Old 03-01-09, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by jamawani View Post

Stealth camping and wood burning - even in stoves - isn't a good idea.
California public land managers could slap you with a big fine if caught. Why?
Because of the risk of wildfires - the majority of which are human caused.
This goes double or triple for private lands - where one would already be trespassing.
One spark could destroy a year's worth of forage in many places in the West.
Given the fact that so many who post here are clueless about Western weather and wildlife -
I suspect that few would understand fire risks and respond appropriately.

The same concerns apply to Australia as well.