Have you ever used firewood for cooking food?

@ssh123 (31100)
India
October 3, 2006 8:03am CST
Do you feel that fuel of this type is against conservation?
3 responses
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
13 Oct 06
I have cooked over a campfire many times. We use scrap lumber from a business that would throw away the wood if it were not used for campfires. Normally I use my stove or microwave to cook food.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
14 Oct 06
Did you fee that the food prepared by using the firewood tastes better and has a different aroma? Unfortunately, everyone cannot use it because it will have a toll on environment.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
16 Oct 06
I know that when people roast a large amount of meat they throw hickory chips on the fire to improve the flavor of the meat sometimes. We usually just roast marshmallows, hot dogs or bratwurst over a campfire. I would not use wood to cook on a normal basis because you are right about the environment. The wood we use would go into a landfill if it did not get burned in a campfire. Sometimes we also burn a tree someone has removed from their yard because it was in danger of falling.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
16 Oct 06
Thanks for excellent comment and it is really interesting to read.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
16 Oct 06
I did when I was stranded in my house alone during an ice storm. I live in the middle of the woods. Fortunately I do have a fireplace. I was without electricity for a week and could not get out to get help for a couple of days as the trees were snapping and breaking all around me. Luckily I had some hickory wood so I put that in the fireplace and started cooking all of the meat that was starting to thaw in the freezer. The wood served both for a little bit of warmth and as a way to cook my food.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
16 Oct 06
Probably this must have been a great experience to you. While I was reading your response, I was just imagining the situation as to what it could have been for you. Thanks for interesting response.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
16 Oct 06
It was a great experience and terrifying at the same time. I wasn't sure for a while that there was another soul left living in the world. LOL. I had no phone or electricity and I live alone. It's amazing how quiet the world is when there are no phone, no electricity, and motor vehicles can't operate. It's wonderful and scarey all at the same time!
@1346795 (808)
• Greece
16 Oct 06
Yes i really like it. It makes food delicius.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
16 Oct 06
That is an excellent feeling and thank for the response.