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> When either car-camping or backpacking, I seldom have a campfire. It always
> seems like too much work for too little enjoyment. However, I don't go along
> with a complete ban on campfires while backpacking -- just banned in areas where
> fuel is scarce or the woods are too dry.
> I don't know about the environmental impacts of campfires -- after all the
> forests evolved with forest fires.
Yes, but not to idiots chopping down every other live tree at a three
I also think some of the concern originally expressed had to do with
the effect campfires have on their enjoyment of the night.
It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will
determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate
discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor
must preside at our assemblies.
William O. Douglas