I will ALWAYS have a campfire!
I only use campfires to fight bugs and the cold.
Campfire? What ever my hiking partner wants.
I hate campfires.
Turn the headlamps off! Your eyes adjust. I am not arguing against campfires, I think you guys should just try it once! No distractions! Just you and the wild!
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I can hardly believe what I read from the OP ... what? really? Eco? oh and then there's just no category for the sometime campfire.
Like most, when in a group there's always a fire, and always with my niece. When out solo in the summer I rarely have one, but find that in sept in upstate ny on my solo canoe/portage trips I'll sneak one in here and there. The sun starts to set so early and it's not rack time yet so what to do, oh yeah, have a fire!
A person that doesn't like fire? that's too evolved for me!
We've had some rather brutal reminders of that here in Texas, especially last year. Ninety five percent of the 80' tall pines at Bastrop State Park disappeared this summer:
I love having a camp fire-- I wont camp anywhere that prohibits them. You have a right not to have a fire as long as you don't go as far as to try and impede on my right to have one.
Nothing I do is done by popular demand.
The best effect of having a fire, is the taste it gives your food if your cooking over it, what a taste it gives hamburgers, hot dogs, ham and beans, as my wife says, my favorite beef or deer stew simmered slowly over hickory, oak, apple or wild cherry. Steaks slow cooked..now this post is making me want to build a fire outside and do some cooking..lol.
man's first use of fire for protection.
By having a campfire one keeps the Sabre-toothed Tigers at bay. I can state unequivically that no fellow campfire participant has ever been taken by a Sabre-toothed Tiger while I tended the fire.
And don't forget the delightful experience of what the Aborigines call "dreaming the fire". If I have to explain, you will never understand.
not too crazy about measly little campfires either.
that's why when i'm outdoors, i build incinerating infernos that can be seen from space.
just ask anyone here who's hiked/camped with me.
I love having a campfire while outdoors. Yes, the smoke can make clothes and gear smell like smoke, but it's worth it!