5 Surprising Ways to Light Your Campfire ÄŒ For many, lighting a campfire has only one image to it: a costly, time-consuming catastrophe. Do you know there are many other ways to light a campfire that don't require any matches at all? Sometimes it's something as simple as a bucket with some water to get your fire going. Here are 5 reasons you should light your campfire with more than just a match.
1. It's dangerous. Let's be honest here. Oliver North sees match sticks as weapons. Let's be even honest about the fact that sometimes they get in the way. Having said that, there are millions of us who love to build fires, enjoy cooking in them, and would never dream of lighting one with a lighter.
For this reason, it's important to understand there are many different kinds of fire starting methods out there. Eric Tardif Boulder says One of the simplest is the cardboard box method. It's easy, light, and works in practically any environment, especially when combined with a sweatshirt or rain gear. It also works great for nets and is a good, reliable method of fire starting. If you work with oil, wax, bacon grease, you can get a nice, hot fire going in literally minutes.
The second, and more risky, way to make a fire is to create a spark using a lighter. You'll need a tinder sack and a butane lighter. fumble while holding the tinder in one hand and the lighter in the other. Pinch the end of the tinder sack, which should be snug, and pull the entire contents of the sack toward you and somewhat deposit the lighter. Now, ease the remaining tinder into the sack. The best way to add additional tinder is to roll the cooler shell up and insert it as far as possible into the open end of the sack.
Next, pull the plastic sheeting away from the fire. Firmly, pull it away, eyes upward, away from the fire. Make sure that the sheeting is away from the fire and also the flames. Patience. Things will surely get worse.
While you are waiting, you can also enjoy the evening and the beauty of nature. Just enjoy the fact that you are reading this article right now. Light the tinder. Feel the cool fresh air, and smell the fresh leaves. Get it all wet in the morning dew. It will be difficult to decide whether the leaves are prettier in the morning or the morning.
In the morning, let's see what we can find to eat. Sit back, enjoy yourself, and remember the important things. Have a nice, hot breakfast. And don't forget the marshmallows!
I love marshmallows. But I don't eat them cold. Afraid of them getting soft and soggy in the cold, I opt to warm them up in my thermos. My favorite way? Smother them with chocolate and nuts. My kids will never touch chocolate or nuts. Instead they will devour them Have fun! You can also buy precut bags of marshmallows. They do not only keep your marshmallows from getting soft and soggy but they also preserve the chocolate for another round of marshmallow eating.
Shh! Fry the marshmallow. While they are still hot. Fry some more until they are golden brown. Dip them in chocolate and put them on a buttery toasted bread. More hot chocolate and you could even top it off with some raisins and nuts. If you are lucky enough to have a butane stove, you can roast marshmallow over the fire. Watch how much it loves to come alive.
Let's stop for a minute and discuss how to make fire. I could write a book about this. However, there are several techniques about how to make a fire. The key is to maintain a constant heat. Also, the best way to avoid disaster is to have someone else ready to catch the fire. This is where your steel wool and your dried tinder come in. You can create an egg carton style fire starting kit that is sturdy enough to actually take some heat to ignite. The steel wool sticks to the inside of the carton. The tinder inside is relatively dry, so it is warmed by the fire. It then becomes a perfect Provider of ignition.
While creating a fire pit, be sure to clear the perimeter of any brush, debris, leaves or other sensory stimulation. Try not to use your shovel or hatchet to establish the fire pit. Maintain the fire pit by ensuring the fire is contained. First, ensure there is no way for the water to rush out. Set boundaries and restrictions for your children and ensure you have made adequate fire pits, fire rings and stacking trails. You can also try to dig down around the fire pit to assist it in catching fire.