How to Start a Campfire Safely

Have you ever gone camping and no one knew how to start a campfire safely?

We just wanted to share few tips we learned from one of those experts in camping, REI. They are a company that values quality and  has carried our product the Rolla Roaster a campfire roasting stick for over 20 years!

How to build a Campfire

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To burn a successful fire, you’ll need three types fuel: tinder, kindling and firewood.

Tinder includes small twigs, dry leaves, needles or forest duff.
Kindling consists of small sticks, typically less than one inch around.
Firewood is any larger piece of wood and is what will keep your fire going long into the night.

Featuring several different methods including:

Log Cabin Campfire

Log cabin: Place two larger pieces of firewood parrallel to each other and with some room in between to form the base of your structure. Then, turn 90 degrees and place two slightly smaller pieces on top and perpendicular to form a square. Place plenty of tinder inside the square. Continue adding a few more layers of firewood around the perimeter, getting a little bit smaller with each layer. Finish with a layer of kindling and tinder across the top. Remember to leave space between logs so the fire can get plenty of oxygen.” REI Experts

Cone Campfire

“Cone: Start with a small cone of kindling around a few handfuls of tinder that are loosely piled in the center of the fire ring. Once the fire is going strong and the temperature increases, you can add larger logs a few at a time as needed.” REI Experts

Pyramid Campfire

Last but not least be sure to be safe when building a campfire, especially if you’re new to camping.

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