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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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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