I got this in an email in Utah. I do not know if it is in affect
California too, but I would check.
"The Forest Service has just notified us that there is now a state-
wide ban on all open fires including briquettes. The only fires
allowed for cooking or keeping warm are the kind that can be turned
off with a knob. This went into effect on July 4, 2007."
My link I sent for fire info "incident/767/" is not working today.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "Frank Martin" <sriprank@...>
> --- In email@example.com, mbdingledy@ wrote:
> > I got some at VVR and at Red's Meadow. I don't think you are
> to mail it, although some of my friends did.
> > Marybeth
> You can mail alcohol with specific guidelines. Alcohol and Esbit
> considered 'open flame' and are treated differently than propane or
> white gas stoves. This varies by the jurisdiction that you are in
> can change from day to day. If there is a no campfire policy in
> effect in many cases it also applies to alcohol stoves. My gut
> feeling is that they will be a no fire policy very early this year
> through much of the Sierra but you should check with the various
> jurisdictions before beginning your trip. I don't know if this link
> still good but I posted this last year.
> Try this link.
> click "Hike Planning"
> then click "Mailing Fuel"
> then scroll down to Alcohol
> simplified quote from Gottawalk
> What this means to us:
> Primary Receptacle
> We can ship alcohol in a metal primary receptacle not to exceed 1
> quart. A nonmetal primary receptacle must not exceed 1 pint. The
> primary receptacle must have a screw cap (with a minimum of
> one-and-one-half turns), soldering clips, or other means of secure
> closure (friction tops are not acceptable). Only one primary
> receptacle is permitted per mail piece.
> Cushioning Material and Secondary Packaging
> Enough cushioning material must surround the primary receptacle to
> prevent breakage and absorb any potential leakage. The cushioning
> primary receptacle must be packed in a securely sealed secondary
> Outer Packaging
> A strong outer packaging that is capable of firmly and securely
> holding the primary receptacle, cushioning material, and secondary
> packaging is required.
> Each mailpiece must be clearly marked on the address side with
> "Surface Mail Only", "Consumer Commodity ORM-D", and the flashpoint
> the flammable liquid (which is 13C/55F for denatured alcohol)