In an effort to provide the best possible information to the viewers of SmoothingIt.com, I am asking for your opinions on a question that I’ve recently encountered.
I’d like to know what your etiquette, policies and thoughts are on burning trash in your campfire. Even when packing light, we woodsmen will still find that there will be trash to tend to.
I’ve attended outings where anything goes – burn everything in sight and not concern yourself with what you are burning in your campfire.
I’ve attended outings where there was absolutely no burning of any trash whatsoever.
But most often, I find myself in situations where trash-burning is limited to only certain times (like when no one is cooking or no one is going to be sitting around the fire for a while) and certain trash (mainly paper or paper products.)
Some would argue that it is bad for the environment. Others would argue that it is bad for the campfire. And even still, some would say that it’s pointless to put so much thought into such a trivial matter.
So, what do you think? Do you have a trash burning opinion? Do you pack everything out, do you burn anything and everything, or do you fall somewhere in the middle?
I should point out that I am not condoning or condemning any activity, just looking for others’ opinions.