Left over firewood....take it or leave it?

Discussion in 'Campground Etiquette' started by nudib, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. nudib

    nudib New Member

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    We picking everything up and getting ready to go home. My DW noticed we had a some firewood left. We decided to leave them for the next campers. We'll after thinking about it when I got home. I was wondering if the volunteers or hosts would have to pick those up when they were cleaning the site. What would be the right thing to do? Camp on!
     
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    nudib New Member

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    I'm sorry I forgot to say that the volunteers that we're cleaning came to us,The other day and asked if. We wanted firewood from two lots over left from someone. The way he sounded he would have to pick it up if left there. What's right or wrong......camp on!
     
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    Thanks I saw that after I wrote this. Camp on!
     
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    Before reading the other thread on the same subject, I would not have taken firewood from another abandoned near by site. After an experience we had and after reading, I had changed my mind. I won't ride around the CG looking for firewood but I will gather it up from a site near by.
    That's it... I will...
     
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    Is there any volunteers that are on this forum that can weight in, I just wondered if they have to remove it, when cleaning the site, or they would just leave it. Didn`t want to make more work. I usually ask the neighbor if they want it. But didn`t get a chance, my pup was upset with me and won`t roll down....that is another story. Ever try to unscrew the screws to the cover of your whiffle tree with channel locks......not fun. Learned alot on that trip. [MOD] Camp on!
     
  7. Unstable_Tripod

    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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    I doubt that there is any standard rule about what volunteers would do. Depends on them, the CG and other factors. I'd guess that in most cases they'd leave it there. Why move it? However, since I've only camped in CGs with volunteers a very few times I really don't know.
     
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    A few times when others had left before I did, they have asked if I would like their leftovers. Also, if there is abandoned firewood nearby my site, I will usually take it. But im not going to go driving around the campground looking for it.
     
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    haroldpe Campin' Engineer

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    round these parts you are supposed to leave it so as not to transport the emerald ash borer
     
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    We usually find someone in a another site close by and offer it to them.

    Plus, you shouldn't be transporting firewood.
     
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    We always leave ours as do most campers everywhere we have ever camped

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    I am allergic to smoke and campfire smoke seems to chase me around so for this season I bought a propane campfire. We used it when we went camping at the Paragon Casino in Marksville, LA a few weeks ago, it was a big hit. No smoke, and they can be used in most places that have a burn ban going on. Plus no packing around messy wood. I have noticed that most state parks near me won't let you bring your own wood, you have to buy it from them. So this works out a lot better for me. It comes in a storage bag and can be stored in a cubby or inside the camper. I have two propane bottles on the front of the camper, I just pull one off and use it for the campfire. I bought it at amazon.com. It's the camp chef portable fire ring. [;)]
     
  13. Jayko

    Jayko Jayco 141J aka Big Bertha

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    We bring it home and use it in our fire pit at home. We also pick up any we see left in sites. So I may owe you a thank you
     
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    I leave it. It's a payback for the times I've found a nice pile when I arrived.
     
  15. 4campers+g-kids

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    Most of the time we try to buy just enough wood to last the trip. Now that you can't transport any across county lines and the CG prices are like $1 stick, we want to make sure none gets wasted. I do note people driving around the CG on Sunday afternoons looking for leftover wood. If some is left in our site, yes we'll use it, but not going to raid the entire CG looking for more. We usually buy from a local outside the gate for a better deal though, if we see someone selling wood.

    The funniest thing to watch though is the ones who (illegally) chop a branch off a live tree then try to burn it. And the ones who don't know that logs that have been sitting in the lake for years, then wash to shore, are not burnable. Last summer I watched a guy use almost a whole bottle of lighter fluid trying to get a piece of that stuff to burn. Looked like he had a smoke bomb going off in his pit.
     
  16. RockyRoo

    RockyRoo Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD

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    Depends on my mood. Sometimes I'll take it, sometimes I'll leave it.
     
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    Me too.
     
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    I generally leave it, especially if camping in the US as we cannot bring it back over the boarder. In my years of back woods canoe camping I always made a habit of leaving some fire wood on the sites I used under a tree where it would stay semi dry. It is always nice after a day of paddling especially if damp to find a nice little bit of dry wood to get a fire started.
     
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    Find some nearby campers and offer it to them. There are trolls in the Provincial Parks that drive around picking up wood sometimes even from occupied sites and then resell it.
     
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    Depends on the original source of the wood. My father lives in a mountain cabin, and every year we spend a couple weekends chopping, cutting, and splitting wood to get him through the winter. I always take a truck load full of that to camp with. That wood represents my blood, sweat, and tears. I know it's source and that's it's been seasoned properly. I don't leave it behind.

    On the other hand, we have discovered that gathering wood in the National Forest's is something the Princess really enjoys. That wood, we leave behind. She is also fond of scavenging empty campsites for left over wood.
     

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