I get the impression that you don't like campfires; correct me if I am mistaken.

Frankly, you are way overboard.  REI actively promotes LNT principles and sells ll kinds of alternatives to traditional campfires and generally promotes ecological life styles.

I believe the change to non-campfires is well underway.  Years ago, I routinely cooked on campfires.  During my first summer of work with the NPS, we routinely cooked on a wood burning stove (1957).  For at least the past thirty years, I have used some sort of alternative fuel, usually alcohol or gas.  The last significant fire I built was in the 1980's for use as a homing beacon for a night time  helicopter rescue.We extinguished it promptly once it had served its purpose.