Getting ready for our upcoming multiple day camp out for muzzle loader season... I was planning all of the stuff I need to pack and take to the woods. Since I do a lot of wood turning, I have a couple of 5 gallon buckets of little "knobs and buttons" off wood left from the lathe. I also have some thin slabs of various woods from blocks I have resawn down on my bandsaw for future turning. Many of the "slab" pieces in my scrap pile have defects, some holes from bugs, etc. I had planned to take all of this along with some stuff from my firewood pile that has been sitting for a couple of years. Yesterday I read on a state run website that you are not supposed to take firewood into the national forest or WMA's, but are to only gather wood to use for camp fires from the grounds of the WMA or forest. This is an effort to prevent "importing" bugs or diseases from trees/wood outside of the land. Makes good sense to me, but had not given it much thought before. I plan to take some good "fatwood" (pine with high resin content) to help get fires going. That stuff has enough resin that no sane bug would try to chew into it.