Source for firewood

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  1. Steve Costello

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    I'll be heading out next Friday evening for setup at Scholler on Saturday morning. Last year I bought firewood twice from the camp stores, and... well, that gets pretty darned expensive at the rates they are charging. Also, not sure where they are getting their wood (looks like old pallet wood), but there was definitely a strange chemical smell while it burned.

    Anyhow, since I'll be there for the full meal deal (and then some) and will be using the fire to cook food in the evening, I'm looking for a better, cheaper source of firewood. I understand (and respect) the limitation for local firewood.

    A) Where's a good place to get local firewood?
    B) How do I prove that said wood is local?

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    I live in the high desert. No trees.

    So we use dried buffalo dung for heating and cooking. But it does make for a crappy fire...
     
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    I don't know if these stores are available where you are going (I assume OshKosh). A web search may find the parent companies and a list of their chains.
    • SuperSaver supermarkets sell wood for BBQ cooking
    • U-stop Convenience stores often have firewood
    • Menards (similar to home depot) will sell chunk firewood for BBQ in their grill section
     
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    I live not far from a bunch of farms, in a pretty rural area, and drive around looking for "firewood for sale" signs. It has worked the past few years.
     
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    Yes, while out & about look for locals with firewood for sale signs. Anywhere near a campground there will be private sellers, away from the hustle of camp scholler.
     
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    You do not want to truck in firewood from outside the immediately Oshkosh area. It's the law and an ecological disaster if you have ash borer or whatever in your wood.

    The EAA says they will be selling bundles for $6 at the Scholler camp store. A little googling shows this dealer in Oshkosh:

    All Seasons Landscaping and Firewood
    619 E Nevada Ave
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin, WI 54901

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    (920) 379-3029
     
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    I hadn't considered googling for firewood. That is pretty silly considering what I do for a living. Good to know.

    Also, to reiterate on my post... I have zero interest in trucking in wood. I've camped since before I can remember, and therefore I try to be as responsible as I can possibly be whenever I camp.

    Looks like I'll have a pleasant drive around the area on Saturday after my tram training. :)
     
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    The private campgrounds across from the Red Barn usually has firewood for sale, as do a couple of the houses farther down that road.
     
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    Lol. Lots of wood sources in the vintage area.
     
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