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Unlike the 3-5 minute chats, campfire talks are longer 15-30 minute talks. Add a log to the fire as they say! Be sure to sign up to our newsletter, otherwise enjoy!

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Hiking out of the canyon
Destination: Campfire Talk

Have you ever had …

An ambitious plan in mind?

This story features several “campfire breaks”

That’s the case with these two hikers. Their goal: To hike out of the canyon in time to make it to the top of the rim before dark, and most of all to make it in time for a ranger-led “campfire talk.” Will they make it? Answer: The only way to find out is to watch the short playlist of videos. And just so you’re aware, the story is broken up — not with commercial breaks — but with a series of “campfire breaks.”

More about campfire breaks: They were invented right here in Campfire Park. Their purpose? Commercial breaks sell a product, and often break the spell of the main program. Campfire breaks are meant to give you a break, and feather in some new ideas, but also give you a break from the main story line.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

AM Radio Campfire
Cowboy tunes into Buck

What do you do …

Alone at a campfire?

Cowboy is entertained (and a bit baffled)

Well, really there’s no telling. Sometimes you just stare at the crackle and think to yourself, or about nothing at all. Other times you might whittle some wood, or as was the case on this evening, tune into an AM radio show. Why AM and not FM? Let’s just say for Cowboy the extra crackle (i.e. static) of the AM side of the dial helps him feel a little more at home. In the case of AM Radio Host Buck Buckner, home is his bunker located in an undisclosed location in Campfire Park. In this 15-minute campfire, Cowboy provides commentary during the commercial breaks of Buck Buckner’s show.

Family campfire
A family travels by car to a campfire talk

Sick and tired …

Of the same old evening routine?

Listen to full campfire talk (above)

Listen to individual segments (below)

Sounds like it’s time to shake it up with a campfire talk!

Summary: One of the advantages of living next to Campfire Park is that, on a whim, you can hop in the car and drive out into its ample wild stretches and scenic horizons to explore. Or if the sun is about to set, you may even be able to catch a campfire talk. Join a family as they embark on an evening adventure to attend a campfire talk in nearby Campfire Park. That is, if they make it on time. As good luck would have it, they listen to some nice local radio programming along the way.

Thanks for joining the campfire!

AM Radio Campfire
Welcome to "In The Bunker" with Buck Buckner

Remember the days when …

You put up with the staticky crackle of AM Radio?

Full campfire talk in its entirety

It almost sounded like a campfire. Well, Buck Buckner not only remembers those days, he’s still living them. Welcome to “In The Bunker” with Buck Bunker, the little known but well received (or is anybody listening to him at all?) AM radio show.

Summary: Buck borders the line between being very popular and being completely unknown. But of course he wouldn’t have it any other way. He broadcasts his radio show from a bunker in a remote section of wilderness that fans (or at least one of them) are trying to figure out, and probably full well know. What’s Buck’s primary mantra? He tells listeners to “fear the silence” or rather — “The Fringe Middle” — as he calls the silent majority, he has an apparent fear of bunnies (which he doesn’t trust), is a fierce advocate (in fact the inventor) of the 10/90 Rule, and much much more. When it comes to talking off the cuff, Buck Buckner is never at a loss for words.

Thanks for tuning “In the Bunker” with Buck Buckner,

Family campfire
A family travels by car to a campfire talk

Sick and tired …

Of the same old evening routine?

Campfire talk in its entirety

Sounds like it’s time to shake it up with a campfire talk. That means hoping in your car and driving down the road to the nearest park, right? Actually, here at Campfire Park, we bring the campfire to you. More about this talk: Not just one video, it’s actually multiple videos stitched together in a play list. The idea is to tell an overarching story but also pepper it in with little campfire shorts that here at Campfire Park we call “campfire breaks.”

Summary of this talk: One of the advantages of living next to Campfire Park is that, on a whim, you can hop in the car and drive out into its ample wild stretches and scenic horizons to explore. Or if the sun is about to set, you may even be able to catch a campfire talk. Join a family as they embark on an evening adventure to attend a campfire talk in nearby Campfire Park. That is, if they make it on time. As good luck would have it, they listen to some nice local radio programming along the way.

Thanks for joining the campfire!

Campfire talk attendees
Journey to Campfire Talk

Campfire talks aren’t solo missions. You need attendees. And usually to get to a campfire talk it’s a bit of journey. Sometimes that may involve a leisurely drive in a car. Other times it might involve a strenuous hike. And other times it might involve wading through a creek. What we know for sure is that the campfire is the destination point that they all seek, so that around the crackling flame they can get down to discussing and listening to what is truly important in life. Or maybe it’s just about roasting some marshmallows and making some s’mores. If campfire talks are anything, they are a break from the day in and the day out and the tedium of quotidian life.

Charlie’s campfire
Inside Book 1: The Legend of Campfire Charlie

Campfire Charlie is more than just a legend …

He’s also featured in a book.

A summary of the trilogy

Summary: Join Rusty, a well-meaning but ― how shall we say ― “often distracted” park ranger, who is scheduled to give an evening campfire talk in a swamp preserve on a topic he doesn’t much like.  Not to worry (or maybe worry a lot) as the unwitting ranger meets a mysterious stranger who catapults him on a breathtaking journey to confront and maybe finally answer the deepest and most confounding question of his life.  That’s assuming he can ever get done (or to) his campfire talk …

So thanks for joining the campfire!

Highly political campfire
Award-winning journalist Rupert Robbins grills Candidate Burt Silver in an interview for the ages

Is it ever good idea …

To discuss politics at a campfire?

Entire campfire talk in its entirety

Well, every once in a great while there’s a politician that everyone sort of loves. Why? For one, Candidate Burt Silver has a silver tongue, and also a pretty good idea of who he is and what he stands for. There’s no mincing of the words when it comes to describing his favorite color, why he loves the late night smoky boil room, or talking about late-night feedbags after a long night of cardplaying. Find out more about Candidate Burt Silver in the videos below.

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Summary: Discussing politics is never a good idea, but we all do from time to time. Burt Silver sits down for an exclusive interview on Six Minutes with host Rupert Robbins to discuss why green is not his favorite color, although that doesn’t mean he still isn’t a big fan of trees. It’s a new dawn with Burt Silver, because he stayed up all night to see it.

Vote Burt Silver!

This campfire talk is paid for by Burt Silver gambling earnings

“It’s a new dawn with Burt Silver, because he stayed up all night to see it.”

Folk star campfire
Balladeer Bobby Angel discusses Nature Folk

What is the Nature Folk Movement (NFM)?

Bobby Angel explains:

Campfire talk in its entirety

Why? Because the Bobby Angel canon strikes at the heart of what protecting nature and getting back to the basics is all about. Or if you don’t believe me, just listen to what Bobby Angel has to say. And yes, he more than likely will mix in a few of his nature folk ballads, too.

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Summary: Bobby Angel may only know three chords, and when it comes to finger picking, usually he just settles for strumming chords. But isn’t that what a campfire shanty is all about. The sound of the campfire provides all the accompaniment you need. What’s next for Bobby Angel. Possibly a campfire tour. But first he has to finish up his second studio release: The Green Album.

Thanks for joining the campfire!

This campfire talk was brought to you by singer/songwriter Bobby Angel

Self-proclaimed spokesman of the Nature Folk Movement (NFM)

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