This should be moved to Norway/Right to access or expanded to include other countries which have this concept. -phma 09:01, 8 Mar 2004 (EST)
I agree, and the phrase "Right to access" is kinda confusing-- is that a common term somewhere? Majnoona 10:59, 8 Mar 2004 (EST)
- I agree too, though consolidating here does create a redundancy problem, sinces all of the scandinavian countries have laws like this (it's also a feature of english common law, though it's been eroded a bit over the years). Still redundancy is better than finding missing the information becuase you can't click the link from the Norway page which you printed out and put in your backpack.. ;) -- Mark 11:06, 8 Mar 2004 (EST)
- Then maybe it could be moved to a "Right to access" chapter on the Scandinavia page? DhDh 12:00, 8 Mar 2004 (EST)
Needs some editing. It really looks like a discussion on some cases, for example: If 'out of the way' sounds harsh... It's its own paragraph that refers to a paragraph two paragraphs above. /PutBoy
The page says to "..close gates even if you found them open..". Well, here in Australia, we say, " leave gates as you find them.." which seems more logical, if you don't want to annoy the farmer who left it open for his animals' convenience ! Clarification, anyone ? 220.127.116.11 22:22, 15 April 2007 (EDT)
It is OK to make a camp fire, or maybe not
It says: “It is OK to make a camp fire, but you must not cut any trees”. I Norway the law: Forskrift om brannforebygging have some important exceptions in § 3 (translated):
- General requirements for care
- Everyone is obliged to exercise caution in carrying out activities that may lead to fire.
- It is forbidden to fire or treat flammable objects outdoors under such conditions or in such a way that it may lead to fire. Completed fire must not be left until it is completely extinguished.
- During the period from 15 April to 15 September, it is forbidden to fire in or near forests and other land without permission from the municipality. Local government may, by local regulations, waive this prohibition if local circumstances so warrant. It is nevertheless allowed to make fire where it obviously can not cause fire.
- If the fire hazard is particularly large beyond the period mentioned in the third paragraph, the municipality may propose to fire or treat fire-hazardous objects outdoors in certain areas. The prohibition may be adopted as a regulation without prior notice and notice pursuant to section 37, second paragraph, and section 38, first paragraph, letter c). The municipality shall ensure that the prohibition is generally known on the spot in question.
A guidance to thise paragraph is fundt her Forbud mot å brenne bål i skog og mark where is says:
- The regulation opens for the enjoyment of the bonfire also when it is clear on the ground. Section 3 says "It is nevertheless allowed to make fire where it obviously can not cause fire". The exception applies, for example, to established places for bonfires and other places that are completely safe. Are you in doubt, it's better to stand over the bonfires.
One shuld be extremely careful, or only make a camp fire when it's raining. It also says in the article: “... but you must not cut any trees.” I Norway, nobody will care if you break some dry branches for a bonfire, barely enough on private land. As far as I know, it is only in nature reserves that it is forbidden to break, or pick up branches on the ground, or disturb any natural processes. I dont know the laws in the other Scandinavian countries in thise filds.
Best regards Frank