Building Your Best CampfireBuilding a Campfire, Campfire Safety

by Curtis on September 18, 2013 with 0 comments

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 …

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Why Fire Grates Improve Campfires and Fire PitsBuilding a Campfire, Campfire Safety, Firepit Tips

by Curtis on September 11, 2013 with 0 comments

Fire grates allow for the proper distribution of firewood when building a fire. Not only does the firewood start out in a stacked position more conducive to a long, safe fire, but as the wood burns, it will be kept in place more securely and effectively. This bolsters the creation of an ember pocket, allowing …

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Top Fire Pit and Fire Safety BlogsCampfire Safety, Firepit Tips

by Curtis on September 4, 2013 with 0 comments

Having fun with fire pits and staying safe while using them are two important components of enjoying time in your backyard or outdoors in general. There are a few basic steps to ensure that your fires start well, burn strong, and carry minimal risk of stray embers and other perilous elements. And for those enthusiasts …

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Creating an Ember PocketBuilding a Campfire, Campfire Safety, Firepit Tips

by Curtis on August 14, 2013 with 0 comments

There are a few concepts in building a good campfire that are fundamental. One of these is the ember core. As the fire starts, this will consist of a “pocket” of kindling in the bottom center of the logs, as your fire burns hot, red embers will fall to the bottom. Keep these in the …

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Popular Campfire BlogsBuilding a Campfire, Campfire Fun, Campfire Safety

by Curtis on July 31, 2013 with 0 comments

There’s a lot to say about a good campfire, from how to prepare, to safety tips, to maintaining a fire, to putting it out when you’re done. A good campfire makes the difference between fun and stress or safety and danger. It doesn’t take a lot of time to make a good campfire, but it …

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Stacking Wood When Building Your CampfireBuilding a Campfire, Campfire Safety

by Curtis on July 24, 2013 with 0 comments

Stacking your firewood correctly is very important when building a campfire. It can make the difference between a fast-starting fire using minimal kindling and a frustrating experience that may not get off the ground. When you build a fire, start with the smallest pieces of seasoned (dry) firewood you can find. The smaller pieces will …

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Why Better Campfires Are More FunBuilding a Campfire, Campfire Fun, Campfire Safety

by Curtis on July 17, 2013 with 0 comments

Everyone has more fun when there’s less to worry about. And campfires can cause lots of worries. Will stray embers set something ablaze? How should I tend the fire? How often? What’s the safest and easiest way to add wood? How do I regulate fire temperature? How do I put out the fire? Starting with …

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Staying Safe Throughout the Camping SeasonCampfire Safety

by Curtis on July 10, 2013 with 0 comments

Camping is a fun, outdoor activity all year long. But the summer often brings out that desire to venture into the woods and build a nice big campfire. Staying safe this season can benefit you and those you care about, as well as strangers and the forest itself. It’s worth the extra few minutes to …

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Campfire Help VideosBuilding a Campfire, Campfire Safety

by Curtis on June 26, 2013 with 0 comments

Building a safe, low-maintenance campfire is about using the right wood in the right configuration. Words can be descriptive, and pictures can provide even better detail at times, but often video is best. FIREase offers four videos on building, maintaining, and putting out fires safely and efficiently. Check them out here!

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