretty infrequent.

From this thread it sounds like every other campground has scores of campfires though we don't often see them when we are camping. I worry more about them setting the forest on fire because some people seem to be burning the furniture too.

But while we are considering banning something—
I would ban big motorhomes instead because they tower over us, obstruct wifi and have too many TV's. I'll bet they would have smoky camp fires if the occupants ever came outside.

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Old 06-05-2013, 06:44 PM   #440
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Good point. Seems to me like most folks are comfortably positioned in their air conditioned Queen Mary's watching Jerry Springer while I'm thinking about a camp fire.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:29 PM   #441
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Wow! Inconsiderate campfire operation morphs into motor home owner bashing! Except that there is NO correlation between the two. 😇

My observation around SoCal is that wood campfires are, more often than not, prohibited so its a non-issue 'round here.

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Old 06-05-2013, 08:10 PM   #442
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I don't no where to to post this but at brickyard 400 several yrs.ago huge motor home next to my AS had gen. running const. next to my door filling me up w/fumes had to close up & run my gen. to survive also trying to eat breakfast out side pumped sewage tank rt. next to our table his excuse our s--t don't stink also they stayed inside almost whole time also had to back further in spot or else could not open awning campground not to happy about this expensive was thru camping world so it isn't only campfires that cause probl.
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Wow, I'm out of breath just reading that.
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Only when the smoke is entering my beloved Airstream...
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:29 PM   #445
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Wow! Inconsiderate campfire operation morphs into motor home owner bashing! Except that there is NO correlation between the two. 😇



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Old 06-05-2013, 08:38 PM   #446
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No. I don't hate campfires. I love them. The very first camping trip I ever took as a kid involved campfires for cooking, warmth and camaraderie. That smell evokes nothing but amazing, endorphin-generating memories that bring me right back there. Same with anyone smoking a pipe with Captain Black tobacco in it or even a cigar. Cigarettes make me ill (and I used to smoke 3 packs a day 20 years ago...).

I actually want that smell of the campfire in my clothes and the trailer. It just seems right to me. I've found that using cheaters like duraflame fire starters along with the driest wood the campground will sell reduces smoke quite a bit.

I realize everyone's mileage will vary. We had to put up with some fairly loud folks at a campsite recently - that was more obnoxious to me than the smokey fire of my neighbor.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:09 PM   #447
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What is fair? Big motorhome must run generator to power Airstream AC unit in exchange for an evening sans fire. Sounds fair to me.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:37 PM   #448
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Nothing's fair. That's life. Live riveting :-)
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