Master of stone.

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  1. gladecreekwy

    gladecreekwy Well-Known Member

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    The firewood post prompted me to ask. Does anyone out there build fire rings as a hobby? My wife’s favorite camping activity ( aside from lounging with a cold beverage) is rebuilding fire rings. If you’re ever out in the boonies of Wyoming, Utah or Idaho and come across a beautiful fire ring good chance it was built by my wife. C4215728-2D25-4E4D-B7D5-0032FAEF8DB6.jpeg EFE333DC-826A-4178-BE72-582FEE6D4D4E.jpeg
     
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    I don't builds fire rings as a hobby, but I have never lit a campfire without one. If there isn't already a fire ring at my site, one of the first things I do after setting up the pup is to start looking for fire ring stones.

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    When I used to boondock I would return the fire ring back to nature so one couldn't tell I was there.
     
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    I wouldn't mind a fire ring being left behind, as long as it was just one and not like 50 of them. Kinda like when they stack stones. Then every stone is stacked and everyone has to do it. That looks abbormal.
     
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    Just to be clear. She rebuilds fire rings. Usually by taking apart multiple rings that seem to appear in these sites. Where we camp, mostly FS and occasionally BLM, creating new sites is a no no. These are established dispersed sites that are permanent.
     
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    OK but you did say "out in the boonies". I have never seen established sites in the boonies. Perhaps "boonies" is different to us.
     
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    gladecreekwy Well-Known Member

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    Really? Don’t know what you call boonies in Jersey but the pic i posted was 75 miles down a dirt road off a very lonely highway in SW Wyoming. It’s the biggest unfenced area in the lower 48. It qualifies as the boonies for us. And yes there are established campsites out there.
     
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    FYI. This is the boonies 3FDA74E9-217E-4F48-B14C-58FB3B0E9B2D.jpeg
     
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    I will accept your interpretation. For me the boonies have no signs of any camping. Btw. I don’t ever camp in New Jersey.
     
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    gladecreekwy Well-Known Member

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    The only way to do that is on foot. I’ve driven some of the most remote roads in the country and no matter how far I drive there’s campsites. We call it boondocking, right?
     
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    I guess you could. I was remembering when I backpacked and the boondocks meant deep in the woods. I guess with a trailer you couldn't get to the places in my memory.
     

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