One thing about campfires is that they are not that easy to start or keep going. This is why we are sharing these tips to help those who want to build a campfire. The tips below have always worked for us and we know that they will also work for you.
Clear a flat area for the fire
First of all, you have to clear a flat area for the fire. You need to screen this fire pit from the wind, out of range from trees, tents and any combustible item. It is a good idea to ensure that the place where you want to start your campfire is clean and free of debris.
This will help prevent the fire from wandering. Build a ring of flat stones measuring about 6 inches high and 2-3 inches away from the center of the fire. You have to ensure that there are gaps in your firewall to allow air to pass through.
Use dry combustible materials
To fuel your campfire, you need to look for dry, combustible materials such as twigs and branches that snap easily. Collect as many combustible materials as possible. It is also very important to have tinder such as very small twigs or papers.
Tinder is usually flimsier than firewood but more combustible. Even though it may be tempting, avoid using gasoline when starting a campfire.
Construct the fire properly
This includes laying tinder in the center of the fire pit before arranging the fuel on it in a crisscross manner. Ensure that you layer large pieces of fuel as you build the foundation.
Light the tinder using a match or lighter. If the campfire does not kindle immediately, add tinder gradually until the fire kindles. Add larger logs gradually to build up the fire and enjoy your camping trip! Happy camping and don’t forget to fully extinguish the campfire after you are done.