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Campfire ban lifted

Postby Frisk » Aug 31st, 2015, 1:00 pm

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Re: Campfire ban lifted

Postby Noilly » Aug 31st, 2015, 1:16 pm

Wayyyyyyyy too soon!!!!!!!

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Re: Campfire ban lifted

Postby pentona » Aug 31st, 2015, 1:44 pm

Noilly wrote:Wayyyyyyyy too soon!!!!!!!


Totally agree....far too soon. Likely pressure from the public, campers and hunters. Still a mess in the woods; too dry to have ANY fire.
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Re: Campfire ban lifted

Postby ferri » Aug 31st, 2015, 2:05 pm

oh good. i'm glad i'm not the only one that thinks this is a really bad idea. i thought i was being paranoid.
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Re: Campfire ban lifted

Postby pentona » Aug 31st, 2015, 2:18 pm

ferri wrote:oh good. i'm glad i'm not the only one that thinks this is a really bad idea. i thought i was being paranoid.


I was talking to a Fire Warden (the folks that go around and check on campfires, etc) and he said yesterday that he would be surprised to see the ban lifted by mid-September at the earliest. This one caught everyone off guard and HAS to come from public pressure.

Dumb move, totally!

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Re: Campfire ban lifted

Postby Noilly » Aug 31st, 2015, 2:32 pm

Those poor firefighters.....ask these guys what they think about this stupid, dumb, idiotic, ridiculous idea!! I can't write what I really feel!!

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Re: Campfire ban lifted

Postby Glacier » Aug 31st, 2015, 2:39 pm

You know, in the old days they had something called personal responsibility. You are responsible for maintaining your own campfire, and putting it out when you're done. These days they instead just treat everyone like little children, and ban them completely.

The Chilcotin plateau is the only place left in the province with a fire ban, though if you're a native fisherman catching salmon right now, you're going to have your campfire going anyway. At least that's how things worked when I used to do fire patrol.

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Re: Campfire ban lifted

Postby Mastercraft69 » Aug 31st, 2015, 5:18 pm

I have to totally disagree with lifting the ban. In my opinion with the very reasonable propane fire pits for camping now days that's the only thing that should be allowed in unsupervised forestry sites. I'm not old or grumpy just trying to keep people safe from idiots.
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Re: Campfire ban lifted

Postby trapp » Aug 31st, 2015, 5:32 pm

Not too soon to remove the fire ban. Still lots of moisture in the forecasts. Hazard is low to moderate. It is the time of year for cooler temperatures and high overnight recovery. Campers have a responsibility to make sure their campfires are attended at all times, and completely extinguished. This means you do not go into your tent or trailer for a nap and leave your fire burning. You put it out when you go to bed at night or leave. Pay attention that you need a shovel and at least 8 liters of water. When you extinguish your fire do not just dump water on it. Pour water, stir, add more water.
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Re: Campfire ban lifted

Postby skydawg » Aug 31st, 2015, 6:03 pm

I thinks its awesome. First thing Im doing this weekend is heading to the alpine and roasting some smokies. :)

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Re: Campfire ban lifted

Postby LTD » Aug 31st, 2015, 6:04 pm

lots of moisture in the woods I live in the bush and plan on having a campfire from Thursday night until march

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Re: Campfire ban lifted

Postby Glacier » Sep 1st, 2015, 7:53 am

For you complainers out there, the campfire ban is lifted for good reason. Not only is it wet and cool, it is also quite humid. Here is the latest relative humidity map for BC:

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Re: Campfire ban lifted

Postby gman313 » Sep 1st, 2015, 8:06 am

I also agree,

Going to go have a campfire all weekend!!!

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Re: Campfire ban lifted

Postby Woodenhead » Sep 1st, 2015, 12:24 pm

Right on. Not too early.
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Re: Campfire ban lifted

Postby Frisk » Sep 1st, 2015, 12:32 pm

I'm sure they could always put the ban back up if conditions change. But right now the forests are quite moist so why not.
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