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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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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How to Build a Great CampfireBuilding a Campfire, Campfire Safety

by Curtis on June 12, 2013 with 0 comments

Building a campfire isn’t all that difficult or complicated, but there are a few important steps to making it safe, warm, and easy to maintain, greatly improving your overall campfire experience. Begin by placing your dry starter material in the center of your campground or firepit. Place your small kindling on top of the starter material …

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Firewood Varieties and UsesBuilding a Campfire, Campfire Safety

by Curtis on May 22, 2013 with 0 comments

Both hardwood and softwood can be used in a fire.  Softwoods are better for starting  fire, but burn quickly.  Hardwoods burn hotter and longer, but are harder to ignite. Beyond this, the individual types of hardwood and softwood produce different levels of smoke, different scents, throw sparks differently, and split differently. There’s a lot to …

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Popular Firebuilding BlogsBuilding a Campfire

by Curtis on April 24, 2013 with 0 comments

Building a fire right, the first time, is key to having an enjoyable experience in the great outdoors. Whether with friends or enjoying the solitude of the wild, it’s always harder to fix a fire once its gone awry than to spend a few extra minutes covering your bases. Here are some popular blogs on …

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