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Old 06-02-2008, 10:18 AM
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Pretty much what everyone has said. My camping manuals suggest using the flame stage of firewood to boil water, and only cook with the coals. Wood is ok for heating a home in a cold climate, but otherwise for cooking and most other purposes charcoal is preferable.

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Best OP to OP username thread ever.

It'd be like me starting a thread titled, "Why do people play football (American or soccer)?", or you starting one titled, "Why do people raise turkeys?"
New thread for this: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=470286