Kimberley campfires

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 09:59
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Hi all, one for the Kimberley old hands ...

The Parks campsites usually don't allow campfires.

What about campsites at stations and other private property?

If they don't usually either, I won't bother to carry the brazier and wood cutting gear.
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Reply By: CSeaJay - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 10:47

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 10:47
Sigmund

We had campfires every night staying both at stations and parks.

Some stations provided firewood
Some stations allow a campfire but you have to bring your own wood collected from outside the station
Some have fire rings provided and ask that you only have fire in the ring.

CJ
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 11:00

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 11:00
Thanks CJ.

For Parks I looked at this list for current permissions and then headed off to look at Purnululu and Ningaloo and kept coming up with negatives. Info was contradictory for Wolfe Ck Crater.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 13:19

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 13:19
Hi

No fires allowed at Wolfe Creek Crater camp ground last time I was there ~ 2 years ago.



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Follow Up By: tony_j - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 18:06

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 18:06
No fires at Wolfe Creek 2015 but it was so cold some people had a fires and plenty of evidence of previous fires, however, not much to burn out there though - take your own in.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 10:35

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 10:35
Bit OT, but last Oct, when we crossed the Simpson, we camped the 3rd night at 3 O'clock Ck, in Witjira N/P. No fires allowed, but there was plenty of evidence of fires scattered around the site. Probably a case of many people doing what they like, regardless of bans etc?

We had jaffles that night, cooked on a couple of heat bead tray thingies, that Les had picked up at Bunnings, before leaving Brisbane. Only just did the job!

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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 10:42

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 10:42
Yeah, I can put the gas bottle brazier up on legs and that meets the rules in some campgrounds. Leaves no trace of ash. I also carry a chain saw or battery recip saw so as to burn small bits of timber and avoid the mess of half-burned logs left behind.

But rules is rules and we get enough bad press without blowing this one.
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Reply By: Member - mechpete - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 11:22

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 11:22
camping without a fire doesn,t have the same appeal hey !!!
especially if its a cold night
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 12:21

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 12:21
No, that's the thing. Something to warm the toes, to stare into and to fiddle with!
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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 13:46

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 13:46
Isn't that what the wife is for Sigmund?...

Oops there I go being sexist mysoginistic and politically incorrect.

Oh well at least I still have my dog.

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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 22:36

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 22:36
Hey Mechpete fire is life and death.Its the caveman instincts kicking in .
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Follow Up By: Member - shane r1 - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 23:44

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 23:44
Nothing like a camp fire!
My granddaughter asked out camping the other day if I had a portable tv,I pointed at the fire and said yep , we watch that. it's amazing how long you can just gaze into the flames isn't it!
Hope everyone see's one soon
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 00:06

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 00:06
Getting close just waiting for long range tank and be outa soon to be cold Adelaide but deserts cold at night perfect for camp fires
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Reply By: wendys - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 17:50

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 17:50
We had fires at Mt Barnett, Home Valley (bush camp by river) and El Questro - one of the private riverside camps, Honeymoon and McGowans. Also at Mitchell Plateau - was a designated wood collection area on the way in.
There were no fires at Mornington campground, or in the Bungles.
But things change every season in that part of the world.
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