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Backpacking / Bikepacking / Kayakpacking... Saw or chop or baton?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Lindenwood, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. jtull7

    jtull7 Pistolero CLM

    Jan 27, 2006
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    I hate to tell you, but most wilderness areas in the Southwest have long banned open fires. No responsible backpacker (and by that I mean someone who goes deep into the back-country regularly, bot a car camper) would build a camp fire if his/her life depended on it. It is just not ethical in this day and age.

    There are plenty of high-tech stoves to be bought everywhere.
  2. Berto

    Berto woo woo

    Sep 15, 2003
    A single stick of dynamite will create fire and splinter wood, two will feed you all the fish you can eat in a month.

  3. auto-5


    Nov 13, 2011
    I don’t start a fire unless I am wet and cold hiking. Some people along the AT fire some don’t if you do you need to be careful with it. Have a ring, a way to put it out, and so on. I don’t want a fire going that freaking long so I don’t really worry about the big stuff.

    My rule of thumb is if you can’t break it it probably isn’t going to burn well. So I don’t saw or cut I break. Get enough to burn no more than an hour or two at the most. Smaller is better.