Like all things in-life there are a lot of Depends, Depends, Depends to this personal decision.
“Red Flag Days” are usually primarily about open fire hazards.
“Total Burn Ban Days” are usually primarily about air-inversion pollution times.
Depends on your personal beliefs on the man-caused CO “earth killing pollution”.
Depends on just where you live . . . pine tree duff areas; end of summer dry, dry tall weeds and grasses; and now even cold dried out piles of leaf fall accumulations . . . well . . . other WILL decide for you IF you are seen as ashes dumping, char sifting, soots brushng out; condensates dumping doing stooo-pids. Then other seeing you will be doing the deciding for you!
You wood-for-driving fellows sooner or later must accept that as soon as you modify the mandated since 1967 (1963 in California) PCV systems so your engine intake can suck your gasifier system that you are now operating illegal.
Many places using wood-to-drive is technically illegally evading road-use fuel taxes.
So . . . as a motor fuel making many times; scoff-laws . . .
I’d say that mumms-the-word. And Don’t Ask - Don’t Tell Rules, your decisions.
Insisting on being a scoff-law in too many visible areas is what will get you hammered hard. Looks skanky - is skanky.
The games are rigged for joe-consumer pump-fuel using, in for-profit factory certified compliant systems.
Total compliance is their game.
Soft sold now with self-parking, lane-drifting-correcting, self-braking “help-you” overly complex dependencies making systems.
Sorry. I am still grumping about the all tire stores insistence that “you must now by federal law” spend an additional $120-240. USD for tire pressure radio sensors to put steel snow wheels and studded tires on my mountains all weather traveling home-visiting nursie-wifes new 2014 Ford Edge.
“You may have to”, says I.
"I do not."
New bare steel wheels off the Internet.
World class best studded tires (Nokian) off the Internet. Versus the cheap Chinese multi-named who-knows (performance? safety? life/) that they would only offer to us now.
All metal plain-jane valve stems from NAPA.
Tires hand mounted by me.
Spin balanced by no-questions asking, Manual’s Used Tire Corner.
tree-farmer Steve unruh