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    There is just something so primal about sitting around a fire at night, any fire, but there is something special about a large bonfire. I reaches back to our past, when fire was what kept the darkness away, the dangers in the dark, Yes, there is something special about a large...
    308shooter 308shooter 56-60, M 2 Responses May 16, 2012

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    Glo Sticks

    The last time we had a bon fire it was huge!  As there was about 10 kids there ranging from 3 years old to 12 years old we attached glo sticks to them all and we attached it to the 6 dogs as well.  It was pitch black but we could still keep an eye on where the children...
    danielle17374 danielle17374 31-35, F Sep 17, 2008

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    Bonfires...

    We used to have bonfires behind our house. We would occasionally burn entire couches and trash. The blaze could reach ten feet sometimes.
    theanimallaminaeht theanimallaminaeht 18-21, M Mar 12, 2010

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    On the Last Day of School.....

    ....we had a bonfire to burn all of our homework, worksheets, projects, books, and other school items from the past year.  It was so refreshing.  :)
    oliveoil2007 oliveoil2007 18-21, F 3 Responses May 24, 2008

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    I Really Do Love Bonfires

    It's not the perfect party until you get to dance around a bonfire. I want a bonfire at my wedding reception and I demand a bonfire at the scattering of my ashes
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2008

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    Smoke On the Mountain.

    I was in my truck alone exploring old logging roads high up in the mountains surrounding Mt Rainier in Washington.  I rounded a bend and black smoke started billowing from under the hood. Oh sh!t, there was an electrical fire and the truck was disabled.  I'd planned on...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 1 Response May 21, 2009

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    My cousin had a bonfire at her house.

    I thought it was really nice. We made s'mores and it was delicious!
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Jan 10

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    I Love

    i love bonfires . i love to feel the warmth of  the fire . also i love to build the bonfires and play with fire.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 7, 2010

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    The Bigger the Better...

    I used to own some land.. that had a lot of trees that needed to be cleaned up. I'd cut down bunches of them throw gas on the wood and have a fire that shot up 20 ft.  By the time the thing burned out days later I could throw a log on the ashes and have the heat from...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 6, 2009

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    Best thing. Sitting around with friends

    drinking listening to music looking at stars going to one right now can't wait.
    Burningslowly Burningslowly 13-15, F Jun 30

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    My Favorite Bonfire Ever:

    I've been to lots of bonfires, both back home and out here in Cali. But there's one that easily stands out above the rest. My favorite bonfire ever was the one we had after my senior prom. It was held out in an unused field. The guys went out and set up the bonfire (without...
    KaBe22 KaBe22 18-21, F 4 Responses May 15, 2010

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    Bon

    well nights getting cooler and that means bonfires.. i do like them and roasting marshmellows..
    Augusttwix Augusttwix 46-50, F Aug 25, 2013

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    Sparks My Curiosity

    I've never experienced a bonfire in my life. Actually most people from NYC never do, unless you want to mingle with the homeless over blazing trash can in a dark alley. Or if you're a Hasid Jewish man, you can dance around a bonfire with other men only under the surveillance of...
    Always3am Always3am 31-35, F Nov 5, 2012

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    snowangelashley snowangelashley 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    Fire Against The Dark

    There is just something so primal about sitting around a fire at night, any fire, but there is something special about a large bonfire. I reaches back to our past, when fire was what kept the darkness away, the dangers in the dark,Yes, there is something special about a large...
    1sabre 1sabre 56-60, M Oct 15, 2012

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    Burn, Baby, Burn!

    Every fourth of july I go to my grandparents lakehouse and we have a cookout, drink, swim, boat, and have a great time. The one thing I always look forward to is when it starts to become dark so we could build a huge bonfire. Most of the time it spans about 5-6 feet wide and...
    AdamFTM AdamFTM 22-25, T 2 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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    Bonfires

    When I was younger we had bonfires at my parents house just about every weekend during the summer.  All our friends would show up there would be good conversations, stupid antics, and some adult beverages.  It was good times.  I miss those days.
    ProfoundThoughts ProfoundThoughts 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 25, 2009

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    The Peace In My Backyard...

    I love bonfires. My home sits on a little over an acre of land. I have a fire ring that is of course surrounded by logs and chairs to relax in. I enjoy taking an evening and doing it all outside!! Gathering the blankets, getting the food around to cook over the fire and just...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2008

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    I'm going to a bonfire later

    for a friend's birthday and I I am so excited!
    Allyyoop Allyyoop 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    My first bonfire was in Africa my ship had a

    bonfire there while we was on deployment it was a lot of fun I want to have another one but I wouldn't know how to go about doing that have some friends and drinks and music
    DBsw1990 DBsw1990 22-25, M Jan 21

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    Only At Halloween

    love to build huge bon fires with loads of tyres, pallets, plastic bags, bales of  hay,  old appliances, i love to build it big  and  high  and set the  whole  thing  alight.
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Sep 18, 2008

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    Last Night

    Had a great big bonfire last night with smores and vodka. It was great. I had it with some friends I hadn't seen in a long while (long story short = my other friends that I've had for years have decided to abandon me because I won't have sex with them). Anywho, it was great just...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2008

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    Bonfires Seem to Bring Out the Real Person Behind "The Person"

    There is just something about watching people interact with a live campfire...some of them change into the person they really are, and some people just continue doing everything you love about them. This is why I love camping. When camping, you have no choice but to build a fire...
    sbouchette sbouchette 22-25, F Aug 21, 2008

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    I love a Good bonfire.

    Kind of an opportunity to be at peace with the night, the stars and whomever you may be with enjoying the warmth.
    GreekGoddesx GreekGoddesx 36-40, F 1 Response May 7

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    There's Something About A Bonfire...

    There's something about a bonfire that is very fascinating and primal. I know that many suburbanites and city dwellers have never experienced a bonfire, but here out in the country there are no restrictions on bonfires as there are in densely populated regions, a perk of...
    neonshades neonshades 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    RayJK79 RayJK79 31-35, M Jul 7

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    Fat Lighter Wood

    I love when tha weather turns cooler,and tha leaves are changing color. My hatchet and I go way back in tha woods,searching for old fat lighter wood to split.
    coldlife coldlife 36-40, M Aug 8, 2013

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    I went to a bonfire last night at my Mom's

    boyfriends. He lives up in the woods. It was so peaceful. Up on the hill where he lives we were watching the lake and the fire. What is it about fires that just takes all the stresses of the day away.
    HONAW HONAW 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    I absolutely love bonfires.

    Sitting around with your friends, drinking beer and just hanging out. I'm so excited that it's bonfire weather. 😘
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    Rainbow Family

    I am going to a drum circle on the 20th in Hot springs, Arkansas,,,then on the 30th I will be at the Gathering of the Tribes,,,Heart fire,,,Drums,,,Danceing,,,Chanting,,,Singing songs about God and Goddess,,,To all my relation,,,may 2009 claim the Masters plan,,,get on on the bus...
    maryomaga3 maryomaga3 46-50, F 7 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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    Fat Lighter Wood

    I love when tha weather turns cooler,and tha leaves are changing color. My hatchet and I go way back in tha woods,searching for old fat lighter wood to split.
    coldlife coldlife 36-40, M Aug 8, 2013

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    Summer Is For Bonfires!!

    Now that summer hours are here, it's time to start planning our bonfires on the beach. We have one particular beach here that we are able to grace with our presence and our fires. Half the beach is State Park property and half of it is actually private property, owned by the next...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2012

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    Crackles Of Time And Patience

    There is something very mystical about fires as it is one of the strongest elements of nature and of the fiercest. Every flame is melded with the one next to it emanating the strongest source of heat and information. It is also referenced as to the heart or flame of life and...
    MoonFlower11 MoonFlower11 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2010

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    Peaceful

    I love sitting around a bonfire. In the back yard on the weekend with the kids, or out camping it doesn't matter its just so peaceful. Roasting hot dogs , marsh mellows, smores with the kids. Just sitting around listening to the baseball game on the radio. When I'm camping with...
    Slashrattlenroll Slashrattlenroll 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    Haven't Seen One In Decades Though

    They're actually illegal here -- any kind of outdoor fire except one burning charcoal is illegal here. But when I was a kid I remember the high school my dad taught at would have a pep rally with bonfire before the homecoming football game. It was exciting, especially for a...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 3 Responses Oct 1, 2009

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    infinitylovex infinitylovex 18-21, F Apr 25

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    Especially In The Late Fall.

    I remember going to so many parties in my younger years where there was always a huge bonfire. It was so much fun! Sitting around it and telling stupid ghost stories and just generally kidding around. None of us were of drinking age, but we always managed to score some booze and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    Lapland

    The best bonfire I have ever seen was one when I was holidaying in Lapland. It was in a little wigwam-style tent in the middle of the snow and we sat around it in our snowsuits drinking hot berry juice. We were toasting marshmallows and my mum put hers a little too close to the...
    LittleMissLucky LittleMissLucky 18-21, F Jun 22, 2011

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    Some Of My Most Memorable Times Were Spent....

    with neighbors in Greensboro, NC, as we sat around a huge bonfire laughing, talking, drinking, and watching football. My next door neighbor had pulled cable out to the bonfire, and so we watched games as the fire roared and the temperatures dipped.  I'll never forget...
    greeneyedkitten greeneyedkitten 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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    Anarchy In The Uk

    According to my consciencious-but-too-drunk-to-be-specific neighbour where I live is some kind of Urban Smoke-free Zone for certain days and times of the year, but all I can say is nothing can stop a man burning his own stuff in his own garden.  It's in the Bill of Rights, I'm...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Apr 10, 2011

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    I absolutely love them!

    ! There's nothing better than sitting around one, under the stars, drinking beer, and just having a good time with your friends:)
    drs0307 drs0307 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    Well actually I like all the 4 seasons. Shakes things up and keeps it interesting. Winter?? Doesn't slow me down any, its just a another channel on the tube of life. Snowmobiling...
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    The glass is almost empty, which is a sign to fold up my tent and hit the shower... My friends, take it easy and make someone smile! Sack the drama, and spread the love!
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