We love sitting by a roaring campfire under a starry sky! We provide firewood; you might need to find the kindling. Here are your steps: Tinder - the light, dry material that helps get your fire started (paper, tree bark, sticks, twigs, dry leaves, pine needles or grass. As long as it is dry, it will work).
Kindling - Once tinder is ignited, add slightly larger pieces - don't add too much kindling too fast, however, or you might smother your fire.
Fuel Wood - After your fire is burning the kindling, add fuel wood. Do not add any fuel wood larger than the forearm of an adult man, which can result in uncontrollable flames.
Setup the Fuel Wood - using the teepee, log cabin, or lean-to style
- Teepee - the most common and easiest to ignite is the teepee fire, This style yields a fast flame and the heat is directed up to a single point - , making it useful for boiling water above, but can burn very quickly and collapse. Put your tinder bundle in the center of your fire site on a piece of dry bark. Build the teepee around the tinder. Leave an opening to the center of the tinder so you can light the fire.
- Log Cabin - Popular among beginner fire starters, this type of fire produces good coals. Despite its popularity, the log cabin style can be difficult to light, so be sure to leave an open space to access the tinder from the outside. You must start the Log Cabin style by first laying a small Teepee fire. Leave space to add kindling but build a log-cabin shape around the tinder.
- Lean-to - Construct with a medium-sized log that keeps the kindling propped up, gentle wind helps the lean-to get started. Although this fire produces good heat, it may prove difficult to start in very windy environments. Make sure the log that is stuck into the ground at a slight angle is pointing to the wine. Place the tinder bundle under the long piece of kindling.
Above All, Be Safe - Never leave a fire burning. It is your responsibility to completely extinguish the fire. Allow your fire to burn to ash and pour lots of water over the burning embers. Smokey Bear says: If it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave!