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Old 07-01-2010, 08:43 AM
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Default Have you been burned by your campfire?

I can't even remember how many times I have. Roasting a marshmallow and using my mouth to get it off instead of pulling it off, yep that stick end is HOT to the mouth. Or when the mellow is a little to gooey and falls off on your leg, not fun. Oh yeah, dont grab that cast iron skillet handle with a bare hand either, been there done that



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Old 07-23-2010, 09:11 PM
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oooh, take care man!
but thanks for your reminding
and good luck next time.
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:04 AM
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Way back in scouts, someone had taken the metal poles from my tent and put them over the fire to hold pots. Of course, those hollow poles got hot and one started to bend, so the pots fell in the fire. I grabbed the pole and pulled it out, then immediately threw it down cause it was so hot. Someone yelled I better bend it back straight before it cooled. Stupidly, I picked it up and tried to fix it - only to severely burn my hands. Scoutmaster was not happy

So, the campfire has never burned me, but like Todd, I've done dumb things with a campfire and burned myself
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:42 PM
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my DW put a piece of copper tubing in the fire, to make colored flames. The fire was just getting started when i saw the copper and thought one of the kids would grab it thinking it was a stick. The fire was hot enough to get that copper real hot. Second degree burns on the palm of my hand and fingers. I stuck my hand right into the cooler full of iced down clams.
Two good things happened. None of the kids got hurt and someone else had to open my clams.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:24 PM
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Can't say that I've burned myself with a campfire....that I can remember.
I have burned myself welding and cutting a few times but never anything serious.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:48 PM
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so many times... usually a stray piece of coal that gets outside the fire. I like walking barefoot, it was pretty bad when the piece got lodged inbetween my toes and didnīt fall out quickly enough!
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:41 PM
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Hmm. Well.. I've never got burned directly from the fire, though the hot skewer with the hotdog on it sure did a number on my lip when I accidentally touched it.
Rarely do I ever sit around the fire with much skin exposed. Usually just face and hands. I use tools, whether a stick, shovel, machette, etc to mess with the fire. The only time my hands get close to the fire ring is if I am lighting it initially, or wearing gloves.. I recommend carrying a pair of welders gloves with you. They make great cooking mitts, and if needed you can reach directly into the fire to move something or retrieve something that has fallen in. My fires usually are pretty hot though. I routinely melt my aluminum coke cans in the fire pit just for novelty sake, and also they take up less room in the trash bag.

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Old 11-04-2011, 12:36 AM
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Not directly. But like samaza, I've had my share of getting my feet burned by a stray coal...usually the morning after a wild night with friends as I stumble out of my tent.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:25 AM
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I have never been burned, I don't walk around the campground barefoot, no cuts, no bruises, no sticks in the eye unlike many friends and companions. The only things I experienced have been sore muscles (meaning I didn't physically prepare for a trip enough) and a small blister (learned about MoleFoam) even after 30 mile backpacks and that's about it.

As for the biggest scare, it was probably the bear sniffing my face when I opted to sleep out under the stars.

The worse outing I had that I won't go into too many details but I even had one outing where a friend fell to his death. It was a long sad story in my life, of an unfortunate accident for someone that gloried in every day he could spend in the backcountry. A tragedy for sure and something I'll never forget.

Maybe this is why I am so avid about safety being first for all types of camping, and cost being second and trying to avoid carelessness at any level. I hope no one ever has to go through what I did when we are enjoying our recreational activities. Wow, talk about getting off-topic and creating a bummer.



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Old 11-16-2011, 10:21 AM
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so many times... usually a stray piece of coal that gets outside the fire. I like walking barefoot, it was pretty bad when the piece got lodged inbetween my toes and didnīt fall out quickly enough!
First mistake was walking barefoot outside! haha
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:00 PM
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i droped a pan of hot grease on the front of me,i still have scars on my arm
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:38 AM
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Ouch! That must have really hurt, hideout.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:02 AM
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If you haven't been burned by the camp fire, you obviously haven't been camping long enough. Give it time and keep working at it. Trust me!
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:39 PM
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Yeah, silly me .. playing with Naptha and an unlit fire. Burned my eyebrows and arm hair ~ what a stink !!
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:32 AM
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If you haven't been burned by the camp fire, you obviously haven't been camping long enough. Give it time and keep working at it. Trust me!
That's a really good point, garmp. Just last weekend, I actually singed myself while trying to take out the pot I was boiling water in for my coffee. Another little burn to add my collection. Hehehe!!!
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