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Old 09-15-2014, 08:47 AM   #31
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Yeah, the waste and amount of trash is what bothers me. We may use paper plates for a large party, simply because we don't have enough plates to go around.
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:25 AM   #32
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I use paper plates along with the Corelle. I also have a microwave and that probably makes a difference. A number of my containers are NOT microwave safe, hence the paper plates. But as a single traveler, I don't use a lot of them. Now...paper towels. THAT's a different story! Love those half-sheets.
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:43 AM   #33
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That is what we do because we have a microwave also but we prefer to use our own plates if possible
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:57 AM   #34
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We prefer washing dishes to paper plates on the road. One challenge for us was getting rid of recycling on the long trip. It seemed like most campsites had aluminium recycling, but that was it. Hopefully, national and state campgrounds will get on board with full recycling programs. Sorry for the detour of the thread!
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:49 AM   #35
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I think using paper plates as fire starter is recycling/repurposing .
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It's two weeks until our build sheet gets finalized and we're still fretting a couple of options; but we got the Corelle pattern figured out.

There's only 2 of us camping and we've done our time with plastic. Corelle doesn't seem that decadent.
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I think using paper plates as fire starter is recycling/repurposing .
They are not needed to start a fire, nor do they even work good for that purpose. A half sheet of newspaper will get any fire going. I usually just use wee twigs, split kindling, and maybe a bit of Witches Hair Moss. Well, or a piece of a rocket engine if you invite your nerdy friends along.
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They are not needed to start a fire, nor do they even work good for that purpose. A half sheet of newspaper will get any fire going. I usually just use wee twigs, split kindling, and maybe a bit of Witches Hair Moss. Well, or a piece of a rocket engine if you invite your nerdy friends along.
True, they are not needed as fire starter but they will start a fire (with a match) and that is one way to repurpose a paper plate if being unable to find a recycle container weighs heavy on the mind. It may even be less harmful to the environment then a piece of rocket engine fuel for starting a fire but I don't really know.
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The rocket fuel was a bit on the decadent side. The 6" piece he used was from a rejected engine. This engine, about 3.5" in diameter, and 3-4' long, was worth $1,100 new. Not something you would want to do very often, if you had to actually pay for it.
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They are not needed to start a fire, nor do they even work good for that purpose. A half sheet of newspaper will get any fire going. I usually just use wee twigs, split kindling, and maybe a bit of Witches Hair Moss. Well, or a piece of a rocket engine if you invite your nerdy friends along.
C4 Works well, So does Hex Tabs or Triox tabs , cotton ball with vaseline, save your dryer lint when your home for use to start fires burns nice. etc etc etc :}

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