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Old 08-08-2015, 09:03 AM   #99
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Bet the kids love your wood storage structure, Al.
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:16 AM   #100
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Bet the kids love your wood storage structure, Al.
Yeah, that project began as a simple sandbox for the kid, then I started getting design input from the women and younguns in the family and it kind of grew. Sure wish I could find lumber of that quality today; its held up well.

Back to campfires - We'll be heading to the NPS Frisco campground on the Outer Banks (Cape Hatteras NS) on Tuesday and will probably stay through Sunday. We'll have the campfire-in-a-can with us. If anyone is out that way and wants to check it out, stop by and chat.

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Old 08-09-2015, 08:07 AM   #101
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I received a referral check from Escape Trailer Industries last week. On Friday hopped on Amazon and ordered the Fire Dancer . Love Prime, it will be here tomorrow. SWEET!
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Congrats Donna. Looking forward to pics and a write-up.

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Old 08-09-2015, 11:09 AM   #103
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Our fire ban now includes propane fire rings. All that is left is cooking with propane (and butane) outside. If they ban that- no cooking except in an RV. Fire danger is really high so I understand, but I sure hope we keep propane as I am no longer set up inside to cook and don't really want to be.

So- good ideas for a no fire fire pit? flameless candles? (Battery operated?) An iPad app?
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:12 PM   #104
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When we talk about these different Bans, let's mention where we are at so others will know, if that's a consideration as to where they are going to camp.
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Our fire ban now includes propane fire rings. All that is left is cooking with propane (and butane) outside. If they ban that- no cooking except in an RV. Fire danger is really high so I understand, but I sure hope we keep propane as I am no longer set up inside to cook and don't really want to be.

So- good ideas for a no fire fire pit? flameless candles? (Battery operated?) An iPad app?
An LED lantern is better than nothing. Or maybe several of the flameless LED 'flicker candles' all in a bunch.

Personally, when it gets dark I usually go inside the trailer. I have no one to sit around outside with, and anyhow the skeeters usually are out by then. But if you're in no-bug country and the weather is nice, I can see why a family would want to stay out longer.
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Congrats Donna. Looking forward to pics and a write-up.

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I'm in the Pacific NorthDRY. It will probably Fall NOG before I fire it up. But, I wanted to make the purchase before the money ran through my fingers. If I get another referral check, I'll purchase some of the ground glass, then I'll really be stylin'
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I'm in the Pacific NorthDRY. It will probably Fall NOG before I fire it up. But, I wanted to make the purchase before the money ran through my fingers. If I get another referral check, I'll purchase some of the ground glass, then I'll really be stylin'
Yup you will more glass is better than less BTW
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Yup you will more glass is better than less BTW
Like in a gas fireplace, I prefer glass or rocks. Not a fan of fake looking wood. We put lots of different stones in some that we install.

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An LED lantern is better than nothing. Or maybe several of the flameless LED 'flicker candles' all in a bunch.

Personally, when it gets dark I usually go inside the trailer. I have no one to sit around outside with, and anyhow the skeeters usually are out by then. But if you're in no-bug country and the weather is nice, I can see why a family would want to stay out longer.
It's a group camping trip so we usually sit around a fire. Hopefully the dry weather also keeps bugs away! (Washington).
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Campfire today, here? No way. High temperature 107 degrees F. and overnight low 81. Maybe in October.
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Temps here in the Maritimes are darn near frigid. Today was windy, overcast and a high of 17...but felt more like 7. Summer hasn't started yet and it's almost over.

Sat out in our backyard though and had a fire in our firepit..it warmed us up--not only physically but emotionally. Needed a fire "fix" to get us through this cool weather.
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Sorry to hear about the lousy temperatures in NB.

We have had a great summer with sufficient rain here in MB, and to top it off this weekend is the MB FG and vintage rally and we are looking at sunny weather and temperatures of 32-33 every day, almost too hot for campfires, hopefully the evenings will cool off, after all it is mid-August.

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