Free "fire"wood

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  1. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    So I bought a bunch of firewood a couple years ago. Turns out it doesn't burn so well. Burns fine if there is already a hot fire to throw it in to, but it just won't go on its own.

    Free to anyone who wants to come grab it. There is about the equivalent of 5 bundles that you would find at a store. It's all chopped.
     
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    orangeradish Bobo approved

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    I can attest to the flame retardant nature of this.
     
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    This is a pretty funny thread. Free, fire wood that won't burn.:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Hey Evan, just bring it over here and start a campfire....maybe you'll even catch a steelhead. Bet you could get it to burn if you were camping in the cold! :thumb:
     
  5. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Already tried it in the cold. Didn't work.
     
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    LBC nymphing beads with a spey pole.

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    try using a tarp. let wood dry. then burn
     
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    themaninthemoon Just waiting on warmer weather, .......

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    Then light a fire under the tarp! lol!
     
  8. Evan Burck

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    Wood is dry.
     
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    Someone should use this wood to make a box. Then they could use it to store important documents. Passports, birth certificates, titles, ect.
     
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    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    You didn't, by any chance, get suckered into buying cottonwood, did ya?
     
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    themaninthemoon Just waiting on warmer weather, .......

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    I read somewhere that a Cottonwood tree is what they harvest to make wooden spikes/stakes out of because the wood won't split like pine will, after being hit/driven with a heavy mall/mallet/sledge/hammer. The top will mush out before you'll ever get it to split, unless being very, very dry, & using a sharp wedge, or two. Seems that it would make sense that it might also be hard to burn unless used with another ignition source.
     
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    It looks like cedar or something along those lines. It does burn, I just don't recommend it as kindling.
     
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    I thought it looked like fir, and I'd like to add a big thank you for offering this on Friday, after I was just at your place on Wednesday, on my way to an OP cabin with a fireplace! lol, Thanks buddy!
     
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    Trust me, if it's Cedar, you could walk by it with a lit candle and set it on fire. That's why cedar shakes, as a roofing material, have been (close to) universally 'banned.'

    fae
     
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    idahokid David Willey

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    What type of wood?Sounds like a hard wood of some sort.
     
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    This is the funniest thread of the year so far. Thanks Evan, and for sticking it to constructeur, wicked bonus points! That is cold man.
     
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    Fuck I don't know. Fir, pine, spruce.... Something indigenous. I'll take pictures or something
     
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    Well, shit. I'll tell the story.

    We were out in forks for a December weekend. Evan, was that the weekend that my stupid, drunk ass fell in the river, and we ate dinner while all my shit was drying at the Forks laundromat? Hmmm...

    Rolled into Hoh Oxbow, and set up camp. Went to build the fire. I've lit a few fires in my life. Never really had a problem getting one going. We fucked with that fire for an hour. Got a small fire of tinder/kindle, and added wood. Nada. Again. Nada. It was weird, because the wood was dry as a bone. Evan has a pump for his boat that connects to the car batt. Thing is super powerful. When you hit the switch, it torques in your hand. We hit it with that. The fire went up like a blast furnace. We thought we were in bizniz. As soon as we killed the pump, it would die down to an ember the size of a lit cig. Demoralized, we tried adding alcohol. Not to the fire, mind. I'm not sure how long our cold drunk asses stared at that ember, when out of the blue, Christian Brewer who we were fishing with earlier, showed up with flammable firewood. He got the fire roaring in 2 minutes. I shared what was left of my whisky, and we sat around the fire bullshitting till late(early). Man that was a good weekend.

    Pardon the less than stellar photos. I was just packing a little p&s, and didn't feel like fucking with it too much.

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    Christian Brewer for the win. I've seen his camp style...not one to cut corners!
     
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