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Old 07-20-21, 03:23 PM
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DNR closes all land east of Cascades

https://www.dnr.wa.gov/dnr-closure-eastern-2021
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Old 07-20-21, 03:28 PM
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Do Not Resuscitate?
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Sadly, that won't deter those exercising their constitutional right to pursuit of happiness around a roaring campfire!
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Department of Natural Resources.
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Sadly, that won't deter those exercising their constitutional right to pursuit of happiness around a roaring campfire!
I saw people with camp fires this weekend. I almost went Texas Chainsaw Massacre on them.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I saw people with camp fires this weekend. I almost went Texas Chainsaw Massacre on them.
IFPL 2/3 - only before 1:00pm you need to have water and a shovel on hand and a fire watch. Otherwise, have at them!
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I do believe it is possible to have a safe summer campfire. But, unfortunately too many people don't follow common sense.

One of my last camp fires was a few years ago on this trip.



I don't think I ever got a photo of the fire. However, my fire was inches from the river, and perhaps a total footprint of about a square foot.

I may have also made a fire another mile or two upriver, also in a very open, rocky area.

Cooking camp fires is a part of my childhood that I might miss. But, I think from now on it will be camp stoves or cold food.
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I'd like to think we'll be lucky, but I'm afraid it's going to be a very bad summer here in the PNW. I've never been one to have a bug-out bag or plan, but I'm working on one. It's a tinder box here, and people are insane.
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Old 07-21-21, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I do believe it is possible to have a safe summer campfire. But, unfortunately too many people don't follow common sense.
​​​​​​At this point, if you want to have a fire and not have Forrest go Chainsaw Willie on you, it needs to be on the beach below the high tide line.

Camp fires aren't inherently evil and people have been using them for a very long time. But we're in a bad context now. The people who will ignore a burn ban when it's been this dry for this long are mostly the ones who can't take care of it properly. Fall will come, right around when camp fires start getting more and more appropriate, they'll be safer to have too. Until then, it's been a lot of short sleeve nights.
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Old 07-24-21, 01:49 AM
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I'm afraid it's going to be a very bad summer here in the PNW.
​​​​​​Well, we finished the first of three months without too much hoo-ha.
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