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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tips For Building A Fire When Camping

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Fire is one of the most essential elements of survival, and even though you will hopefully not need fire "to survive" when you are taking a camping trip, it is still vitally important for you to know how to build a fire. If you follow these tips, you will know how to build a fire both easily and safely whenever you go camping.

A lot of people will go camping with matches or with a butane lighter, planning to use these to start their fires, but matches can get ruined if they happen to get wet, and a butane lighter can quit working with no warning at all. When you take a camping trip, you will want to make sure you have something that will enable you to start a fire every time; the Army Model Swedish Firesteel is one of the most reliable and most effective ways to start a fire every time.

Safety is the next most important aspect of building a fire while you are camping, as you will want to do everything you can to make sure your personal fire does not become something that spreads through the forest or land around you. Dig a pit for your fire (it does not need to be deep, but it should be at least a few inches below ground level), and then line the outside of this pit with rocks to keep your fire contained.

After you collect your wood, you will be ready to start your fire; but don't just try to set fire to the wood. You should stack the wood over kindling, and then you should start the fire with some kindling in a small pile away from the fire; once you have this kindling going, you can transport it to the larger pile of kindling, and this will get your fire going.

When you have a camping fire, you will need to make sure you keep a constant eye on it, and you should always cover it up completely before you move on the next morning. When you follow all these steps, you will be able to have a great, roaring fire whenever you go camping - and you will also be able to make sure that the fire stays where it is supposed to stay!

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