Campfire Question
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Contributors to this thread:
Annony Mouse 22-May-20
kota-man 22-May-20
Brun 22-May-20
keepemsharp 22-May-20
deerslayer 22-May-20
White Falcon 22-May-20
White Falcon 22-May-20
Norseman 22-May-20
Destroyer350 22-May-20
JohnMC 22-May-20
JohnMC 22-May-20
Pennsylvania Bob 22-May-20
ben h 22-May-20
Bowbender 22-May-20
fastflight 22-May-20
woodguy65 22-May-20
Wonderlust 22-May-20
bigswivle 22-May-20
Ambush 22-May-20
Jaquomo 22-May-20
WV Mountaineer 22-May-20
wooddamon1 22-May-20
ohiohunter 22-May-20
Dale Hajas 23-May-20
Bou'bound 23-May-20
IdyllwildArcher 23-May-20
badbull 23-May-20
TODDY 23-May-20
LUNG$HOT 23-May-20
hawkeye in PA 24-May-20
Bowboy 24-May-20
JL 24-May-20
sasquatch 24-May-20
Nomad 24-May-20
JL 24-May-20
Beinglis23 24-May-20
Ursman 24-May-20
Two Feathers 24-May-20
stick slinger 24-May-20
White Falcon 24-May-20
stick slinger 24-May-20
Surfbow 25-May-20
APauls 25-May-20
stick slinger 25-May-20
itshot 25-May-20
ahunter76 26-May-20
Bou'bound 26-May-20
White Falcon 26-May-20
scentman 26-May-20
GhostBird 26-May-20
wkochevar 26-May-20
From: Annony Mouse
22-May-20
As this weekend approaches and more states are opening up, many of us will get out of the city and enjoy a weekend in the wilds.

It is hard to imagine anyone here who has never shared a campfire with family and friends. It is also hard to imagine that while around the fire, a new log is tossed in. And there is always someone who takes a stick to push the log into place or poke the fire for whatever reason.

The question posed: What do you call that stick?

From: kota-man
22-May-20
poker stick

From: Brun
22-May-20
Firewood.

From: keepemsharp
22-May-20
stick

From: deerslayer
22-May-20
pokey stick

From: White Falcon
22-May-20

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Stick! I have a fire anytime. I like starting them with F&S and char cloth.

From: White Falcon
22-May-20

From: Norseman
22-May-20
Fire poker

From: Destroyer350
22-May-20
Log jammer

From: JohnMC
22-May-20
I think the correct term would be "stoker" but I go with poker or pokey stick

From: JohnMC
22-May-20
The bigger question is how did you start a thread that all post are in bold text?????

22-May-20
Poker, and nobody else is allowed to mess with the fire

From: ben h
22-May-20
We've always called ours "smokey, smoke-stick".

From: Bowbender
22-May-20
Call it whatever ya want....just damn glad to see you posting, Jack!!

From: fastflight
22-May-20
Pokey stick.

From: woodguy65
22-May-20

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Firing one up now.

From: Wonderlust
22-May-20
We still call it a poker stick

From: bigswivle
22-May-20
The more alcohol consumed, the more names they have

From: Ambush
22-May-20
And sometimes there’s a self proclaimed “Fire Boss” who has to rearrange any log anybody else’s puts on the fire. What do you call that guy? And where can he store his poker?

From: Jaquomo
22-May-20
Outdoor fire ban in our county, so I would call it a hiking staff.

22-May-20
Poker

From: wooddamon1
22-May-20
As a native Michigander, I'll be calling it a Whitmer Whipper from now on ; )

From: ohiohunter
22-May-20
Log jammer?.... ha, that sounds more affiliated with constipation.

From: Dale Hajas
23-May-20
We call it a poker and it never leaves my side:)

From: Bou'bound
23-May-20
Thomas. I don’t name all my outdoor equipment but I do name my fire stoker after my High school shop teacher Thomas Hillengette

23-May-20
The poker.

From: badbull
23-May-20
After a little while, I call it "just another stick in the fire". Time for a new one.

From: TODDY
23-May-20
The "thing-a-ma-jigger"... aka: fire poker (stick, rod, etc)

From: LUNG$HOT
23-May-20
Poker stick! I don’t trust anyone who calls it something different.

24-May-20
Fire poker. And don't burn mine or heat it up! Lol

From: Bowboy
24-May-20
Fire poker

From: JL
24-May-20
A poker. I suppose we could get technical and call it a (TSAA) Thermal Source Adjustment Apparatus.

From: sasquatch
24-May-20
us coonasses call it a Stoker

From: Nomad
24-May-20
Fire poker.....And now that Jack's back does that mean we're closer to getting back to normal or are we stuck with this "new normal" for good without explanation?

From: JL
24-May-20

From: Beinglis23
24-May-20
poker stick

From: Ursman
24-May-20
An elongated cylindrical fuel supply mover.

24-May-20
Yep, we called it a poker too. Enjoy your campfires...they are always special and fun to share with family and friends.

From: Two Feathers
24-May-20
A poker. Glad to see your alive and well Jack.

24-May-20

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Poker stick. Been enjoying lots of fires this spring along with cooking over it. Really fresh eggs to pieogies to steaks

From: White Falcon
24-May-20

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"pierogies to steaks"

24-May-20
Sorry, didn’t catch auto correct. Pierogies. These weren’t authentic polish, but still good.

From: Surfbow
25-May-20
I call it "my good stick...hands off"

From: APauls
25-May-20
poker stick

25-May-20
Sorry, didn’t catch auto correct. Pierogies. These weren’t authentic polish, but still good.

From: itshot
25-May-20
my camp buddy from ohio has a contraption we call 'the claw' , two stationary hooks and one that rotates in order to grab and turn the logs, it's an old barn find but it is timeless...i think they are still being made new nowadays

another good friend, from michigan, told me about a fire tool similar to what you describe, it was simply called a 'pissing stick'....just a long stick used to poke the logs and keep the fire stoked and the sparks flying

i will use anything from a shovel to a green branch to keep a fire stoked, keep the logs turning and burning, nothing quite like a good camp fire with friends

From: ahunter76
26-May-20
I have been blessed with campfires since I started bowhunting in 1956 & it's one of those things I share with my G-kids now many times in the back yard. I coined a phrase long ago "kills will be long forgotten but memories of campfire friends will last forever". AND I have said many time "hand me that stick".

From: Bou'bound
26-May-20
Thomas. I don’t name all my outdoor equipment but I do name my fire stoker after my High school shop teacher Thomas Hillengette

From: White Falcon
26-May-20
Must have been a fun guy!

From: scentman
26-May-20
Some years back my father in law grabbed a stick from my woods and used it at my campfire... Dad passed away 5 yrs now, but "dad dad" still shares my campfire with me.

From: GhostBird
26-May-20
Pecker...

From: wkochevar
26-May-20

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It's called a "Fire Stik"

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