Look! A Salvaged Campfire

Look! A Salvaged Campfire

Stephanie Kinnear
Aug 25, 2008

We're just back from a weekend of camping -- two days without showers and without flushing toilets. Our diet relied a little too heavily on marshmallows and now everything we own smells like campfire, but we had a wonderful time.

We had four impressive fires and, while campfires themselves aren't the greenest thing ever, we did our best.

All of our wood was salvaged.

Our friends raided a dumpster at a construction site (after asking permission) and brought along a chopped up pallet. We contributed some bamboo roll-up blinds. We saw them in front of a neighbors house. They'd set them out to with the trash, but we thought they'd make perfect kindling.

We were right! Everything burned really well and, aside from one log that the kids at the campsite over insisted on sharing with us, it was all salvaged material that would have ended up in the trash otherwise.

Where do you get your wood before a camping trip?

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