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Big10inch

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Works a LOT better if you dig a pit first...
 

Big10inch

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... sounds like alot of work when the pit will make itself ;)
Wow, haven't spent much time in the woods I see... If you let the fire dig the pit the heat just goes straight up and the snow eventually puts it out. If you dig the pit first, which only takes minutes with the proper shovel, you can stand in the pit with the fire and get warm and dry quickly. You should try it sometime, it is a much more efficient use of the wood you took time to collect...
 

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Wow, haven't spent much time in the woods I see... If you let the fire dig the pit the heat just goes straight up and the snow eventually puts it out. If you dig the pit first, which only takes minutes with the proper shovel, you can stand in the pit with the fire and get warm and dry quickly. You should try it sometime, it is a much more efficient use of the wood you took time to collect...
... take note of winky face, and look up definition of sarcasm
 
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This was in April 1972. I was working for the USFS. We were given the money to pay for burning Lookouts that were no longer used. They were considered to be an "Attractive nuisance" and someone was liable to sue the FS if they were climbing around on them and got hurt. So, My friends and I had a nice snowmobile trip and hot dog roast courtisy of the USFS.

I am now retired and very greatful for having a job I thorouly enjoyed and looked foreward to each day.

Same lookout brand new 1934.
 
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You got paid by the gov't to go burn down gov't buildings?

Haha....

Thanks for the background. Sounds like a hell of an assignment. Especially on those old sleds!
 
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