Campfires are a great way for people to congregate, have fun, and spend time together. But when the fire varies in intensity, smokes a lot, or requires a lot of tending, the fun factor diminishes pretty quickly. Though there are a number of things you can do to improve your fire, they are relatively simple and will improve the experience for everyone involved.
- Use appropriate materials – a blend of hardwood and softer woods, cut to proper size, with thin kindling
- Stack your wood efficiently and regularly – this is easiest when using a product like the IncinerGrate
- Develop an ember pocket – this allows the fire to maintain a steady intensity and reduces stray ashes
- Be mindful of your surroundings – excessive wind or arid conditions will dramatically increase the risk of injury
- Put out the fire completely – douse the flames and do not bury the fire until it has cooled completely