Using Campfire Rings to
Build Your Campfire
What beats the smell, warmth and glow of a campfire?
Or what about hearing the crackling of wood and watching your marshmallows turn a golden brown.
Building a fire is part of the camping experience.
Most campgrounds provide firepits to build fires and here's how to do that in case you need a little guidance.
Gather up the following:
- Tinder - small dry sticks found on the ground/bark/dry grass/paper/moss/dryer lint.
- Kindling - dry twigs/small branches found on the ground/small pieces of wood (you may have to split larger pieces with your axe.
- Dry wood - the main fuel source - larger pieces of dry wood. This is what keeps the fire burning.
Building the fire:
Once the fire has burned down a bit you are ready to use your camp grill and start some great camp fire cooking!
- Using the firepit, gather the tinder in the center and surround it loosely with some of the kindling.
- Light the tinder. You may have to blow on it to get it going.
- Once the tinder is burning add more kindling.
- When the kindling is burning, place the larger wood pieces in a teepee shape over the kindling.
clear an area about 4-5 feet in diameter and surround it with a ring of large rocks.
If you do not have a firepit to use, create your own.
Some good campfire rules to follow:
- Always keep a bucket of water beside your campfire.
- Never build a campfire near your tent.
- Always completely extinguish your campfire.
- Always pour water over any charred logs or wood.
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