Best and worst firewood for campground and outside fires

mass_burner

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Cedar will pop and maybe land in someone's lap.

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begreen

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The worst wood is wet wood. If it's nice and dry almost anything will work. For the quickest starting fire, a softwood like pine will take off faster.
 
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EatenByLimestone

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Best is free. Worst us stuff you have to pay for.
 

firefighterjake

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I pretty much burn my chunks, punks and uglies . . . with a heavy preference on the pine, poplar, cedar, etc.
 

EatenByLimestone

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Pine is wonderful. I burn all I can get ahold of. Of course, all the wood I get ahold of is eventually burnt.
 

xman23

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I burn everything that is to punkey to go into the wood pile. Never split any of it, When it's hot a 12 inch round burns fine.
 

semipro

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I find the pops and cinders to be exciting.
I find that they put holes in my plastic clothing, sleeping bags, tents, etc. which does excite me greatly.
Big bonfires are a major social event where we live so I always wear cotton-based clothes like Carhartt to those now.
 

EatenByLimestone

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What kind of plastic clothing do you wear?
 

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EatenByLimestone

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Lol. Was trying to get the mental image burned into my brain of Saran wrap clothing out.
 

semipro

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EatenByLimestone

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Lol