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#1 West Texan

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Posted 10 June 2020 - 12:42 PM

Made a few more fire starters today using empty tp rolls and dryer lint. I just wish the fires would change colors as to what color lint that is used. I have the packets of shavings that change the fire colors, but the lint is a free by-product of my laundry. 😉
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Posted 10 June 2020 - 01:44 PM

I've made them using empty rolls & used dryer sheets.  



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Posted 10 June 2020 - 02:21 PM

I've made them using empty rolls & used dryer sheets.  


Never thought about using dryer sheets. 👍🏻

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 08:15 AM

A little diesel fuel over a few sticks also works real well......been using it for years.  



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Posted 11 June 2020 - 10:41 AM

A little diesel fuel over a few sticks also works real well......been using it for years.  

Oh no, no petroleum of any type as a fire starter....... please.   

 

I suggest a FireLog or Duraflame or Pine Mountain UltraStart fire starting logs.   Cut one in half and use that to start a fire.  Much safer, much cleaner and much easier.  Will start a nice fire even with wet wood. 



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Posted 13 June 2020 - 08:26 PM

 

A little diesel fuel over a few sticks also works real well......been using it for years.  

Oh no, no petroleum of any type as a fire starter....... please.   

 

I suggest a FireLog or Duraflame or Pine Mountain UltraStart fire starting logs.   Cut one in half and use that to start a fire.  Much safer, much cleaner and much easier.  Will start a nice fire even with wet wood. 

 

Diesel is actually pretty safe.....not like gas or even lighter fluid.  We've used diesel for our fire ring here on the property and for starting slash pile fires at certain times of the year......we get permits to do this burning.  Your products work well also.....good luck...be safe.    



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Posted 14 June 2020 - 10:16 AM

I grew weary of hauling or buying firewood and starting/extinguishing campfires so we bought a firepit and I rigged it up with a quick-connect to the onboard propane tank. I really like it because when I am ready for bed I can simply turn it off and head into the trailer without having to worry about burning embers and such. It is not a true campfire, but it works for me!

 

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Posted 14 June 2020 - 12:14 PM

I grew weary of hauling or buying firewood and starting/extinguishing campfires so we bought a firepit and I rigged it up with a quick-connect to the onboard propane tank. I really like it because when I am ready for bed I can simply turn it off and head into the trailer without having to worry about burning embers and such. It is not a true campfire, but it works for me!
 
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...... and no smoke!
I love a campfire!
I love cooking over my skeet wood fires, but hate the smoke that gets in my eyes and in my clothes.
Question: How much propane do they use, when burning?

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Posted 14 June 2020 - 01:36 PM

Running it on the lowest setting is plenty of flame and ambience for me. I think I calculated 10-12 two-hour fires on a 20lb propane tank. Your results may vary.

 

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Posted 14 June 2020 - 02:30 PM

Running it on the lowest setting is plenty of flame and ambience for me. I think I calculated 10-12 two-hour fires on a 20lb propane tank. Your results may vary.
 
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Thanks. So if I looked at it in another inverse way; two days at 10-12 hours burning time per 20 lb tank. If I estimated five hour burn/cooking time, a tank would last me four days. 👍🏻
I might be better off bringing my wood from home and burning it in the fire pit. A cord of wood goes a long way for $75 (last load) compared to the price of a tank refill.

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Posted 14 June 2020 - 05:31 PM

As to diesel, I know it isn't explosive and it won't even flash.  But the stench of it burning is objectionable.   I know when it is poured on wood it is supposed to burn completely, but if it gets on the ground, it is a EPA registered pollutant.  I still prefer my fire starters, what ever brand they may be.  

 

As to a fire pit, clever idea, but just one more thing to carry around, set up and take down.  Plus, I do enjoy the smell of a wood fire and the crackle sounds. 

 

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Posted 14 June 2020 - 08:05 PM

As to diesel, I know it isn't explosive and it won't even flash.  But the stench of it burning is objectionable.   I know when it is poured on wood it is supposed to burn completely, but if it gets on the ground, it is a EPA registered pollutant.  I still prefer my fire starters, what ever brand they may be.  
 
As to a fire pit, clever idea, but just one more thing to carry around, set up and take down.  Plus, I do enjoy the smell of a wood fire and the crackle sounds. 
 
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Bob,
My Buddy carries his fire pit strapped over his trailers spare tire. He uses the bright orange ratchet straps, that when it is strapped on by the three legs, the orange straps make the slow moving orange triangle sign.
He does not go camping unless he fires the pit up, so he is going to carry his pit or stay home.
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Posted 15 June 2020 - 06:57 AM

I have to admit that one of the best fire starters I've used is a propane torch head screwed to a 1 pound propane bottle.  


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Posted 15 June 2020 - 08:33 AM

As to diesel, I know it isn't explosive and it won't even flash.  But the stench of it burning is objectionable.   I know when it is poured on wood it is supposed to burn completely, but if it gets on the ground, it is a EPA registered pollutant.  I still prefer my fire starters, what ever brand they may be.  

 

As to a fire pit, clever idea, but just one more thing to carry around, set up and take down.  Plus, I do enjoy the smell of a wood fire and the crackle sounds. 

 

Bob

I hear ya Bob.....the fire pit I was referring to is here on our property.....I don't take one camping either. We have many fires in the evening.....lots of wood here to burn...I like that smell as well.  The diesel is only used in moderation....no smell and we are careful to not spill.  I have actually spilled more diesel filling up my tractor....that smell sticks around awhile until the engine really heats up.  Anyways....enjoy your fires and the camping....it's great to be out there. 


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Posted 19 June 2020 - 06:58 PM

Just a bit of advice,...if you're planning on camping in WA (and probably OR), you have to buy your fire wood locally, meaning the campground concession or folks in the immediate neighborhood of that particular campground. It's illegal to bring wood from home to burn in any WA campground.

 

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