I've run across this much more than bad kids or dogs. I don't even chop wood, period, we bring along homemade fire starters and newspaper. But I guess sometimes people want to feel like they're out in the boonies backpacking even when they're camping with their 5th wheel, and go all Grizzly Adams with a hatchet lol. That's fine, if you chop your stuff for a small amount of time and get it done with. And if you pre-chop your breakfast fire wood the night before (or stop eating breakfast at 6am). We once camped near a couple that broke just about every rule. Among them, they evidently refused to buy firewood so they continually dragged huge branches out of the woods (against the rules) and attempted to cut it into firewood with a tiny hatchet. Plus the guy evidently had no idea how to chop wood. Needless to say, they were chopping wood almost the entire weekend. They also refused to tether their dog, so he was constantly running around. The first time or two he stopped by our site they were setting up their tent so I warmly greeted him and waved that it was no issue. Little did I know that they weren't going to have him contained *the entire weekend*. Every 10 minutes, they were screaming across the campground calling for the dog. Including one time after 1am.