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Campfire recipe

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Simonizer, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Simonizer

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    Stihl MS361, Stihl MS180c (for girlfriend), Stihl BG55 blower.
    1. Go to beach with steak and beers, let girlfriend carry her own saw.
    2. Get her started on some nice sand-free yellow-cedar logs, have a beer and watch that she is being safe in operating her new machine.
    3. Have another beer and think about starting your saw as you collect and pile small kindling and twigs.
    4. Start the fire and add progressively larger pieces of wood in a tent-like fashion.
    5. Have another beer and start the blower, aim it at the base of the fire about 5 feet away and add more wood,...lots more.
    6. Start cooking the steaks on a stainless steel fork about 4 feet long and about 6 feet away from the base of this monster you have created.
    7. When the firemen show up, (this actually happened), offer them beer and a steak. (They were off-duty and driving home along the ocean in the fire-truck when they spotted us ha ha.)
    8. When they leave, add more logs. Hope this works for you. A small leaf-blower, even idling, makes for an incredible beach fire. Cheers, Simon.
    PS, I never started the 361 that day :mad: :cheers:
     
  2. Pablo26

    Pablo26 AboristSite Guru

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    I used my BG55 on my last backyard campfire, just at idle from several feet away it really got it going. Good story!
     
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    Yep, I've got my three blower plan working:

    BG55 - camp fires, beach fires, loaning to neighbors.

    BG85 - goto blower for blowing concrete surfaces after mowing and storms.

    BR600 - blowing leaves into woods in the fall, showing off to neighbors and playing "big bad wolf".

    What's in your "blower quiver"?

    Joat
     
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    Have a BR420 Magnum as well, nice machine.
     
  5. cityboy

    cityboy ArboristSite Operative

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    we've got a 300,000 acre campfire going right now!!!

    better bring a longer fork though, these fires are pretty big!!

    Seriously though, I'm back from a couple days of evacuation from the San Diego County fires, along with about 500,000 of my neighbors (and counting). My house is OK but one of the neighbors 1/2 mile down the road lost his house to the fire. He was on a more exposed canyon site with some brush and trees that were apparently a little too close to the house. Everyone around here has generally about 2-5 acres and for the most part we keep it clean of brush and clutter. When we evacuated the flames were still a little more than a mile away on a ridgetop across the San Pasqual valley. As far as I can tell the fire only came up the other side of the valley in one small area where the unfortunate neighbor lives, the rest of the area around me doesn't even look burned at all.

    In the case of this fire (and to a large extent the Cedar fire 4 years ago) the fire was so out of control they didn't have a whole lot of people fighting it on the ground, and it was too windy for aircraft support. So they basically told us to run away from the fire and let it do what it may, but at least we'd be alive when it was done. I don't have any brush, nor do my close neighbors, so its very unlikely I'd get trapped in a raging inferno, but I've got a lot of small trees that could ignite given the right circumstances. I've lived in fire country long enough to know what needs a tanker plane, a fire hose, or a garden hose, but I've never seen a fire put itself out. So next time (and its pretty likely there will be a next time) if there's no firemen around to put the fire out I'm staying with the house.
     
  6. Lakeside53

    Lakeside53 Stihl Wrenching

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    I idle my Br600 from 15 feet way.. into my brush piles.. Works great..
     
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  8. Dennis Cahoon

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    Girlfriend leaves with firemen!

    Stihl 55 blower (for Simonizer).......Hahahahahahaha! :cheers:
     
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    Blowers

    Besides campfires I was using my Sthil blower to clean out my truck the other day. I removed everthing from behind the seats, opened both doors and had at it with the blower. Beat the seats with a 2 x 2" board while wheeling the blower in the other hand. Boy was the saw dust flying.
    Going to teach the wife how to do this so I can watch while having a beer!
     

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