Guest Adelaide_bound

Camping and Fire ban days

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    Guest Adelaide_bound

    We are trying to research how we are going to live during total fire ban days around the country and wondered if anyone could help?

     

    I found a document about caravans and gas fired BBQs/stoves that are inside the caravan, and they are ok, but I don't think we would be counted as a caravan as we are more of a camper van ( a proper one, not just a transit with a mattress in the back), so we were wondering a) if anyone knows what the rules are with regards to burning a gas stove inside a campervan, and b) if we can't use the gas stove in such cases, what ideas people have for getting a cup of tea in such circumstances, and what they eat (we are thinking this might be a long term thing, rather than just the odd day).

     

    It just occurred to me that we are under the impression that total fire ban days are a sort of 5 month long period, but I've just realise that this might be wrong....answers on a postcard :)

     

    (Yes, we are british lol).

    Cheers :)

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    It only applies to camp/garden type fires. We camp all year round (tenting) and use gas burners for cooking, not a problem. But it is nice to sit around to camp fire when the fire ban is lifted.

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    Guest Django

    Total fire bans are usually just a day or two at a time. During these times you will not be permitted to use a gas fired bbq, camping stoves, etc. The fire ban during the hot period lasting several months that you are talking about, means you cannot light a campfire but you can still use gas fired devices. Hope this makes it clearer. :unsure:

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    Guest Mandy6934

    check the CFS website, the state is split into about 15 (maybe more) different fire ban districts. During fire danger season (Dec-April) fire danger ratings are issued every day (about 4.30pm for the next day) for each district but this rating does not always mean there is a total fire ban, only for severe and above ratings. If you are going off travelling it is probably best to carry a battery powered radio so you can tune into the local ABC weather/news. The ratings are based on all sorts of things and it doesn't have to be a scorcher to mean that a fire ban will be in place, a windy day can be just as dangerous in some parts of the state.

     

    If you are going inter state make sure you check their country/rural fire service website. Most of them will probably have an agreement with the ABC so again the radio will come in useful. Gas cookers should be fine, although some BBQ's are banned so it is worth checking, things like making sure you don't park in long grass will also be covered on the website.

     

    Hope that helps :-)

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    Guest Adelaide_bound

    cheers guys :) starting to make a bit more sense :)

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