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Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:32 pm

I'm taking the family camping the end of the year.
two weeks.

Now what wood do i take with. I would need something to braai with and some as a fire to sit around and ponder the day of hard blanking on the fishing grounds... with a non-alocoholic beer :mocking:

what wood should i take with? Or should i get fire wood, and just some coals for braaing?
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Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:05 pm

you can NEVER have enough fire wood !! :twisted: :lmao:

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Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:11 pm

Best stuff for braaing is that Kameel Doring Namib stuff... makes for long lasting coals. For sitting a around the fire blackwattle is fine, just very smoky if it's a bit damp. Else good old rooikranz for both! BTW... I usually take a bag of charcoal along just in case!

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Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:24 pm

Tip I got from an old camper -

I decanted charcoal into small bags. These are VERY handy to start a fire with WET wood.

Pack your wood for the fire, place the charcoal in the middle and light the fire lighters. The fire lighter dies long before the wood is dry enough, but then the heat of the charcoal dries the wood and gets the fire going.


Handy when you end in camp with some wet garage wood ....



And if you ran late and the wife is grumpy and kids hungry - use the charcoal to cook some wors, THEN start the fire for the night :)

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Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:23 pm

Thought you guys down in the Cape would be using grape vine :?:
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Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:48 pm

You need some contacts to get hold of it ....


Also has a small window for usage. Once dried out the coals dont last long ...




something else worth remembering - if the opportunity is there, use pine-cones to make coals.

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Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:06 pm

The smoke of a camp fire is food for the soul :thumbup:

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Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:27 pm

Sekelbos of course
If you wanna buy ten bags or more check out
http://namibianfirewood.co.za/

Bought my last batch there.
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Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:05 am

pietpetoors wrote:Sekelbos of course
If you wanna buy ten bags or more check out
http://namibianfirewood.co.za/

Bought my last batch there.
Jip.Some of your best fire wood. But for a "kuier vuur" the wood is to good to use. That is why I like to mix with Rooikrans. Nice thing is that Rooikrans is a Alien specie,so you dont feel to bad when you make a lekker big fire.
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Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:41 am

Thunder02 wrote:Thought you guys down in the Cape would be using grape vine :?:
Good for a fish braai but coals don't last long enough for much more

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Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:23 am

thanks guys...

i wanted to get some of the grape vine but boer who supplies brother in law father says only next year avail.

So i guess good old rooikrans will have to do. With few bags of coal as backup.

I'm planning to buy some this weekend at that guy at melkbos intersection.
YOu think it wil be dry enough for camping 19 Dec if i keep it in the garage?
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Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:09 am

That wood at the Melkbos intersection just arrived about 2 weeks ago. We drive past there often and see when the piles have been topped up. Looks dry, but as you know looks can be deceiving when it comes to wet/dry wood.

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Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:25 am

ChrisF wrote:Tip I got from an old camper -

I decanted charcoal into small bags. These are VERY handy to start a fire with WET wood.

Pack your wood for the fire, place the charcoal in the middle and light the fire lighters. The fire lighter dies long before the wood is dry enough, but then the heat of the charcoal dries the wood and gets the fire going.

Nifty old trick :thumbup: Lately I had to use it even on sekelbos.

Also like to take charcoal with me on a camping trip; when you realize that the coals aren't going to make it you can scatter charcoal around the sides to supplement.

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so i got a supply of grapevine... think this is enough?? :mocking:
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dalkill wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:40 am
so i got a supply of grapevine... think this is enough?? :mocking:
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:36 am
dalkill wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:40 am
so i got a supply of grapevine... think this is enough?? :mocking:
YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TO MUCH WOOD, WHATEVER YOUR CHOICE OF WOOD!!!!!
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Bliksempie wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:32 am
Obelix and Dogmatix wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:36 am
dalkill wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:40 am
so i got a supply of grapevine... think this is enough?? :mocking:
YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TO MUCH WOOD, WHATEVER YOUR CHOICE OF WOOD!!!!!
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en met jou is dit ontmoontlik om genoeg hout te he :surrender: :surrender: :surrender:
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