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Glad you got out of the situation without damage; lessons learned by all, we hope.

As for the kids pitching in (except for the melt-down 12 year old), you now know which ones can keep their cool in an emergency. Sadly, not all of us can do that. Knowing which ones you can count on is valuable information.





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thermocouple wrote:

Dont understand the need for beer on a camping trip. Ever.


Sounds like you'd be a laugh a minute to camp with.


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Wow! Intense story and I agree it was a good read as sad as the situation was. Good thing it turned out for the better.

Moving to CO mountains in a couple of weeks. Here is going to be our permanent campfire from now on.




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HappyTrails2U2 wrote:

thermocouple wrote:

Dont understand the need for beer on a camping trip. Ever.


Sounds like you'd be a laugh a minute to camp with.

I dont personally drink but I fully get that others enjoy it, and I actually do not have a problem with it at all. Was merely being sarcastic in response to the campfire comment.

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I enjoy staring into a small campfire, listening to the crackle but not if it is tinder dry or the smoke is going to blow into someone elses campsite.

Glad all turned out and no one got hurt.

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SuperiorBound wrote:

I enjoy staring into a small campfire, listening to the crackle but not if it is tinder dry or the smoke is going to blow into someone elses campsite.

Glad all turned out and no one got hurt.


X2 If it's up to me I usually have a small fire going just for the sake of it. But, a lot of my friends seem to feel the need to have a raging inferno going.

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Scary. It sounds like the FD got there quick. What campground were you at? Any pictures?


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The Car Doctor wrote:

Scary. It sounds like the FD got there quick. What campground were you at? Any pictures?


FD was on scene much more quickly than I thought they could have been. We were at Lakeside RV Park just outside of the Provo Marina, on Center Street. Very nice little private park, lots of grass and shade, decent little pool, great playground, steps from fishing the river, short walk to the lake.

Sorry I didnt get pics. Honestly the best pics would have been exactly during the time that I was scrambling to get hitched up, just in case the fire kept on coming.

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I will refrain from a big rant about campfires in these dry conditions.

We have fire bans in most of Colorado. No open flames allowed. No charcoal fires. RedRocket204 that fire device you show would be banned.

The District Attorney that serves Summit County has announced that anyone violating the fire ban will be ticketed if caught. And there will be no plea bargains. They will prosecute for the full penalty under the law.

Look up the Waldo Fire in Colorado Springs. It blew up yesterday and dozens of homes were destroyed just yesterday. Do you want to have that happen because someone "needed" to have their camp fire?

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cm wrote:

I will refrain from a big rant about campfires in these dry conditions.

We have fire bans in most of Colorado. No open flames allowed. No charcoal fires. RedRocket204 that fire device you show would be banned.

The District Attorney that serves Summit County has announced that anyone violating the fire ban will be ticketed if caught. And there will be no plea bargains. They will prosecute for the full penalty under the law.

Look up the Waldo Fire in Colorado Springs. It blew up yesterday and dozens of homes were destroyed just yesterday. Do you want to have that happen because someone "needed" to have their camp fire?


Small rant rather than a big one then? You make it sound like having a camp fire automatically equals death and destruction. Conditions are particularly bad in Colorado. Roger that, understood. Nobody was having an illegal fire in the RV park Friday night. Other fires were going without incident. I like to have a camp fire. If I go to a park or campground where fires are permitted, and I am in such a site, and there is no fire ban, chances are I will indeed be lighting a fire. Have been doing this my entire life, without killing anyone or destroying any property, as hard as that is to believe. I am originally from SoCal, and have had my own share of encounters with wildfire, and seen the destruction that was in many cases started by human carelessness. I personally know people who have lost everything. I still like to have a camp fire when I am camping, and I am capable of being responsible about it.

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