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Old 05-27-2012   #11
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Originally Posted by Avatard View Post
The problem with this solution is you generate a lot of ash and charred soil as you need to cover the blanket enough so the blanket doesnt melt and the heat doesnt char the sand/earth below the fire. Thats a lot of dirt to harvest and dispose of

Some of this invariably will spill past the blanket as it has no sides, leaving quite a bit of evidence of the fire

A responsible boater practicing leave no trace should pack out and remove these ashes and dirt instead of finding a place to discard them. Mine make it to our compost pile at the end of the trip

You can do much better using a commercial firepan, a few river rocks to elevate, and a much smallerash pile that will fit in a small ammocan

If you do responsibly pack them you wind up being able to use the same dirt/charcoal for the base of your next days fire. I start my trip with a 1/8" sprinkle of sand and end each day with some nice chunks of charcoal good for the following days burn

I've even seen firepan makers are starting to custom make their pans to specific dimensions to fit just below a cooler
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Old 05-27-2012   #12
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For $4.95 you can buy a metal oil drain pan and put a round replacement grill on top of it for another $5 and carry your fireblanket inside. Cheap, lightweight, meets most regs and with 3 rocks at camp eaisly elevated to avoid scorching the ground. Throw in two seed sacks and you'll have a carry bag and the other one can carry your ashes inside the pan. Heck the first good steaks you cook on the river will cost more than the fire pan set up.

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Old 05-27-2012   #13
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Doughboy --

Sorry i'll speak slower if it will help you
Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it "guaranteed", I will. I got spare time.
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Old 05-28-2012   #14
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Originally Posted by constructeur
I remember watching that Taxi episode back in the day, and laughing so hard I could hardly breath. That was the funniest thing I had ever seen ... Or maybe it was the best weed I'd ever... Whatever.
Do not put off till tomorrow what can be put off till day-after-tomorrow just as well. Mark Twain
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Old 06-25-2012   #16
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I just called 4-K and the owner said they're not making the blankets right now due to problems with the supply of the fabric.

The only other similar option I've been able to find is this:

I just ordered a small one for backpacking. After I've used it a few times, I'll come back here with some feedback on its quality...
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Old 06-25-2012   #17
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I got my fire blanket at NRS. Anyway. You can get a cheep aluminum BBQ pan or heavy duty aluminum turkey pan. I put 1/2 the sand on the blanket shown in your pic and about 6 rocks on the sand and place the aluminum pan on the rocks. Works like a charm. Ashes can then be stired into mud and added to waste in the AM. You can fold the pans to fit into a kayak. Thats how I roll.
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Old 06-25-2012   #18
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Anyone take Swedish Candles on a river trip yet?

They burn with almost no ash, and leave a ~2" disc of charred wood that you can burn on the next night's fire. You'd need no sand, no rocks, and just burn the vertical log on top of the fire pan.

Not great for a heating fire, great for ambience, and pretty good for cooking in a pan.
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Old 06-25-2012   #19
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Originally Posted by MT4Runner View Post
Anyone take Swedish Candles on a river trip yet?
Similar to the Stump Stove

Haven't tried either yet but am intrigued to a degree.

- Jerry
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I haven't taken one down the river, but had the candles in camp on the Lochsa a few weeks ago and they were a hit!

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