I've been expecting it for the last week, and it was finally announced - a total fire ban in APP, just in time for my next camping trip. The forecast is for hot hot hot, so sitting around a campfire wouldn't have been high on the agenda regardless, but...
It means no burgers for dinner on the first night
It means I can't use my twig stove
I'm taking my cousin and his son on this trip, and neither of them have ever done anything like this before. Taking them camping in the Algonquin interior and not having a campfire is just wrong on so many levels.
But of course there's nothing to do but respect the ban. The bush is tinder dry, and even a well managed and looked after campfire could spark a real problem. Time to find my Whisperlite - and then make sure it still works!