January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p49
The article recommends not to make campfires during a river trip in Alaska. Fires should be avoided as much as possible and should not be built at all in areas above the treeline. Campfires are not recommended because they can spark forest fires. Build a fire only in an emergency, and avoid building one anywhere except where there is abundant driftwood and then only in a fire pan, or on sand or gravel. If using a campfire, have water nearby to douse it when through.


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