2020 Fire, Campfire & Stove Restrictions

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DixieFlyer
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2020 Fire, Campfire & Stove Restrictions

Post by DixieFlyer » Apr 21 2020 9:40 am

Effective tomorrow -- 4/22/2020 -- it looks like the Forest Service has prohibited ALL fires, campfires, and stove fires in AZ National Forests:
fseprd727999.pdf
Order Number 03-00-00-20-006
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Re: 2020 Fire, Campfire & Stove Restrictions

Post by wildwesthikes » Apr 23 2020 7:03 am

@ALMAL
I bet you could have a fire on top of Vermillion Cliffs... IF you can find firewood up there. That's the only BLM wilderness in AZ I can think of that isn't going to be like 100 degrees pretty soon.

You might check here, under 'hiking'.
https://www.blm.gov/programs/recreation ... es/arizona

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Re: 2020 Fire, Campfire & Stove Restrictions

Post by DmN » Apr 23 2020 9:43 am

There is no shortage of miserable hiker trash out there who eat nothing but cold soaked meals on the trail. :lol:
Cold soaking is not all that bad... It'll make your appreciate your post-hike meal a bit more too. :)
Embrace the suck.

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Re: 2020 Fire, Campfire & Stove Restrictions

Post by ShatteredArm » Apr 23 2020 8:03 pm

Jim_H wrote:Would it really have been all that difficult for the author of that order to have included the adjective "wood" before the stove or perhaps non gas or non propane? Oh, well.
It seems their pattern with these orders is to make them as broad as possible in the main summary, and then just list the exceptions afterwards. In this case, liquid or gas stoves are listed as an exception. Similarly the San Francisco Peaks closure order says entering the area is prohibited, but then makes an exception for the official trails.

I'm guessing it's because they'd rather someone misunderstand the order in the direction of thinking it's more restrictive rather than less.

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Re: 2020 Fire, Campfire & Stove Restrictions

Post by Nighthiker » Apr 24 2020 3:54 pm

Many years ago BG (Before Google) we had a Captain author the policy on facial hair. It to was vague, and it also included the phrase, " Vermillion of the Lip ". The only thing we had to interpret this phrase was a dictionary and a thesaurus but to no avail so we made a trip to a beauty salon for "official interpretation".
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Re: 2020 Fire, Campfire & Stove Restrictions

Post by Pivo » Apr 24 2020 5:01 pm

@Nighthiker
May years ago we also had..http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/unc ... 0516070521 and then it was killed.

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