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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Creating a Low Maintenance CampfireBuilding a Campfire

by Curtis on April 10, 2013 with 0 comments

Building a campfire that requires little maintenance involves a few important steps. They are not difficult or arduous to do, but it’s easy to  make a mistake if you’re not paying attention. Tinder and Kindling at the bottom – Tinder and kindling should form a stack at the bottom of the firewood and be loosely surrounded …

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