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Fire before bed

Postby OzeBoy » Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:29 pm

What do people do with the fire before retiring for the night? Do you just roll the logs off and spread the coals? Or pur water on coals and start again in morning?
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Re: Fire before bed

Postby mytribe » Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:32 pm

Stay up late enough till it starts dying out, then put some water on it.
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Re: Fire before bed

Postby amanda » Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:33 pm

We always put it out completely before bed.
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Re: Fire before bed

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:15 pm

I always stoke it up so there's coals to cook on in the morning.

And I usually sleep within a few meters of it so it keeps me warm too :mrgreen:
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Re: Fire before bed

Postby TBF » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:06 pm

I must confess that I leave a deep bed of coals when I head for the swag.
No flames or new logs on top.
In the morning that usually gives me more than enough heat to cook with.
Start the fire again just after lunch and build up to coals for a camp oven dinner.

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Re: Fire before bed

Postby Redback » Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:16 pm

Ozzycamperboy wrote:I always stoke it up so there's coals to cook on in the morning.

And I usually sleep within a few meters of it so it keeps me warm too :mrgreen:

I pretty much do the same as above in the cool months, although i don't sleep next too it as we have a camper.

In the warmer months, especially near fire ban times or long priods of no rain i don't leave it all night, i cover it with a layer of dirt, this stops embers and keeps the coals for the morning.

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Re: Fire before bed

Postby Troyk » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:14 pm

I think there is nothing better after a few beers than to sign off across the fire before going to bed. :twisted:

We usually put the fire with out water dont want it starting a bushfire, hey it has happened. When we were up at Borumba Deer Park in April I was suprised by the number of people who threw heaps of wood on the fire and went to bed, mostly in caravans. Just need a gust to get something going.
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Re: Fire before bed

Postby Poodle Jewel » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:07 pm

Depends on the area,if it`s really dry and leaves and trees around,out it goes.
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Re: Fire before bed

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:51 am

TBF wrote:I must confess that I leave a deep bed of coals when I head for the swag.
No flames or new logs on top.

I pretty much do the same thing in that I have on occasion left just a bed of coals, always low and never in windy conditions and not on every occasion.

Mostly I just sit and chat until the coals have reduced to little or nothing before retiring for the night.
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Re: Fire before bed

Postby Barby-Q » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:37 am

We leave plenty of coals also , the wake up early and re stoke the fire and have a coffee ,then wait for everyone else to wake up . What I dont like is someone chopping wood early morning ( Bugger all the Other campers sleeping) before the is plenty of movement at the camp ground.
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Re: Fire before bed

Postby Komodo » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:42 pm

Depends - like other have said.

If its drizzling and theres just a bed of coals I'll let it burn throught he night. I alway make sure theres no new wood to be burned on there and if it is windy or forecast to be windy I'll put it out with a bucket of water.

in 9/10 cases I'll just chuck 2-3 cups of water on it - its usually enough to kill it without water logging it for the morning.
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Re: Fire before bed

Postby Beagle » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:46 pm

I always put it out with water. Not worth the risk.
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